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Archive for July, 2012

6 Simple but Powerful Drum Beats – Part 2

This is the second part of a two part post that introduces 6 of the most important drum beats.  If you missed part 1, you can see it here:  6 Simple but Powerful Drum Beats – Part 1 If you know these 6 drum beats, you can play any rock, pop and country song written […]


6 Simple but Powerful Drum Beats – Part 1

Did you know that by learning just 6 simple drum beats, you can play almost any rock, pop and country song ever written?  Pretty amazing, huh! These six drum beats are easy to learn, easy to remember, and form the basis for learning any song imaginable.  Knowing these beats will allow you to get your […]


How to Prepare for Your Next Audition or Big Gig

Are you nervous about your first audition to play drums in a band?  You might not feel prepared and you’re not sure what to do next.  Or maybe it’s not your first audition.  Perhaps you’ve had other auditions but you’re still feeling uncomfortable about playing with musicians you don’t know. Or maybe it’s a gig […]


What ARE Drum Rudiments?

Can you imagine a chat between God and the very first drummer?  With apologies to the great comedian Bill Cosby and his “Noah” routine, the conversation could have gone something like this: God (in a large booming voice): Cave Man! Cave Man: What? Somebody call? Who is that? God: It’s God, Cave Man. Cave Man:  […]