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Show Thumbnail Alex Acuna Master Class - Authentic Latin Rythms On The Drumset

Winner of Modern Drummer's Reader Poll for five consecutive years as "Best Latin/Brazilian Percussionist" Alex is both a master and historian of Latin rhythms. He covers Cha Cha Cha, Bolero, Salsa, Son Montuno, Caribbean Rhythms, African Rhythms, Samba, Rumba, Tango, Meringue and Mambo.

Intermediate, 9 Lessons, 2 Hours, 5 Minutes.

Show Thumbnail Efrain Toro Master Class - The Study Of Rhythm

The Best Drummers In The World Respect Efrain As A Genius On The Study Of Rhythm. Alex Acuna and Terry Bozzio are students in this Master Class series and long time students of Efrain. Listen to Efrain and you will see a whole new world!

Beginning to Advanced, 11 Lessons, 1 Hour, 58 Minutes.

Show Thumbnail Neil Peart, Jim Keltner and Doane Perry Master Class - Drummers That Compose

50 students attended this class and they all agreed they would never approach the drum set the same again. It's not about writing the song, it's about how a drummer should compose his part to enhance the song. This is a passionate in-depth look at how these legends approach their instrument. This is a Master Class that could shape your entire career.

All, 4 Parts, 1 Hour, 28 Minutes.

Show Thumbnail Chad Wackerman Master Class - The Murray Spivack Method Part 1

Murray Spivack was one of the greatest teachers of all time. Chad reflects on his experience studying with him and discusses Murray’s philosophy about economy of motion, the importance of relaxation and his unique approach to the rudiments.

Beginning to Advanced, 13 Lessons, 4 Hours, 30 Minutes.

Show Thumbnail Chad Wackerman Master Class - The Murray Spivack Method Part 2

The first 13 lessons in part 1 are more about Murray's system. These lessons let you apply the system using a series of rudiments. Remember it is not the sticking that is important, it is the way you use your body to produce the right and left hand strokes. Always think musically, listen to Chad closely.

Beginning to Advanced.

Show Thumbnail Alex Acuna Master Class: How To Play & Apply Rudiments To Congas

Alex breaks down in detail eight basic sounds you can produce on one conga. These will be used in combination with rudimental stickings in future lessons to create rhythms. This simple system will allow you to add hand percussion to your personal resume.

Beginning to Advanced, 13 Lessons, 2 Hours, 3 Minutes.

Show Thumbnail Marco Minnemann Master Class: Six-Way Independence

Marco's master class is a series of eight lessons that will open your mind and body to new melodic adventures on the drumset. It will get you into Marco’s head, understanding what he practiced and how he developed his amazing technique.

Advanced, 9 lessons, 2 hours, 2 minutes.

Show Thumbnail Gregg Bissonette Master Class: Introduction to Jazz Beginning to Advanced

If you’ve never played Jazz before, this series of drum lessons will teach you basic patterns and how to approach the drumset with a Jazz feel. The best drummers in the world have commented on Drum Channel about the importance of understanding a Jazz time feel to enhance any genre of music you might be playing.

Beginning to Advanced, 7 lessons, 1 hour 59 minutes.

Show Thumbnail Neil Peart Master Class: Frontiers of Composition and Articulation

This is a Master Class, an amazing drum jam, a conversation with world-renowned teacher Freddie Gruber, and an introspective look into the creative concepts of one of the most iconic musicians of our time.

Beginning to Advanced, 10 lessons, 2 hours 45 minutes.

Show Thumbnail Peter Erskine Master Class: A Work in Progress

Peter demonstrates and explores How-To's, Hows and Whys of jazz and contemporary drumming. If you're a jazz novice, this is where you'll find the quickest introduction and instruction to jazz drumming. If you're more experienced, these drum lessons will confirm what you know and show you new ways to approach music-making. This is the most complete set of drum lessons Peter has ever done.

Intermediate to Advanced, 16 lessons, 3 hours 51 minutes.

Show Thumbnail Terry Bozzio Master Class: Rhythm 1

Terry teaches basic permutations of triplets and sixteenth notes and how to use them in an ostinato with your hands. This Rhythm 1 class consists of seven online drum lessons and is the 1st in the series Terry will develop entitled, “The Art of Drumming.”

Intermediate, 7 lessons, 1 hour 56 minutes.

Show Thumbnail Terry Bozzio Master Class: Rhythm 2

In Rhythm 2, Terry teaches basic permutations of triplets and 16th notes and how to use them in an ostinato with your feet. He starts on a pad, then a 5-piece kit, then his monster kit. There's no better way to learn then from the master himself.

Intermediate, 7 lessons, 2 hours 6 minutes.

Show Thumbnail Chad Smith Master Class: Basic Rock Drumming Chad's Way

Chad will give you a unique insight into the difference between playing a beat and playing a "groove." By that, we mean the nuances that Chad explains regarding the way he hits the drums and how he expresses what he feels.

Beginning, 10 lessons, 2 hours 15 minutes.

Show Thumbnail Stephen Perkins Master Class: Hands*Feet*Mind*Soul

Stephen Perkins’ Master Class breaks down 11 different Jane’s Addiction songs and gives students a full analysis of each song. The goal of this Master Class is to add new beats to your drumming vocabulary.

Intermediate to Advanced, 11 lessons, 2 hours.

Show Thumbnail Colin Bailey Master Class: Bass Drum Technique

Colin Bailey's legendary book Bass Drum Control has sold over 50,000 copies. Now for the first time Colin explains his amazing bass drum technique, focusing on the critical principles of Speed, Control and Endurance.

Beginner to Advanced, 11 lessons, 1 hour 43 minutes.

Show Thumbnail Al Velasquez: Beginner to Intermediate Drum Lessons

These beginning lessons will teach you what you need to know so you can play your drums for fun, play along with records or play with a band. They are a great way to prepare you for private instruction and for more advanced Drum Channel lessons.

Beginner to Intermediate, 16 lessons, 2 hours 7 minutes.