Drum Licks

Steve Smith Lick

Steve Smith Lick

Steve Smith Lick Drum Licks Here’s a cool lick idea from Steve Smith. You can play it as written or continue to play the RLRLL group across the barline to create a 5 over 4 polyrhythm. Rhythm: 16th Notes Sticking: RLRL, LRLR, LLRL, RLRL https://youtu.be/rNL-zV4Qd1g

Elvin Jones Triplets

Elvin Jones Triplets

Elvin Jones Triplets Drum Licks Carter often pulls this lick out of the bag on tracks like Tripping Billies: Rhythm: 32nd Notes (Broken) Sticking: RLRLRL, RLRLR, LRLRL, RLRLRL https://youtu.be/OQ6l94yeSE8

Steve Gadd Lick

Steve Gadd Lick

Steve Gadd Lick Drum Licks Here’s a breakdown of one of the great Steve Gadd’s signature licks… Rhythm: 32nd Notes Sticking: FLLRRLLF, RLLRRLLF, FLLRRLLF, RLLRRLLF https://youtu.be/lsSK3ulRdJ0

John Blackwell Lick

John Blackwell Lick

John Blackwell Lick Drum Licks Here’s a nice lick that I picked up off the John Blackwell DvD – Technique, Grooving and Showmanship. He calls it the Marcus Willams Pattern. https://youtu.be/-XIImgHBG2k

Jearome Flood II

Jerome Flood II Lick

Jerome Flood II Lick Drum Licks https://youtu.be/hvNfGJ3cGJw Here’s a nice 32nd note lick from the Guitar Centre Drumoff’s 08 winner Jerome Flood II. Rhythm: 32nd Notes Sticking: LFRL FRLF, LFRL FRLF, LFRL FRLF, LFRL FRLF If you missed Jerome’s 2008 performance check out the video below. He combines some nice gospel style licks, latin beats and plenty …

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Carter Beauford Lick

Carter Beauford Lick

Carter Beauford Lick Drum Licks Carter often pulls this lick out of the bag on tracks like Tripping Billies: Rhythm: 32nd Notes (Broken) Sticking: RLRLRL, RLRLR, LRLRL, RLRLRL https://youtu.be/4WVQZo2AP1w

John Bonham Triplets

John Bonham Triplets

John Bonham Triplets Drum Licks Here’s a breakdown of one of the great John Bonham’s signature licks… Rhythm: 8th note triplets Sticking: Right, Left, Bass Practice Tips:1) Work on the Right, Left, Bass pattern at a slow tempo on the snare2) Move round the kit trying to keep an even sound and feel3) As you feel comfortable …

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The X-Fill

The X-Fill Drum Licks Here’s a simple fill that looks and sounds great at higher tempos… Rhythm: 16th notes (3 over 4 feel) Sticking: Right, Left, Right, Left https://youtu.be/1G1s07lejCA

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