The Inside Track

November 15th, 2017

Full, unedited replay from Gregg Bissonette’s The Inside Track live clinic event!

Hit Like A Girl Winners 2016

January 24th, 2017

Hit Like A Girl 2016 is the fifth annual global drumming contest for female drummers. Check out the incredible winners in this FREE pack!

Samba Pack 1

June 7th, 2016

Brazilian drummer and samba master Kiko Freitas presents the first of two packs giving an authentic overview of samba grooves.

Samba Pack 2

June 6th, 2016

Brazilian drummer and samba master Kiko Freitas presents a second pack of authentic samba grooves.

Developing Fill Ideas from Grooves

March 24th, 2016

Ideas on how to develop musical and creative fills by applying rhythmic and orchestration concepts to the patterns that appear in your grooves.

Rudimental Combinations

March 3rd, 2016

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.

Developing Rebound and Finesse

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).

Hit Like a Girl 2015 Winners

June 12th, 2015

Hit Like A Girl 2015 is the fourth annual global drumming contest for female percussionists. The event is produced by Hit Like A Girl Contest in conjunction with founding sponsors DRUM! Magazine, TRX Cymbals, and Tom Tom: The Magazine of Female Drummers. It is made possible by the support of companies in the music products industry.

Sample Pack 2

May 27th, 2015

This free sample pack features a wide range of concepts from on drumming topics such as odd meters, R&B/gospel/pop fill concepts, odd groupings applied to funk, rudiments, and warm-ups, and a classic “ancient style” snare drum solo.

Sample Pack 1

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!

Check Patterns Timing and Polyrhythms

November 26th, 2014

Jeff Queen teaches rhythm and accent exercises usable by drummers of all styles and levels. Topics start with basic accent patterns, triplets, and 16th notes and proceed to an introduction to polyrhythms.nnnnnn

7/8 Fill Pack

October 10th, 2014

Joe Bergamini shows you a group of useful fills in 7/8 time. These ideas can be coupled with all the grooves in Joe’s 7/8 Groove Pack. This pack can be studied after Joe’s Rock Independence, Basic Rock, and Classic Rock packs.

7/8 Groove Pack

In this pack, Joe Bergamini shows you various grooves in 7/8 time, including ideas from Neil Peart and Phil Collins, as well as more basic ideas. This pack can be studied after Joe’s Rock Independence, Basic Rock, and Classic Rock packs.

Double Bass Crash Course Pack

August 18th, 2014

Double bass expert Jason Bittner presents a series of lessons designed to create a musically useful introduction to double bass playing in rock and metal drumming.

Phrasing & Soloing Pack

June 19th, 2014

Drumming legend and jazz master Peter Erskine eloquently and humorously presents sophisticated and useful concepts for musical phrasing and expression on the drums.

Rock Independence Pack 3

June 6th, 2014

Part 3 of 3: In this series of packs, Joe Bergamini teaches the basics of rock Independence. These are the building blocks of your essential groove vocabulary in all rock and R&B styles.

Rock Independence Pack 2

Part 2 of 3: In this series of packs, Joe Bergamini teaches the basics of rock Independence. These are the building blocks of your essential groove vocabulary in all rock and R&B styles.

Rock Independence Pack 1

June 5th, 2014

Part 1 of 3: In this series of packs, Joe Bergamini teaches the basics of rock Independence. These are the building blocks of your essential groove vocabulary in all rock and R&B styles.

Hit Like a Girl 2014 Winners

April 11th, 2014

Check out the winners of the 2014 Hit Like a Girl contest! These winners were selected from entrants from 43 countries around the world.

Brushes Pack

March 27th, 2014

Drumming legend and jazz master Peter Erskine provides a complete approach to the basics of jazz drumming.

Basic Jazz Pack

February 27th, 2014

Drumming legend and jazz master Peter Erskine provides a complete approach to the basics of jazz drumming.

Zildjian American Achievement Award Bios

January 10th, 2014

This pack features bios of drumming greats Louie Bellson, Roy Haynes, Elvin Jones, and Max Roach, produced for the American Drummer Achievement Awards sponsored by Zildjian in 1998. Recommended viewing for all ages, ability levels, and styles of drummers!

Fundamental Fills 2

January 3rd, 2014

Donny Gruendler presents another series of fills, this time using right-hand lead sticking and six-stroke rolls.

Hit Like a Girl 2012-2013 Winners

December 6th, 2013

Check out the winners of the 2012 and 2013 Hit Like a Girl contest!

Fundamental Fills 1

November 25th, 2013

Donny Gruendler presents a series of solid, useful, and musical fills that can be used to connect sections of songs in various styles.

Country Grooves

November 18th, 2013

Russ Miller’s “Working Drummer” series of packs will teach you practical ways to play practically every style of groove that you might encounter on a casual date or recording session. This pack focuses on the most important country grooves.

Casual Date “Must-Know” Grooves: Intro to Brazilian Grooves

November 5th, 2013

Russ Miller’s “Working Drummer” series of packs will teach you practical ways to play practically every style of groove that you might encounter on a casual date or recording session. This pack covers a way to approach all the major Brazilian groove substyles.

Casual Date “Must-Know” Grooves: Blues Grooves

October 15th, 2013

Russ Miller’s “Working Drummer” series of packs will teach you practical ways to play practically every style of groove that you might encounter on a casual date or recording session. This pack contains common blues feels, including some classic shuffles.

Casual Date “Must-Know” Grooves: Intro to Afro-Cuban Grooves

October 1st, 2013

Russ Miller’s “Working Drummer” series of packs will teach you practical ways to play practically every style of groove that you might encounter on a casual date or recording session. This pack covers a way to approach Afro-Cuban music and understand the role of the drummer.

Casual Date “Must-Know” Grooves: Intro to Island Grooves

August 22nd, 2013

Russ Miller’s “Working Drummer” series of packs will teach you practical ways to play practically every style of groove that you might encounter on a casual date or recording session. This pack introduces you to important island styles: reggae, ska, calypso, merengue.nnnnnn

Vol. 3 Casual Date “Must-Know Grooves”

Russ Miller’s “Working Drummer” series of packs will teach you practical ways to play practically every style of groove that you might encounter on a casual date or recording session. This is “Must-Know” Grooves Vol. 3, including Latin styles, brushes, country, and more.

Vol. 2 Casual Date “Must-Know Grooves”

Russ Miller’s “Working Drummer” series of packs will teach you practical ways to play practically every style of groove that you might encounter on a casual date or recording session. This is “Must-Know” Grooves Vol. 2, including country, blues, tango, merengue, and more.

Vol. 1 Casual Date “Must-Know Grooves”

Russ Miller’s “Working Drummer” series of packs will teach you practical ways to play practically every style of groove that you might encounter on a casual date or recording session. This is “Must-Know” Grooves Vol. 1, including swing, samba, salsa, and more.

Double Bass Drumming 1

August 1st, 2013

Extreme metal master George Kollias presents his first pack, with an introduction to the basics of double bass drumming. This pack contains a complete set of grooves and exercises to get you started.

Basic Coordination Pack

May 24th, 2013

For beginners, Mike Mangini explains the basic limb combinations and coordination concepts needed to play drumset, and demonstrates some basic beats.

Essentials of Drumming Pack

May 3rd, 2013

Contains 12 lessons covering grip, movement, the essential strokes of drumming, dynamics, accents, and Dennis’ “Five T’s”: time, technique, touch, taste, and tone.

Intro To Funk

February 5th, 2013

For beginners, expert instructor Tommy Igoe teaches you a basic funk groove with explanation of ghost notes.

Intro To Fills

For beginners, expert instructor Tommy Igoe explains the concept of the drum fill, and gives you some basic fills to get you started.

Intro To Jazz

For beginners, expert instructor Tommy Igoe shows you the basic jazz rhythm for drumset. Perfect for beginners and new school jazz band drummers!

Intro To Rock

For beginners, expert instructor Tommy Igoe teaches you a basic rock groove.

Half Time Shuffle

For beginners and intermediate players, expert instructor Tommy Igoe explains one of the most asked-about drum grooves in history: the half-time shuffle.

Classic Snare Solos Pack

November 30th, 2012

Jeff Prosperie demonstrates several classic ancient snare drum solos and drumming techniques using a rope snare drum. This pack will show you the historical approach to the marching snare drum, and also provide you with some inspiring practice material.

Ultimate Hands Warm-Ups by Dennis DeLucia

Dennis DeLucia presents some of his original warm-up exercises that he has used to great effectiveness with many of the various percussion groups he has taught, including a classic exercise from the Bayonne Bridgemen. Dennis is joined by champion snare drummer and West Point Hellcat Jeff Prosperie.

Very Advanced Rudiments

Dennis DeLucia presents the fourth set of 10 rudiments, which he calls the Very Advanced rudiments. This final set of rudiments is not only more difficult than the previous sets, it contains certain rudiments that are becoming more rare in modern drum corps compositions.

Advanced Rudiments

Dennis DeLucia presents the third set of 10 rudiments, which he calls the Advanced rudiments. As the name implies, these rudiments are more challenging and are built on concepts contained in the first two rudiment packs.

Derivative Rudiments

In this pack, Dennis DeLucia presents the second set of 10 rudiments, which he calls the Derivative rudiments, because they are derived from concepts presented in the Fundamental rudiments.