Difficulty LevelMerry 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)

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