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Just about every drummer wants to be 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 what to dedicate your practice time to!

Randy Cooke is going to dive into the basic, fundamental concepts you should be focusing on that, if you practice them the right way, will get you well on your way. He’ll be discussing everything from gear choices, how to tune your drums, to groove and fills that are suitable for a rock setting.

Lesson index:
0:07 – SONG: “Search And Destroy” by All Good Things
4:23 – Introduction
9:02 – Gear Choices
10:38 – How To Tune Your Drums
11:37 – Dampening
19:37 – How To Practice Rudiments
26:53 – Fundamental Rock Beats
38:07 – Fundamental Rock Fills
48:50 – Putting It All Together
53:25 – Q & A!
1:00:56 – SONG: “I Have The Power” by All Good Things

About Randy:
Randy Cooke is an established Canadian drummer, percussionist, and session/touring musician. He was a member of Smash Mouth from 2010 to 2013.

Randy has recorded and toured with artists such as Kelly Clarkson, Hilary Duff, Ian Gillan (of Deep Purple), Mick Jagger, Ashley Tisdale, Mandy Moore, Five for Fighting, Natasha Bedingfield, and many others. He’s also appeared on many TV shows such as Jay Leno, David Letterman, Regis & Kelly, Larry King, The View, Martha Stewart, A&E Private Sessions, and CBS Early Show.

Randy plays:
Yamaha Drums
Zildjian Cymbals
Remo Drumheads
Regal Tip Sticks


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