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Modern Drumming

Learn how to be a versatile drummer who is ready for any type of gig.

Modern Drumming

Learn how to be a versatile drummer who is ready for any type of gig.


In this course, Brandan takes you through the steps to enhance your drumming skills. Learn techniques, elements of the drum kit, patterns, displacement, rudiments, polyrhythms, musicianship and playing with others.


  • Learn the elements of the drum kit.
  • Understand patterns and displacements.
  • Learn advanced rudiments and polyrhythms.
  • Learn musicianship and how to play with others.

Lesson Plan

  • 1
    Technique and Using the Grid
    In this step, Brandon discusses, everyday technique, note value, reading, rudiments, and the grid.
  • 2
    Elements of a Drum Kit
    In this step, Brandon breaks down the kick, snare, hi-hat, and the left foot.
  • 3
    Patterns and Displacement
    In this step, Brandon breaks down and demonstrates the Rosanna half time shuffle, triplet vocabulary, patterns, and displacing patterns.
  • 4
    Advanced Rudiments and Polyrhythms
    In this step, Brandon walks through odd time signatures, polyrhythms, advanced rudiments, as well as the 8th and 16th note triplet relationship.
  • 5
    Musicianship and Playing with Others
    In this step, Brandon discusses quintuplets, charting, playing with a bassist, and muscienship.