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How To Play The Drum Set: Intermediate Level

Larry Crowe, Drummer, Percussionist

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19 Lessons (1h 3m)
    • 1. Preview

      0:45
    • 2. Quarter Notes Part 2

      0:56
    • 3. Quarter Note Exercises Part 2

      3:15
    • 4. Quarter and Eighth Note Exercises

      6:33
    • 5. Eighth Notes Part 2

      0:41
    • 6. Eighth Note Exercises Part 2

      9:44
    • 7. Eighth and Sixteenth Note Exercises

      6:50
    • 8. Eighth Note Triplets (The Shuffle)

      0:40
    • 9. Eighth Note Triplet Exercises (The Shuffle)

      5:09
    • 10. Hi-Hat Studies

      0:42
    • 11. Hi-Hat Studies: Quarter and Eighth Note Variations

      1:24
    • 12. Hi-Hat Studies: Eighth Note Triplet Variations

      2:13
    • 13. Hi-Hat Studies: Sixteenth Note Variations

      2:14
    • 14. Hi-Hat Studies: Alternating Sixteenth Note Variations

      2:08
    • 15. Grooves and Fills of Different Lengths

      1:12
    • 16. Grooves and Fills of Different Lengths Examples

      6:20
    • 17. Fills of Different Lengths

      0:59
    • 18. Fills of Different Lengths Examples

      10:50
    • 19. Conclusion

      0:30

About This Class

How To Play The Drum Set: Intermediate Level is a video course based on the drum set method book Masterful Drumming Volume Two. Volume Two is designed for intermediate level players (if you are a beginner please check out my first two courses How To Play The Drum Set: For Beginners Part 1 and 2). This video course will help further develop sight reading, independence and co-ordination skills by working through more complex beat subdivisions. The video features lessons on the Shuffle, Hi-Hat Studies, Grooves and Fills of Different Lengths. An ebook of Masterful Drumming Volume Two is included in the course.

Transcripts

1. Preview: Hi, My name is Larry Crowe, and welcome to masterful drumming. Volume two. Here's what you'll learn in this course the shelf pi, Asta grooves and fills of different lengths continue to develop your music reading skills and develop a deeper understanding of the drum set, so let's get going. 2. Quarter Notes Part 2: quarter note exercises Part two. So originally, we learned how to play Cora notes by coordinating the high hat, bass drum and the snare drum. And for the most part, everything was lining up with the high hat. The high hat was your guide. You were playing the snare drum and the bass drum together at the same time. So now what we want to do is add another challenge and start to look at playing notes in between the high at and that could be on the bass drum or could be on the snare drum. So this is where beats start to get a lot more complicated, a little more interesting, maybe typical of things you hear in songs. So we're developing a nice, strong quarter note lead hand, and that could be on the high out of the right symbol. And you're learning to put you know, um, some eighth notes in between that with the bass drum and the snare drum 3. Quarter Note Exercises Part 2: quarter note exercises. Part two Exercise one 1234 Exercise six 1234 Exercise 10 1234 Exercise 14. I want to be four. Exercise. 19. I want to be poor Exercise. 21 1234 Exercise 28 1234 Exercise 35 1234 Exercise 37 1234 Exercise. 41 1234 Exercise 44 on 234 and exercise 46 1234 Oh! 4. Quarter and Eighth Note Exercises: quarter and eighth note exercises. Variation one exercise too. 1234 Exercise 10 1234 Exercise 18 1234 Exercise 26 1234 Exercise 34 1234 Exercise 42 1234 Variation too Exercise three one Peut four Exercise 11 1234 Exercise 19 1234 Exercise 27 1234 Exercise 35 12 d four Exercise 43 1234 Okay. Variation three. Exercise for 1234 Exercise 12 1234 Exercise 20 1234 Exercise 28 1234 Exercise 36 1234 Exercise 44 1234 and Variation four Exercise five 1234 Exercise 13 1234 Exercise 21 12341 Exercise 29 1234 Exercise 37 1234 Exercise 45 12341 5. Eighth Notes Part 2: ive known exercises Part two. So this is where it gets fun. You're comfortable now playing quarter notes and eighth notes and a lot of different variations of those now. What we want to do is is develop a strong eighth note pulse in the right hand or your leading hand, and that could be on the right symbol as well. And we'll learn to put some 16th notes in between that. So again we're playing in the cracks and everything is getting a little more sophisticated , and we're subdividing the beats even deeper. 6. Eighth Note Exercises Part 2: eighth note exercises. Part two. Exercise number one 1234 All right, exercise number eight 1234 Exercise 16 1234 Exercise 21 1234 Exercise 28 1234 Exercise 33 What. 234 Okay, exercise number 37 1234 Exercise 45 What. 234 Exercise. 52 What. 234 Exercise. 57. Do more exercise 66 but to be four Exercise. 71 123 Form exercise. 73 What. 234 Exercise. 84 What. 234 Exercise. 86 1234 Exercise 95. 1234 Exercise 102. 1234 Exercise 108 What. 234 Okay, exercise 110. 1234 Exercise 116. 1234 Exercise 124. 1234 Exercise 1 32 1234 Exercise 1 33 12 P o. Exercise 140 1234 Exercise 145. What to do for exercise. 154. 1234 Exercise. 162 What. 234 Exercise 164. 1234 Exercise 172. 1234 Exercise 180. What do you do for exercise? 181. 1234 Exercise 188. 1234 Exercise 198 12 p four. 7. Eighth and Sixteenth Note Exercises : eighth and 16th note exercises. Variation one. Exercise number one What? 24 Exercise number 81234 Exercise 15 one to be four. Okay, exercise number 22 12 day or exercise 29. What? 24 exercise. 36. 1234 Exercise 38. 1234 Exercise 45 one to the or exercise 52 12 D form exercise 59 1234 Okay, exercise 66. Want to the fore exercise? 67. 1234 Okay. Variation, too. Exercise number three 1234 Exercise number 10 What? 234 Exercise. 17. What? 234 Exercise 24 one to the poor Exercise 25 1234 Exercise 32. 1234 Exercise 39 What? To the or exercise? 46. 1234 Exercise 53 one to the form exercise 60 one. Do exercise 61. 1234 and exercise 68. What to bore 8. Eighth Note Triplets (The Shuffle) : eighth note, Triplet exercises or the Shuffle. So at some point in your drumming career, someone will turn around you and say, Let's play a shuffle And it's a very important, you know, rhythm, toe learn. And it comes from the blues, jazz, swing music. That's where this sort of idea comes from. And you know, it's something you definitely wanna have some ability to play, so we have a bunch of exercises to help you learn how to play the shuffle. 9. Eighth Note Triplet Exercises (The Shuffle): eighth note. Triplet exercises the shuffle Exercise number one. What to pay for exercise number eight 1234 Exercise number 15 1234 Exercise number 22 1234 Exercise 29 1234 Exercise 36 1234 Okay, exercise 42. This is a halftime shuffle. 1234 Okay, exercise 44. This is more of a traditional shuffle. 1234 Exercise 51 1234 Okay, now let's do some jazz swing shuffles. Exercise number two 1234 Exercise number nine 1234 Exercise 16 1234 Exercise 23 1234 Exercise 31 1234 Exercise 38 1234 Exercise 45 1234 Exercise 52 1234 10. Hi-Hat Studies : Okay. Hi. Hat studies the high at very important instrument on the drum set. So what we have here is ah, lot of different exercises to help you learn to open and close the high hat. Okay, so quarter notes eighth notes, eighth note. Triplets, 16th notes. All those different values will learn to play different drum beats and grooves and learned open the high hat in a fair amount of the potential places that that can happen. All right, so the high at a very important part of the drum set. 11. Hi-Hat Studies: Quarter and Eighth Note Variations: Okay, let's look at some high hat studies. So, firstly, we're going to look at some quarter notes and eighth note variations opening and closing the high at exercise number one. What to the poor exercise for 1234 Exercise number eight 1234 Okay. And exercise 15. 1234 12. Hi-Hat Studies: Eighth Note Triplet Variations: eighth Note. Triplet Variations Exercise Number three 1234 Exercise Number 10 1234 Exercise Number 18 1234 Exercise 22 1234 Exercise 29 1234 Exercise 36 1234 13. Hi-Hat Studies: Sixteenth Note Variations: exercise number one 1234 Exercise number nine 1234 Exercise number 17 1234 Exercise 28 1234 Exercise 36 What to the fore exercise 44. What? 234 14. Hi-Hat Studies: Alternating Sixteenth Note Variations: alternating 16th Note. Mixed Variations. Exercise Number one 1234 Exercise Number 15 1234 Exercise 20 1234 Exercise 25 1234 Exercise 37 1234 Exercise 48 1234 15. Grooves and Fills of Different Lengths : okay, grooves and fills of different lengths. So in the first video, or from my first book, most of the drum fills were a bar long. Okay. And you know, in reality, once you start playing music, most of the time you might do fills that or maybe one beat to be, you know, like half a bar long, not typically a full bar. So you want to have some experience being able to do that. And the other thing is in this section is not only are you going to look at some fills of different lengths, but some of the grooves will also be different links. So you might be playing two bars in total. You might play one bar of a groove and then you know, a fill in the second bar or you might play, you know, two bars of a groove and a fill in the third bar. So we're going to look at two bar three bar and four bar phrases essentially, and this will really help you once you start, you know, playing in a band or playing along with music. It'll really help 16. Grooves and Fills of Different Lengths Examples: Okay. Now we're gonna look at some grooves and fills of different lengths. Exercise number one. Exercise number five. Want to the fore? Exercise number nine 1234 Exercise 13 1 to 4. Exercise 20 1234 Okay , exercise. 24 123 Exercise 25 24 Exercise 31. 1234 Exercise 35 one. Do for exercise . 40 one to a 17. Fills of Different Lengths: all right, fills of different links. This is the the last part of the book, and what we're going to do is just give you a whole bunch of different fills again. It could be 11 B two B three beat fills or a full bar. There'll be lots of different stick ings used to get you around the kit. And, you know, hopefully this will help you maybe invent some of your own and be creative and help you come up with some of your own. You know, drum fills. And you know some of these stick ings that air in the book or just really suggestions. If you can come up with a different sticking that feels more comfortable for you. You're welcome to do that, for sure. And there's also some fills in a corporate, the bass drum as well, and even the high hat so some different sounds. And, um so I hope you enjoy that 18. Fills of Different Lengths Examples: exercise. Three A What? Exercise seven b. I want to the exercise 12 seed. What to do? - Exercise 15 A. What to do Exercise 19 b 12 exercise 22 c 1234 Exercise 28 A. What do the exercise? 31 b 1234 Exercise 35. I want to size 39 a exercise 43 B one to the exercise 47 c Do, - uh , exercise 55 12 Exercise 63 gun Do dio exercise 75 12 Exercise 81 I do. 19. Conclusion : All right. Congratulations. You're at the end of the course, So I hope you enjoyed it assed much as I enjoyed teaching you. And you've you've learned an awful lot of things, and there's a lot of material to continue to work on. And I hope you will do that. And, um, have fun doing so. All right, take care.