Posts in category: Beginner’s Drum Lessons

How To Read Music For Drummers Part Two | 12 Eighth Note Rock Beats

We’ve been working on learning to read music. If you’ve been following this series, you’ll have checked out the previous two posts, Your First Drum Lesson and How To Read Music For Drummers Part One. If you haven’t been following it, feel free to check out those links. The idea is this: first, learn a […]


Your First Drum Lesson: 3 Beginner Drum Beats

If you want to play drums and think you can’t or that it’s too hard or you’re scared…fear not! This beginner drum lesson is for YOU. In the video and PDF worksheet that are included in this lesson, I’m going to show you, in the simplest, easiest way possible, how to play three rock beats. […]


Top 10 Drum Books and Videos for Beginner Drummers

Dave Weckl How to Develop Technique

Alright everyone. Here’s my top ten. I’m guessing this may spark some debate, and think that’s fine, so feel free to let me know your thoughts. Syncopation This book, written by Ted Reed, is very versatile. I use it with beginners to teach them to read rhythmic notation, but it has many other applications for […]


Paradiddle Cheat Sheet 1

For beginners, here is the first in a series of Cheat Sheets. This one covers what I consider to be the three most important paradiddle patterns for beginners to learn: The Single Paradiddle The Double Paradiddle The Paradiddle-Diddle (both left and right-handed versions) The first order of business is to learn these hand patterns cold. […]