Merry Christmas everyone! In this Free Video Drum Lesson, as requested by my subscribers on Facebook Page, I’m going to take a look at Sultans Of Swing by Dire Straits, featuring the drummer David “Pick” Withers and his wonderful sounding groove!

The part I want to show you how to drum occurs around 4:24 into the song, the part where the vocal line sings “As the Time Bell rings…” David Withers plays a broken para-diddle between the ride cymbal and snare drum to replicate this “Time Bell” in a really fun and musical way.

Few drummers listen to the vocals, let alone interact with them. David really was a musicians drummer.

Lets check this great lick out below…


Sultans Of Swing” – Free Video Drum Lesson

View the video on YouTube HERE – Learn How To Play Drum Song Sultans Of Swing Video Drum Lesson (Dire Straits & David “Pick” Withers)


Sultans Of Swing” – Drum Beat (Album Version)

Sultans Of Swing Drum Beat Notation (Dire Straits & Terry Williams)

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


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

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