Hands & Feet Separation

Easy Drumming That Sounds Hard

Most free drum lessons on drum independence we’ve posted on DrumLessons.com focus almost exclusively on hi-hat foot independence and bass-drum foot independence. Working on hi-hat foot independence and bass drum independence is something you should definitely strive for, in order to acquire a higher level of drumming prowess. However, a certain level of hand independence needs to be developed for you to become a complete drum-set player. With that in mind, Jared Falk created this free drum lesson to take your independence a little further. By going through it you’ll learn how to incorporate your hands and feet into simple exercises that work on 4-way independence.

If you take a look at the sheet music provided, you’ll notice the exercises from this free drum lesson are basically a combination of linear patterns with quarter note hi-hat foot patterns. To get more millage out of this free drum lesson, go back to the one on left-foot independence and combine these exercises with the 8th note hi-hat patterns you’ll find there.

You can also take those left foot independence exercises and combine them with any other linear pattern from this website. Doing so is a great way to expand on the concept Jared Falk teaches in this free drum lesson. We encourage you to check the free drum lesson “Beginner 16th Note Linear Drum Fills” first and go from there.