News & Updates

News & Updates

Update 19/12/2022

  • Match ‘Em Up exercises 1 -10 added to beginner/pre-intermediate levels. Read all about how to use them in this blog post.
  • 16th Note Snare Pattern Practice was added the 8th note rock beats section of the pre-intermediate level. This looks at 15 different 16th note snare drum placements while playing 8th note hi hats and various bass drum patterns. This will give your students a real good grasp on playing this type of groove.

Update 14/12/2022

Massive update today.

  • 8421 exercises. You find these on the Beginner Rock Beats. It takes all the rock beats from the beginner level and adds fills from the beginner level to them. Each exercise is 20 bars long. Each booklet is 12 pages in length with 2 exercises on each page. The purpose is to get students used to common phrases (8 bar & 4 bars) and also ready to play busier passages without panicking. Read all about it in this blog post.
  • 8th note and 16th note fill practice exercises. You’ll find these in the fills section on the Beginner and Pre-intermediate level. Each one takes 20 grooves and 50 fills from across the syllabus. They serve as a good review of the material covered and help students get comfortable playing common grooves with a variety of useful fills. Each one is 20 pages in length. Read all about it in this blog post.
  • Open Hi-Hats – Further Practice. The initial open hi-hat pages introduce students to the concept of open hi-hats. These booklets makes them apply each open hi-hat pattern to a variety of bass and snare grooves. Each booklet contains 13 pages of open hi-hat goodness.
  • Mixed Subdivision Fills 1 & 2 added to intermediate level
  • 32nd Note fills (long and short) added to intermediate level
  • Herta and Six Stroke Roll fills added to upper intermediate level.

Update 9/12/2022

  • 8 new songs added by Harry Styles, Of Monster & Men, Florence & The Machine, Le Yang, G.E.M, and, Neon Trees.
  • Coldplay “Speed Of Sound” split into “Album” & “Video” versions.

Update 7/10/2022

  • 8 new songs added by 3 doors down, Alannah Myles, Billie Eillish, Ed Sheeran, Patty Smyth, Phil Colins & Phillip Bailey, Pink, and Stereophonics.
  • 13 page pdf – Beginner Open Hi-Hats – Further practice. Gives students more practice with open hi-hat patterns presented in Open Hi-Hats 1 on the beginner’s page.

Updates 29/7/2022

  • 12 new songs added by Bruno Mars, Evanescence, Foreigner, Gayle, Gym Class Heroes, Lady Gaga, Lenny Kravitz, Of Monsters & Men, Prefab Sprout, Pulp, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and, Scorpions.
  • Finish The Fill series added to Beginner and Pre-intermediate levels. Get your students creating their own fills.
  • Complete The Beat series added to Beginner and Pre-intermediate levels. Get your students to come up with groove variations.

Updates 27/7/2020

  • Backbeat Fills – 1 & 2 – pre-intermediate level
  • Short Sixteenth Note Fills 11 & 12 – 3 note groups – intermediate level
  • Don’t Dream It’s Over – Crowded House
  • Hit Me With Your Best Shot – Pat Benetar
  • Race For The Prize – The Flaming Lips
  • Paramore – Still Into You

Updates 3/7/2020

There’s been a lot of updates since April…

  • Further Jazz 1-5 – focusing on the middle partial of the triplet
  • Paradiddle grooves 4 ( inverted and reverse too)
  • Afro Cuban grooves – Songo, Mozambique, Bembe, Cascara
  • Songs from Billy Joel, Bon Jovi, Green Day, Matchbox Twenty, Taylor Swift, Status Quo, Bruno Mars, U2, ZZ Top, Blur, The White Stripes, Joan Jett and more….
  • Flams 2 – 4
  • Drags 2 – 4
  • Sixteenth note triplet fills parts 3 – 6.
  • Paradiddle co-ordination exercises.

Updates 17/4/2020

  • Hi-Hat Ride Variations Part 3 uploaded for variations 1,2,3 & 4.

Updates 16/4/2020

The big one today…. Upper Intermediate Page added… Will be adding more stuff to this page in the near future. Here’s what’s added today:

  • Paradiddle Grooves 1-3
  • Inverted Paradiddle Grooves 1-3
  • Reverse Paradiddle Grooves 1-3
  • Mixed Paradiddle Grooves 1-4
  • Double Paradiddle Grooves 1
  • Paradiddle-diddle Grooves 1
  • Samba Grooves 1-5
  • Samba Development 1 & 2
  • Reggae 1-9
  • Funk Shuffles 1-4
  • Jonas Brothers – Sucker
  • Bryan Adams – Summer Of 69
  • Corey Hart – Never Surrender

Updates 13/4/2020

  • 6/8 Beats 1 – 4
  • 6/8 Fills 1 – 4

Updates 9/4/2020

  • Eighth Note Co-ordination Studies 1 & 2
  • Hitting The Crash
  • Open Hi-Hat Fills 1 & 2 (Pre-Intermediate)
  • Open Hi-Hat Fills 3 & 4 (Intermediate)
  • 16th Note Triplet Rock Beats 3
  • Paradiddle Accents 2, Inverted Paradiddle Accents 2, Reverse Paradiddle Accents 2.
  • 8th Note Triplet Rock Beats 5,6 & 7
  • Linear Groove 1,2,3 & 4
  • Hi-Hat Embellishments 1,2 & 3
  • Ghost Note Control 1 & 2

Updates 21/5/2019

  • Five Finger Death Punch – Blue On Black
  • Shinedown – Monsters
  • The Corrs – Breathless
  • Coldplay – Yellow
  • Bon Jovi – I’ll Be There For You – added a missing bass drum note.

Updates 8/5/2019

  • Kelly Clarkson – Since U Been Gone
  • Kelly Clarkson – Stronger
  • Jessie J – Price Tag

Updates 6/3/2019

  • Eighth note triplet fills updated and expanded. Now including short fills also. Check them out in the fills section on the pre-intermediate and intermediate pages .
  • The 1975 – It’s not living (if it’s not with you)
  • The Click 5 – Jenny
  • CCR – Proud Mary
  • The National – Fake Empire
  • Oasis – Stand By Me
  • Counting Crows – Mr Jones
  • Panic At The Disco – L.A Devotee

Updates 30/10/2018

  • More Videos Added

Updates 29/7/2018

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Updates 9/7/2018

Error corrections:

  • Reading Rhythms #13
  • Reading Rhythms #22
  • Simple Minds – Alive & Kicking

Added:

  • ZZ Top – Gimme All Your Loving
  • Adam Lambert – Whataya want from me?
  • The Cult – Rain
  • Toto – Africa

Will be updating more frequently soon. I’ve been busy keeping my drum school busy. Will be back with more new content soon!

Updates 29/1/2018

Added:

  • Shuffle Development Exercise (Intermediate)
  • 16th Note Triplet Fills #3
  • Short 16th Note Triplet fills #3