Whether they’re funky, groovy, innovative, or just mysteriously memorable, there’s a reason many drummers and their beats become immortalized in music history.
Can’t get a catchy fill out of your head? Wondering how to place those ghost notes? Check out these videos and learn how to play some legendary licks written by your favorite drummers:
Learn Ringo Starr’s iconic groove from “Come Together” by The Beatles! Click here to follow along with the sheet music.
Stevie Wonder’s drummer, Stanley Randolph, teaches you how to play the drum groove from “Superstition”. Get the sheet music here.
Neil Peart’s drum part in “Tom Sawyer” is immediately recognizable for many drummers. Here’s the sheet music!
Mike Michalkow goes over the famous fill that comes in right before the chorus. Get the sheet music here.
The Oakland Stroke is one of David Garibaldi’s signature grooves in Tower of Power. Click here to follow along with the sheet music.
Do you love triplets and laid back grooves? Brian Tichy shows you how to play five of Bonzo’s most famous licks. Click here to follow along with the sheet music.
Learn how to play “When The Levee Breaks” by Led Zeppelin and follow along with the sheet music here.
Learn how to play “Immigrant Song” by Led Zeppelin. Get the sheet music for the main groove here.
Have you been pulling out your hair trying to figure out the tricky intro? Aaron Edgar maps it out in this lesson. Click here for the sheet music.
The heavy triplet fill from “Walk” is fun to play and not too difficult to execute. Here’s the notation for that fill.
Did you know that the beat from James Brown’s “Funky Drummer” is the most sampled drum groove in the world? Jared goes over Clyde Stubblefield’s famous rhythm. Click here to follow along with the sheet music.
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