Advanced 5/4 Drum Beats

Easy Drumming That Sounds Hard

The intermediate lesson on 5/4 odd-time time signature drum beats showed you how to come up with 5/4 patterns in different styles of music. With the advanced 5/4 drum beats from this lesson, Dave Atkinson keeps expanding on this concept by introducing you to 5/4 linear drum beats, 5/4 shuffle and songo drum beats. This is a great way of learning how to apply 5/4 to a lot of different styles of music.

The 5/4 drum beats from this free drum lesson are the most challenging of them all. Since this lesson is based on the concepts from “Intermediate 5/4 Drum Beats“, we highly encourage you to go through that free drum lesson before you start working on this one.

Applying 5/4 to different styles of drum beats and music is a great way of developing your overall drumming abilities. You’ll develop independence and ability to play in various styles, while developing your feel for 5/4. If you’d dig expanding on what you’ve learned from this free drum lesson, move on to the free drum lessons “Beginner Linear Drum Beats” and “Intermediate Linear Drum Beats“. You can use the 4/4 drum beats from those free drum lessons for coming up with new ideas in 5/4. You just have to add one extra quarter note to the 4/4 linear drum beat, or take quarter notes from up to five different drum beats and weave them into a single 5/4 drum beat.

Once you’re done with this free drum lesson, and if you’ve just been through the free drum lessons on 5/4 drum beats, move on to the free drum lesson “Beginner 5/4 Drum Fills. If you’ve already been through the free drum lessons “Beginner 5/4 Drum Fills” and “Intermediate 5/4 Drum Fills”, watch the video “Advanced 5/4 Drum Fills“. For more advanced 5/4 drum beats check “Heavy-Metal Odd-Time Drum Beats.”




  • Demm says:

    Drum signatures

  • DavidJones says:

    Plz help me Jared on how to count the different time signures cause my band director really likes to yell at me for it

  • Cadirl says:

    Plz,help me improve my druming skills

  • Kevis Thurmond says:

    what if im an open hand drummer

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  • Tom Bonarrigo says:

    What are you are Jared using for metronomes? I am trying to find one that you can adjust for different time signatures.

    PS Great job by the way!

    • Henrik says:

      Yamaha Clickstation is a good – but rather expensive – metronome. But has a ton of options and stuff, so well woth the money.

      I dont work for Yamaha or affiliated in any way, by the way

  • Rafael Chavarria says:

    great lesson…love your drums man, they look and sound awesome

    • Batuhan says:

      lukas203 : His right eye bigger than his left eye, the face’s dititoporsponare on his left side; the hair’s too spiky to be Edward’s, Seriously, the shading is alright, but not incredibly amazing. Just a regular 3/4 shading.I’m not judging the style, and I’ve seen better drawings by this artist; but with a tad of knowledge about art and anatomy you can tell this is not a good piece.

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