Free Educational Resources - Websites, Blogs, Youtube

Only free resources and websites with a decent amount of free stuff (so it's OK if there is material with costs as long as you can find notes / videos for free).
Of course, no illegal links to copyrighted books!

It would greatly help if you contribute the three categories in the list below, preferably like this:
Name of the site / channel
Link
Description with some keywords, so users know what to expect

If this list becomes too long, you can search for some keywords like "Metal" or "Jazz" by pressing Ctrl+F / Command+F in most browsers.

Last update: 2021/9/1
NameLinkDescription
66Samushttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=978eilw-WIEMetal, Blast beats for beginners - more videos if you go to the channel
Ari Hoenighttps://www.youtube.com/c/AriHoenigDrums/Jazz, Concepts, Exercises, Odd Meters / Phrases
Art Of Drumminghttps://artofdrumming.com/Lessons and Play alongs
Austin Burchamhttps://www.youtube.com/c/abbdrumsall styles, "Study the Greats", Technique
Bang! The Drum Schoolhttps://www.bangthedrumschool.com/blog/all styles, Licks, Grooves. Blog by member @feldiefeld
Bruce Becker Technique, Grip, Exercises, Q&A
Claxton Drumshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctR_mRCXVIgMetal, Gravity Blast - more videos if you go to the channel
Cruise Ship Drummerhttp://www.cruiseshipdrummer.com/Jazz, Latin, Funk, Transcriptions, Concepts. Blog by member @toddbishop
Drum Notation Guidehttps://www.onlinedrummer.com/drum-key/Notation, symbols, rolls, beginners. Note: Drumset notation varies, depending on what the author prefers and how large the set is
Drumeohttps://www.youtube.com/user/freedrumlessonsLessons / Clinics by professional drummers, tutorials for beginner to advanced, all genres.
Emmanuelle Caplettehttps://www.youtube.com/c/EmmanuelleCapletteTechnique, Exercises
Erce Arslanhttps://youtube.com/c/ErceArslanIt has a nice series of double bass lessons videos touching upon many aspects.
Four on the Floorhttp://jonmccaslinjazzdrummer.blogspot.com/Jazz, Analysis, Recommended albums, History, Blog
Francis' Drumming Bloghttps://francisdrummingblog.com/Prog, Jazz, Transcriptions, Exercises
Gordy Knudtsonhttps://www.youtube.com/user/GKMusic54Technique, Tutorials
Jack Younghttps://youtube.com/user/TheViolaLionSong transcriptions/play along, mostly Trinity & Rockschool grades
Jazz Drum Hang (Chris Smith)https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUJmIVorBccW3ksNIROGf_wJazz, in-depth discussions of certain drummers, exercises
Jazz Drummer's Resource (Justin Varnes)https://www.youtube.com/user/JazzDrummersResourceJazz, Licks, Concepts. Mostly concise tutorials on short phrases
Jonathan Curtishttps://www.youtube.com/user/JCurtisDrumsJazz, Odd Time, Broken Time, Technique. Channel by member @Mighty_Joker
Kevin Dorn Traditional Jazz (Rag, New Orleans, Chicago, Swing)
Marcus Hawkinshttps://www.youtube.com/c/marcushawkinsmusic/Rudimental, Drum Corps, Tutorials, Vocalisation. Also some beginner videos.
Marthyn Jovanovichttps://youtube.com/c/MarthynJovanovicMetal, Hand & Foot Technique
Music Theorywww.musictheory.netGeneral music theory, notation, rhythm, time signatures, keys, intervals. Lessons, Exercises, Tools.
Niels Myrnerwww.nkmdrums.comBeginner grooves and advice, notation, Jazz, Solos, Polyrhythms, Concepts
Open Studiohttps://www.youtube.com/c/OpenStudioJazzJazz, interviews. Lots of tutorials for other instruments, but also drums (Edu Ribeiro, Billy Hart, Nate Smith...)
Percussive Arts Societyhttps://www.youtube.com/user/PercArts/Drumset, Rudimental, Percussion, Mallets, Corps, Orchestra
Quincy Davishttps://www.youtube.com/user/qtip104Jazz, Exercises and concepts, Interviews
Rick Diorhttps://www.youtube.com/user/rickdiorJazz, Latin, Rudimental, Orchestra, Technique. One of the most prolific, in-depth teachers - highly recommended!
Rob "Beatdown" Brownhttps://youtube.com/c/RobBeatdownBrownFunk, Jazz, Pop, Technique
Rob Hironshttps://www.youtube.com/c/RobHironsDrumset, Styles, Concepts. Channel by member @Rob Hirons
Teoría: Music Theorywww.teoria.comGeneral music theory, notation, rhythm, time signatures, keys, intervals, harmony. Lessons, Exercises, Tools.
Thomas Crémierhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuWI3aJzqAUMetal, Heel-Toe, Double Strokes - more videos if you go to the channel
Stanton Moorehttps://www.youtube.com/c/stantonmooremusicFunk, Rock, Technique, New Orleans
Steve Holmes Technique, Licks, Jazz, Prog
That Drum Bloghttp://thatdrumblog.blogspot.com/Jazz, Brazil, Afro-Cuban, Rudimental. Blog by member @adamosmianski
Time Manipulationhttps://www.timemanipulation.com/en/tmblog/all styles, odd meter, concepts, grooves. Blog by member @Alain Rieder
Trap'dhttps://trapdted.blogspot.com/Jazz, Analysis, Recommended albums, History, Blog
Vic Firthhttps://vicfirth.zildjian.com/education.htmlDrumset, Rudimental, Percussion, Mallets, Playalongs
 
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Rock Salad

Junior Member
I like Marcus Hawkins' warmup videos! He has awesome vocalization for rhythms. The guy is a champion snare drummer, but his passion seems to be educating, especially for beginners
 

Liam

Active member
I see it says 'Sign Up Free' on that website. Are the courses actually free?

A few of links swissward listed have additional pay for content. However they all have a huge amount of content that is free (no sign up required).
All the courses are free.
 
A few of links swissward listed have additional pay for content. However they all have a huge amount of content that is free (no sign up required).
I guess most websites offer some additional content for money. But as long as there is a lot of good free content, I think we should include those.
Thanks for the links everybody - the list has been updated.
 

felonious69

Well-known member
This is good!
There are times here, when someone posts something and when I want to go back and refer to/investigate into it, I can't find the thread it's in.
And the search function...
For example...at first I couldn't remember Rob Hirons' name or the thread I saw it in, but wanted to re-visit a video he posted.
I eventually found it, but...
 
Cheers, keep 'em coming! :)
I find it a bit weird that there are no Metal channels/blogs so far. I had a look on youtube, but mostly found covers and only a few tutorials.
@Rock Salad Were you talking about Todd Bishop's blog? That one is already on the list. Or does Todd Sucherman have a blog that I'm not aware of?
@Andy Sorry to bother you once more with a request for a sticky. If you feel like this thread has enough potential, it would be great if you could make it a sticky! :)
 

someguy01

Well-known member
Have you taken that Shuffle course? I'm a bit reluctant to put it on the list as it's only free for a limited period of time and requires signing up to a mailing list. I'm sure Mr. Glass knows how to present this topic well, though. :)
I've updated the list with a few more blogs and channels. 20 links so far.
I did, I'm no better at it but his class is quite informative and well laid out.
 

Supergrobi

Technical Supervisor
I'd like to make a proposal for a visual improvement on readability. Maybe the list becomes easier to read/process if it is organized in a table:

NameDescriptionLink
Art Of DrummingLessons and Play alongshttps://artofdrumming.com/
Austin Burchamall styles, "Study the Greats", Techniquehttps://www.youtube.com/c/abbdrums
Bang! The Drum Schoolall styles, Licks, Grooves. Blog by member @feldiefeldhttps://www.bangthedrumschool.com/blog/

Just as an idea. I could edit your post doing a quick search and replace to insert the tags if you like.
 
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