First Beat

Playing Your First Drum Beat – Part 1 – BAS007

If you’ve worked your way through the ‘How to Read Drum Music‘ lesson you’ll already have a good idea of how to play a simple drum beat. In these exercises we go into it in a bit more detail, starting with a simple crotchet (quarter note) based drum beat:

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Playing Your First Drum Beat – Part 2 – BAS008

We then increase the speed of the hi hats to quavers (eighth notes) instead of crotchets:

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