Drum Lessons

Private lessons are available on the Central Coast of NSW, Australia.

Lessons are taught at Macron Music Erina.

Skype lessons are available for students who are unable to travel or live overseas.

Programs

The following programs are the same ones I use with my private students.

They will soon be available for purchase and include:

- Lesson PDF's

- Weekly practice plan

- Access to the student portal

- Access to transcription library


Drum Kit Crash Course

A ten week introduction to drumming.


Basic Drum Kit Studies

Technique - Applications of Singles, Doubles, Paradiddles and Flams.

Rhythms - Quarter notes, 8th notes, 8th note triplets and 16th notes.

Grooves - Various grooves with 8th notes, 8th note triplets and 16th notes. Kick and snare variations, basic syncopation, open hi hats, alternating hi hat grooves.

Fills - Various length fills using 8th notes, 8th note triplets and 16th notes.


Intermediate Drum Kit Studies


Advanced Drum Kit Studies


The Master System

5 Day Workout

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 by Chris McCaig | Technique

5 day workout - singles, doubles, paradiddles.

Use these exercises 5 days a week for 4 weeks.


Day 1 - Endurance (9 min)

3 mins each at 60-80% max speed

  • Single Stroke Roll
  • Double Stroke Roll
  • Single Paradiddle


Day 2 - Control (5 min)

1 min at 90% max speed

  • Single Stroke Roll Right hand lead
  • Single Stroke Roll Left hand lead
  • Double Stroke Roll Right hand lead
  • Double Stroke Roll Left hand lead
  • Single Paradiddle


Day 3 - Speed (9 minutes)

3 minutes each: 

16th Notes at 90% max speed for 20 seconds, then 8th notes for 10 seconds.

  • Single Stroke Roll
  • Double Stroke Roll
  • Single Paradiddle


Day 4 - Dynamics (9 minutes)

60-80% max speed


1. Velocity - 2 mins

30s p (soft), 30s mp (moderately soft), 30s mf (moderately loud), 30s f (loud).

Increase the stick velocity as the volume increases.

  • Single Stroke Roll
  • Double Stroke Roll
  • Single Paradiddle


2. Crescendo/Decrescendo - 10s crescendo then 10s decrescendo for 1 minute.

  • Single Stroke Roll
  • Double Stroke Roll
  • Single Paradiddle


Day 5 - Accents (7 minutes)

1 minute each at 60-80% max speed.

  • Single Stroke Roll Right hand lead, accent the downbeats 
  • Single Stroke Roll Left hand lead, accent the downbeats 
  • Double Stroke Roll accent the rights
  • Double Stroke Roll accent the lefts
  • Single Paradiddle accent the downbeats
  • Single Paradiddle accent the rights
  • Single Paradiddle accent the lefts