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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: The Shuffle

The Shuffle
Jan 24 2013 // [Chris Brien]

The shuffle is a pattern too many drummers do not practice, and yet, the shuffle can easily be considered...

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Technique: SCV 2012 - Drum Solo Dissection

SCV 2012 - Drum Solo Dissection
Jan 03 2013 // [Ryan Wold]

I am very pleased to also introduce our newest contributor Ryan Wold of www.snarescience.com. We are...

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Technique: Them Pesky Triple Strokes

Them Pesky Triple Strokes
Jan 03 2013 // [Will Taylor]

Hello and happy New Year, all! I thought I’d kick off 2013 where we left off last year—with more triple...

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Technique: Rudiment Exercises With a Twist: Rolls and Paradiddles

Rudiment Exercises With a Twist: Rolls and Paradiddles
Dec 12 2012 // [Kirby Jacobsen]

I’m sure you are already familiar with a hybrid rudiment, which is basically combining or blending two...

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Technique: Ruling Your Drum World

Ruling Your Drum World
Dec 11 2012 // [Adam Hay]

Things are adequately explained in this video, I'd say, but the short of it is I had rediscovered what was...

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Technique: Random endurance and technical exercises

Random endurance and technical exercises
Dec 11 2012 // [Dan Slater]

I have always struggled with disciplined practice routines, but I eventually figured out that if I had a...

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Technique: Layered Grooves

Layered Grooves
Dec 11 2012 // [Chris Brien]

This week Chris Brien takes us through variations of layered grooves from his book Chris Brien Drumming...

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Technique: Chacarera Over Hi-Hat

Chacarera Over Hi-Hat
Nov 20 2012 // [Marcelo Fernandez]

The Chacarera is a groove from northeast Argentina, especially Santiago del Estero. It was originally...

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