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    “Take Five” – Dave Brubeck

    Elevate your drumming with this classic 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

    Wackerman/Spivack Closed Rolls!

    Chad Wackerman's stellar career speaks for itself, and throughout it all, he has used the Spivack Method. The 4 basic elements of drumming as taught by Murray Spivack are Singles, Doubles, Flams and Closed Roll. This lesson introduces the fourth element, the Closed Roll. With patience and staying relaxed, you will build the speed of your Closed Rolls. You can see the full course HERE!

  • Playalong

    “Manic Depression” – Jimi Hendrix

    Elevate your drumming with this classic 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

    Lang’s Symmetry & Ambidexterity Lick!

    Thomas Lang - Modern Drummer’s 2023 Readers Poll Winner for Best Clinician/Educator/Online Drummer, will take you step by step through this paradiddle/inverted-paradiddle lesson. He will show you how to orchestrate it around the kit for maximum ambidexterity and symmetry around the drums! For more of Thomas's world-renowned Live Streams, see Thomas Lang Live HERE, Saturdays at 9am PST!

  • Daily Challenge

    Bozzio & Portnoy: Planned vs. Improv. Parts!

    Join two of the greatest drumming heroes of all time, Mike Portnoy and Terry Bozzio for their discussion on playing planned or improvised drum parts at live shows with their bands Dream Theater and Missing Persons. Click HERE to watch the full Interview and Drum Jam as part of Terry Bozzio’s exclusive series "The Art Of Drumming".

  • Playalong

    “Rosanna” by Toto!

    "Rosanna" by Toto, is the opening track from their 1982 album, Toto IV. The track won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year in the 1983 ceremony and also earned a nomination for Song of the Year. Notably, it features the iconic half-time shuffle from drummer Jeff Porcaro, which has become an important part of drum repertoire, commonly known as the "Rosanna shuffle." Check out this Premium Playalong, with full Transcription, Drumless & 'Drums Hot' Audio, as well as an exclusive Gregg Bissonette "Rosanna" video lesson!

  • Daily Challenge

    Paradiddle Groove Challenge!

    Challenge: can you play these epic "Born To Run" paradiddle grooves? In just a few minutes, Drum Channel Instructor, Elias Vasquez will take you through this Challenge, teaching you a number of paradiddle groove variations, that unlock the drum part to the full Bruce Springsteen classic hit, HERE!

  • Playalong

    “Been Caught Stealing” – Jane’s Addiction

    Elevate your drumming with this classic Premium Playalong, HERE. "Been Caught Stealing" is a 1990 song by Jane's Addiction, known for its alternative rock, funk, and punk blend, rebellious lyrics, and catchy sound. This playalong features a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions as well as an exclusive lesson from Jane's drummer Stephen Perkins.

  • Daily Challenge

    Pete Drummond Lick!

    Pete Drummond has some fantastic lessons here on Drum Channel! During his appearance on Thomas Lang's Live stream, he showed this fabulous lick to Thomas. Test your own skills on Today's Challenge! For more from Pete - check out his "How To Play Over Loops" course HERE! Download Worksheet

  • Playalong

    “Walk This Way” – Aerosmith

    Elevate your drumming with this classic 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!

  • Daily Challenge

    Thomas’s Triplet Teaser!

    Thomas Lang, Modern Drummer’s 2023 Readers Poll Winner for Best Clinician/Educator/Online Drummer, will take you through this creative triplet lesson. He will show you how to start the challenge in a simple way, then orchestrate it around the kit for maximum impact! For more of Thomas's Live Streams, see "Thomas Lang Live" HERE, Saturdays at 9am PST!

  • Playalong

    “Around the World” – Red Hot Chili Peppers

    Experience the dynamic beats of "Around the World" by Red Hot Chili Peppers with our brand new Premium Playalong - HERE! Kicking off their album, "Californication" and featuring Chad Smith's explosive drumming, the song encapsulates Anthony Kiedis' adventurous tales as a member of the band, living life on the edge. This Premium Playalong not only features a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions, it also has an exclusive video lesson, by Elias Vasquez, who will coach you through the song, as well as many of the secrets to Chad's stellar drumming!

  • Daily Challenge

    Sting’s Seven Days…in Seven?!?

    Who do Terry Bozzio and Alex Acuna take lessons with? With whom do they learn odd times and phrasings? With Efrain Toro! Join Efrain here for this demonstration of playing seven in five with Sting’s “Seven Days.” For more of Efrain’s incredible concepts, check out his course HERE on Drum Channel!

  • Playalong

    “Mais Que Nada” – Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66

    Level up your drumming with this classic Premium Playalong, "Mas que Nada" by Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 - HERE! Notably, its vibrant rhythm played by Dom Um Romão also serves as an exceptional practice piece for drummers honing their samba skills on the drumset. This playalong features a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions, as well as a video lesson!

  • Daily Challenge

    Zig’s New Orleans Funk Rhythms!

    This challenge is far beyond learning a new beat, it will open your mind to a very important world of rhythm by the originator. It is from the DC Documentary “Zigaboo, The Originator Of New Orleans Funky Drumming”, where you will learn the secrets of his success. Stanton Moore said “I learned my style of Funky drumming from Zig” and so many more agree. You have got to check it out HERE.

  • Playalong

    “Under The Bridge” – Red Hot Chili Peppers

    Level up your drumming with this classic premium playalong! "Under The Bridge" by Red Hot Chili Peppers - HERE - was released in March 1992 to widespread acclaim from both critics and fans, who were captivated by its raw emotional depth. The track is notably enriched by Chad Smith's masterful drumming, adding to its timeless appeal. This playalong features a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions as well as a video lesson from Chad!

  • Daily Challenge

    Al Velasquez: 16th Note Rock

    Al Velasquez has an outstanding reputation for teaching and mentoring young students, preparing them for college and a professional career. He was recommended to us for this series of lessons by the great Gregg Bissonette. This challenge is from his 16-Lesson course, which is aimed at beginner to intermediate playing. You can see the rest of that excellent course, HERE.

  • Playalong

    “I Got You (I Feel Good)” – James Brown

    You have to check out this classic premium playalong, HERE! "I Got You (I Feel Good)" by James Brown is an iconic track, one of Brown's most renowned recordings. Its 1965 version was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2013, and features the beats of Melvin Parker on drums. This playalong features a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions, as well as a video lesson from Gregg Bissonette!

  • Daily Challenge

    Adding WEIGHT To Fills

    Want to learn how to add impact and weight to your drum fills? Please join Drum Channel instructor, Antoine Fadavi (King Princess, Angelsaur), who will take you through this incredible snare drum and bass drum concept in just a few minutes! Antoine recently joined the mighty Thomas Lang on his weekly live stream - you can rewatch that episode HERE!

  • Playalong

    “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” – Michael Jackson

    You will love this classic premium playalong, "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" by Michael Jackson - HERE. Produced by Quincy Jones, the song was released on Jackson's album Off the Wall (1979). The song features a captivating drum performance by John "JR" Robinson. This playalong features a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions, as well as a video lesson from JR Robinson!

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  • Playalong

    “Take Five” – Dave Brubeck

    Elevate your drumming with this classic 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

    Wackerman/Spivack Closed Rolls!

    Chad Wackerman's stellar career speaks for itself, and throughout it all, he has used the Spivack Method. The 4 basic elements of drumming as taught by Murray Spivack are Singles, Doubles, Flams and Closed Roll. This lesson introduces the fourth element, the Closed Roll. With patience and staying relaxed, you will build the speed of your Closed Rolls. You can see the full course HERE!

  • Playalong

    “Manic Depression” – Jimi Hendrix

    Elevate your drumming with this classic 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

    Lang’s Symmetry & Ambidexterity Lick!

    Thomas Lang - Modern Drummer’s 2023 Readers Poll Winner for Best Clinician/Educator/Online Drummer, will take you step by step through this paradiddle/inverted-paradiddle lesson. He will show you how to orchestrate it around the kit for maximum ambidexterity and symmetry around the drums! For more of Thomas's world-renowned Live Streams, see Thomas Lang Live HERE, Saturdays at 9am PST!

  • Daily Challenge

    Bozzio & Portnoy: Planned vs. Improv. Parts!

    Join two of the greatest drumming heroes of all time, Mike Portnoy and Terry Bozzio for their discussion on playing planned or improvised drum parts at live shows with their bands Dream Theater and Missing Persons. Click HERE to watch the full Interview and Drum Jam as part of Terry Bozzio’s exclusive series "The Art Of Drumming".

  • Playalong

    “Rosanna” by Toto!

    "Rosanna" by Toto, is the opening track from their 1982 album, Toto IV. The track won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year in the 1983 ceremony and also earned a nomination for Song of the Year. Notably, it features the iconic half-time shuffle from drummer Jeff Porcaro, which has become an important part of drum repertoire, commonly known as the "Rosanna shuffle." Check out this Premium Playalong, with full Transcription, Drumless & 'Drums Hot' Audio, as well as an exclusive Gregg Bissonette "Rosanna" video lesson!

  • Daily Challenge

    Paradiddle Groove Challenge!

    Challenge: can you play these epic "Born To Run" paradiddle grooves? In just a few minutes, Drum Channel Instructor, Elias Vasquez will take you through this Challenge, teaching you a number of paradiddle groove variations, that unlock the drum part to the full Bruce Springsteen classic hit, HERE!

  • Playalong

    “Been Caught Stealing” – Jane’s Addiction

    Elevate your drumming with this classic Premium Playalong, HERE. "Been Caught Stealing" is a 1990 song by Jane's Addiction, known for its alternative rock, funk, and punk blend, rebellious lyrics, and catchy sound. This playalong features a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions as well as an exclusive lesson from Jane's drummer Stephen Perkins.

  • Daily Challenge

    Pete Drummond Lick!

    Pete Drummond has some fantastic lessons here on Drum Channel! During his appearance on Thomas Lang's Live stream, he showed this fabulous lick to Thomas. Test your own skills on Today's Challenge! For more from Pete - check out his "How To Play Over Loops" course HERE! Download Worksheet

  • Playalong

    “Walk This Way” – Aerosmith

    Elevate your drumming with this classic 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!

  • Daily Challenge

    Thomas’s Triplet Teaser!

    Thomas Lang, Modern Drummer’s 2023 Readers Poll Winner for Best Clinician/Educator/Online Drummer, will take you through this creative triplet lesson. He will show you how to start the challenge in a simple way, then orchestrate it around the kit for maximum impact! For more of Thomas's Live Streams, see "Thomas Lang Live" HERE, Saturdays at 9am PST!

  • Playalong

    “Around the World” – Red Hot Chili Peppers

    Experience the dynamic beats of "Around the World" by Red Hot Chili Peppers with our brand new Premium Playalong - HERE! Kicking off their album, "Californication" and featuring Chad Smith's explosive drumming, the song encapsulates Anthony Kiedis' adventurous tales as a member of the band, living life on the edge. This Premium Playalong not only features a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions, it also has an exclusive video lesson, by Elias Vasquez, who will coach you through the song, as well as many of the secrets to Chad's stellar drumming!

  • Daily Challenge

    Sting’s Seven Days…in Seven?!?

    Who do Terry Bozzio and Alex Acuna take lessons with? With whom do they learn odd times and phrasings? With Efrain Toro! Join Efrain here for this demonstration of playing seven in five with Sting’s “Seven Days.” For more of Efrain’s incredible concepts, check out his course HERE on Drum Channel!

  • Playalong

    “Mais Que Nada” – Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66

    Level up your drumming with this classic Premium Playalong, "Mas que Nada" by Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 - HERE! Notably, its vibrant rhythm played by Dom Um Romão also serves as an exceptional practice piece for drummers honing their samba skills on the drumset. This playalong features a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions, as well as a video lesson!

  • Daily Challenge

    Zig’s New Orleans Funk Rhythms!

    This challenge is far beyond learning a new beat, it will open your mind to a very important world of rhythm by the originator. It is from the DC Documentary “Zigaboo, The Originator Of New Orleans Funky Drumming”, where you will learn the secrets of his success. Stanton Moore said “I learned my style of Funky drumming from Zig” and so many more agree. You have got to check it out HERE.

  • Playalong

    “Under The Bridge” – Red Hot Chili Peppers

    Level up your drumming with this classic premium playalong! "Under The Bridge" by Red Hot Chili Peppers - HERE - was released in March 1992 to widespread acclaim from both critics and fans, who were captivated by its raw emotional depth. The track is notably enriched by Chad Smith's masterful drumming, adding to its timeless appeal. This playalong features a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions as well as a video lesson from Chad!

  • Daily Challenge

    Al Velasquez: 16th Note Rock

    Al Velasquez has an outstanding reputation for teaching and mentoring young students, preparing them for college and a professional career. He was recommended to us for this series of lessons by the great Gregg Bissonette. This challenge is from his 16-Lesson course, which is aimed at beginner to intermediate playing. You can see the rest of that excellent course, HERE.

  • Playalong

    “I Got You (I Feel Good)” – James Brown

    You have to check out this classic premium playalong, HERE! "I Got You (I Feel Good)" by James Brown is an iconic track, one of Brown's most renowned recordings. Its 1965 version was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2013, and features the beats of Melvin Parker on drums. This playalong features a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions, as well as a video lesson from Gregg Bissonette!

  • Daily Challenge

    Adding WEIGHT To Fills

    Want to learn how to add impact and weight to your drum fills? Please join Drum Channel instructor, Antoine Fadavi (King Princess, Angelsaur), who will take you through this incredible snare drum and bass drum concept in just a few minutes! Antoine recently joined the mighty Thomas Lang on his weekly live stream - you can rewatch that episode HERE!

  • Playalong

    “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” – Michael Jackson

    You will love this classic premium playalong, "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" by Michael Jackson - HERE. Produced by Quincy Jones, the song was released on Jackson's album Off the Wall (1979). The song features a captivating drum performance by John "JR" Robinson. This playalong features a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions, as well as a video lesson from JR Robinson!

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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.