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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: Tirkit

Tirkit
May 27 2015 // [Sean Mitchell]

This week I take a look at another Indian groove called the Tirkit. If you recall I showed you the Chaal a...

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Technique: The Chaal

The Chaal
Feb 06 2015 // [Sean Mitchell]

The chaal is one of the most widely used grooves in various types of Indian music and is generally played...

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Technique: Dragwards

Dragwards
Jan 30 2015 // [Kirby Jacobsen]

Here is an interesting twist on the Single Drag, the Dragwards. You guessed it, it’s the drag played...

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Technique: Three, Five and a Drag

Three, Five and a Drag
Jan 20 2015 // [Will Taylor]

Hello, Black Page readers! I hope everyone had a good Xmas and New Year. I thought we’d start the new year...

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Technique: Flamburger

Flamburger
Nov 30 2014 // [Sean Mitchell]

  The flam is both the simplest and most difficult of all rudiments-- simple in its setup, yet complex...

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Technique: What a Drag!

What a Drag!
Nov 12 2014 // [Sean Mitchell]

  TRANSCRIPTION FOR RIGHT HANDED PLAYERS (Click on the image to download the PDF version for print or...

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Technique: Poly-Rudiments

Poly-Rudiments
Nov 01 2014 // [Sean Mitchell]

This week's lesson is actually a warm up I do before a show, but it can also be a very effective...

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Technique: Basic Brushes Part 3: Bass Drum Accents

Basic Brushes Part 3: Bass Drum Accents
Oct 23 2014 // [Kirby Jacobsen]

In “Basic Brushes Part 2” I introduced accents while performing a basic brush pattern. If you haven’t...

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