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In this hour-long Masterclass, Thomas Pridgen (Residente / The Mars Volta) discusses and demonstrates his unique approach to drumming that focuses on the musical as well as the technical.

Drum Channel offers dozens of masterclass topics, including hand and foot technique, independence, grooves and fills, odd times and today’s most popular genres.

Watch unlimited masterclasses with the world’s greatest drummers and drum teachers like Bruce Becker, Curt Bisquera, Glen Sobel, Alex Acuña, Thomas Lang, Virgil Donati and many more.

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Learn in-depth methods & secrets from the pros that will take your drumming to the next level.

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30 Years Of Drumming Experience
Gabor Dornyei30 Years Of Drumming ExperienceIntermediateBeing Prepared, Independence, Vocabularygabor-dornyeiintermediatebeing-prepared independence vocabulary
Amazing Double Drumming Concepts
Thomas Lang, Virgil DonatiAmazing Double Drumming ConceptsAdvancedMusicianship, Soloingthomas-lang virgil-donatiadvancedmusicianship soloing
Amazing Inverted Paradiddle Fill
Cobus PotgieterAmazing Inverted Paradiddle FillIntermediateFills, Rudimentscobus-potgieterintermediatefills rudiments
An Introduction To Beat Displacement
Adam KunsAn Introduction To Beat DisplacementAdvancedBeats & Grooves, Phrasing, Syncopationadam-kunsadvancedbeats-grooves phrasing syncopation
Applying Latin Rhythms To The Drum Set
Alex AcuñaApplying Latin Rhythms To The Drum SetAdvancedBeats & Grooves, Vocabularyalex-acunaadvancedbeats-grooves vocabulary
Applying Rudiments On The Drum Set
Adam KunsApplying Rudiments On The Drum SetBeginnerFills, Rudimentsadam-kunsbeginnerfills rudiments
Applying Syncopation To The Set
Rich RedmondApplying Syncopation To The SetIntermediateReading, Syncopationrich-redmondintermediatereading syncopation
Approaching Jazz For Rock Drummers
Cobus PotgieterApproaching Jazz For Rock DrummersBeginnerFundamentals, Vocabularycobus-potgieterbeginnerfundamentals vocabulary
Approaching The Jazz Ride Beat
Bruce BeckerApproaching The Jazz Ride BeatIntermediateBeats & Grooves, Phrasingbruce-beckerintermediatebeats-grooves phrasing
Approaching Your Pedal Technique
Cobus PotgieterApproaching Your Pedal TechniqueIntermediateBody Motion, Foot Technique, Fundamentalscobus-potgieterintermediatebody-motion foot-technique fundamentals
Becoming A Musical Drum Soloist
Chad WackermanBecoming A Musical Drum SoloistIntermediateMusicianship, Phrasing, Soloingchad-wackermanintermediatemusicianship phrasing soloing
Becoming Versatile On The Band Stand
Adrian CotaBecoming Versatile On The Band StandIntermediateBeing Prepared, Musicianshipadrian-cotaintermediatebeing-prepared musicianship
Blending Your Techniques Together
Bruce BeckerBlending Your Techniques TogetherIntermediateHand Technique, Techniquebruce-beckerintermediatehand-technique technique
Building Jazz Sensibilities – Pt.1
Bruce BeckerBuilding Jazz Sensibilities – Pt.1BeginnerBeats & Grooves, Syncopationbruce-beckerbeginnerbeats-grooves syncopation
Building Jazz Sensibilities – Pt.2
Bruce BeckerBuilding Jazz Sensibilities – Pt.2IntermediateBeats & Grooves, Syncopationbruce-beckerintermediatebeats-grooves syncopation
Building New Coordination & Counting Concepts
Thomas LangBuilding New Coordination & Counting ConceptsAdvancedIndependence, Vocabularythomas-langadvancedindependence vocabulary
Building Your Bass Drum Syncopation
Adam KunsBuilding Your Bass Drum SyncopationIntermediateFoot Technique, Syncopationadam-kunsintermediatefoot-technique syncopation
Building Your Dynamics And Speed
Johnny VatosBuilding Your Dynamics And SpeedIntermediateDynamics, Techniquejohnny-vatosintermediatedynamics technique
Building Your Funk Vocabulary
Adam KunsBuilding Your Funk VocabularyIntermediateBeats & Grooves, Vocabularyadam-kunsintermediatebeats-grooves vocabulary
Choreographing Your Rolls – Pt.1
Bruce BeckerChoreographing Your Rolls – Pt.1BeginnerFundamentals, Rudimentsbruce-beckerbeginnerfundamentals rudiments
Choreographing Your Rolls – Pt.2
Bruce BeckerChoreographing Your Rolls – Pt.2IntermediateFundamentals, Rudimentsbruce-beckerintermediatefundamentals rudiments
Choreographing Your Rolls – Pt.3
Bruce BeckerChoreographing Your Rolls – Pt.3IntermediateFundamentals, Rudimentsbruce-beckerintermediatefundamentals rudiments
Congas & Bongo Interaction
Pedrito MartinezCongas & Bongo InteractionAdvancedMusicianship, Percussionpedrito-martinezadvancedmusicianship percussion
Developing A Signature Sound
Rick LathamDeveloping A Signature SoundIntermediateMusicianship, Practice Tipsrick-lathamintermediatemusicianship practice-tips
Developing Pocket Grooves
Curt BisqueraDeveloping Pocket GroovesBeginnerBeats & Grooves, Fundamentalscurt-bisquerabeginnerbeats-grooves fundamentals
Developing Your Authentic Sound
Dave ElitchDeveloping Your Authentic SoundBeginnerVocabularydave-elitchbeginnervocabulary
Developing Your French Grip Technique
Bruce BeckerDeveloping Your French Grip TechniqueBeginnerHand Technique, Techniquebruce-beckerbeginnerhand-technique technique
Developing Your Time And Feel
Joey PeeblesDeveloping Your Time And FeelIntermediateFundamentals, Practice Tips, Time Keepingjoey-peeblesintermediatefundamentals practice-tips time-keeping
Discovering Brushes In Latin Styles
Adam KunsDiscovering Brushes In Latin StylesIntermediateBrushes, Vocabularyadam-kunsintermediatebrushes vocabulary
Discovering Concepts For Soloing And Hand Motion
Peter SzendofiDiscovering Concepts For Soloing And Hand MotionIntermediateBody Motion, Hand Technique, Soloingpeter-szendofiintermediatebody-motion hand-technique soloing
Easy Ways To Approach The Moeller Method
Bruce BeckerEasy Ways To Approach The Moeller MethodBeginnerBody Motion, Hand Technique, Techniquebruce-beckerbeginnerbody-motion hand-technique technique
Easy Ways To get Started Playing The Drums
Al VelasquezEasy Ways To get Started Playing The DrumsBeginnerFundamentals, Vocabularyal-velasquezbeginnerfundamentals vocabulary
Easy Ways To Play More Musically
Chad WackermanEasy Ways To Play More MusicallyIntermediateMusicianship, Practice Tipschad-wackermanintermediatemusicianship practice-tips
Easy Ways To Start Playing Double Bass
Adam KunsEasy Ways To Start Playing Double BassBeginnerDouble Bass, Foot Technique, Techniqueadam-kunsbeginnerdouble-bass foot-technique technique
Essential Bass Drum Techniques
Bruce BeckerEssential Bass Drum TechniquesIntermediateFoot Technique, Fundamentals, Techniquebruce-beckerintermediatefoot-technique fundamentals technique
Essential Tips For Studio Drumming
Curt BisqueraEssential Tips For Studio DrummingIntermediateBeing Prepared, Musicianship, Practice Tipscurt-bisqueraintermediatebeing-prepared musicianship practice-tips
Expand Your Vocabulary With Paradiddle Accents
Adam KunsExpand Your Vocabulary With Paradiddle AccentsIntermediateRudiments, Vocabularyadam-kunsintermediaterudiments vocabulary
Expanding Rhythmic Interpretations & Vocabulary
Brendan BuckleyExpanding Rhythmic Interpretations & VocabularyIntermediateSoloing, Syncopation, Vocabularybrendan-buckleyintermediatesoloing syncopation vocabulary
Expanding Your Fill Vocabulary – Pt. 2
Cobus PotgieterExpanding Your Fill Vocabulary – Pt. 2IntermediateFills, Vocabularycobus-potgieterintermediatefills vocabulary
Expanding Your Fill Vocabulary – Pt.1
Cobus PotgieterExpanding Your Fill Vocabulary – Pt.1IntermediateFills, Vocabularycobus-potgieterintermediatefills vocabulary
Expanding Your Fill Vocabulary Pt.3
Cobus PotgieterExpanding Your Fill Vocabulary Pt.3IntermediateFills, Vocabularycobus-potgieterintermediatefills vocabulary
Expanding Your Ideas In 7/8
Adam KunsExpanding Your Ideas In 7/8IntermediateOdd-Time, Vocabularyadam-kunsintermediateodd-time vocabulary
Expanding Your Rhythm with Alex Acuña
Alex AcuñaExpanding Your Rhythm with Alex AcuñaAdvancedBeats & Grooves, Polyrhythms, Vocabularyalex-acunaadvancedbeats-grooves polyrhythms vocabulary
Expanding Your Vocabulary & Odd Time Playing
Gergo BorlaiExpanding Your Vocabulary & Odd Time PlayingAdvancedOdd-Time, Vocabularygergo-borlaiadvancedodd-time vocabulary
Expanding Your Vocabulary In Different Styles
Gregg BissonetteExpanding Your Vocabulary In Different StylesIntermediateBeats & Grooves, Fills, Vocabularygregg-bissonetteintermediatebeats-grooves fills vocabulary
Exploring Funky Odd Times
Bruce BeckerExploring Funky Odd TimesAdvancedBeats & Grooves, Odd-Timebruce-beckeradvancedbeats-grooves odd-time
Exploring Grooves From Around The World
Walfredo Reyes Jr.Exploring Grooves From Around The WorldAdvancedBeats & Grooves, Vocabularywalfredo-reyes-jradvancedbeats-grooves vocabulary
Exploring Hand & Foot Linear Coordination
Thomas LangExploring Hand & Foot Linear CoordinationAdvancedIndependence, Soloing, Vocabularythomas-langadvancedindependence soloing vocabulary
Exploring How To Communicate Musically
Nate WoodExploring How To Communicate MusicallyAdvancedImprovisation, Musicianshipnate-woodadvancedimprovisation musicianship
Exploring Improvisation & Developing Your Voice
Ed SophExploring Improvisation & Developing Your VoiceIntermediateImprovisation, Musicianship, Practice Tipsed-sophintermediateimprovisation musicianship practice-tips
Exploring Melody, Ostinatos And Improvising
Terry BozzioExploring Melody, Ostinatos And ImprovisingAdvancedImprovisation, Musicianshipterry-bozzioadvancedimprovisation musicianship
Exploring Multi-Pedal Grooves And Techniques
Marco IannettaExploring Multi-Pedal Grooves And TechniquesAdvancedBeats & Grooves, Foot Technique, Techniquemarco-iannettaadvancedbeats-grooves foot-technique technique
Exploring New Sounds & Grooves For Recording
Blair SintaExploring New Sounds & Grooves For RecordingBeginnerblair-sintabeginner
Exploring Non-Linear Grooves
Cobus PotgieterExploring Non-Linear GroovesIntermediateBeats & Grooves, Vocabularycobus-potgieterintermediatebeats-grooves vocabulary
Exploring Rhythmic Challenges
Virgil DonatiExploring Rhythmic ChallengesAdvancedOdd-Time, Polyrhythmsvirgil-donatiadvancedodd-time polyrhythms
Exploring The Evolution of Phrasing
Bruce BeckerExploring The Evolution of PhrasingIntermediateMusicianship, Phrasingbruce-beckerintermediatemusicianship phrasing
Exploring Vocabulary With Rick Latham
Rick LathamExploring Vocabulary With Rick LathamAdvancedVocabularyrick-lathamadvancedvocabulary
Exploring Your Inner Drumming
George MarshExploring Your Inner DrummingIntermediateBody Motion, Independencegeorge-marshintermediatebody-motion independence
From Linear to Harmonic
Efrain ToroFrom Linear to HarmonicAdvanced, All LevelsMusicianship, Polyrhythmsefrain-toroadvanced all-levelsmusicianship polyrhythms
How Pro Drummers Teach Other Pro Drummers Pt.1
Dave ElitchHow Pro Drummers Teach Other Pro Drummers Pt.1AdvancedInspiration, Practice Tipsdave-elitchadvancedinspiration practice-tips
How Pro Drummers Teach Other Pro Drummers Pt.2
Dave ElitchHow Pro Drummers Teach Other Pro Drummers Pt.2AdvancedBody Motion, Techniquedave-elitchadvancedbody-motion technique
How Pro Drummers Teach Other Pro Drummers Pt.3
Dave ElitchHow Pro Drummers Teach Other Pro Drummers Pt.3AdvancedInspiration, Vocabularydave-elitchadvancedinspiration vocabulary
How To Add ” The Funk” In Your Playing
Rick LathamHow To Add ” The Funk” In Your PlayingIntermediateBeats & Grooves, Time Keepingrick-lathamintermediatebeats-grooves time-keeping
How To Be A Professional Rock Drummer
Glen SobelHow To Be A Professional Rock DrummerAdvancedBeing Prepared, Musicianshipglen-sobeladvancedbeing-prepared musicianship
How To Begin Playing In 3 – Odd Times
Adam KunsHow To Begin Playing In 3 – Odd TimesIntermediateBeats & Grooves, Fundamentals, Odd-Timeadam-kunsintermediatebeats-grooves fundamentals odd-time
How To Begin Playing In 9 – Odd Times
Adam KunsHow To Begin Playing In 9 – Odd TimesAdvancedBeats & Grooves, Odd-Timeadam-kunsadvancedbeats-grooves odd-time
How To Get A Bigger Sound
Javier BarreraHow To Get A Bigger SoundBeginnerDynamics, Musicianshipjavier-barrerabeginnerdynamics musicianship
How To Get Started Reading And Playing Figures
Adam KunsHow To Get Started Reading And Playing FiguresIntermediateFundamentals, Readingadam-kunsintermediatefundamentals reading
How To Get Started With Brushes
Adam KunsHow To Get Started With BrushesBeginnerBrushes, Fundamentals, Techniqueadam-kunsbeginnerbrushes fundamentals technique
How To Make It Groove – Pt.1
Curt BisqueraHow To Make It Groove – Pt.1BeginnerFundamentals, Time Keepingcurt-bisquerabeginnerfundamentals time-keeping
How To Make To Groove – Pt.2
Curt BisqueraHow To Make To Groove – Pt.2IntermediateFundamentals, Time Keepingcurt-bisqueraintermediatefundamentals time-keeping
How To Play In A Production With Other Musicians
Eric BoudreaultHow To Play In A Production With Other MusiciansIntermediateBeing Prepared, Musicianship, Practice Tipseric-boudreaultintermediatebeing-prepared musicianship practice-tips
How To Play Multiple Instruments Simultaneously
Nate WoodHow To Play Multiple Instruments SimultaneouslyAdvancedIndependence, Inspiration, Musicianshipnate-woodadvancedindependence inspiration musicianship
How To Sight Read A Drum Chart
Chad WackermanHow To Sight Read A Drum ChartIntermediatePractice Tips, Readingchad-wackermanintermediatepractice-tips reading
How To Warm Up, Top to Bottom – Hands & Feet
Rick LathamHow To Warm Up, Top to Bottom – Hands & FeetIntermediateFoot Technique, Hand Technique, Techniquerick-lathamintermediatefoot-technique hand-technique technique
Iconic “Chicago” Grooves And Fills
Danny SeraphineIconic “Chicago” Grooves And FillsAdvancedBeats & Grooves, Fillsdanny-seraphineadvancedbeats-grooves fills
Jess Bowen Breaks Down "Lightning in a Bottle"
Jess BowenJess Bowen Breaks Down “Lightning in a Bottle”IntermediateBeats & Groovesjess-bowenintermediatebeats-grooves
Learn Drums & Percussion Symbiosis
Fausto CuevasLearn Drums & Percussion SymbiosisIntermediateMusicianship, Percussionfausto-cuevasintermediatemusicianship percussion
Learn How To Sing While Playing Drums
Kelly KeagyLearn How To Sing While Playing DrumsIntermediateIndependence, Musicianshipkelly-keagyintermediateindependence musicianship
Learn Your Essential Syncopated Patterns
Adam KunsLearn Your Essential Syncopated PatternsIntermediateFundamentals, Syncopationadam-kunsintermediatefundamentals syncopation
Learning Life Experiences With Thomas Pridgen
Thomas PridgenLearning Life Experiences With Thomas PridgenAdvancedPractice Tipsthomas-pridgenadvancedpractice-tips
Locking In With A Bass Player For The First Time
Curt BisqueraLocking In With A Bass Player For The First TimeBeginnerFundamentals, Practice Tips, Time Keepingcurt-bisquerabeginnerfundamentals practice-tips time-keeping
Making Your Time Come Alive
JR RobinsonMaking Your Time Come AliveIntermediatePractice Tips, Time Keepingjr-robinsonintermediatepractice-tips time-keeping
Playing Shuffle Variations – Funk, Rock, Blues, Jazz
Rick LathamPlaying Shuffle Variations – Funk, Rock, Blues, JazzIntermediateBeats & Grooves, Fundamentalsrick-lathamintermediatebeats-grooves fundamentals
Playing Time With A Bass Player
Curt BisqueraPlaying Time With A Bass PlayerBeginnerFundamentals, Time Keepingcurt-bisquerabeginnerfundamentals time-keeping
Playing With A Band On A Sound Track | Interview
Anthony LogerfoPlaying With A Band On A Sound Track | InterviewBeginnerInspirationanthony-logerfobeginnerinspiration
Playing With A Percussionist
Gregg BissonettePlaying With A PercussionistIntermediateBeats & Grooves, Practice Tipsgregg-bissonetteintermediatebeats-grooves practice-tips
Power Play Without Sacrificing Technique & Energy
Adam KunsPower Play Without Sacrificing Technique & EnergyIntermediateDynamics, Musicianshipadam-kunsintermediatedynamics musicianship
Preparing For University Music Programs
Gregg BissonettePreparing For University Music ProgramsIntermediateBeing Prepared, Vocabularygregg-bissonetteintermediatebeing-prepared vocabulary
Pulling Sound Out Of The Kit
Dave ElitchPulling Sound Out Of The KitIntermediateDynamics, Fundamentals, Techniquedave-elitchintermediatedynamics fundamentals technique
Ramp Up Your Snare Drumming
Rick LathamRamp Up Your Snare DrummingIntermediateHand Technique, Rudiments, Techniquerick-lathamintermediatehand-technique rudiments technique
Rhythm In Essence: Drum Sessions
Efrain ToroRhythm In Essence: Drum SessionsAdvancedMusicianship, Polyrhythmsefrain-toroadvancedmusicianship polyrhythms
Rudiments Applied to Music – Not Just Your Drum Set
Adam KunsRudiments Applied to Music – Not Just Your Drum SetIntermediateMusicianship, Rudimentsadam-kunsintermediatemusicianship rudiments
Stickings, Melodies And Modulations
Bruce BeckerStickings, Melodies And ModulationsIntermediateMusicianship, Polyrhythms, Vocabularybruce-beckerintermediatemusicianship polyrhythms vocabulary
The 5 Most Common Mistakes Drummers Make
Dave ElitchThe 5 Most Common Mistakes Drummers MakeBeginnerBody Motion, Practice Tipsdave-elitchbeginnerbody-motion practice-tips
The History Of Brushes & Applications
Jaz SawyerThe History Of Brushes & ApplicationsIntermediateBrushes, Vocabularyjaz-sawyerintermediatebrushes vocabulary
The Jazz Ministry Analyzes "The Sauce"
Abe Laboriel Jr.The Jazz Ministry Analyzes “The Sauce”IntermediateInspiration, Musicianship, Practice Tipsabe-laboriel-jrintermediateinspiration musicianship practice-tips
The More You Relax, The Faster You Play
Johnny VatosThe More You Relax, The Faster You PlayIntermediateHand Technique, Techniquejohnny-vatosintermediatehand-technique technique
The Story of the Shuffle
James Gadson, Tony BraunagelThe Story of the ShuffleIntermediateBeats & Grooves, Vocabularyjames-gadson tony-braunagelintermediatebeats-grooves vocabulary
Understanding Why And When To Play
Stephen PerkinsUnderstanding Why And When To PlayBeginnerBeing Prepared, Musicianshipstephen-perkinsbeginnerbeing-prepared musicianship
Using 4 Against 3 In Various Styles
Burleigh DrummondUsing 4 Against 3 In Various StylesIntermediateOdd-Time, Polyrhythmsburleigh-drummondintermediateodd-time polyrhythms
Using Latin Rhythms In A Pop Environment
Richie Gajate-GarciaUsing Latin Rhythms In A Pop EnvironmentAdvancedBeats & Grooves, Percussionrichie-gajate-garciaadvancedbeats-grooves percussion
Using The Spivack Method With Paradiddles
Chad WackermanUsing The Spivack Method With ParadiddlesIntermediateBody Motion, Hand Technique, Rudimentschad-wackermanintermediatebody-motion hand-technique rudiments
Vinnie Colaiuta Inspired Fills With Double Bass
Adam KunsVinnie Colaiuta Inspired Fills With Double BassAdvancedDouble Bass, Fillsadam-kunsadvanceddouble-bass fills
Ways To Start Using Ghost Notes
Cobus PotgieterWays To Start Using Ghost NotesBeginnerDynamics, Fundamentals, Musicianshipcobus-potgieterbeginnerdynamics fundamentals musicianship

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