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Dave Atkinson  /  Songs
5 Punk Drumming Tips For Beginners (And Beyond)
Love bands like NOFX and Black Flag? Here are some tips to become a better punk drummer.

Dave Atkinson  /  Tutorials & Transcriptions
6 Mistakes Drummers Make When Covering AC/DC
Think covering AC/DC is easy? Here are the biggest mistakes drummers make when covering one of classic rock's biggest bands.

Dave Atkinson  /  Tutorials & Transcriptions
How To Play “Chop Suey” (Beginner To Pro)
Anyone can play "Chop Suey" by System of a Down - even a total beginner! Here are five different ways to get through the song on drums.

Dave Atkinson  /  Tutorials & Transcriptions
How To Play “Smells Like Teen Spirit” (Beginner To Pro)
Want to play "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana but you're a total beginner? Here's how to start learning it - and then nailing it!

Dave Atkinson  /  Practice Tips
8 Bass Drum Warmups That Prevent Injury
Warming up will get the blood flowing and help prevent injury. Check out these stretches and warmups you can do on or off the kit!

Dave Atkinson  /  Podcasts
The Best Drumming Podcaster?
In this episode we hang out with podcaster extraordinaire Seamus Evely, the man behind Drumeo Gab - Drumeo's new podcast.

Dave Atkinson  /  Drum Fills
7 Easy Rock Drum Fills For Beginners
These easy rock drum fills are perfect for any beginner drummer to sound awesome on the kit.

Dave Atkinson  /  Full Lessons
Dave King: Improving Your
Improv On The Drums

Improvising can be one of the biggest pain points for drummers. Here's how to add a layer of intention and musicality to it.

Dave Atkinson  /  Gear
Wood Vs. Metal Snare Drums For Rock Drumming
It can be overwhelming to choose a snare drum with all the unique types of materials they come in these days.

Dave Atkinson  /  Drummers
Eating A Ghost Pepper
While Jamming

Disclaimer: We do not recommend you try this at home. This was for... educational purposes only.

Dave Atkinson  /  Songs
Rock Drumming 101 (Tips From The Pros)
Download the Sheet Music » Just about every drummer wants to be a rock drummer at some point in their career. In a world where there are thousands of YouTube and Drumeo lessons on how to play rock music, it can be overwhelming deciding where to dedicate your practice time. Randy Cooke (Smash Mouth, Kelly […]

Dave Atkinson  /  Tutorials & Transcriptions
Muse – “Stockholm Syndrome” Groove And Fill Breakdown
Start Your Free Drumeo Trial Click here for the sheet music! Muse’s “Stockholm Syndrome” has a driving opening fill and a groovy tom groove during the verse – both of which will be broken down by myself in today’s lesson. Try applying these two patterns to your other favorite rock tunes as well. Eager to […]

Dave Atkinson  /  Practice Tips
Double Your Practice Efficiency!
Click here for the sheet music. In this lesson I want to show you something that I do a lot while I’m practicing, that allows me to double the efficiency of my practice time! It’s called “turn-around exercises”. It works great for stick control, practicing rudiments, and other snare or practice pad exercises. Essentially, you […]

Dave Atkinson  /  Foot Technique
Spice Up Your Drum Beats With The Slide Triplet
As long as you have a double bass pedal, you'll be able to use this concept to easily come up with unique beats and fills around the kit.

Dave Atkinson  /  Drummers
Top 10 Drumeo Lessons Of 2014
In 2014 we published 96 videos to our YouTube channel totalling more than 4.7 million views. And I thought it would be fun to look back and review the top 10 Drumeo lessons of 2014. 10) Jim Riley: Creating Grooves That Work Jim Riley, the drummer for Rascal Flatts, came out to the Drumeo Studios and […]

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