This is the first live lesson we filmed with Cobus Potgieter to announce The Cobus Method. The Cobus Method will teach you how to play the drums by ear, just as Cobus has. With this video you’ll get to know a little bit more about Cobus Potgieter. You’ll get to know when and why he began playing drums; what were the first songs he played along to; what are his drumming influences and some of the best moments he has had since he became famous with his YouTube covers.
Besides getting to know a little bit more about Cobus Potgieter, he’ll also teach you how to enhance your ability to play drum fills; how to play by ear; how to play the slide technique and how to get drumming endorsements. Cobus also plays along to two of the songs on The Cobus Method, performs a drum solo and teaches a stick trick.
This live drum lesson took place just after Cobus had finished recording the last lessons for The Cobus Method. This was the first of two live lessons shot that day. You can watch the second live lesson by clicking here.
To watch the live lesson in it’s entirety simply click on the play button. The live lesson is split up into four 15 minute sections, once you reach the end of a section the next section will automatically load and begin to play. If you would like to skip ahead to a different section, go to the bottom right-hand side corner of the video player and click on this icon . A list of the four videos will appear, enabling you to select which part of the lesson you would like to jump ahead to.
If you’d like to get more free drum lessons from Cobus Potgieter, check the free drum lessons “Double Stroke Sweep” and “The Herta Sweep“. These free drum lessons focus on concepts that you can use for spicing up your drum fills and showmanship abilities. If you’re more interested in watching Cobus play his drum set, check this video for some intense and creative drum soloing.