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Dorothea Taylor  /  Rudiment Applications
Use These 5 Underrated Rudiments To Level Up Your Drum Fills
Try turning these 5 underrated (but awesome) rudiments into drum fills. You won't regret it!

Drumeo Team  /  Rudiment Applications
5 Easy Drum Rudiments For Beginners
These 5 easy drum rudiments are perfect for beginners - and they're the building blocks for everything else you'll learn on the drums.

Dorothea Taylor  /  Rudiment Applications
16 Ways To Level Up Your Stick Control With Paradiddles
Play faster, tighter, and with more stick control by learning these paradiddle variations.

Emmanuelle Caplette  /  Full Lessons
Emmanuelle Caplette Makes Rudiments Fun
Emmanuelle Caplette will make you see rudiments in ways you never thought to before! Ready to overhaul your drumming?

Rob Brown  /  Rudiment Applications
The Only 3 Rudiments You Need To Know
Learn how to practice single stroke rolls, double stroke rolls, and paradiddles - the three rudiments every drummer needs to know.

JJ Jones  /  Rudiment Applications
How To Play Rudiments
How do you play a drum roll? What's a paradiddle? Learn the basic rudiments, why they're important, and how to apply them on the kit.

Glen Sobel  /  Rudiment Applications
How To Play A Paradiddle-Diddle
The paradiddle-diddle can add a ton of flair to your grooves and fills on the kit. Glen Sobel shows you how it's done.

Jared Falk  /  Hand Technique
5 Proven Ways To Fix Your Doubles
Double strokes are critical for drummers. Here are 5 guaranteed ways you can improve your doubles game.

Juan Mendoza  /  Rudiment Applications
5 Hybrid Rudiments That Every Drummer Should Know
These hybrid patterns may not be on the list of 40 essential rudiments, but you should absolutely add them to your repertoire!

Jared Falk  /  Rudiment Applications
The Rudiment Exercise You Didn’t Expect (Collapsing Double Strokes)
This 'squished doubles' exercise involves transitioning between rudiments in a way you might not expect.

Jared Falk  /  Practice Tips
The Paradiddle-Diddle Turnaround Pyramid
Looking for something fun to work out on the pad? Here's a paradiddle-diddle turnaround pyramid.

Dorothea Taylor  /  Full Lessons
Why Paradiddles Are So Important
Dorothea Taylor - aka 'The Godmother of Drumming' - explains why paradiddles are important and shows how to make practicing them fun.

Heather Thomas  /  Hand Technique
Improve Your Weaker Hand In 30 Minutes
Want to improve your sticking consistency and strengthen your non-dominant hand? Play along with this video.

Keith Carlock  /  Hand Technique
How To Play Silky Smooth Doubles
Keith Carlock's double strokes are rock solid. Here are two exercises he recommends to strengthen your doubles.

Juan Mendoza  /  Full Lessons
11 Ways To Make Rudiments Fun
In this video lesson, you'll learn 11 ways to adapt each rudiment to the drum set in a creative way.

Todd Sucherman  /  Rudiment Applications
Flattened Flam Rudiments For Better Drum Solos
Check out some of the cool rudiments Todd used to build his Drumeo solo: flattened flam accents, pataflaflas, and flam taps.

Jared Falk  /  Rudiment Applications
Office Drumming:
Fingers To Wrist Control

Do you work a desk job? Can't sneak out to play drums? This quick fingers-to-wrists exercise can level up your technique in just a few minutes a day.

Todd Sucherman  /  Practice Tips
The Rock Star Drum Warm-Up
When you're on the road for eight months a year and play upwards of 150 shows as Todd Sucherman does, it's crucial to have a warm-up routine that helps you stay loose and avoid injuries.

Jared Falk  /  Rudiment Applications
Re-Thinking Drum Rudiments
Rudiments have the reputation to be boring. In this lesson you'll learn how to make them fun!

Gavin Harrison  /  Rudiment Applications
Gavin Harrison’s Paradiddle Challenge
A couple years ago Dave Atkinson was at Gavin Harrison’s drum clinic where he learned Gavin’s paradiddle challenge. We couldn’t find any traces of the challenge online, so we knew we had to ask him about it when he came to Drumeo. This challenge is definitely a tricky one, so make sure you’re comfortable with […]

John Wooton  /  Rudiment Applications
The Real Rudiments Of Drumming
Accomplished snare drummer John Wooton shows you the four strokes you need to know for drumming.

John Wooton  /  Full Lessons
Play Music, Not Rudiments
John Wooton, award winning snare drummer and educator, teaches you how to apply rudiments musically on the drum set.

Pat Petrillo  /  Rudiment Applications
Get Your Single Strokes Smooth & Fast
***Click here for the sheet music!*** Pat Petrillo, the designer of the P4 Practice Pad, is here today to show you a great way to break down your single stokes into different groupings. This will help your coordination, getting your weak hand up to speed, and help you apply singles around the drum set more […]

Jared Falk  /  Hand Technique
Fastest Way To Get Faster #1: Paradiddle Madness
Get The Full Series! » Download the Sheet Music » Most of what we play on the drums is simply a combination of singles and double strokes – and that’s why I love the practicality of today’s Paradiddle Madness exercise. The first pattern is a triple paradiddle played around the kit, starting on the snare […]

Pat Petrillo  /  Rudiment Applications
Practice Pad Lessons For Beginners
Click Here For The Sheet Music » Recently picked up a pair of sticks for the first time? Don’t stop at this lesson – click here to check out an awesome easy-to-follow video course that’ll walk you through it all, from learning how to hold drumsticks to how to play your favorite songs. And it’s […]

Jeff Salem  /  Drum Beats
Groove-A-Diddles
Open Your Free Drumming Toolbox Click Here For The Sheet Music » The paradiddle is one of the most, if not the most, popular drum rudiment that we tend to mess around with when it comes to creating syncopated, funky beats. So in this lesson, Jeff Salem will be teaching you his approach and concepts […]

Claus Hessler  /  Full Lessons
Collapsed Rudiments & Applications
Click Here For The Sheet Music » Click Here For The MP3 Pack » Collapsed rudiments is a topic that was originally studied by Jim Chapin, an American jazz drummer who defined modern drumming as we know it today. Simply put, collapsing a rudiment is closing the distance between two strokes within the pattern. Not […]

Pat Petrillo  /  Practice Tips
Practice Pad Drum Lessons
Practicing on a pad is the perfect way to get comfortable with new concepts and ideas before taking it behind your kit. Whether it be for night time practice or playing on the go, we’ve put together a brief list of exercises to help you get the most out of your pad time. Don’t have […]

Dave DiCenso  /  Full Lessons
De-Mystifying Rudiments & Applications
Open Your FREE Drumming Toolbox! Click here for the sheet music » Every story is told based off one idea – not a hundred ideas. As drummers, we have a story to tell. In this lesson, Dave DiCenso talks about taking one idea and diversifying it with multiple creative devices to expand your repertoire, as […]

Jared Falk  /  Rudiment Applications
One Handed Roll – Drum Lesson
The one handed drum roll is a useful technique for playing a very fast single stroke roll with only one hand. It was first introduced to the drumming scene by Kenwood Dennard, and was later made popular by Johnny Rabb who began implementing the technique into Drum & Bass music and solos. By using the […]

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