Drummer's Quick-Start: Counting, Notation, and The Backbeat

Lutz Academy, Online Music Lessons

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3 Videos (25m)
    • Counting & Notation

      7:57
    • Your Foundation Beat

      7:58
    • Kick & Snare Variations

      8:55

About This Class

Clay will take you through the fundamental skills you need to master. Plus, he'll get you playing right off the bat so you can start drumming along with your favorite songs! 

What's Covered?

  • Counting (whole, half, quarter, eighth, and sixteenth notes)
  • Basics of timing and notation
  • Using a metronome
  • Playing on time
  • The backbeat
  • Variations of the backbeat

Follow Along

Every lesson has on-screen notation to help you follow along. Even if you don't know how to read notation yet, Clay's quick overview of counting in the first lesson and the simple on-screen notes will help you learn as you go along. After all, the best way to learn is by doing.

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Lutz Academy believes in-depth and effective music education should go beyond the traditional college mindset.

Using intricate and interactive tools and lessons, our aim is to provide aspiring players of all ages a comfortable, insightful, and affordable way to master their instrument. Plus, they can do so in their own home, at any time, and at their own pace!

We focus on four genres: rock, metal, blues, and jazz.

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