The Cobus Method

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Say Goodbye To Sheet Music Not all drummers want to learn sheet music and theory. The Cobus Method will teach you how to play the drums entirely by ear!
Exclusive Play-Along Songs The Cobus Method is loaded with 15 awesome play-along songs for you to practice with - plus you'll learn how to play-along to any song!
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No Sheet Music
The Cobus Method is based entirely around playing the drums by ear. This natural approach completely avoids sheet music and complex theory - focusing instead on playing the drums along with real music!

Step-By-Step Training
Absolutely anybody can learn to play drums with this step-by-step approach. Cobus provides a simple framework for rapid development of your musical abilities through progressive lessons.

Beat Shizzle System™
Do you want to create unique and memorable drum beats? Cobus explains his simple approach to building original drum parts that you can use to create your own patterns entirely from scratch.

Fill Shizzle System™
Wish you could create fresh and original drum fills to use within real music? Cobus demystifies his approach to creating memorable drum fills, so you too can impress audiences with your creativity.

Play-Along Song Assist™
It can be tricky to understand the structure of full songs when first learning how to play the drums. The Cobus Method includes visual hints to make this process much easier when getting started!

Epic Ear Training™
Training your ears is a critical part of learning to play music. Cobus explains how to develop the ability to hear what other drummers are playing, and how to create your own drum parts by ear.

Unlimited Play-Alongs
The Cobus Method includes fifteen play-along songs for you to practice with. More importantly, it will help you develop the ability to turn your entire music collection into a massive play-along library!

How To Practice Drums
Drummers at all skill levels often struggle with getting value out of their practices. Cobus shares his personal advice on how to rapidly boost your musical abilities with three fun drum exercises.

Writing With A Band
One of the most exciting aspects of playing drums is creating original songs. With that in mind, Cobus sat down with a band to create five original songs from scratch, so you can watch the entire process!

Organic Technique
It is critical to play the drums with good technique to reduce the chance of injury. Cobus takes an organic approach to developing hand technique that delivers power through a relaxed grip.

Developing Hand Speed
Are you interested in developing speed around the drum set? Cobus explains his custom exercise for building speed, power, and control - while pointing out critical mistakes to avoid when getting started.

Showmanship Techniques
Do you enjoy adding a little visual flair to challenge yourself when drumming? Cobus demonstrates his favorite stick tricks, and explains his approach to using them within various drumming situations.

Cobus Dictionary
Cobus makes use of some “custom” english words throughout this training system, so the video team included a fun on-screen feature to help explain his unique terms like “ridonculously” and “defo”.

Bonus Content
The final section of the Cobus Method includes: gear overviews, drum solos, behind the scenes footage, funny outtakes, and a one-hour live drum lesson with Cobus - filmed in February 2011.

The Members Area
In addition to all videos, and 15 songs, you will also get instant-access to all of the same great content through our online members area. You'll be able to stream all the video lessons, download the play-along songs, and connect with other students in the Cobus Method community.

This powerful resource makes it easy to access your lessons anytime from virtually anywhere. It's works on PCs, Macs, iPads, iPhones, Android devices, and other mobile computers that have an active Internet connection. Best of all, you get unlimited lifetime access to the Cobus Method members area, so you can enjoy the lessons for years to come.

Technical Specs

Video: 18+ hours of video lessons
Audio: 15 play-along songs
Online: Lifetime access to all content
Skill: From beginner to advanced

About the Instructor

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Cobus Potgieter is a self-taught phenom who has taken the drumming world by storm with his passionate approach and unique style - all without a single professional drum lesson.

He has amazingly learned how to play hundreds of songs without reading a single note of sheet music, and built an online following of more than 600,000 YouTube subscribers with hundreds of millions of video views. And after filming The Cobus Method, he has since started his own band titled “Ventura Lights” and toured with the English pop-rock band “Busted”.

In the Cobus Method training system, Cobus explores the boundaries of learning how to play the drums 100% by ear. He takes you through all of his strategies, including: how to learn to play songs by ear, how to make your own songs, and how to write new and unique drum parts while working with professional studio musicians.

Topics Include

  • The Cobus Method is based entirely around playing the drums by ear. This natural approach completely avoids sheet music and complex theory - focusing instead on playing the drums along with real music!
  • You’ll get 15 step-by-step training modules and 15 unique play-along songs so you can apply what you’ve learned to real music!