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.




  • Ezequias says:

    Hi! I make empanadas frtnqeuely, but just dread frying (due to how unhealthy frying is). I have always used Goya Empanada Discos. I tried baking them, but they were never as good! Not as flaky and didn’t have the same crunch as frying. Last year I bought a dough press on clearance to make personal pies and left it sitting in my cabinet for a year. I decided I would try it this past weekend when I had to make a bunch for a party and figured it was worth a try. It worked GREAT to make my empanadas!! I’m sooo excited that it took out such a huge amount of the work of keeping all my filling in while crimping with the fork. Soooo now I want to make them more often, but I’m REALLY not wanting to fry them. My filling is always the same, I brown ground turkey in sofrito, adobo, sazon, curry, tumeric, and some other seasonings like Emmerils and Mrs. Dash. Then I put the ground turkey with a slice of cheese in my dough, seal and fry. It’s really just the frying that prevents this from being down right healthy!You’ve got me excited about trying different fillings, too! My SIL makes a breakfast version with scrambled eggs, bacon, salsa, and cheese and I grew up with these as mini apple pie turnovers (I’m from the south, my husband is Puerto Rican).Since I want to make these more often and I’m a huge health nut, I just can’t bring myself to frying these all the time. So, I went searching for a dough that will bake well and found your recipe. I’m going to try this tomorrow!!Finally, here’s my question. What temp do you bake and how long? Do you brush them with egg?? I’m sorry I don’t see the answer, skimmed over some questions hoping someone else asked it and I wouldn’t have to bother you, but I didn’t see it right off.CatherineP.S. I’m just getting a blog off the ground that I started playing around with a while back. Would you mind if I link to this recipe? I’d love to write all of this up to share

  • Cooper says:

    No way it is a cowbell kick! I want one!

  • Robert says:

    Is that … is that a cowbell kick?

  • Dylan says:

    cool song

  • caleb says:

    your drum set rocks

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