Posts in category: Nasty Lick Videos

The Ultimate Monster Drum Lick?

The Ultimate Monster Drum Lick?

I know that “The Ultimate Monster Drum Lick” is a pretty provocative title. And I’m actually not particularly prone to hyperbole. But this idea, even at the stage I am at with it–which is admittedly early on my journey to master it–has so much power and holds so much promise for incredible speed and power, […]


Nasty Drum Lick #118 | Reverse Triplets Roundhouse

This Nasty lick goes around the drums counter-clockwise as 16th note triplets. It takes advantage of a great three note grouping as single strokes that allows you to move back and forth on the toms. Combined with a paradiddle-diddle, the lick becomes one that you can blaze around the drums continuously. The lick is written […]


Nasty Lick 116 | Drum Solo Vocabulary

Here’s Nasty Lick 116, an offshoot of a classic that many of you probably already know: RLRLFF. I don’t know why I never thought of putting two bass drum notes before RLRLFF before now, but I wish I had, because it’s a pretty cool sounding lick. As usual, I’ve given you a bunch of ideas […]


5 Killer Gadd Licks 5

Hey everyone! In our fifth of our “5 Killer Gadd Licks,” here is a very useful bit of drumming vocabulary for you. I’m confident that if you don’t know this one already, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how much mileage you get out of it. It’s not a flashy idea, at least not how I […]