• Jake Nicolle

    180 Experience

    Duration 08:32

    Here’s a look at the experience on 180Drums.com so you can understand how 180 Drums is designed to help you find and study the areas you want to improve in your drumming....

  • Jake Nicolle

    Ready Set Read

    Duration 22:13

    Wondering how to read sheet music or drum notation? Never thought reading was something you would be able to do with music? Today Jake is explaining the simplicity of learning...

  • Jake Nicolle

    Quarters & Eighths

    Duration 12:28

    In this lesson, Jake and Dave are discussing everything you need to know regarding quarter notes and eighth notes, as they appear written on a percussion staff. Learning to read drum/music...

  • Jake Nicolle

    Sweet Sixteenths

    Duration 20:56

    Diving into 16th notes shouldn’t be intimidating which is why Jake and Dave are giving you a quick breakdown to bring you up to speed on subdivisions and how quarter,...

  • Jake Nicolle

    Stack Em Up

    Duration 06:28

    This is a lesson testing our understanding of how notes appear on the page after being played on the drums. Jake is demonstrating different sounds and how they appear on...

  • Jake Nicolle

    Triplets

    Duration 14:48

    Learning to read triplets is the point of this lesson with Jake. We’re discussing what triplets sound like played against and overlapping with eighth notes. Sight reading doesn’t come over night...

  • Jake Nicolle

    How to Tune Your Drums

    Duration 05:32

    Now it’s time to talk about tuning your drums. While changing your drum heads is one thing, understanding how to tune the drumheads is a whole different story. We’re going...

  • Jake Nicolle

    Buying Your First Kit

    Duration 10:44

    We get asked all the time, “What kind of drums should I buy? What about Cymbals and Drumheads?” To which we felt it necessary to add a video discussing all the...

  • Jake Nicolle

    Set Up For Success

    Duration 16:16

    Good posture on the drums can only be as good as your drum set-up itself. In order to be efficient on the drums, a few simple adjustments can make all...

  • Jake Nicolle

    Get A Grip – Stick Technique

    Duration 25:12

    Ever wondered how to hold your sticks properly? There are many “correct” ways to hold a pair of sticks, but our goal in this lesson is to have Jake and Dave...

  • Jake Nicolle

    The First Groove

    Duration 09:07

    Time to learn your very first groove, understand how drums are written on a music staff and begin to feel like a boss. You’re doing it, it’s easier than you...

  • Jake Nicolle

    Playing a Drum Fill

    Duration 11:17

    Sound like a pro in no time. This lesson helps us learn and read a fill that is as famous as fills get. It can be heard in every style of...

  • Jake Nicolle

    Single Stroke Roll

    Duration 14:56

    The most famous of all. The first hand pattern we’ll teach you and the foundation upon which you will build the house. The Single Stroke Roll is an art form....

  • Jake Nicolle

    The Hi-Hat Foot

    Duration 11:42

    You be wondering why your foot on the Hi-Hat matters. Well, we’re here to tell you. It was one of the first, critical elements of the drum set. Before there...

  • Jake Nicolle

    Beats on the Money

    Duration 09:20

    This is “The First Beat” on steroids, and you’re learning it! We’ll teach you this Beat on the Money step by step, helping you understand how the groove is built as well...

  • Garrett Goodwin

    Big Singles

    Duration 08:15

    The only way we like ’em. Our Single Strokes are going to get an overhaul in the authority to which we use them. This lesson is going to delve into...

  • Jake Nicolle

    Fill on the Money

    Duration 10:47

    Here it goes! Your first drum fill. This is the bedrock on which you will build every Neil Peart, John Bonham, Tony Williams, Vinnie Colaiuta, Peter Erskine & Ringo Starr...

  • Jake Nicolle

    Double Stroke Roll

    Duration 11:35

    Stepping up your game with this lesson! The Double Stroke Roll is next on the list and its importance is right up there with the Single Stroke Roll. It gets...

  • Jake Nicolle

    Step Up Your Game

    Duration 11:40

    Here’s our second lesson on the Hi-Hat Foot. gaining some more “Independence”. Incase you’re jumping in right here, Independence is the ability to separate our limbs and play each arm and...

  • Jake Nicolle

    4-On-The-Floor

    Duration 08:57

    If you live in the 21st century, you’re familiar with this pattern. Every song on the radio these days has a 4-on-the-floor groove! This is groove is given its name...