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Posts in category: Nasty Licks

Paradiddle Plus One: A Killer Drum Solo Vocabulary Idea

Recently I had a lesson with John Riley where we discussed soloing. The creation of vocabulary was a big part of the talk. There was a notion of efficiency in how one works on stuff–which I realized is extremely important, but I want to save that for later because it deserves its own entire post. […]


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 98: A Slick 32nd Note Groove Idea

Online Drum Lessons--Nasty Drum Lick 98

First, the VIDEO! If you’re an avid reader of this blog, you’ll know that I love slick little licks that I can throw into a groove. I’ve written about these kinds of ideas before. For example: Nasty Lick 44: Yuda Variation Nasty Lick 43: Vinnie on Joe’s Garage 5 Killin 32nd Note Drum Groove Soloing […]