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Groove Of The Month – May 2017

“Young Folks” – Peter, Bjorn, and John – 2006 – John Eriksson – 138bpm This month’s groove is Swedish group Peter, Bjorn, and John’s 2006 hit “Young Folks.” This song has a straight ahead eighths groove with snares ghosted around in a fairly common pattern. During the intro, chorus’ and outro however, there is a…




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Note Reading Chart

This month’s free publication is an easy note reading chart. It is a great companion to our Beginning Bell Kit/Five Note Songs page.




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Groove Of The Month – April 2017

“Foreclosure Of A Dream” – Megadeth – 1992 – Nick Menza – 136 bpm This month our groove comes to us from the chorus of Megadeth’s “Foreclosure Of A Dream.” This was the first double bass song I heard as a young inexperienced drummer that wasn’t an unapproachable display of speed and stamina, and still…




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Bossa Nova!

This month’s publication is a great intro into Latin music and the Son-Clave pattern – The Bossa Nova!                   Click here for our Spotify playlist link, or just use the embedded one below!  




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Groove Of The Month – March 2017

“Cold Sweat” – James Brown – 1967 – Clyde Stubblefield – 112bpm On February 18th of this year the world lost one of the great magicians of the drumkit when Clyde Stubblefield, drummer for James Brown, and most possibly the most sampled drummer of all time passed away at the age of 73 from renal…




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Publication – Three Camps

Straight Sticking, and Buzz Sticking Three Camps is a traditional solo that most of us will use as part of a rudimental training regimen, most likely to improve our student’s double strokes. It is also a solo that can be used many different ways, as the rhythmic melody is more important than the notes that…




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Groove Of The Month – February 2017

“Go With The Flow” – Queens Of The Stone Age – 2002 – Dave Grohl – 160bpm A good drum hook can be more powerful than any guitar riff. There is no band that does it better than Queens Of The Stone Age. Josh Homme, the band’s songwriter, producer, guitar player, and frontman has worked…




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12 Bar Blues

This month’s free publication is our 12 Bar Blues Chart. The doc has both a completed chart with a quick explanation as well as a blank chart if you want your students to fill it out themselves. For examples of 12 Bar form, check out our spotify playlist embedded below. (or click here to open…




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Groove Of The Month – January 2017

“A Quick Death In Texas” – Clutch – 2015 – Jean-Paul Gaster – 94bpm We’re doing something a little different this time around in that we are featuring a specific section of a song. In this case it is the bridge from Clutch’s “A Quick Death In Texas.” For this section Jean-Paul Gaster creates a…




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Drumming with Santa and 2016 Wrap Up

I didn’t want to do yet another just sitting in front of the camera talking video, so here I am jamming with my favorite Christmas decoration as a text crawl talks about what we did this year. In all seriousness thank you very much for watching, commenting, subscribing, and supporting us through this year! If…