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Drummer101.com is finally here! – Online Lessons

October 12, 2012 12:31 pm in Drumset by Kevin Prince

Drummer101.com is an online resource for drummers that are interested in developing their drumming abilities. We encourage you to watch the lessons available here on this website, as well as check out our Forum page to ask questions whenever and from wherever you are. Our site features online video drum lessons using multiple cameras so you can see exactly how something is done, support from our highly qualified instructor, Kevin Prince, and much more. Are you looking for step-by-step video lessons? Take a few minutes to look at what Drummer 101 has to offer. In a user friendly format and through in-depth instruction, Drummer 101 will help you expand your drumming abilities. Whether you're an experienced player or just starting out, Drummer 101 is designed to elevate every drummer's level of knowledge. Our goal is to introduce you to new techniques and patterns that will become your next step in becoming the drummer you want to be.

Latin / Afro-Cuban Drumset

September 18, 2012 9:12 am in Drumset by kevin fortunato

Enhancing Your Groove

September 13, 2012 9:04 am in Drumset by kevin fortunato

Linear Drumming, Gary Chaffee Style

August 20, 2012 12:39 pm in Drumset by kevin fortunato

Latin Drumming

August 13, 2012 11:38 am in Drumset by kevin fortunato

Drumset Variations

July 23, 2012 11:15 am in Drumset by kevin fortunato

Hi everyone, and thanks for tuning in today. In this video I demonstrate ways that drummers can embellish their grooves, or change styles within the same groove. Often times drummers get stuck thinking that one way may be the only way, and these examples could guide you towards opening the doors to new opportunities. Click Here to read the full article on MusicianYOU. http://www.musicianyou.com/articles/variations-on-pickering

Gary Chaffee Variations

July 23, 2012 11:15 am in Drumset by kevin fortunato

Young students often ask me why they need to practice this material. I always reply “because you’re a sum of all your parts”. Imagine if you will a car company that only focuses on transmissions. Well, what about the rest of the car? You wouldn’t get very far on just a transmission alone. In today’s age of music, you need to have exposure to as much as possible in order to have the most to offer. In addition, one can only gain more control, coordination, and ability through the study of learning to dominate your body – especially your hands. After all, playing proficiently requires it. Click here to read the full article at MusicianYou. http://www.musicianyou.com/articles/variations-on-a-theme

Coloring Your Grooves

July 12, 2012 9:37 am in Drumset by kevin fortunato

Gary Chester's New Breed 2, and ways to embellish your grooves.

Alan Dawson’s Syncopation Jazz (Plus More)

July 6, 2012 1:41 pm in Drumset by kevin fortunato

Alan Dawson's famous jazz syncopation exercises.

Drum Set Variations

June 27, 2012 8:49 am in Drumset by kevin fortunato

Demonstrate one groove several different ways. You can use these concepts with grooves that you already play, or transcribe grooves that you hear your favorite drummers playing, then apply these concepts to those as well.