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10×7 Sonor SQ2 XRay Snare Drum – Snare Pimp Project Volume 30

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The HiHat Heel-Toe Method : Excerpt from BOOM!!

This is an excerpt from my book / video product “BOOM!! The Beginner’s Guide To Making Noise” Chapters :  Setting Up Your Drumset How NOT To Hold Your Sticks Your First Rockin’ Beat (This lesson) Reading Music (The Boring, Yet 100% Necessary Chapter) Grid Theory Time Signatures and Pulse Quarter Notes and Quarter Rests Eighth […]

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Play Your First Drum Groove In Under 60 Seconds!

This is an excerpt from my book / video product “BOOM!! The Beginner’s Guide To Making Noise” Chapters :  Setting Up Your Drumset How NOT To Hold Your Sticks Your First Rockin’ Beat (This lesson) Reading Music (The Boring, Yet 100% Necessary Chapter) Grid Theory Time Signatures and Pulse Quarter Notes and Quarter Rests Eighth […]

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How To Tune Your Bass Drum For Phatness

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BOOM!! A Beginner’s Guide To Making Noise

We’re almost live in the eStore with this book! There’s at least 19 videos that will accompany “BOOM!! The Beginner’s Guide To Making Noise” Over 40 minutes of video instruction demonstrating nearly every single example in the book. Plus full accompanying MP3’s to compliment the 65 page book. With pictures of me yelling and screaming at […]

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14×6 Sonor Delite Snare Drum – Snare Pimp Project Volume 10

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14×6 Sonor SQ2 Beech Heavy Snare Drum – Snare Pimp Project Volume 8

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14×6.5 Sonor Select Force Snare Drum – Snare Pimp Project Volume 7

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How To Tune Your Snare Drum : Drums Etc Magazine Bonus Video

Hey guys! This is a topic I find a lot of people, even experienced players have some trouble with! So this is a 12 minute video on how I do it. It’s got some bonus tricks and tips I’ve learned over the years and some demonstration on how I use moongel as well. With a […]

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Groove Of The Week #1 : Polyrhythmic 5/4

First instalment of the groove of the week series! I hope you enjoy! It’s a fun little beat in 5/4 that implies a four pulse polyrhythmically! Take it slow, the last version with the extra ghost notes is nasty 😉 Keep hittin’ things! ~Aaron

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Abstract Beat Modification 3 of 5 Composite Time Signatures – OnlineDrummer.com

Today we’re going to dive into the third of five lessons I’m doing on OnlineDrummer.com about beat modification. Essentially, we’re going to go through the steps that I would take in modifying a beat. Starting with a simple 7/8 groove and ending up with a composite meter pattern with multiple simultaneous polyrhythmic layers five videos […]

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Abstract Beat Modification 1 of 5 PLUS 7/8 Meshuggah : Bleed Fill – OnlineDrummer.com

What’s up, drummers!? I’m excited to present to you the first of five lessons I’m doing on OnlineDrummer.com about beat modification. Essentially, we’re going to go through the steps that I would take in modifying a beat. Starting with a simple 7/8 groove and ending up with a composite meter pattern with multiple simultaneous polyrhythmic […]

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One on one online private lessons are now available!

$29.97 (CAD) per half hour lesson. Discounts when you buy in multiples of four grants you your fourth lesson at a third of the price! $99.97 (CAD)! We can cover absolutely anything you want. Rhythmic Illusion Concepts Polyrhythms and Multi-Polyrhythms The In’s And Out’s Of The “For Hire” Musician Making Videos Online Musician Entrepreneurship Technique Double Bass Rudiments […]

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Video sale is over!

Big thanks to all that picked up the video at it’s intro price! New free content coming really soon!! ~Aaron  

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Polyrhythms Part 5 : 6 over 5 and 6 over 7

Hey everyone, In this video we’re going to discuss the basics of how to do both 6 over 5 and 6 over seven. In their most basic forms these are applied as sixteenth note triplets. We’re going to cover the phrasing and how to play them using different sticking patterns. This of course, is all […]

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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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