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  • Daily Challenge

    Want To Groove Like Chad Smith?

    Drum Channel's very own Antoine Fadavi was been on the road supporting the Red Hot Chili Peppers throughout this year - who better to take a deep dive into Chad Smith's groove secrets? Still want more? Well, we have this fabulous "Give It Away" Premium Playalong/Transcription HERE and Chad's very popular course - "Basic Rock Drumming Chad's Way," HERE.

  • Daily Challenge

    Michael Jackson’s “Rock With You” Fill w/ JR!

    We were recently honored to have the great John "JR" Robinson with us here at Drum Channel, breaking down some of his iconic drum parts that he made famous on Michael Jackson’s albums. In this breakdown, see him play and breakdown the intro fill to “Rock With You”! For more from JR, click HERE for the full course with transcriptions.

  • Playalong

    “Rock and Roll” – Led Zeppelin

    Elevate your drumming with our brand-new weekly premium playalong, HERE. Unleash the power of Led Zeppelin's "Rock and Roll," a track where the incredible drumming of John Bonham takes center stage. This iconic song, originally part of the band's 1971 album, is a fantastic playground for perfecting your single bass drum technique. This playalong features not only a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions; it also has a video lesson from the incredible Gregg Bissonette!

  • Playalong

    “Take The Money and Run” – Steve Miller Band

    Elevate your drumming with our brand-new weekly premium playalong, HERE. Featuring the remarkable drumming talents of Gary Mallaber, "Take the Money and Run" presents an unparalleled ghost note challenge for drummers of any skill level. This 1976 hit by the Steve Miller Band vividly portrays the exploits of two young bandits pursued by an unwavering detective. This playalong features not only a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions; it also has a video lesson from the great Gregg Bissonette!

  • Daily Challenge

    Lang’s Devastating Double Kick Lick!

    Modern Drummer’s Readers Poll Winner for Best Clinician/Educator/Online Drummer, this year and many years before, with this lesson, you will see why! With his right hand playing 8th notes, left hand playing dotted 8th notes and feet forming a cycling triplet pattern, this lick is devastating! For more of Thomas's world-renowned Live Streams, see Thomas Lang Live HERE, Saturdays at 9am PST!

  • Daily Challenge

    Legendary Foot Speed and Control!

    Colin Bailey is known throughout the drumming world as a master of Foot Speed and Control! In this lesson, Colin is going to demonstrate several exercises that focus specifically on improving your control and speed with the bass drum foot. This incredible lesson is taken from Colin's amazing course - "Legendary Bass Drum Control." For the rest of the course click HERE.

  • Daily Challenge

    Creating Timeless Drum Parts!

    Hal Blaine played on the Grammy record of the year for an incredible 7 years. Joined by Chad Smith and Gregg Bissonette, he tells a great story about how he played the iconic drum part for “Be My Baby” by The Ronettes. From the Chad Smith Show 5-Part series, “Interviewing Hal Blaine”, click HERE for Episode 1 and learn how Hal became the legend we all know him to be!

  • Daily Challenge

    Fake Double Bass Drumming?

    Greg Garman demonstrates ways to get a double bass drum sound and energy, with a single pedal. He uses mainly right-hand patterns along with the right foot. There are many variations he shows, which will totally make you want to try them all! Once you have mastered this, try this amazing Masterclass HERE!

  • Playalong

    “Walk This Way” – Aerosmith

    Elevate your drumming with our brand-new weekly premium playalong, "Walk This Way" HERE! This track is a timeless rock anthem by Aerosmith, with Joey Kramer on drums. Crafted by Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, this iconic track debuted as the second single from the album 'Toys in the Attic' (1975). This playalong features not only a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions; it also has a video lesson from the great Gregg Bissonette!

  • Playalong

    “Yellow” – Coldplay

    Level-up your drumming with our brand-new weekly premium playalong, "Yellow" HERE! A mesmerizing track by the renowned British rock band Coldplay featuring Will Champion on drums. Crafted by the band and co-produced with the esteemed British record producer Ken Nelson, this captivating piece found its place in their debut album, 'Parachutes' (2000). This playalong features a full transcription, as well as drumless and drums-hot versions!

  • Playalong

    “Take Five” – Dave Brubeck

    Elevate your drumming with our brand-new weekly premium playalong, "Take Five" HERE! A timeless jazz classic, this legendary track is from 'Time Out' by the Dave Brubeck Quartet. Spotlighting Joe Morello's iconic drum solo, this track holds the prestigious title of the best-selling jazz song in history! This playalong features not only a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions; it also has a video lesson from Gregg Bissonette!

  • Daily Challenge

    Linear Funk Like Garibaldi and Modeliste!

    This lesson will explore the style of linear funk which has been popularized by drummers such as David Garibaldi and Zigaboo Modeliste and is taken from the course “Playing 3”. This series of lessons will get you started on some complex patterns and grooves to apply to your vocabulary. Are you ready?

  • Daily Challenge

    Can You Play This Led Zep Intro?

    This is a simple and classic intro to Rock N’ Roll. Gregg Bissonette shows you how it starts on the “And of 3” not on “1”. This is also a great intro for a jam session or a 4 bar drum break. This lesson is taken from Gregg’s amazing course - “Classic Drum Beats”.

  • Daily Challenge

    Pete Drummond Lick!

    Pete Drummond was an esteemed guest on Thomas Lang’s Live Stream earlier this year. During his appearance, he showed this really cool lick to Thomas. Test your own skills on Today's Challenge! For more of Thomas's world-renowned Live Streams, see Thomas Lang Live HERE, Saturdays at 9am PST! Download Worksheet

  • Daily Challenge

    Mike Miley’s “Rival Sons” Warm-Up

    Mike Miley of “Rival Sons” shows us how he gets ready before playing in front of thousands of people. In this lesson, Mike breaks down some creative warm-ups and exercises to further develop chops and vocabulary. This lesson is from our course "Great Warm-Up Routines", which also features Neil Peart and Thomas Lang.

  • Playalong

    “Billie Jean” – Michael Jackson

    Elevate your drumming with our brand-new weekly premium playalong, Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" HERE! This iconic track showcases the extraordinary drumming of the legendary groove maestro, Ndugu Chancler. Whether you want to jam along or dissect your favorite grooves and fills, these playalongs are an invaluable way to study the masters!

  • Playalong

    “Immigrant Song” – Led Zeppelin

    Rock out with Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song" HERE! A John Bonham drumming classic, that will be sure to put every drummer's footwork to the test. This Premium Playalong included in your DC Membership, features not only a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions; it also has a fantastic video lesson from the amazing Gregg Bissonette!

  • Playalong

    “Manic Depression” – Jimi Hendrix

    Elevate your drumming with our brand-new weekly premium playalong, "Manic Depression" HERE! Written and recorded by the Jimi Hendrix Experience in 1967, this legendary track showcases the late Mitch Mitchell's masterful 3/4 Jazz Rock drumming. This playalong features not only a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions; it also has a video lesson from the great Gregg Bissonette!

  • Daily Challenge

    Thomas Lang Lick!

    Check out this incredible lick from Thomas Lang! It starts in a very simple way… Left-Hand/Right-Hand/Right-Foot phrased in cycling 16th notes. But just wait until Thomas inevitably takes this pattern and gives it the full THOMAS LANG TREATMENT that we all know and love! For more of Thomas's world-renowned Live Streams and Lick of The Week, see Thomas Lang Live HERE, Saturdays at 9am PST! Download Worksheet

  • Daily Challenge

    Double Fun with Al Velasquez!

    CLICK VIDEO ABOVE FOR TODAY'S CHALLENGE! Al Velasquez has an outstanding reputation for teaching and mentoring young students, He was recommended to us for his series of lessons by Gregg Bissonette. In this lesson, he will help beginner and intermediate drummers among us to master the double stroke roll and also press rolls. If you liked this, you will love Al’s full course, HERE.

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    Lessons and Playalongs

  • Daily Challenge

    Want To Groove Like Chad Smith?

    Drum Channel's very own Antoine Fadavi was been on the road supporting the Red Hot Chili Peppers throughout this year - who better to take a deep dive into Chad Smith's groove secrets? Still want more? Well, we have this fabulous "Give It Away" Premium Playalong/Transcription HERE and Chad's very popular course - "Basic Rock Drumming Chad's Way," HERE.

  • Daily Challenge

    Michael Jackson’s “Rock With You” Fill w/ JR!

    We were recently honored to have the great John "JR" Robinson with us here at Drum Channel, breaking down some of his iconic drum parts that he made famous on Michael Jackson’s albums. In this breakdown, see him play and breakdown the intro fill to “Rock With You”! For more from JR, click HERE for the full course with transcriptions.

  • Playalong

    “Rock and Roll” – Led Zeppelin

    Elevate your drumming with our brand-new weekly premium playalong, HERE. Unleash the power of Led Zeppelin's "Rock and Roll," a track where the incredible drumming of John Bonham takes center stage. This iconic song, originally part of the band's 1971 album, is a fantastic playground for perfecting your single bass drum technique. This playalong features not only a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions; it also has a video lesson from the incredible Gregg Bissonette!

  • Playalong

    “Take The Money and Run” – Steve Miller Band

    Elevate your drumming with our brand-new weekly premium playalong, HERE. Featuring the remarkable drumming talents of Gary Mallaber, "Take the Money and Run" presents an unparalleled ghost note challenge for drummers of any skill level. This 1976 hit by the Steve Miller Band vividly portrays the exploits of two young bandits pursued by an unwavering detective. This playalong features not only a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions; it also has a video lesson from the great Gregg Bissonette!

  • Daily Challenge

    Lang’s Devastating Double Kick Lick!

    Modern Drummer’s Readers Poll Winner for Best Clinician/Educator/Online Drummer, this year and many years before, with this lesson, you will see why! With his right hand playing 8th notes, left hand playing dotted 8th notes and feet forming a cycling triplet pattern, this lick is devastating! For more of Thomas's world-renowned Live Streams, see Thomas Lang Live HERE, Saturdays at 9am PST!

  • Daily Challenge

    Legendary Foot Speed and Control!

    Colin Bailey is known throughout the drumming world as a master of Foot Speed and Control! In this lesson, Colin is going to demonstrate several exercises that focus specifically on improving your control and speed with the bass drum foot. This incredible lesson is taken from Colin's amazing course - "Legendary Bass Drum Control." For the rest of the course click HERE.

  • Daily Challenge

    Creating Timeless Drum Parts!

    Hal Blaine played on the Grammy record of the year for an incredible 7 years. Joined by Chad Smith and Gregg Bissonette, he tells a great story about how he played the iconic drum part for “Be My Baby” by The Ronettes. From the Chad Smith Show 5-Part series, “Interviewing Hal Blaine”, click HERE for Episode 1 and learn how Hal became the legend we all know him to be!

  • Daily Challenge

    Fake Double Bass Drumming?

    Greg Garman demonstrates ways to get a double bass drum sound and energy, with a single pedal. He uses mainly right-hand patterns along with the right foot. There are many variations he shows, which will totally make you want to try them all! Once you have mastered this, try this amazing Masterclass HERE!

  • Playalong

    “Walk This Way” – Aerosmith

    Elevate your drumming with our brand-new weekly premium playalong, "Walk This Way" HERE! This track is a timeless rock anthem by Aerosmith, with Joey Kramer on drums. Crafted by Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, this iconic track debuted as the second single from the album 'Toys in the Attic' (1975). This playalong features not only a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions; it also has a video lesson from the great Gregg Bissonette!

  • Playalong

    “Yellow” – Coldplay

    Level-up your drumming with our brand-new weekly premium playalong, "Yellow" HERE! A mesmerizing track by the renowned British rock band Coldplay featuring Will Champion on drums. Crafted by the band and co-produced with the esteemed British record producer Ken Nelson, this captivating piece found its place in their debut album, 'Parachutes' (2000). This playalong features a full transcription, as well as drumless and drums-hot versions!

  • Playalong

    “Take Five” – Dave Brubeck

    Elevate your drumming with our brand-new weekly premium playalong, "Take Five" HERE! A timeless jazz classic, this legendary track is from 'Time Out' by the Dave Brubeck Quartet. Spotlighting Joe Morello's iconic drum solo, this track holds the prestigious title of the best-selling jazz song in history! This playalong features not only a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions; it also has a video lesson from Gregg Bissonette!

  • Daily Challenge

    Linear Funk Like Garibaldi and Modeliste!

    This lesson will explore the style of linear funk which has been popularized by drummers such as David Garibaldi and Zigaboo Modeliste and is taken from the course “Playing 3”. This series of lessons will get you started on some complex patterns and grooves to apply to your vocabulary. Are you ready?

  • Daily Challenge

    Can You Play This Led Zep Intro?

    This is a simple and classic intro to Rock N’ Roll. Gregg Bissonette shows you how it starts on the “And of 3” not on “1”. This is also a great intro for a jam session or a 4 bar drum break. This lesson is taken from Gregg’s amazing course - “Classic Drum Beats”.

  • Daily Challenge

    Pete Drummond Lick!

    Pete Drummond was an esteemed guest on Thomas Lang’s Live Stream earlier this year. During his appearance, he showed this really cool lick to Thomas. Test your own skills on Today's Challenge! For more of Thomas's world-renowned Live Streams, see Thomas Lang Live HERE, Saturdays at 9am PST! Download Worksheet

  • Daily Challenge

    Mike Miley’s “Rival Sons” Warm-Up

    Mike Miley of “Rival Sons” shows us how he gets ready before playing in front of thousands of people. In this lesson, Mike breaks down some creative warm-ups and exercises to further develop chops and vocabulary. This lesson is from our course "Great Warm-Up Routines", which also features Neil Peart and Thomas Lang.

  • Playalong

    “Billie Jean” – Michael Jackson

    Elevate your drumming with our brand-new weekly premium playalong, Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" HERE! This iconic track showcases the extraordinary drumming of the legendary groove maestro, Ndugu Chancler. Whether you want to jam along or dissect your favorite grooves and fills, these playalongs are an invaluable way to study the masters!

  • Playalong

    “Immigrant Song” – Led Zeppelin

    Rock out with Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song" HERE! A John Bonham drumming classic, that will be sure to put every drummer's footwork to the test. This Premium Playalong included in your DC Membership, features not only a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions; it also has a fantastic video lesson from the amazing Gregg Bissonette!

  • Playalong

    “Manic Depression” – Jimi Hendrix

    Elevate your drumming with our brand-new weekly premium playalong, "Manic Depression" HERE! Written and recorded by the Jimi Hendrix Experience in 1967, this legendary track showcases the late Mitch Mitchell's masterful 3/4 Jazz Rock drumming. This playalong features not only a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions; it also has a video lesson from the great Gregg Bissonette!

  • Daily Challenge

    Thomas Lang Lick!

    Check out this incredible lick from Thomas Lang! It starts in a very simple way… Left-Hand/Right-Hand/Right-Foot phrased in cycling 16th notes. But just wait until Thomas inevitably takes this pattern and gives it the full THOMAS LANG TREATMENT that we all know and love! For more of Thomas's world-renowned Live Streams and Lick of The Week, see Thomas Lang Live HERE, Saturdays at 9am PST! Download Worksheet

  • Daily Challenge

    Double Fun with Al Velasquez!

    CLICK VIDEO ABOVE FOR TODAY'S CHALLENGE! Al Velasquez has an outstanding reputation for teaching and mentoring young students, He was recommended to us for his series of lessons by Gregg Bissonette. In this lesson, he will help beginner and intermediate drummers among us to master the double stroke roll and also press rolls. If you liked this, you will love Al’s full course, HERE.

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    THIS WEEK – JESSICA LYNN

    We are thrilled to welcome independent country/pop artist Jessica Lynn to the Drum Channel podcast!

    Jessica recently returned from a much-anticipated two-month European tour. We discuss her journey as an independent artist, her unwavering commitment to her instincts, and her passion for music.

    In 2022, Jessica’s debut album, “Lone Rider,” reached impressive heights, topping Amazon Music charts, including #1 rankings in the USA and UK. It also made waves on iTunes, landing in the Top 5 in the US country music charts and achieving notable success in Canada and Belgium. Join us for an inspiring conversation!

    ABOUT DON LOMBARDI

    Drummer, teacher, founder of Drum Channel and DW Drums and owner of more than 30 design patents, over the past 50 years Don Lombardi created the drums, pedals and hardware that are played by today’s top professionals.

    Along the way, Don also had the opportunity to develop close friendships with many of the world’s greatest drummers and teachers. He now brings his knowledge and experience to a series of one-on-one interviews with drumming icons and idols on the Drum Channel series, “Lombardi Live!”

    Metronome

    The metronome gives you the foundations of a standard metronome. The Practice Assist Metronome™ has all the features of a standard metronome, plus the patented Practice Assist feature that makes you go faster. It also remembers where you left off. The default settings can be customized to whatever you want. You should always start at a speed that is comfortable and relaxed. Check out the video to learn more. 

    To launch as an App on your Mobile device, go to drumchannel.com/metronome.

    Click here to choose which of the 40 rudiments you want to work on.