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Drumming Explained®

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    Intro to the Single Stroke Roll (3:55)


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    Single Stroke Sticking Patterns (8:31)


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    Single Stroke Roll Fills (8:27)


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    Double Stroke Roll (7:26)


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    Triplet Singles & Doubles (8:20)


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    The Single Paradiddle (6:20)


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    Single Paradiddle Grooves (5:52)


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    Single Paradiddle & Shifting Accents (8:24)


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    Single Paradiddle Voicings (6:51)


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    Paradiddle Inversions (7:40)


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    Paradiddle Fills (6:09)


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    Inverted Paradiddle Grooves (7:02)


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    Paradiddle Style Linear Grooves (8:11)


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    The Double Paradiddle (9:33)


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    Afro Cuban Double Paradiddles (7:34)


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    My Favorite Double Paradiddle Fill (4:24)


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    The Triple Paradiddle (7:17)


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    The Paradiddle-Diddle (6:10)


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    Paradiddle-Diddle Continued (9:56)


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    The Single Drag (8:33)


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    The Open Drag (8:09)


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    The Five Stroke Roll (6:13)


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    Five Stroke Roll In Action! (10:36)


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    The Six Stroke Roll (10:47)


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    Useful Grooves (13:55)


Learn to program drums like a real drummer! Eli Krantzberg, musician and DAW extraordinaire, shows you all of a drummer's "secret weapons" that make real drumming sound, well... real! Your beats and fills will be so much better and authentic sounding after watching this series... Eli guarantees it!

Eli starts off simple with single stroke sticking and fills, the backbone of all drumming and beats. He then gets into double stroke rolls, triplet singles and doubles, and paradiddles. He shows you how to creatively use these drumming basics when programming drums in your DAW, making your beats and fills groove and sound like a real drummer.

Next Eli gets into more complex rudiments such as inverted paradiddle grooves, afro-cuban double paradiddle grooves, his all-time favorite fill, tripple paradiddles, single drags, open drags, five stroke and six stroke rolls, useful grooves and much, much more.

If you want to program realistic sounding drums with all the nuance of a real drummer, look no further. Eli shows you all this and more in this power packed offering, "Drumming Explained". Get yours today.


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Casnh
Submitted 5 months ago

Excellent course for non-drummers

This was really useful for someone like me who's never played drums. Helped me understand how to create drum parts or fills that I could hear but couldn't figure out how to program. I sat and programmed in each part or variation as he described it and that's what made it all click for me.


Spoq
Submitted 2 years ago

I was deaf but now I hear (and feel)!

This is GENIUS. I even feel like givin it a bad review to steer people away because it is so good I wish I was the only one who had access to this. It is pretty much the difference that makes a difference in programming drums... awesome.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Game Designer, Producer

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admlemur
Submitted 2 years ago

Good stuff

I have no prior experience to drumming (apart from knowing what a paradiddle is), so this felt like a good choice to fill a gap in my knowledge, and I was right. Only gripe comes from the moderate amount of splelling erors in the instruction texts in the videos (but don't let this stop you from buying this!) But overall there's a good amount of quality material here.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Producer, Professional, Musician, Hobbyist

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AlligatorGar
Submitted 2 years ago

Great info for more realistic drum tracks

So many drum tracks (especially mine) sound sterile and machine-like. I believe the knowledge from this course will help vary and improve the feel of my music.

I am a: Hobbyist

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started playing drums in high school at age fourteen. Like most kids my age around then, I was into progressive rock. Genesis, Emerson Lake and Palmer, and Yes. They rocked my world. A few short years later though, my musical life changed. While studying music in college I discovered Charlie Parker, Milt Jackson, Sonny Stitt, and John Coltrane. Milt Jackson spoke to me in such a profound way that it left me no choice but to take up vibraphone.

These great players, along with  drummers like Philly Joe Jones, Max Roach, Art Blakey, and Elvin Jones changed not only the way I thought about drumming, but also music - and by extension, life - as a whole. I realized life was meant to be a creative endeavor. The idea of improvising based on a loose set of guidelines and rules permeated into my psyche even when I wasn't holding a pair of drumsticks or mallets. But if I am going to be perfectly truthful, I have to hold Henry Miller and Woody Allen equally responsible for shaping the way I view and experience the world around me. 

2. What training have you had?

I am currently an Apple certified Logic Pro. Young and cocky, and armed with only a partial University degree, I dropped out of school and  began playing steady commercial hotel engagements and jazz gigs when I could. This went on for many years until I decided it was time to complete my degree - which I ultimately did with a major in Political Science and a minor in music. 

It was at this point that I formed my current band Nightshift. We are going in to our twenty third year now - playing commercial one nighters like weddings, corporate events, etc. Don't turn your nose up at it though - it has allowed me a wonderful quality of life. It gave me the freedom to go back to school and complete a post graduate degree in Communications Studies - all the while supporting myself by playing weddings.

3. When did you get into recording?

It was in this graduate program - in the early nineties - that I found myself drawn to the fledgling emerging universe of hard disc recording and midi sequencing. Based on nothing more than the recommendation of one of my band mates who had an old Atari, I jumped in head first and bought a Mac LC ll, along with a version 1.1 of what was then Notator Logic. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. But, in hindsight, it was a decision of epic importance in my life - shaping my future as much as the music of Milt Jackson and Charlie Parker did fifteen years prior. 

I opened up my own commercial home studio in 1998 and began doing a variety of projects, working on radio jingles, artist CD projects, and whatever came my way. A couple of years later a colleague called me up - desperate. He was working at a post production house and one of the editors had just quit. They were doing audio post for a weekly TV series and needed a Pro Tools editor - and fast! And so, once again, I jumped in head first into what would ultimately open up my world even more - the world of Pro Tools. 

4. People you have worked with/for?

Focusing on Logic, I built up a small but loyal client base and my phone kept ringing for Logic tech support and instruction. Film composers and studio owners all over the city were calling me. Even the music stores were giving out my phone number at this point! This kind of stuff becomes a self fulfilling prophecy. The more of it you do, the more calls you get to keep doing it. At least that's the way it should be!

As my Logic chops kept growing, I was hired by an old buddy of mine, Len Sasso, who was then an associate editor at Electronic Musician magazine, and began writing some columns for them. I had a blast doing them - and really learned to focus and express my thoughts in a concise and clear manner. This lead to a collaboration with LA based composer Terry Michael Huud on the 2006 film called Civic Duty - which was certainly one of the highlights of my professional life as a composer. 

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I wake up every day excited to boot up, and create. Whether it's instructional videos, creating music, working with a studio client, performing with my band, or teaching at the schools - my days are filled with what I love doing. Enriched by the stimulation and creative freedom this modern music making software brings to my life. I bring that excitement and passion to each and every training product I create. My years of experience both using and teaching these programs has taught me the best way to make the user comfortable with these complex programs.

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Drumming Explained® is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 4 .
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Excellent course for non-drummers This was really useful for someone like me who's never played drums. Helped me understand how to create drum parts or fills that I could hear but couldn't figure out how to program. I sat and programmed in each part or variation as he described it and that's what made it all click for me.
Date published: 2018-06-19
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from I was deaf but now I hear (and feel)! This is GENIUS. I even feel like givin it a bad review to steer people away because it is so good I wish I was the only one who had access to this. It is pretty much the difference that makes a difference in programming drums... awesome.
Date published: 2017-02-10
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Good stuff I have no prior experience to drumming (apart from knowing what a paradiddle is), so this felt like a good choice to fill a gap in my knowledge, and I was right. Only gripe comes from the moderate amount of splelling erors in the instruction texts in the videos (but don't let this stop you from buying this!) But overall there's a good amount of quality material here.
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great info for more realistic drum tracks So many drum tracks (especially mine) sound sterile and machine-like. I believe the knowledge from this course will help vary and improve the feel of my music.
Date published: 2016-08-28
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