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Techniques

The Black Page drum magazine's vault of free drum lessons from some of the best educators around the globe. All of our lessons are archived here. Use the search function at the top right of our website to find a specific lesson or topic. 

Technique: Olympic Doubles

Olympic Doubles
Jul 31 2012 // [Will Taylor]

Hello, I trust all is well in the land of shred! The Olympics are in London Town, so I thought I’d pen an...

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Technique: Nightmare on Double Paradiddle Street

Nightmare on Double Paradiddle Street
Jul 18 2012 // [Will Taylor]

Yes, I know it’s a terrible pun, but I couldn’t think of anything better to call this exercise! I trust...

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Technique: Warming Up and the 90 Degree Bounce

Warming Up and the 90 Degree Bounce
Jul 17 2012 // [Kirby Jacobsen]

The importance of warming up cannot be overstressed. I always warm up at the start of my practice ritual....

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Technique: Canadian Rumba

Canadian Rumba
Jul 17 2012 // [Adam Hay]

This pattern starts with 3:2 rumba clave (which is a two-bar pattern…think of it as the rhythm key), then...

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Technique: Tap Shred

Tap Shred
Jul 03 2012 // [Will Taylor]

Hello, drum world! I hope everyone is good in the land of shred. This week’s lesson is designed to help...

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Technique: Paradiddle Pyramid

Paradiddle Pyramid
Jun 19 2012 // [Will Taylor]

Hello! I hope all is well in the drum world. This month’s lesson came about after one of you kind lot...

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Technique: One Handed Diddle

One Handed Diddle
Jun 05 2012 // [Will Taylor]

Hello! I trust all is well in the world of drums and you’ve all been shredding hard. This week’s lesson is...

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Technique: The Soca

The Soca
May 16 2012 // [Murray Creed]

The Soca is an incredibly fun groove to play, but requires dilligent practice and attention to the timing...

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