Difficulty LevelOnly Travis Barker could come up with such a cool and unique drum part as that heard on the intro to the song Feeling This by Blink 182. It’s almost a drum solo in it’s complexity and the way that each bar is completely different to the last.

This free video drum lesson is going to show you how to play this 8 bar intro as well as some simplified versions for those that are finding Travis Barker’s actual drum parts a little tricky.


Feeling This” – Free Video Drum Lesson

View the video on YouTube HERE – Learn How To Play Drums Feeling This Video Drum Lesson (Blink 182 & Travis Barker)


Feeling This” – Actual Intro Drum Beat

Feeling This Intro Drum Beat

This shows all four bars of the intro the way that Travis plays it. The intro is actually 8 bars long so these four bars are simply played twice. The first bar involves a rather quirky drum groove moving across the bar while bar 2 involves some triplets played between the hi-hat, snare drum and bass drum. The snare drum notes written in brackets are played quietly.

Travis plays some unison notes in bar 3 between the snare drum and hi-hat. The accent notes (loud notes) are played on beat 1, the + of beat 2 and beat 4.

Finally, for bar 4, Travis Barker plays some fast single foot doubles on the bass drum. A double bass drum pedal could be used instead if you find that easier. Lets now take a look at a simplified version of this intro…


Feeling This” – Simplified Intro Drum Beat

Feeling This Simplified Intro Drum Beat

This is my suggestion for a simpler way of playing the Intro drum beat for Feeling This. The triplets have been removed from bar 2 and bar 3 now just involves the snare drum and no hi-hat.

Bar 4 only has single eighth notes played on the bass drum instead of double sixteenths.

Of course, feel free to mix and match bars from the simplified and actual version depending on your own level of ability. Email me if you have any questions at all. Have fun!

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