Posts in category: Nasty Lick Videos

5 Killer Gadd Licks Two

Hey There! Welcome to the second installment of 5 Killer Gadd licks. In this online video drum lesson, we’re going to show you how to play one of Steve’s signature licks. The first time I heard Gadd play this was in the groove on Tom Scott’s song “Dirty Old Man.” It knocked me out. When […]


5 Killer Gadd Licks Part One

This marks the debut of a new video series: 5 Killer Gadd Licks. The first of the five is something I call “The Three Beat Triplet Flow.” It comes from an Elvin-ish jazz phrase that I’ve heard Gadd play. He applies the idea to funk in his playing and that is the focus of this […]


Nasty Drum Lick 114

Here’s Nasty Drum Lick #114. It’s a five note grouping (RLRLF) applied to 16th note triplets. In this online drum lesson, we’ll look at a video of me playing the lick with my band, LEVEL5. There is also a complete note-for-note transcription of the lick so you can learn it. I recommend that you print […]


Nasty Drum Lick 112: A Cool Vinnie Colaiuta-ish Triplet Thang

Here I present to you an idea that combines some stuff I’ve heard Vinnie play with my own stuff. It’s simply a six-stroke roll with a little hand/foot combo thrown in. The way I like to use it has a “three-beat” kind of feel, which makes it sound cool and flowing. I’m offering you both […]