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The First Groove

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 think. You got this!


Instructor: Jake Nicolle

Concepts: basic, beginner, grooves, beat, beats, basics

This Lesson is worth 100 points

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  • Nhandrum 11 months ago

    thanks, I got 1st 100 points

  • Sorin 2 years ago

    Steve Augustine I wish you had free lessons online. I really like the you play and the way you play each. You change the beat each time, and that is something really awesome even though my sister tells me to keep the same beat for the whole song.(she played drums but now she plays the Piano. I’ve played frumos for about 1 te. Well jeep it up -don’t listen to nu sister. Merry Christmas:)🎹😃😀😄

  • DARRYTS 3 years ago

    Saludos desde COLOMBIA, muy divertida tu clase

  • drumula 3 years ago

    I’ve been playing for about 20 years and although this is the simplest of simple, I can learn to read and understand sheet music better with this break down. Awesome stuff man!

  • peterrabbit 3 years ago

    I think a main aspect is to allways count when learning anything new!

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  • doublestrokejazz247 4 years ago

    Seeing it,it…… slow and steady,I believe when you have a curriculum in front of you,you definitely won’t deviate from the course.

    • Jake Nicolle 4 years ago

      That’s exactly the goal! You get it :)

  • Jake gerard 4 years ago

    Love this lesson!

  • Émilie Martin 4 years ago

    Good to practice the basics. And to learn again the importance of silence between the hits.

    • Jake Nicolle 4 years ago

      You’ve got it Emilie! Often we’re in such a rush to play “impressive” patterns we miss the beauty of space!

  • David Esteve 5 years ago

    It’s always fine going back to the basics

    • Jake Nicolle 5 years ago

      That’s a great attitude David. The most important thing you can check in on is your foundation! Glad you’re enjoying the lessons man. :)

  • Iain Dewar 5 years ago

    I can play the beat fine. Needed this to get back into the 1 & 2 &….

    • Jake Nicolle 5 years ago

      Did you find it helpful Iain? Reading is such a great exercise man! :)

    • Iain Dewar 5 years ago

      Yeah man! I need to get into the swing of it!!!

    • Jake Nicolle 5 years ago

      How’s the reading coming along Iain?!

  • Steve Augustine 5 years ago

    Jake…you’re a beast man.

  • Marquis Murray 5 years ago

    This is really cool. I need to start adding to my musical abilities…

    • Jake Nicolle 5 years ago

      Never a bad idea Marquis! My man…

  • mike klose 5 years ago

    Guys this was so much fun! 100 points!!