It’s Saturday, November 12, 2016, and time for Music at ClickSchooling!
Age Range: 9 and up (Grades 4-12, with parental supervision)
This ad-supported website offers a terrific and comprehensive archive of free drum lessons presented by expert drummers through informative and entertaining videos.
When you get to the site you’ll see a menu that includes:
- Beginner Drum Lessons – Learn the basics on how to play the drums, hold the drumsticks, tune a drum, and more.
- Drum Theory & Notation – Learn to read drum notation, count notes from 1/4 notes to 32nd notes, and more.
- Dynamic Drumming – Find out how to accent with rim shots, do snare drum cross-sticking or cymbal choking, play off-beat hi-hats, etc.
- Drum Set Rudiments – Practice various drum rolls, flams, paradiddles, dragadiddles, and ratamacue.
- Rock Drum Lessons – Learn the basic beats including funk, blues shuffle, and odd-time beats and fills.
- Jazz Drum Lessons – Discover patterns, beats, snare and bass drum comping and more.
- Latin Drum Lessons – Play Rumba, Bossa Nova, Songo, and Cascara drum beats.
- Double Bass Drums – Do your warm-ups and then play double bass drum beats and fills. Get some speed tips.
- Drum Play-Alongs – Enjoy playing along to rock, contemporary, funk, folk rock, heavy metal, jazz, country, Latin, blues, hard rock, classic rock and techno music.
- Drum Solos – Watch, learn, and listen to drum solos by the masters.
You can also listen to covers of popular songs that feature great drumming, watch videos of live drum lessons, and read many articles on drumming techniques and tips.
Just click on an area of interest and a new page opens where the video lesson is launched.
NOTE: You may have to watch a randomly generated commercial before you see each video lesson. That’s one reason why parents should (as always) supervise use of the site.