Drum Lessons with ULTIMATE DRUMMING Intermediate R&R #4

Rock & Roll using 8th and 16th note combinations and 1/4 note Rock playing the ride on the (&s).
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5 (8 ratings)
2,629 students
46min of on-demand video
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This course combines both 8th and 16th notes to create some really exciting Rock & Roll rhythms that have been used on thousands of hit songs.
These great sounding Rock beats will enhance students creativity and sense of rhythmic articulation.
Students will learn how to count and develop independent coordination.
Students will learn how to practice for best results and how to apply these excellent Rock beats in a musical setting. 100% drumming fun is guaranteed!


  • Completion of ULTIMATE DRUMMING courses 1,2 and 3 or prior knowledge of basic Rock & Roll beats.


This course will enhance students drumming expertise with these fun to play Rock & Roll beats. It is divided into two sections containing five video lessons each.  Section #1 combines 8th and 16th note combinations that create some very interesting rhythmic possibilities.  Section #2 is a study of 1/4 note Rock using the (&s) on the ride cymbal that gives the music an "up" type feel.  Upon completion of this course, students will be quite diverse  and skilled with these excellent Rock & Roll beats. These great sounding beats have been used on 1000's of hit songs performed by the top drummers in the world. 100% Drumming fun is guaranteed.!

Who this course is for:

  • Upper level beginner to intermediate level students who wish to advance their drumming skills


Professional Drummer/Percussionist and Educator
Jim McCall
  • 4.2 Instructor Rating
  • 104 Reviews
  • 8,124 Students
  • 9 Courses

Internationally acclaimed drummer Jim McCall has performed for millions worldwide. Jim’s lifelong dedication to drumming excellence and the percussive arts energizes audiences with his exceptional skill and talent. Some of Jim's credits include Jay Leno, Bill Cosby, Chuck Mangione and performances at the White House with Easy Smith. Other credits include Music Director for Breck Wall’s award winning Vegas production “Bottoms Up,” Music Director for “Club Zulu,” Jon Stewart’s “Legends in Concert” and  Dick Clark’s “American Bandstand.” Jim is also recognized internationally as a music educator and author. His educational works and videos are published all over the world and have reached 1000's of aspiring drummers.

Jim credits his drumming knowledge and level of skill due to his years of study with the great Henry Adler of N.Y. City.  Henry's teachings influenced many of the greats including Buddy Rich, Louis Bellson, Sonny Igoe, Alex Acuna of "Weather Report" fame and world renown teacher Freddie Gruber who taught Neil Pert  Dave Weckl and Peter Erskine to name a few using the Henry Adler technique. All of these great players can be found on youtube.

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