In this free video drum lesson I want to show you how to play both the Intro Verse groove as well as the first exciting Chorus drum beat from the song “Message In A Bottle” by The Police. It features the incredible drumming talents of Stewart Copeland of course.

The Intro starts with a cool cross stick pattern before moving into a half time feel for the verse groove. Stewart’s Hi-Hats just sound amazing during this beat.

The second part of the video lesson shows you how to play the first chorus of the song, including unique tom tom hits and off beat drum fills.

Don’t forget to also download the free PDF below and happy drumming to you!


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Message In A Bottle” Intro & Chorus – Free Video Drum Lesson

View the video on YouTube HERE – Learn How To Play Drum Message In A Bottle Drum Beat Video Drum Lesson (The Police & Stewart Copeland)


Message In A Bottle” Intro & Chorus – Transcription

Message In A Bottle Drum CHart Score

As always, you can post any questions you may have about this or any of my videos on the Drums The Word Facebook Page.


You can DOWNLOAD the FREE PDF drum notation by clicking HERE.

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