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The fastest way to build a solid foundation on the drums
Step-By-Step Lessons Enjoy 18 hours of meticulously organized step-by-step video lessons so you always know what to learn next
Exclusive Play-Along Songs Put your new skills to practice with 10 unique play-along songs that were built to push your limits!
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Technical Specs

Video: 18 hours of video lessons
Audio: 10 play-along songs
Books: 274 page PDF workbook
Online: Lifetime access to all content
Skill: From beginner to advanced

Key Features

  • Successful Drumming includes 10 training modules that were designed to help you build a rock solid foundation on the drums. You’ll start with the very first lesson and progress with a step-by-step approach. Modules include: The Foundation, The Techniques, The Grooves, The Breakdown, The Bassist, The Band, The Shows, The Music, The Lifestyle, and The Making.
  • Included tools: The Drumming Song Simplifier, The Easy Beat System, The Drum Fill Builder, The Drumming Cheat Sheet, The Drummers Checklist, The Habitual Drummer, The Successful Band Method, and more!
  • You’ll also get 10 drum-less play-along songs with and without a metronome.

About the Instructor

Jared Falk has been actively playing, recording, and teaching drums for 18+ years. He is a co-founder of Drumeo.com and was voted “The Best Drum Educator” by the readers of Rhythm Magazine in 2016.

He has toured internationally as a gigging drummer, worked actively as a studio drummer, and taught as a private drum teacher with more than 40 students studying with him on a weekly basis - before co-founding Drumeo.com, where hundreds of thousands of drummers have since subscribed to his inspirational video lessons via email, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

Jared is known for his easy-to-digest teaching methods and high level of enthusiasm for the drumming community. He’s a master of the heel-toe foot technique and a qualified rock/funk drummer whose sole objective is to make your experience behind the drum set fulfilling and fun!


The Foundation

As drummers, it's critical that we start with a solid foundation. This section provides you with the essential information you need to get started. You'll be introduced to The Drumming Tree™ and get detailed advice on: setting up your drum set, holding the drumsticks, developing proper posture, basic bass drum technique, accepting the sticks rebound, note values, and rest values. With those essentials down, you'll learn your first drum beats and drum fills.

The Techniques

Once you have established a solid foundation, it's time to learn ten essential techniques that will allow you to unlock your full potential on the drum set. The step-by-step lessons in this section will show you how to play ghost notes, use cross-sticking, play rim shots, incorporate dynamics, use a metronome, develop the heel-toe technique, use proper cymbal technique, develop finger control, use the moeller method, and apply essential drum rudiments.

The Grooves

Once you have a firm grasp on foundational concepts and essential techniques, it's time to apply what you've learned. In this section you'll make use of The Easy Beat System™ and The Drum Fill Builder™ to unlock your creativity when it comes to writing original beats and fills. You'll also get a chance to use The Style Selector™ to explore a variety of exciting musical genres, including rock, jazz, Latin, funk, heavy metal, punk, blues, reggae, country, and progressive rock. Think of this as an opportunity to 'taste test' different styles.

The Breakdown

Playing the drums is all about creating music and jamming with other musicians. In this section, you’ll discover three valuable tools to simplify the way you learn music: The Drumming Cheat Sheet™ which simplifies the process of learning the form of a song, The Drumming Song Simplifier™ to quickly and easily learn the parts of your favorite songs, and The Note Value Recognition System™ to quickly identify the feel of a song in just four to eight bars.

The Bassist

When it comes to playing drums along with music, it's critical for drummers to work well with other members of the band - especially the bassist! In this section you will be introduced to The Locked In System™. It includes three important phases to consider when 'locking-in' with a bassist. Reviewing these ideas will help you create a solid foundation to make the band sound and perform better as a team.

The Band

For many drummers, the ultimate goal is to create original music with a band. However, the process of writing and collaborating on original ideas isn't always easy. This section provides a unique opportunity to witness the creation of five original songs. You'll have a chance to see the initial idea presented by a single band member, and then watch how the entire band comes together to turn that idea into a full song. You’ll also get The Successful Band Method™ for establishing your musical goals, and the ten important guidelines to follow in order to increase the likelihood of success.

The Shows

Performing for a live audience is one of the most exciting aspects of playing the drums; and it's why many drummers aspire to turn their passion for music into a full-time career. The video portion of this section includes detailed interviews with professional gigging drummers: Jay Deachman, Issah Contractor, and Mike Michalkow. These guys have spent many years playing drums for a living, and they have valuable advice to share with students interested in playing professionally.

The Music

Not many drummers have the opportunity to play with other musicians on a regular basis. Yet, it is this experience that helps us mature as musicians. It gives us a chance to find our voice, improve our groove, and become more confident with our drumming abilities. With that in mind, this section includes 10 fun play-along songs you can use to start building experience.

The Lifestyle

Drumming is more than just a hobby, it's a lifestyle. This section covers three powerful tools to support and enhance your drumming lifestyle, including The Habitual Drummer™, The Inspired Drummer™, and The Connected Drummer™. These tools will help you stay focused on your goals, stay excited about playing the drums, and stay connected with other musicians.

The Making

A significant amount of time and energy went into the creation of the Successful Drumming training pack. This section gives you a behind the scenes look how everything came together. You'll see how the studio was set up, how the kit was mic'd, how the core play-along songs were written and recorded, some funny outtakes from the filming process, a tour of the studio, and a few tips on how to make full use of the video lessons.

The Workbook

Successful Drumming also includes a companion workbook that you can use to follow along with the video and audio content. Everything is organized based on the module sections, so you can easily find the beats, fills, and interactive worksheets that are referenced in the training videos. Likewise, you can also find reverse references from the book that point back to relevant audio or video content.

The Members Area

You will get instant-access to all 10 modules, 10 songs, and the workbook through the online members area. You'll be able to stream all the video lessons, download the play-along songs, view or print the included sheet music, and connect with other students in the Successful Drumming community. It works on PCs, Macs, iPads, iPhones, Android devices, and other mobile computers that have an active Internet connection.