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

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

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

Dave Weckl 9’s

Dave Weckl 9’s

Dave Weckl 9’s Drum Licks Here’s a cool 9 over 6 idea from ‘Dangerous’ Dave Weckl: Rhythm: 16th Note Triplets Sticking: RLR FFR, LFF RLR, FFR LFF, RLR LRL https://youtu.be/iICqSrek3o8

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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Dave Grohl Lick

Dave Grohl Lick

Dave Grohl Lick Drum Licks Here’s a cool lick Dave Grohl played on Queen’s Of The Stone Age, No One Knows… Rhythm: 8th Note Triplets Sticking: Right, Left, Right, Left https://youtu.be/HYc63SULH-s

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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

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

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