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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: Stickings of Six

Stickings of Six
Mar 03 2012 // [Ryan Carver]

This lesson is an exercise to practice the five essential six-stroke stickings. There are many...

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Technique: James Brown's "Cold Sweat"

James Brown's "Cold Sweat"
Mar 03 2012 // [Murray Creed]

Here are some facts about James Brown's song "Cold Sweat." The horn line is based on Miles Davis' "So...

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Technique: Bembe

Bembe
Feb 18 2012 // [Murray Creed]

The Bembe is an Afro-Cuban groove with a 6/8 feel that can also be interpreted in 4/4 with triplets. The...

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Technique: Mambo

Mambo
Feb 07 2012 // [Murray Creed]

The Mambo is a very complex rhythm of Afro Cuban decent. We will try to comp four different percussionists...

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Technique: Understanding the Styles: Drum 'n' Bass

Understanding the Styles: Drum 'n' Bass
Apr 02 2011 // [Ryan Carver]

Drum ‘n’ bass is a style that has quickly become loved by drummers. But just like any style it is...

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Technique: Understanding the Styles: Jazz

Understanding the Styles: Jazz
Mar 02 2011 // [Ryan Carver]

Let’s get into some basic jazz patterns. Jazz is an animal all in itself. Now, just because you play a...

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Technique: Understanding the Styles: Latin

Understanding the Styles: Latin
Feb 02 2011 // [Ryan Carver]

Now we venture into the realm of Latin. This style can be very fun to play on drums and also very...

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Technique: Understanding the Styles: Reggae

Understanding the Styles: Reggae
Jan 02 2011 // [Ryan Carver]

This month we continue our journey through the styles with reggae. There is not as much educational...

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