Out of all the drumming pages I've seen online, this is definitely my favourite...on top of that, the dude that runs it (Dave) is top bloke! Check out this great Facebook page by clicking HERE.
A couple of weeks ago I run a poll on their page asking drummers to list their favourite drum beats, fills and solos. I promised to record a free video drum lesson teaching how to play the winning drum lick. Well, hundreds replied and so the list was broken down into just the top 10 most popular suggestions and then voted on again.
The winner by a land slide was the intro drum solo from the song "Painkiller" by Judas Priest.
I also promised that, time permitting, I would transcribe some of the runner up suggestions as well. So below are some bonus free transcriptions for most of the runner ups as well.
Don't forget to DOWNLOAD the Free PDF and happy drumming to you!
Download FREE PDF "Notation Sheet"
The graphics below are a LOW resolution. To the get the HIGH RESOLUTION version for each then you need to download the free PDF by clicking the link "drummersdatabasepoll_famousbeatsfillssolos_freenotation.pdf" at the bottom of this page.
Winning Free Video Drum Lesson - "Painkiller" (Judas Priest)
How to Play Dave Grohl's "Avon" Drum SOLO (Glastonbury 2012)
When I first heard Dave Grohl's drumming on the album "Songs For The Deaf" by the Queens Of The Stone Age I was totally blown away. Watching Dave play these songs live however is a completely different experience. Anyone that's seen Grohl live will know what a monster he is behind the kit!
In 2002, Dave Grohl played at the Glastonbury Festival here in the UK. During the performance of the song Avon, Dave played a Drum Solo which has now become legendary folk lore on YouTube.
If you haven't seen the solo yet, then skip to 2:56 in the video below. Alternatively, click HERE to watch it on YouTube instead.
Dave Grohl Drum Solo (Live with QOTSA @ Glastonbury 2002)
This drum solo is so awesome that I just had to transcribe it and try to learn it for myself!
A free video drum lesson will also be recorded if this chart proves to be popular amongst drummers
Download & Print FREE .PDF
Download and open the free .PDF by clicking the link "avon-drum-solo_qotsa-grohl-live.pdf" at the bottom of this page.
Both of Todd Sucherman's DVD's (Methods & Mechanics I & II) are simply superb!
The amount of ideas and practice suggestion I've gained from his teachings has genuinely been amazing. The guy is a DRUM-CHOP MACHINE!
Below you will find links to download my own private practice notes taken from both his DVD's in the form of two free downloadable PDF's. These notes were originally written for my own use, so my apologies if there are parts that don't quite make 100% sense to you.
I'm sure you will find just as much drumming gold in these drum practice notes as I have. And hopefully these DVD's will give you YEARS of practice ideas and inspiration, just as they certainly will for me too!
View Drum Notes As Downloadable Printable PDF's
Download BOTH PDF drum notes by clicking the link "practice_dvd_notes_-_todd_sucherman_i.pdf" AND "practice_dvd_notes_-_todd_sucherman_ii.pdf" at the bottom of this page.
In this Beginner Video Drum Lesson I show you how to play 10 beginner drum fills that will get you moving around the drums in no time at all. Some of these drum fills are very simple so it's really up to you to take them further by moving your hands over different drums.
You could also try combining different parts of the various fills with each other to create your own variations...there's really no limit to this!
You can DOWNLOAD the FULL Beginner Pack, which includes THIS LESSON plus over 17 HOURS of beginner video content by CLICKING HERE
"Beginner Drum Fills (How To Play Simple Drum Fills)" - Free Video Drum Lesson
Another video I've been meaning to record for a long time now is this video on the two MOST popular bass drum pedal techniques used in the world today...
The "Heel Up" and the "Heel Down" bass drum pedal techniques.
Hopefully this video will help you to become more familiar with the bass drum, and the various techniques available to play it. Making the right choice of bass drum technique and developing it can open up whole new possibilities in your playing.
These bass drum techniques also happen to be two that I predominately use, which obviously made teaching this video a lot simpler for me
Having a strong bass drum foot technique separate the "groovers" from the "bashers" - so good luck!
"Learn How to Play the Bass Drum Pedal" - Free Video Drum Lesson
I've finally found the time to record a free video lesson teaching how to read musical notation, specifically for the drums.
This is something that I've wanted to do for a long time now as I feel that being able to read drum music is such a POWERFUL skill to have. I want all drummers to recieve the full benefits that being able to read drum music brings!
If the first part proves to be popular then I will record the second part at some point in the future. Please let me know what you think...
Free Video Drum Lesson (Part 1) - "How To Read Drum Music Notation"