Learn How To Play Rock Music On The Drums

Learn How To Play Rock Music On The Drums

The term “rock” is used quite loosely nowadays. It’s an umbrella term that encompasses a great variety of styles of music such as heavy-metal, punk rock, progressive rock, and even funk and pop. Therefore, the drum beats and drum fills you’ll learn how to play with these free drum lessons can actually be used with a wide variety of music styles. You can go through them however you feel like it, but we highly encourage you to move through them by difficulty level. To get this rock party started, learn your first rock drum beats and fills with the free drum lessons “Beginner Tom-Tom Drum Beats” and “Quarter Note Drum Fills”. Since “rock” is an umbrella term, you can expect to find free drum lessons on various styles of music in this section. Although rock drumming is very powerful, driving, and highly dependable on the 8th note, it’s easy to create different felling sections within a song with small changes.

Learn How To Play Rock Music On The Drums

Learning Drums For The Rock Music

This section on rock drumming is packed with patterns that will show you how to do so. Moving your ride/hi-hat patterns to the toms is a great way of toning down verse and bridge sections. You can learn more about this by going through the free drum lessons “Beginner Tom-Tom Drum Beats” and “Intermediate Tom-Tom Drum Beats”. The free drum lesson “Half-Time Drum Beats” teaches you how to create space with your drumming for bridge and break-down chorus sections, by cutting the rhythmic feel by half. The content of “Two-Handed Hi-Hat Drum Beats” is a little bit different in that it is used primarily to enable drummers to play 16th note hi-hat patterns at fast tempos. Along with different feeling drum beats, this section provides different feeling drum fills. The coolest thing about them is that they’re based on the most common note values in western music. By going through them you’ll not only learn how to play some cool sounding rock drum fills, but also practice your sense of rhythm. You can start by working on the free drum lesson “Quarter Note Drum Fills”, since the quarter note is the note value from whom the other ones derive.

For instance, 8th notes are twice as fast as quarter notes and 16th notes are four times faster than quarter notes. To help you study 8th note-based drum fills we’ve put together the free drum lessons “8th Note Drum Fills” and “Broken 8th Note Drum Fills”. As for 16th notes, you can go through the free drum lessons “Beginner Broken 16th Note Drum Fills” and “Intermediate Broken 16th Note Drum Fills”. Don’t stop on quarter note, 8th note, and 16th note drum fills. There are a lot of cool drum fills based on other note values like 8th note triplets, 16th note triplets and 32nd notes. The free drum lesson “The Herta Sweep” is a great example of just that. Rock music is mostly played in 4/4 time signature. However, it’s crucial to learn how to play in different time signatures to cater to the demands of certain rock styles.

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