Instructional

R L L K : Groove Lesson. My expression in the thumbnail = DERP!

Hey guys, this is a quick little variation on Luke Snyder’s RLLK lick video! Enojy! The original is here :   Take it easy! ~Aaron

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Crazy HiHat Wash Technique + Two Short Groove Solos

Hey guys! Patrick Barrios has been hounding me for months to make a video on this topic! So, this is a quick little tutorial on how to do that technique with the hihat where it flails all over the place! It’s really easy! Check the video and get on doin’ it! I learned this from […]

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New Transcriptions and New Lessons coming up!

Hey everybody! A brief update here. First, I’ve been invited by my friend, Nate Brown of OnlineDrummer.com to do some lessons for his website! I’m going to be getting on that project next week and I recently decided what I’m going to do. A multiple video lesson on building / modifying grooves that ends up […]

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FLAMMED Seven Stroke Roll : Sequel To Badass Gospel Chops Seven Stroke Roll

The left hand lead FLAMMED seven stroke roll! When doing a seven stroke roll applied as sixteenth note triplets it’s going to take three eighth notes for it’s full duration. The “six” is two and the eighth note that makes up the seventh stroke. What we’re doing in this video is phrasing three of them […]

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Badass Gospel Chops Seven Stroke Roll Exercise

What’s up, drummers? This video is a little different than usual. Today we’re going to talk about a somewhat basic rudiment applied in a couple interesting ways that you can incorporate into your grooves, fills and solos. The left hand lead seven stroke roll! When doing a seven stroke roll applied as sixteenth note triplets […]

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Metric Modulation Part 4 : Toto’s Rosanna Modulation Fill, Double Bass and MORE!

Part 1 : Metric Modulation Vs. Implied Metric Modulation Part 2 : Your First 5 Steps To Metric Modulation Mayhem! Part 3 : More Metric Modulation : Double Gong Drums & Double Bass! In this edition of the Metric Modulation series we’re going to further some of our study with five new illusions! First of […]

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Masterclass Series – Part 4: Groove / Expression Concepts In A Jazz Setting

Part 1 Click Here Part 2 Click Here Part 3 Click Here This video is the final piece of the puzzle in Andrew Wasson’s Masterclass series on how to play over a typical jazz tune. The first two parts dealing with guitar he goes over form, chord changes and the road map of the tune. […]

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Metric Modulation : Double Gong Drums & Double Bass

In the previous video we touched on some of the basic metric modulations using eighth notes, triplets and sixteenth notes for our sub divisions both originally and modulated. This time, we’re going to use the same subdivisions but we’ll be breaking the patterns up. For example, instead of playing every single note of the triplet, […]

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Your First 5 Steps to Metric Modulation Mayhem

Free .PDF transcription of playing examples : http://www.AaronEdgarDrum.com/pdf/metricmod2.pdf In the first video of this series we spoke in depth about my concept of Metric Modulation both actual and implied. For those who don’t remember or didn’t see that video, yet. In Implied Metric Modulation we’re merely pretending to speed up or slow down by using a […]

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Metric Modulation Vs. Implied Metric Modulation

Free .PDF transcription of playing examples : http://www.AaronEdgarDrum.com/pdf/metricmod.pdf What is metric modulation? Metric modulation, in a nutshell is when we either speed up or slow down in a way that’s relative to the original tempo/feel. The difference between an actual and an implied metric modulation is that in actual; we’re basing our pulse on the […]

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Polyrhythmic Theory : The Polyrhythms Series Prequel

This video even further explains polyrhythmic theory than Part 1. Understanding is always the most important part! This also explains where the video series is going. In a polyrhythm’s most basic form we can take the top number as it’s subdivision and the bottom number to dictate our meter and spacing within the subdivision. Watch […]

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Polyrhythms Part 4 : (4 over 5 & 4 over 7)

PDF Transcription : http://www.AaronEdgarDrum.com/pdf/polyrhythms4.pdf Hey everybody! Some more sixteenth based polyrhythms for you! The cool thing about sixteenth based rhythms is that we can put them into anything we want. We can apply them in ways that are subtle, twisted or anything in between! The best thing about having four over anything is that most […]

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Beat Displacement Tutorial Part 3 : Polyrhythmic Displacement & More!

http://www.AaronEdgarDrum.com/pdf/displacement3.pdf *  FREE Pdf Transcription In this video we’re going to take a look at more sixteenth note displacement ideas. Focussing on only one groove in this video, we explore some of the options for displacement outside the realm of the obvious. We’ll start by taking a piece of the groove and displacing it as […]

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Ghost Notes and Dynamics Positioning

http://www.AaronEdgarDrum.com/pdf/ghostnotes.pdf * Free .PDF Transcription A must for all of us! After all, we only really have rhythm and dynamics available to us on the drumset (Unless we’re Terry Bozzio). I put together a quick tutorial on playing ghost notes versus accents effectively! To stay true to my usual content, the example is in quintuplets… […]

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Polyrhythms Part 3 : Grooves Galore : Odd Time Polyrhythmic Linear Breakbeat!

http://www.AaronEdgarDrum.com/pdf/polyrhythms3.pdf * PDF Download This time around we’re going to take a look at two over five and two over seven. Conceptually, they’re really simple polyrhythms with their most basic form being eighth notes. Instead of just discarding them as useless, this video lesson explores them in much more detail, applying them as note placement […]

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How To Count/Feel Septuplets PLUS Nasty Flams And Double Bass!

http://www.AaronEdgarDrum.com/pdf/septuplets1.pdf * FREE .pdf download In this lesson we discuss a very important counting method for septuplets (Groups of seven notes per quarter). We go over how I teach feeling them and a few highly effective practice drills. The practice pad is an HQ on top of a 14×6 Sonor SQ2 Maple Medium in Bubinga. […]

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Beat Displacement Tutorial Part 2 : 16th displacement (Rhythmic Illusion, Gavin Harrison)

http://www.AaronEdgarDrum.com/pdf/displacement2.pdf *  FREE .PDF Download This video demonstrates in depth practice methods to help internalize and become comfortable and musical with sixteenth note displacements! The drumset in this video is : Sonor SQ2 Beech Vintage, Makassar Ebony with SQ2 Birch Thin and XRay snares. ~Aaron

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Polyrhythms Part 2 : DJENT Grooves, Longer Phrases and Double Bass

http://www.AaronEdgarDrum.com/pdf/polyrhythms2.pdf * PDF Download In this video you’ll learn all about larger spacings in eighth note triplet based polyrhythms : 3 over 5, 3 over 7 and 3 over 8. Also some cool double bass shuffle grooves and polyrhythmic, odd time djent grooves! The drumset in this video is : Sonor SQ2 Beech Vintage, Makassar […]

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How To Count/Feel Quintuplets AND Quintuplet Double Bass Grooving!

http://www.AaronEdgarDrum.com/pdf/quintuplets.pdf * FREE .pdf download In this lesson we discuss a very important counting method for quintuplets (Groups of five notes per quarter, pentuplets, quints). We go over how I teach feeling them and a few highly effective practice drills. The practice pad is an HQ on top of a 14×6 Sonor SQ2 Maple Medium […]

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Beat Displacement Tutorial Part 1 (Rhythmic Illusion)

http://www.AaronEdgarDrum.com/pdf/displacement1.pdf *  FREE .PDF Download In this video you’re going to learn about the basics of beat displacement. How to use them with a band a bunch of variations and fill considerations and a practice method you may not have thought about! The drumset in this video is : Sonor SQ2 Beech Vintage, Makassar Ebony […]

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Polyrhythms Part 1 : Theory, Basics and INTENSE Polyrhythmic Blast Beats!

http://www.AaronEdgarDrum.com/pdf/polyrhythms1.pdf * PDF Download In this video you’ll learn all about the theory of basic polyrhythms, 2 over 3 and 3 over 2, also how they’re different. 3/4 and 4/3. All with fun and challenging orchestrations on the drum set! MASTER CLASS LESSON : ONLY $2.99 CANADIAN! $2.99 Canadian gets you over ten minutes of […]

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Time Signatures Part 4 of 4 : Composite Meters + Bonus

In this fourth and final video you’ll learn all about composite meters (using multiple time signatures as a means of phrasing). 4/4 – 7/8 and an especially nasty breakbeat in 7/8 – 7/8 – 7/8 – 15/16. The other videos in this series go into theory, quarter note based, eighth based sixteenth based meters. The […]

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Time Signatures Part 3 of 4 : Sixteenth Note Meters

In this video you’ll learn all about sixteenth note based meters. The meters used in this video are : 17/16, 15/16 and 13/16 The other videos in this series go into theory, quarter note based, eighth based and composite meters. The drumset in this video is : Sonor SQ2 Beech Vintage, Makassar Ebony with SQ2 […]

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Time Signatures Part 2 of 4 : Eighth Note Meters

In this video you’ll learn all about eighth note based meters also the difference between 6/8 and 3/4. The examples are based in 6/8, 5/8 and 7/8. The other videos in this series go into theory, quarter note based, sixteenth based and composite meters. The drumset in this video is : Sonor SQ2 Beech Vintage, […]

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Time Signatures Part 1 of 4 : Theory and quarter note meters

In this video you’ll learn exactly what is a time signature, why do we have them and how to count/play quarter note based meters. The specific meters used to demonstrate are : 4/4, 3/4 and 7/4 The following videos in the series go into eighth, sixteenth and composite meters. The drumset in this video is […]

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