Posts in category: Nasty Licks

John Bonham Hand Foot Triplet Inversion #1

Anyone who has really studied John Bonham knows how he played his famous hand/foot triplets. Originally I thought the pattern was Right, Left, Foot, but that’s incorrect. The way that Bonham played them is: Left, Right, Foot. And man, when you get that lick fast and clean it sounds amazing. Once I started working on […]


32nd Note Linear Drum Fills Part 1

In the two pages of 24 exercises offered here, I seek to give you an introduction to some simple linear fills. These ideas are based on three simple building blocks: 1) two notes with the hands and two with the feet (four-note grouping) 2) four notes with the hands and two with the feet (six-note […]


Glen Sobel Transcription: 32nd Note Drum Solo Idea

Glen Sobel is a beast of a drummer. Based in L.A., Glen is best known as the drummer for Alice Cooper and The Hollywood Vampires. He also won the Guitar Center Drum-Off early in the contest’s history. Anyone who knows me and my drumming preferences knows that I am a big fan. Why? He’s got […]


5 Eric Moore Inspired Hi-Hat Ideas

Lately, I’ve been on an Eric Moore binge. He’s got a great groove and a lot of chops. If you don’t know him check him out. He really makes good use of the hi-hat. That’s what I want to focus on in this post. There are a couple of little ideas I picked up on […]