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Advanced drum lessons: learn by the best drummers.

Advanced Drum Lessons

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The interactive advanced drum lessons require Flash Player 7 or later.
If you do not have the Flash Player installed, you may download it here at this link: https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/
Otherwise you can go to the html versions of advanced drum lessons, listed below.

Advanced drum lessons html version

Advanced drum beats


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Virtual Drumming Drums App on the App Store and Google Play

On the App Store and Google Play is available the version for smartphones and tablets of our virtual drum set.
Adding original features to every other Drums App, VirtualDrumming is more than a drum game,
even the most skilled drummers can use it as a real instrument.   Learn more  Arrow

The advanced lessons of the online drums method are directed to the drummer who has some experience, who knows the percussion instruments, musical theory and basic drum techniques and wishes to improve his knowledge and his skills. In this part of the method for drums you'll find some exercises to improve the techniques you have learnt in the basic lessons, a deeper knowledge about different rhythms, and some studies about style and technique of some great drummers, from past and present times.
Reading the drum sheet music and the transcriptions in some of the following drum lessons requires a good knowledge of musical writing; even experienced drummers can find something new to learn in these pages.

Method   Advanced drum lessons, like the basic lessons, consist of a short text introduction and of a drum sheet in pdf format that can be downloaded and printed, so that you can play your drums or percussion instrument along to the chart.

Learn to read the drum sheet music

Drum set elements  Arrow   The graphic symbols of drum set elements in drum sheet music.
Notes and Rests  Arrow   Notes and rests value in drum sheet music.
Tie and Dot  Arrow   Tie and dot in drum sheet music.

Topics in the basic and advanced drum lessons and in the online drum lessons published drum sheet music are: Rudiments & Fundamentals, Coordinated independence, Basic drum beats, Advanced drum beats, Snare drum studies, Drums grooves, Songs drum parts and Drum solo transcriptions, with transcriptions of songs and grooves by John Bonham, Phil Collins, Stewart Copeland, Steve Gadd, Ian Paice, Jeff Porcaro, and transcriptions of drum solos by Michael Bland, Elvin Jones, Philly Joe Jones, Dave Weckl, Tony Williams.
All the drum lessons are played in real time by the virtual drummer.

Nicko McBrain drum set

The virtual drumset of Nicko McBrain

So far Nicko McBrain is the most voted drummer by the visitors of this site. The latest version of the virtual drums is dedicated to him and to all his fans; with it you'll be able to play the drum set that Nicko McBrain plays with the heavy metal band Iron Maiden. Play  Arrow