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Church Drumming, Dos and Don’ts

Church Drumming, Dos and Don’ts Most of us will play at a church at some point. Regardless of your beliefs, you will either find yourself serving on a worship team regularly, filling in for a friend at their home church, or hired as a guest musician. Personally, I...

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3 Ways Music Develops Well-rounded Children

3 Ways Music Develops Well-rounded Children Everyone has heard about the Mozart effect. Maybe you placed headphones on your (or your partner's) pregnant belly with classical music playing in order to increase your baby's future SAT scores. Simply listening to music...

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What Will Music Lessons Do for Me?

What Will Music Lessons Do for Me? The gift of music has been passed down from generation to generation. Learning how to play a musical instrument has both intrinsic and extrinsic value. Unlike many other activities, music can (in many ways) tap into all five of our...

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Go Buy a CD

Go Buy a CD As musicians, recorded music is a super important part of our lives. Music is our source of learning, study, growth, and enjoyment. It is the resource that allows us to learn from the best of the best. If I wanted to, I could listen to John Coltrane play...

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Why You’re Never too Old for Adult Music Lessons

Why You're Never too Old for Adult Music Lessons Why You're Never too Old for Adult Music Lessons Learning to play a musical instrument is a wonderful ability to have, no matter your age. Read on to learn why you're never too old for adult music lessons. Learning a...

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The Importance of Music Education in Child Development

The Importance of Music Education in Child Development The old adage that "music calms the soul" has gained so much acceptance that everyone resorts to music for pretty much everything. From entertainment to relaxing our minds and inducing sleep, music plays an...

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More Instruments Joining Our Already Big Family

As many of you know we have been going through a complete rebrand of our schools since sept 2016 and we are starting to get closer to becoming a multi-instrument music school at all of our locations. Currently, only our Granite Bay location offers all instruments and...

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Justin Barnes – Hihat and ride technique

A very simple but extremely important lesson about a few hihat and ride techniques to work on the next time you practice that will make you a much better drummer and musician. Hope you enjoy this one. Don't forget to subscribe. Drum...

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Cameron Womack – Brush Lesson

Cameron Explores the world of brush playing to give you guys something new to work on. Hope you enjoy this one. ***Small edit! "Sweet on Beats 1 and 3 not 1 and 2*** Don't forget to subscribe. Drum Instructor: Cameron Womack Web:...

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Ben Wood – Paradiddle Fill

If done right this fill will sound REAL GOOD! Just have to watch the video to see how and why. Just as Ben Wood, he certainly thinks so. We hope you enjoy the videos and lessons. Don't forget to subscribe. Drum Instructor: Ben Wood Facebook:...

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Stixx – Motown Classic Fill

Drum Lab instructor Stixx revisits one of the most famous fills of all time! This Motown classic is on an incredible amount of records and has been played by so many great drummers of our time and drummers from the past! If you play drums...

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Eli Aksen – Paradiddle Permutation

Eli Aksen and his Hype man (Anthony Ty Johnson) pay a quick visit to the big topic of Paradiddle Permutation. Hopefully this inspires you to dig deeper and learn more about this awesome concept. We will post more about it in the...

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Tyler Lydell – Left Handed Tasty Snack

Simple, small, detail that will change up the way you play alternating 16th note grooves on the hihat. Hope you have fun with this one. Many times groove is made up of the details and this one can totally change how full your hihat pattern...

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Anthony Ty Johnson – Money Beat

Anthony Ty Johnson might be young but his wisdom is well beyond his years. If you can get this concept of the money beat discussed in this video early on in your music career you will always have gigs and opportunities. If you are a seasoned...

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Tyler Lydell – Stutter Step

A simple but really cool concept by Tyler Lydell. A widely used concept in hiphop drumming but can spice up or enhance a variety of styles. Also a great way to develop your left foot control and coordination. Have fun, let us know what you...

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Daniel Blackburn – Displaced Backbeat Groove

Daniel Blackburn breaks down a simple but fun groove that has a displaced backbeat. Take this idea and run with it! Its a great way to build up a new sound in your playing. Any comments and questions welcome. Thank you for watching and check...

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Cameron Womack – 7 Note Lick

Drum lab Drum Instructor Cameron Womack Shares a very simple and fun 7 Note Lick that can help you explore a new pattern around the kit. Please leave any comments or questions bellow and thanks for watching.

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Ben Wood – Six Stroke Roll Lick

Ben Wood shares a very simple yet musical way to play a six stroke roll as a fill. Take a stab at it and always remember that there are always ways to change or alter the patter and explore more possibilities. Enjoy, share, and let us know...

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Tyler Lydell – The Six Nasty

Drum lab Drum Instructor Tyler Lydell's "Six Nasty" It is 6 notes long, and it is NASTY! Its a fun little lick that can be orchestrated anywhere on the kit. Practice playing it as different subdivision like Tyler does in the videos. Please...

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