Difficulty LevelThis latest free drum lesson teaches a rather cool little section of Dave Grohl’s performance on the song Bandoliers by Them Crooked Vultures. The section occurs for the first time at 3:11.

The section revolves around a cool drum lick that consists of two groups of three being played though sixteenth notes. Played between the snare and bass drum, this three note pattern gets played twice whilst the hi-hat plays straight eighth notes over the top.

What makes this idea so tricky is the tempo! Dave’s bass drum foot is flying though this lick at 200mph so if your bass drum foot technique is weak then you will struggle with this I’m afraid. Shouldn’t stop you having a go though…besides, the song is awesome and great fun to play along too whether you can play the actual beats or not.

I’ve also written out two suggestions below as to how a drummer might play this section if their bass drum foot isn’t as strong as Dave’s. These two variations aren’t what Dave plays but will more than work for you to get through this section, whilst maintaining a feel for the original drum part. They can also be treated as fun alternatives to try out! ūüôā

More videos to come soon so happy drumming until then!


How To Play Bandoliers Drum Beat

View the video on YouTube HERE – Learn How To Play Drums Bandoliers Video Drum Lesson (Them Crooked Vultures & Dave Grohl)


“Bandoliers” – Drum Notation/Music

Bandoliers Drum Beat

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