Difficulty LevelIn this free video drum lesson, I want to show you how to play the epic drum fill that occurs at 6:19 into the song “Stairway To Heaven” by Led Zeppelin.

John Bonham was the drummer of course, and he simply blows me away with his unique and skillful drum groove and drum fill construction.

There are many other lessons online teaching this drum fill but I wanted to offer you my take on it. I also believe that this IS the correct way to play it as well! 🙂

In this free video drum lesson I show you how to play both the actual version as well as a simplified version. This will hopefully give you some alternatives if you find Bonham’s actual lick a little tricky.

Lets now take a look at one of John Bonham’s most famous and popular drum fills below…


Stairway To Heaven” – Free Video Drum Lesson

View the video on YouTube HERE – Learn How To Play Stairway To Heaven Video Drum Lesson (John Bonham & Led Zeppelin)


Stairway To Heaven” – Drum Fill (6:19 Album Version)

Stairway To Heaven Drum Fill Notation (John Bonham & Led Zeppelin)


Stairway To Heaven” – Drum Fill (Simplified Version)

Stairway To Heaven SIMPLIFIED Drum Fill Notation (John Bonham & Led Zeppelin)


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