Posts in category: Nasty Licks

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 […]


Nasty Drum Lick #115 | The Roundhouse Six

Hey Everyone! This idea is something I got from one of my drumming heroes, Dave DiCenso. It’s a really cool hand/foot combo. When I heard Dave play it, he used a different rate (32nd notes) and his way of connecting it to other stuff he was playing was slightly different, but never-the-less, it sounded amazing. […]


5 Killer Gadd Licks 4 | The Six Stroke Roll

Our fourth installment of “5 Killer Gadd Licks” is a rudimental pattern. I can’t remember what recording I first heard it on, but it was definitely Gadd. It might have been from one of his solos with Chick Corea (one transcription of a Gadd solo that includes the six stroke roll can be found HERE). […]


Five Killer Gadd Licks Three

Hello Everyone! This time we’re going to look at another great Steve Gadd idea. It’s one of his staples; you’ll hear it frequently in his solos. This online drum lesson will include video and a PDF with the lick written out note-for-note. One thing that I talk about in the video is the idea of […]