Developing Rebound and Finesse

March 3rd, 2016

This second pack explains how to develop rebound, finesse, comfort, and relaxation with each grip.

Developing Rebound and Rudimental Concepts

This third pack continues the explanation of the development of control and rebound with each grip, mainly through the application of double strokes and the accented upstroke. Rudimental phrases to develop the grips are also introduced.

Paradiddle Variations

This fourth pack introduces several more rudimental concepts to enhance development of the hands and grips. Key concepts are applying a swing feel to the rudiments and splitting the rudiments between hands and feet (snare and bass drum).

Rudimental Combinations

This sixth and final pack presents a wealth of challenging rudimental stickings and phrases that will push the development of your technique. Concepts include different accent variations for several rudiments, plus a polyrhythmic concept: applying a 3-note sticking within a 4-note rhythm.

Steve Smith Pathways of Motion 1

This first pack explains and demonstrates the four grips.

Stickings, Rudiments, and Moeller Motions

This fifth pack deals with several concepts. Steve teaches an interesting two-note concept on the bass drum and provides musical phrases for it; the Moeller motion is explained and demonstrated; and several more rudiments are discussed and played.

Sample Pack 1

May 27th, 2015

This is the Free Sampler pack! using this pack you will learn grooves in rock drumming. Includes lessons from drum superstars Steve Smith, Chad Smith, Mike Portnoy, Steve Gadd and more!

Solo Pack

November 30th, 2012

Steve Smith is an acknowledged master of the drum solo, and in this pack he performs and explains three well-constructed drum solos, including the famous drum solo from Journey’s Captured. There is also extensive information written by Steve (in the pack info section for this pack) to explain the Indian/Konnakol concepts used in the final solo.

Journey Pack 2

Drumming superstar Steve Smith has created several packs of lessons exclusively for Drum Guru! Steve is one of the best-known drummers in the world, with amazing playing and teaching skills. In this pack, Steve teaches some of the classic grooves and fills from some of the best-known Journey hits! There are 2 packs available in this series.

Journey Pack 1

Drumming superstar Steve Smith has created several packs of lessons exclusively for Drum Guru! Steve is one of the best-known drummers in the world, with amazing playing and teaching skills. In this pack, Steve teaches some of the classic grooves and fills from some of the best-known Journey hits! There are 2 packs available in this series.

Classic Rock Groove Pack 2

The Classic Rock packs show you some of the best-known drum grooves and fills in rock music, which have been chosen for their usefulness (many of these songs are often played by cover bands). Most of the grooves in this pack are at an intermediate level. Your teachers for this pack will be Drum Guru instructors Joe Bergamini and Mike Sorrentino, with a bonus lesson from drum legend Steve Smith (Journey, Steps Ahead, Vital Information).

Classic Rock Groove Pack 1

The Classic Rock packs show you some of the best-known drum grooves and fills in rock music, which have been chosen for their usefulness (many of these songs are often played by cover bands). Most of the grooves in this pack are at an intermediate level. Your teachers for this pack will be Drum Guru instructors Joe Bergamini and Mike Sorrentino, with a bonus lesson from drum legend Steve Smith (Journey, Steps Ahead, Vital Information).

Beginner Rock Groove Pack 4

In Beginner Rock Groove Pack 4 you will learn a variety of concepts to expand your basic rock vocabulary on the drums. You will learn some classic concepts from Drum Guru instructors Mike Sorrentino and Joe Bergamini, as well as a classic Journey groove from Steve Smith, and a lesson on getting creative with your grooves from Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater)!

Beginner Rock Groove Pack 3

In Beginner Rock Groove Pack 3 you will learn several more important basic grooves in rock drumming. The main focus of this pack is an overview of the modern rock shuffle and its development, taught to you by drumming legend Steve Smith (Journey). There are also 2 lessons from Drum Guru instructor Joe Bergamini

Beginner Rock Groove Pack 1

In this pack you will learn the most important basic grooves in rock drumming. These grooves have been played on hundreds of hit recordings over the years. Grooves include straight rock grooves and shuffled/swung rock grooves. Includes a lesson from drum superstar Steve Smith!

Beginner Rock Fill Pack 2

In this pack you will learn a series of useful, easy rock drum fills. These fills can be used in many different types of songs and situations. Your teachers will be Mike Sorrentino and drum superstar Steve Smith!

Beginner Rock Fill Pack 1

In this pack you will learn a series of useful, easy rock drum fills. These fills can be used in many different types of songs and situations. Your teachers will be Joe Bergamini, Mike Sorrentino and drum superstar Steve Smith!