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That's a great idea. I'm not consistent with the keywords, so it's already a bit messy and putting the links at the beginning also results in everything being a bit cluttered.. :D
 
Thanks, it's been added!

And thanks a lot to @Supergrobi who offered to help me with the table. I had to try doing it myself, though. He's already putting in so much work here, so no need to overtax him with such petty things (we'll need you for more important issues in the future, I'm sure of that :D)!
 
Thanks a lot! I hope that this list will keep on growing and that it will help drummers of all levels and ages.
Maybe we can start similar threads for other sub-forums at some point in the future - but let's wait and see how this one turns out. :)
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Ghede

Well-known member
And also Erce Arslan YouTube channel:

https://youtube.com/c/ErceArslan

It has a nice series of double bass lessons videos touching upon many aspects. He didn't make a playlist out of it yet, but here's a link of the latest episode he uploaded, and all previous ones are linked in the description
 
Those are two very good additions, that I didn't know yet! I've updated the list and included some more links. Right now, I can't think of anything else, but I'll try to have a look in here and update the list every now and then.
 

MrInsanePolack

Platinum Member
Blast beats for beginners:

Gravity blast:

Heel/toe:

You can reverse the heel/toe if you want and use toes first then drop the heel. It still gives you the "waveform" that Thomas mentions.
 

Ghede

Well-known member
Discovered (and tried) this today:
https://www.drumeo.com/40-songs/

You need to sign up for the newsletter (which you can ditch right after you get the link), but it is quite fancy! I would post the link i received by email, but I don't want to go against their marketing strategy!

Oh the subject is playalong/drum sheets
 

Ghede

Well-known member
I discovered the YouTube channel "Hangar Music Lab":
https://youtube.com/channel/UCcDhHjT5CKk36H638zbzM8Q

It is obviously still a work in progress, but I really like the concept, and perhaps some publicity will increase views/subscriptions and motivate the owner to further develop!

Category:
Playalong of rudiments on the pad, with also predefined playlists of about 30 minutes organized per different level (and speed).
 

SVBJECT

Well-known member
And also Erce Arslan YouTube channel:

https://youtube.com/c/ErceArslan

It has a nice series of double bass lessons videos touching upon many aspects. He didn't make a playlist out of it yet, but here's a link of the latest episode he uploaded, and all previous ones are linked in the description
Hahaha, heres 2 excersises. 1 play more with your left (not mocking, I do try to do some more basic grooves but left handed/footed rather than right), and 2 way more fun: Do the same but with bondage involved :ROFLMAO:

Great thread, I'll keep checking back for more or update if I find things, but all the resources I currently use are listed here already! But again, great thread, and if it were stickied/turned into a thing like the world wide drum shops I think that would be awesome!
 

Oleg Vostyakov

Active member
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:


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
Thank you very much! That is exactly what I'm looking for! I'm drummer beginner and I'm looking for some tips of playing! Thank you again!
 
Here's a good begginer video. It doesn't cover much, in fact, it really doesn't cover anything. All this video does is help you set a plan for learning. A learning video about how to practice drums. For someone who doesn't have a clue where to start, and to start out in the right way. Because really all I want to do is just start jamming out to songs I like, but in reality you have to get out of your comfort zone and practice things you don't like to do to get better at things you do like to do.

 

buddhadrummer

Junior Member
I’d like to introduce you to essays up on my free site - drummersinsight.com "A place for drummers to explore ideas and perspectives from the inside out."

The site contains a few selected chapters from my manuscript, which I hope to have published in print soon - working title:
DRUMMER'S INSIGHT, AN ARTFUL PURSUIT.

Thank you to DrummerWorld for this opportunity, and for your interest in this unique and relevant work. I hope you find it useful in your own work,

An Artful Pursuit
This chapter broadly lays out the contents of the book at large.

Our Role
Here we establish the role and responsibilities of the drummer in order to understand expectations and what’s important.

Practice:
Technique
This chapter examines the benefits and limitations of technique, with emphasis on musicality, touch, and creativity.

Creative Wisdom
This important chapter goes deep into the neuroscience of improvisation and creativity, as it relates specifically to the improvising musician. Well-researched information that brings to light how improvising improves problem-solving skills and how these skills are neurologically transferable to other aspects of life.

Book
Here is a brief summary of the work (included in this post below), and a Table of Contents from the book.


Although playing the drumset involves more of the body than most other instruments, it would be a mistake to assume that it takes less of the other parts. Drummer’s Insight, An Artful Pursuit, takes an ontological and epistemological look at playing the drumset in light of the player’s internal and external aspects, while empowering drummers to close the gap between them. Readers explore their roles in that important process through themes in line with Buddhist philosophy and research in contemporary cognitive neuroscience. Recognizing that musicianship is the flexible cognitive convergence of what makes us human, drummers are tasked with creating and connecting their internal cognitive characteristics – they become masters of their own development. We uncover the convergent nature of the drumset, as well as its potential for the development of self-determination and well-being by exploring disciplines of inquiry, creativity and mindfulness.

Drummer’s Insight establishes creative musicianship as a state of being. The work emphasizes how a practice based on inquiry and presence of mind enables comprehensive musicianship. We recognize the ways in which a musical discipline has the potential to create a life of personal integrity, realizing our highest human virtues. We examine the true meaning of education, to educe, and discover pathways to develop our own potential in all areas of life. Importantly, Drummer’s Insight goes deep into the neuroscience of improvisation, its relationship with critical thinking and problem solving, and the neurological transfer of these skills from music to other complex cognitive tasks.

Drummer’s Insight is a 79,000-word prescriptive non-narrative work, with no illustrations or music notation. Books categorically related are The Inner Game of Music, by Barry Green (Doubleday, 1986), Bill Bruford’s Uncharted: Creativity and the Expert Drummer (University of Michigan Press, 2018), and jazz pianist Kenny Werner’s Effortless Mastery (Alfred, 1998). Drummer’s Insight is unique, timeless and necessary, drawing serious interest from the curious musician-drummer seeking to make a profound internal connection. The manuscript was enthusiastically reviewed by 10 beta readers, all of whom fit the intended demographic for the work. It has recently received support from famed editor/producer Dan Thress, industry leader Don Lombardi, Hudson Music’s Rob Wallis, and pro drummer John Ramsay.
 
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Oleg Vostyakov

Active member
Here's a good begginer video. It doesn't cover much, in fact, it really doesn't cover anything. All this video does is help you set a plan for learning. A learning video about how to practice drums. For someone who doesn't have a clue where to start, and to start out in the right way. Because really all I want to do is just start jamming out to songs I like, but in reality you have to get out of your comfort zone and practice things you don't like to do to get better at things you do like to do.

Do I need to buy some special sticks for drumming (I'm going to buy Electric Drum Kit) or I can use simple wood sticks for those exercises?
 
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