Drumming 101: The Essential Elements
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Drumming 101: The Essential Elements

Learn to be Fantastic on a Single Drum for a Solid Foundation Before Going to The Next Level
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Last updated 4/2017
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 8 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • By learning the things you have learned throughout this course you will have the tools necessary to expand in many different areas of drumming, to include the ease of moving around a drum set with little effort.
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  • You need to know absolutely nothing to begin this course. You will need drums sticks and something to play on like a practice pad, your leg or better yet, a drum.

This course is designed for students in band programs and for those wanting to get a solid start to basic drumming. These twenty-six basic Rudiments are the stepping stones toward your future success for the years to come. Throughout this course, you will be provided the resources that will teach you the necessary skills required to begin your successful career! 

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone with a desire to learn to play, from the beginning band student to anyone just wanting to play the drums just for fun.
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Curriculum For This Course
17 Lectures
1 Lecture 02:58

Just a simple Introduction

Preview 02:58
Start Here
16 Lectures 01:10:11

Let's start with the very Basics:

  1. How to hold your sticks
  2. Traditional / Match Grip
  3. How to hit the drums
Preview 02:20

In this lecture you will have learned how to practice slow-fast-slow and the why behind it, also muscle memory, using your wrist and fingers to play not your arms.

Preview 03:14

You will learn the Long Roll/Double Stroke Roll, and how to play it easily.

Lesson Three

You will learn how to play the 5 Stroke and 7 Stroke rolls.

Lesson Four

This lecture will bring you along learning the 6 -9-and 10 Stroke Rolls.

Lesson Five

 This lecture you will learn the 11-13-15 and 17 Stroke Rolls.

Lesson Six

This part of the lectures you will be introduced to the different type of Flams; Flam, Flam Tap, Flam Parradiddle, Swiss Army Triplet.

Lesson Seven

In this lesson you will learn the various Paradiddles

  1. Paradiddle – Speak it!
  2. Double Paradiddle
  3. Triple Paradiddle
  4. Paradiddle-Diddle
Lesson Eight

This lesson contains the rudiments of Ruff / Drag and Drag Taps

  1. Ruff / Drag – Speak it!
  2. Single Drag Tap
  3. Double Drag Tap
Lesson Nine

In this lesson we will go into the Ratamacues

  1. Single Ratamacue
  2. Double Ratamacue
  3. Triple Ratamacue
Lesson 10

Summary of all the lessons to this point:

Lesson Eleven

A short piece of music combining all the rudiments covered so far.

Preview 01:23

Here we will go into:

  1. Preparing to play
  2. Proper tuning of the drum
  3. When to practice
  4. Exercises to loosen the muscles and in crease blood flow
  5. Caring for the drums
Preview 08:19

Bringing it all together:

  1. Single Stroke Four
  2. Single Stroke Five
  3. Single Stroke Seven
  4. Flam a Que
  5. Swiss Army Patty Fla-Fla
  6. Swiss Army Triplet
Lesson on the Deck #1

Moving Forward:

  1. Para Diddle - Diddle
  2. Swiss Army Triplet
  3. Single Drag Tap
  4. Lesson 25
  5. Drag Para Diddle #1
  6. Drag Para Diddle #2
  7. Notation
Lesson on the Deck #2

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About the Instructor
Course Creator Alan Koebel
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I, Alan am the producer / publisher of this course and take the videos and edit them to Udemy standards. I have put the course together and uploaded them into the final course. I guess you could say I am the tech guy. Your Instructor for this course will be James Cook, who is a professional drummer. James has taught drums in elementary, middle and high school for several years and also gives private lessons.  This courses will include the essential fundamentals that will provide you with the foundation that will enable you to advance faster to becoming a great drummer.  We believe this approach to learning the drums will help you get to an advanced level faster than most methods.  You will have lifetime access to this course and we will be adding to it on a regular schedule. If you follow these instructions we are confident you will be a happy drummer very soon.  Here is to your success!

James C Cook
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I majored in Music Education at the University of Kentucky and have taught Percussion for more than 30yrs.  Some of my former students are currently playing with major symphonies, and teaching in several universities across the United States.  Along with teaching in school systems and giving private lessons, I've played in many show productions, and various bands to include jazz trios and recording studios.