YUCA - "Anthem"

Easy Drumming That Sounds Hard

In this video, Dave Atkinson jams along to “Anthem”, a song from his own band YUCA. This rock drum play-along is a great place for you to practice all kinds of rock drum beats and drum fills, especially 8th note triplet- and 16th note triplet-based. This free drum play-along comes with two MP3s that you can download and use to play along or study with – one with the drum tracks removed and an alternate version with a metronome added in.

YUCA is an alternative rock band that hails from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Since Dave is the drummer for this band, watching him playing along this tune will give you an exact idea of its structure and feel. Once you’ve watched the video, take the MP3s to your drum set and see what you can come up with. Start by jamming along to the version with a metronome added in if you’re a beginner drummer. This will help you keep basic time while learning how to play along to this song. You can start jamming along the version that doesn’t include a metronome once you’re able to keep a steady tempo.

If you don’t know what drum beats and drum fills to play, take some of the ideas Dave Atkinson demonstrates in this video just so you can get started. You can also check the free drum lessons on rock drumming that we have here on DrumLessons.com to learn how to play some rock-based drum beats and drum fills. If you’d like to play-along more of YUCA’s songs check the rock drum play-along for the song “It’s About Something“.

What if we told you this drum play-along can be used to improve your internal clock; hand, foot and showmanship techniques; odd-time drumming, beats and fills? Intrigued?! Watch the free drum lesson “Practicing With Play-Alongs” to learn more about this.