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Posts in category: Rock Drumming

Nasty Lick 33

nasty lick 33 bang the drum school

For the latest “Nasty Lick,” feast your eyes and ears on a great hand/foot combination that sounds thunderously big…..RLF (right, left, bass). Check out this video of me using this lick live. You can “fast forward” to 2:51 into the video to hear just the lick… A note for note transcription of the lick, which […]


7 Fills From John Bonham

Welcome back to the BANG! The Drum School blog. Today, I’m posting a worksheet of 7 fills from none other than the grandaddy of rock drumming himself, John Bonham. If you’re new to drumming and you don’t know about Bonham, I urge you to check him out. Most, if not all, of today’s rock drummers […]


Four Great Rock Fills You Can Use Now

Playing great fills is all about vocabulary. One of my favorite patterns, and I’ve written about it before (see “Milking Your Licks Dry”), is RLRF….or right hand, left hand, right hand, bass drum (right foot). Bonham and Gadd have both used this pattern (I believe that is where I first heard it), but it has […]


The Cycle Part One

If you want to play rock or pop drums, you will have to gain control over rock grooves that are based on eighth notes. Perhaps 75% of all the pop and rock grooves you play will be based on the pattern created by playing eighth notes on the hi hat and “two” and “four” on […]