With A 75-Minute Video Masterclass.
You’ll get access to a 75-minute video masterclass with Jared Falk & Dave Atkinson where they’ll give you their best advice for learning to play songs on the drums -- from active listening that’ll help you hear phrasing and understand song structure, to building effective grooves and fills, and keeping time so your playing always sounds ‘right’.
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The ability to quickly & accurately learn songs is one of the most valuable skills for drummers -- for playing alone or in a band. It's also a very learnable skill that you can acquire through the techniques in this course. We're so confident you'll love these lessons, and the impact on your playing, that you'll get a 90-day money-back guarantee.
TEACHING FOR 22 YEARS
Jared Falk is the Co-Founder and CEO of Drumeo.com. As a drum teacher, his DVD-based curriculum “Successful Drumming” has helped more than 20,000 students, his YouTube videos have been seen by millions of drummers around the world, and he’s been voted “Best Drum Educator” by the readers of Rhythm Magazine. Jared’s goal is to create more drummers and keep them playing longer by helping them have more fun learning and playing drums.
TEACHING FOR 14 YEARS
Dave Atkinson has been working with students and teachers at FreeDrumLessons.com and Drumeo.com since 2006 -- teaching video lessons, hosting online events, and working alongside many of the world’s best drummers. Dave is one of the rare teachers in the world who has been directly responding to students every single day for the past 14 years -- making him uniquely qualified on the problems that drummers face and the best ways to overcome them.
Before you tackle any song, you need to listen closely. Here, you’ll get tips for understanding the structure of the tune, finding your place in the song, and choosing how you’ll address the music with your playing.
Whatever you choose to play MUST be in time with the other instruments. Here, you’ll learn about individual note spacing and overall timing so you can make effective musical choices on the drums.
The backbeat is the life force of the song. It’s what drives the music! Here you’ll gain tips for creating an effective backbeat for a variety of musical styles including rock, country, and pop.
The downbeat is usually known as the “1” count to each bar in the song. It sets up and finishes phrases. Here, you’ll learn how to create a solid downbeat -- and paired with a backbeat, you’ll be able to play almost any tune!
You don’t need to play songs note-for-note. A song is organic: it lives and breathes. Here, you’ll learn why understanding the feel is more important than the exact beats that are being played -- and how to lock in with the music.
Once you know the tempo and structure, and can play a solid beat, you can start working on the transitions, or drum fills, to make the music shine. You’ll learn how to choose effective drum fills for a variety of situations.
Foundational beats and fills are great, but sometimes you need to be ready for whatever the song throws at you. You’ll gain Jared and Dave’s best advice for anticipating and reacting to the music as it happens.
Once you can play the entire song at a basic level, it’s time to put the final touches on your grooves and fills. You’ll learn how to listen to key patterns and replicate them -- adding the right ghost notes and bass patterns.
Inside this course, you’ll have opportunities to ask your biggest questions and get personalized feedback & support from real-live teachers and Drumeo students.