This course is designed for the beginning drummer and focuses on creating a solid drumming foundation. Throughout the course, you’ll study the fundamentals of playing the drum set. Unit topics include developing proper technique, learning to read music for the drum set, and learning to play essential groove and fill ideas.

Course Details

Must have access to drum sticks, a full drum set (floor tom, rack tom[s], snare drum, bass drum and pedal, ride cymbal, crash cymbal, hi-hat cymbal), and drum throne; a way to make a digital video recording of yourself playing the drums; and a webcam for appointments with the instructor.
Course Outline
Unit 1: Snare Drum Basics
Unit 2: Rhythmic Notation
Unit 3: Eighths and Sixteenths
Unit 4: Bass Drum Basics 1
Unit 5: Bass Drum Basics 2
Unit 6: Ride Cymbal
Unit 7: Hihat
Unit 8: Crash Cymbal
Unit 9: Introduction to Drum Fills
Unit 10: Tom-Toms