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I now offer drum lesson downloads. This course is designed to do two things: provide a foundational course in rhythm, reading and technique for the beginner, and serve as a "tune up" for more experienced players.
The lessons are downloaded to you as a "zipped" file that will contain text, sheet music in PDF format, audio mp3s and QuickTime video. You will need either WinZip or Stuffit, Adobe Reader, a broadband connection and QuickTime. Those of you still on dial-up please contact me regarding a video correspondence course.
Payment is through PayPal. There is currently no set fee as I am in the process of producing six courses of over forty individual lessons. These are a little older and of lesser production quality. Just pay what you think they are worth. I simply ask that in paying for these lessons you keep in mind the amount of work that I put into them, and that this is part of how I provide for my family.
Free Drum Lessons
These are preliminary technique builders, so there are no sheet music or mp3 portions of these lessons. The video has been compressed for the Web. PPV lessons are larger files.
Free Lesson 1: Basic Technique:
Free Lesson 2:Basic Foot Technique:
Free Handout: Understanding Rhythmic Notation
Drum Lesson Downloads
These are rather large files (approximately 30-40 MB each).
NOTE: After you have gone through the PayPal process, click the "return to..." button on their receipt page to be taken to your download.
Lesson One: Beginning Basic Rhythms with the "limb pair" method, introduction to the Rudiments.
Lesson Two: Basic Rhythm #2, Rudiments, Moeller Down Stroke.
Lesson Three: Basic Rhythm #3, Rudiments, Moeller Up Stroke.
Lesson Four: Basic Rhythm #4, Rudiments, Moeller Exercises.
Lesson Five: Basic Rhythm #5, Rudiments, Moeller Exercises 2.
Lesson Six: Basic Rhythm #6, Rudiments, Moeller Exercises 3.