Video Library Lessons: A Fresh Approach to the Snare Drum

  • Evaluation Videos for Non-Beginners

    Not a first-day beginner and unsure where to start? Or maybe you want to test your skills to see if you’re past the technique, rudiments and musical studies included in “A Fresh Approach to the Snare Drum”. We encourge you to work your way through our Evaluation Videos to find out which lesson is the […]

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  • Introduction

    The introduction to the lessons covers learning about the snare drum and sticks, how to set up the drum properly, gripping the sticks and how to play a proper rebound stroke.

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  • Lesson One

    Lesson One covers the “8 on a Hand” Exercise, Single Stroke Roll, Double Stroke Roll, Stick Control Exercises and Essential Musical Terms.

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  • Lesson Two

    Lesson Two covers the Technique Workout, Fill in the Blanks Exercises, Playing Exercises, Multiple Bounce Roll and the Downstroke.

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  • Lesson Three

    Lesson Three covers the Technique Workout, Music Theory Exercises, Key Exercises, Upstroke Playing Exercises and the Five Stroke Roll.

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  • Lesson Four

    Lesson Four covers the Technique Workout, Single Stroke Four, Coordination Exercise, Music Theory Exercises, Single Paradiddle Step One, Playing Exercises, 8th Note in 8 Time Playing Exercises and the Rudimental Etude.

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  • Lesson Five

    Lesson Four covers the Technique Workout, Mr. Freeze Exercise, Single Paradiddle Step Two, Coordination Exercise, 8th Rests on the Upbeat and Downbeat Key Exercises and Playing Exercises, Nine Stroke Roll and Rudimental Etude.

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  • Graduation Test: 1

    The Graduation Test: 1 covers the technique, music theory and rhythms from Lesson 1-5

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  • Lesson Six

    Lesson Six covers the Technique Workout, Sixteenth Notes, Key Exercises, Playing Exercises, Thirteen Stroke Roll and Rudimental Etude

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  • Lesson Seven

    Lesson Seven covers the Flam, Dotted Half Note, Exercise for 2 Drums, Playing Exercises, 16th Notes in 8 Time and Rudimental Etude

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