Welcome to my third video on Mike Dolbear.com! If you have watched the first two videos in my beginner series, you will have seen how to play a basic pop/rock drum beat, with multiple bass drum variations. By now you will have noticed the scrolling music notation during the videos, and will have also seen
Thank you for checking out my second video on mikedolbear.com! In the previous video, I showed you how to put together your first drum beat - the classic 8th note pop/rock beat. Since that drum beat is the foundation of literally hundreds of drum beats, make sure you are comfortable with this before moving on
Linear Shuffle This is a fairly simple lesson. The linear three is phrased RLF through triplets. The right hand goes on the hi hats, left hand goes on the snare. On the third grouping (beat Three) the right comes down to play the main snare beat, creating a nice half time shuffle. Be sure to
Thank you for checking out my first contribution! I've know Mike Dolbear for many years, and can say without hesitation that you couldn't be in better hands when it comes to drum education. Thank you for the opportunity Mike - it's great to be part of the team! My contributions are especially for beginner drummers.
Hi guys! Welcome back. This lesson is focussed on a popular five note sticking - RLRLL - and phrased through sixteenth note triplets. In a bar of 4/4 each beat is divided into 6 giving us 24 beats. That means that we have room for 4 cycles of the sticking and leaves us with 4
Hi, I’m Danny Pearson and welcome to my next lesson in a series for the Mike Dolbear affiliated drum school. One of the most common questions I get asked is ‘how do I come up with better fill-ins’ or ‘more fill-in ideas’. So in this series I will be showing you the sort of fills
Gary ontgomery takes the humble double paradiddle and fleshes it out from a simple sticking exercise to a full groove. Check out the video for explanation.
Hi, I’m Danny Pearson and welcome to my twentieth lesson in a series for the Mike Dolbear affiliated drum school. One of the most common questions I get asked is ‘how do I come up with better fill-ins’ or ‘more fill-in ideas’. So in this series I will be showing you the sort of fills
For this lesson, I’m taking a simple Paradiddle (shown in the first example) and dividing it between the bass drum and snare drum with a backbeat accent on 2 and 4. The third line shows the broken 16th note pattern played in the right hand, and finally the last line shows it all together.