Posted By: Admin on Tuesday, October 9, 2018

In this video, Mike shares his five must know beginner drumming techniques. Having a solid foundation of technique is extremely important when first learning the drums.

Posted By: Admin on Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Arguably the most requested drummer by our viewers, Gavin Harrison is here at Drumeo to share his tips and methods for coming up with tasteful drum parts, how to improve your creativity, and your general mindset when playing the drums whether in the studio or performing live.

This hour-long lesson is jammed full of incredible drumming knowledge, so pay attention! He also plays several tracks from his solo project “Cheating the Polygraph”, as well as a track from The Pineapple Thief.

Lesson Index:

0:06 – SONG: “Hatesong/Halo”

7:01 – Introduction

10:00 – What is Rhythmic Design?

14:34 – Gavin’s “CPU” Theory

21:58 – How Gavin Creates Drum Parts For A Song

28:21 – SONG: “In Exile” by Pineapple Thief

33:07 – How Gavin Came Up With Drum Parts For “In Exile”

50:50 – Billy Cobham’s Tom Lick

57:50 – SONG: “The Start Of Something Beautiful”

1:04:52 – SONG: “Cheating The Polygraph”


Gavin Harrison is best known for his playing with progressive rock bands Porcupine Tree and King Crimson. He began working professionally in 1979 and has since appeared on over 140 recordings. He’s performed and/or recorded with a wide variety of artists including Incognito, Lisa Stansfield, Lewis Taylor, Paul Young, Iggy Pop, OSI, Shooter, The King Of Oblivion, Sam Brown, Tom Robinson, Go West, and many others.


He won the Modern Drummer magazine readers’ poll for “best progressive rock drummer of the year” from 2007 to 2010 (and again in 2016), as well as “Best Prog Drummer” from DRUM USA magazine in 2011. In 2014, Modern Drummer placed Gavin in the Top 50 Greatest Drummers of all Time.

Posted By: Admin on Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Lesson Index:

0:06 – “There Goes That” by Ray Obiedo

5:44 – Introduction

10:23 – Lesson begins!

11:35 – Development Of The Two Sound Levels With The Hands

24:36 – Beyond Two & Four

38:26 – Odd Time In Four

57:10 – Q & A

1:06:00 – “Pocketful Of Soul” by Tower Of Power


David Garibaldi has been one of our most highly requested guests and it’s an honor to have been able to host him in our studio. He’s prepared a lesson jam packed full of drum knowledge so download the PDF above and buckle up!


David began playing drums professionally at 17 years old and joined Tower of Power at the age of 24 in 1970. Not too long after, he became one of the most sought after drummers in the industry. He has featured in hundreds of songs by notable artists and has also appeared on live TV and films. David won the R&B/Funk drummer award from Modern Drummer magazine for five consecutive years from 1980 to 1985, and again in 2003.


David plays:

Yamaha Drums: http://www.yamahdrums.com/

Sabian Cymbals: http://www.sabian.com/

Remo Drumheads: http://www.remo.com/

Vic Firth Drumsticks: http://www.vicfirth.com/

Posted By: Admin on Tuesday, July 14, 2015

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In his home country of Hungary, Gergo Borlai has appeared on more than a 100 albums, received two lifetime achievement awards and two “gold record awards,” as well as the Golden Drumstick Prize and the Artisjus Lifetime Achievement Award.

As one of the most exciting up-and-coming drummers today, Gergo is continuing to be recognized with each new breathtaking solo on YouTube and performance or clinic across the globe. And we were thrilled to have him visit the Drumeo studios for this special lesson on “Storytelling On The Drums”! Special thanks to Ronn Dunnett for helping to put this together!

Lesson Index:
00:15 – Drum Solo
11:47 – Introduction
17:42 – “19/16” Song Explanation
20:14 – “19/16” Performance
29:07 – Storytelling On The Drums
45:36 – “Metric Modulation Drum Loop” Performance
49:02 – Q & A
57:29 – “Thomas” Performance

Follow Gergo here:
Facebook: https://twitter.com/GergoBorlai
Twitter: https://www.facebook.com/gergoborlai

Gergo plays:
Dunnett Classic Drums: http://www.dunnett.com/
Gretsch Drums: http://www.gretschdrums.com/
Remo Drumheads: http://remo.com/
Vic Firth Sticks: http://www.vicfirth.com/
Paiste Cymbals: http://www.paiste.com/

Posted By: Admin on Tuesday, July 14, 2015

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One of the first drum books I ever bought was “Realistic Rock” by Carmine Appice. So when Carmine was booked for a lesson at Drumeo I was unbelievably excited and nervous. The lesson went great and I know you’ll enjoy it!

And in case you didn’t know, here are a few more details: Carmine Appice became known worldwide for his astonishing live performances as the drummer for Vanilla Fudge, in addition to becoming a highly sought-after session drummer playing with countless artists including Rod Stewart, Ozzy Osborne, Ted Nugent, and Pink Floyd.

As an educator, Carmine was the first to legitimize rock drumming with his landmark book, “The Realistic Rock Drum Method”, selling more than 400,000 copies. In appreciation for his universal appeal, he was forever immortalized via his induction in cement to Hollywood’s Rock Walk of Fame.

Follow Carmine here:
Website: http://www.carmineappice.net/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CarmineAppiceHimself?fref=ts
Twitter: https://twitter.com/carmineappice1

Carmine plays:
Evans Drumheads
Istanbul Mehmet Cymbals
Vic Firth Sticks

Posted By: Admin on Tuesday, July 14, 2015

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I had such a good time shooting lessons with Casey Cooper (aka COOP3RDRUMM3R), and wanted to make sure you got the full recording of his live-lesson for “How To Learn Songs Quickly”.

Casey is a very well known drummer who gained popularity from his YouTube channel. He now has over 677,000 subscribers and 128 million views! He is super entertaining to watch, and has a passion for drum education.

Video Index:
0:13 – Song: Disturbing
4:01 – Jared Falk Intros Cooper
9:44 – Song: Big Band O’ Funk
12:34 – Lesson: Learn To Listen
15:59 – Lesson: Get The Groove
19:28 – Lesson: Jump In And Jam
22:17 – Lesson: Ready The Road Map
28:45 – Lesson: Polish The Product
36:03 – Song: Country Train
38:11 – Song: Funky Walker
40:40 – Q/A
58:55 – Song: Tone Def

Follow Casey here:
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/COOP3RDRUMM3R
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/THECOOP3RDRUMM3R
Twitter: https://twitter.com/coop3rdrumm3r

Casey is endorsed by:
Pearl Drums: http://pearldrum.com/
Vic Firth Sticks: http://www.vicfirth.com/
Zildjian Cymbals: http://zildjian.com/
Remo Drumheads: http://remo.com/
Drumlite Lighting: http://iwdrumlite.com/
1964 Ears: http://www.1964ears.com/

Posted By: Admin on Tuesday, July 14, 2015

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Thanks to Sean Browne and the team at Yamaha Canada, we were very fortunate to host a live lesson with groove master Gerry Brown! Gerry has been drumming for Stevie Wonder and Diana Ross over the years, and shares his insights on how to have longevity in the music industry, as well as showmanship while grooving. Enjoy!

Gerry plays:
Yamaha Drums
Evans Drumheads
Paiste Cymbals
Vic Firth Sticks

Posted By: Admin on Tuesday, July 14, 2015

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We had the legendary Bernard “Pretty” Purdie at our Drumeo studios to take you on a drumming journey unlike anything you’ve ever seen before.

Bernard has played on over 4,000 albums throughout his career, and had the opportunity to grace the stage with amazing artists such as: Aretha Franklin, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, James Brown, and many many more!

Leave a comment on YouTube for your chance to win a signed copy of Bernard’s book, “Let The Drums Speak”. We’ll pick the winner before July 15th, 2015.

Bernard was playing:
George Way Drums
Remo Drumheads
Sabian Cymbals

Buy a copy of Bernard’s new book “Let The Drums Speak!”

Posted By: Admin on Tuesday, July 14, 2015

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Video Index:
0:13 – Song “Next Question”
6:35 – Jared intros Benny Greb
11:30 – “Time” Drum Lesson
27:19 – “Feel” Drum Lesson
32:44 – “Sound” Drum Lesson
38:36 – Track Benny Wrote
43:10 – “Body” Drum Lesson
50:07 – “Mind” Drum Lesson
55:30 – Open Drum Solo
1:04:03 – Q/A
1:20:16 – Song “Grebfruit”

It just keeps getting better and better at Drumeo. We’ve been honoured to host so many special guests, and this lesson was no exception. Drumeo was very proud to host Benny Greb in our studios to teach a lesson on “The Art & Science Of Groove”. Benny demystifies common perceptions about things like “groove” and “time” being something we are all born with, or just developed naturally. He gives practical tips and advice that you can use to make your drumming better today. Enjoy the lesson and please share!

Find out more about Benny here:
Website: http://BennyGreb.com
Facebook: http://facebook.com/bennygrebofficial
Twitter: http:/twitter.com/bennygreb
Instagram: http://instagram.com/bennygreb
YouTube: http://youtube.com/user/bennygrebofficial

Benny plays:
Meinl Cymbals
Sonor Drums
Pro-Mark Sticks
Remo Drumheads

Posted By: Admin on Tuesday, July 14, 2015

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Do bionic drummers exist? After hosting a lesson with Thomas Lang, I’m starting to think they might! Thomas has an incredible amount of technical facility, blended with a solid sense of time and groove. This lesson is a MUST WATCH!

Thomas has also filmed an exclusive course for Drumeo Edge members that will be released soon inside the members-area. Sign up for a free 30-day membership to Drumeo Edge to check it out: http://drumeo.com/trial/

Follow Thomas here:
Big Drum Bonanza: www.bigdrumbonanza.com/
Drum Camps: www.thomaslangdrumcamp.com
Buy Thomas’ Music: www.muso-mart.com
Instagram: instagram.com/thomaslangdrum/
Twitter: twitter.com/thomaslangdrum
Facebook: facebook.com/OfficalThomasLang

Thomas plays:
DW Drums
Meinl Cymbals
Remo Drumheads
Vic Firth Sticks