BEGINNER DRUM LESSONS

Ready to get started learning how to play the drums? Well, you've come to the right place. Below you'll find a listing of the best drum lessons for beginners. Each lesson builds upon the last, so it's suggested to go through each lesson in order. Take the knowledge that you gain from each module and practice your skills.

Each lesson is designed to help you learn quickly and efficiently. It's like having your own personal drum teacher at home.

Beginner Lesson One - Straight 4/4

LESSON ONE - BASIC GROOVE 4/4

This lesson takes a look at a basic 4/4 groove. This is the best place to start if you are an absolute beginner.

4 Exercises.

Beginner Drum Lesson 2

LESSON TWO - HI-HAT PATTERNS

This lesson builds off of the basic groove from lesson one. These exercises are designed to introduce various hi-hat patterns including quarter notes and 16th notes.

4 Exercises.

Beginner Drum Lesson 3

LESSON THREE - PATTERNS TO IMPROVE INDEPENDENCE

Drum set independence strengthening exercises for playing triplet patterns that alternate between the right and left hands and foot.

4 Exercises.

Beginner Drum Lesson 4 - Drum groove with various hi-hat patterns

LESSON FOUR - DRUM GROOVE WITH VARIOUS HI-HAT PATTERNS

A look a various hit-hat sticking patterns with a basic 4/4 groove.

4 Exercises.

Beginner Drum Lesson 5 - Off Beat Drum Groove Lesson

LESSON FIVE - OFF BEAT GROOVES

Sticking with 8th notes on the hi-hats, we'll add off beats on the bass drum in between.

4 Exercises.

Beginner Drum Lesson 6 - 16th notes with off beat drum groove

LESSON SIX - OFF BEAT GROOVES WITH 16th NOTES

In this lesson, we'll introduce 16th notes to the off beat drum patterns explored in lesson 5. Single-handed and hand to hand sticking.

8 Exercises.

Beginner Drum Lesson 7 - Quarter notes with off beat drum groove

LESSON SEVEN - QUARTER NOTE GROOVES WITH SHOULDER STICKING

In this lesson, we take a look at playing off beat bass drum notes while playing quarter notes on the hi-hat.

4 Exercises.

Beginner Drum Lesson 8 - Single stroke rudiments

LESSON EIGHT - SINGLE STROKE RUDIMENTS

This lesson explores a basic drum rudiment known as "single strokes". 16th notes are played with alternating hands with accents on selected notes.

4 Exercises.

Beginner Drum Lesson 9 - 16th Note Fill Ideas

LESSON NINE - 16th NOTE FILL IDEAS

This beginner drum lesson explores a few ideas for fills using 16th note single strokes on the snare, the toms, and the bass drum.

4 Exercises.

Beginner Drum Lesson 10 - Double Strokes

LESSON TEN - DRUM RUDIMENT DOUBLE STROKES

This lesson takes a look at the drum rudiment known as double stroking where two consecutive notes are played with the same hand.

8 Exercises.

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