By Darren Matthes
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Experience a journey in drumming with Darren Matthes, one of the Internet's first, most prolific and popular drum show hosts. drumcast.tv is for drummers of every age, style and skill level and covers a wide range of information on drums and drumming technique, from fundamental to advanced. Darren presents it all in a laid-back style while answering questions from viewers and sharing insights into how to get the most out of your time behind the drum kit. Call the drumcast.tv toll-free voicemail hotline at 1-800-827-9170 any time with questions, comments or suggestions.
|1||CleanVideoRockin' The Ruffs||In this episode of drumcast.tv, Darren talks about two variations of four-stroke ruffs that can be played across the snare, toms and kick, and they sound pretty cool.||2/16/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|2||VideoDouble bass drum fast and long||Mooey from Maryland asks about how to speed up his feet on double bass drum.||11/8/12||Free||View In iTunes|
|3||VideoIndependence in macro focus||Russ from Illinois asks about how to increase his independence between his right foot and right hand.||11/1/12||Free||View In iTunes|
|4||VideoDenting cymbals and drumsticks||Michael from California asks about how to avoid denting cymbals.||10/26/12||Free||View In iTunes|
|5||VideoEncouraging young drummers to learn rudiments||Thomas from Georgia asks how he can encourage his 7-year-old son to learn drum rudiments.||10/17/12||Free||View In iTunes|
|6||VideoDrumming in Odd Time - 5/4||Max from Philadelphia asks about drumming in 5/4 time.||10/12/12||Free||View In iTunes|
|7||VideoHi-hats and resonant heads||Geno from North Carolina asks about getting the hi-hat up to par, and David from California asks about changing resonant drumheads.||11/14/11||Free||View In iTunes|
|8||VideoDrumming Through Sheer Determination||Tim from Cincinnati asks a question about overcoming the lack of flexibility in his wrist, and Darren talks about Dan Caro, an amazing drummer who can provide inspiration to overcome any number of obstacles.||1/27/11||Free||View In iTunes|
|9||VideoBasic Rock Fills (with transcription)||Joe asks about basic drum fills, and Darren goes over a few fills he transcribed.||1/11/11||Free||View In iTunes|
|10||VideoFill without messing everything up||Terry from Pennsylvania asks about rimshots and Lewis from New Jersey asks about improvising. The song "Free" was written by Lee Saeger and Darren Matthes.||12/23/10||Free||View In iTunes|
|11||VideoSplitting Up Sextuplets||You can take familiar rhythmic figures like sextuplets and split them up in new ways to create unique and fresh drum licks.||2/8/07||Free||View In iTunes|
|12||VideoShuffles||They can be notated in various ways, but most shuffle grooves are based on a triplet feel.||2/1/07||Free||View In iTunes|
|13||VideoLessons or No Lessons||Darren responds to Nick's question about whether or not he should take lessons, Samuel's question about playing drums with piano and David's question about drum tuning.||1/24/07||Free||View In iTunes|
|14||VideoBuilding on the Basics||You can break drum rudiments down into a few key elements. This can help you to build them back up into your own unique style of playing. Darren also mentions the Amazing Slow Downer again and his experience with learnlicks.com.||1/18/07||Free||View In iTunes|
|15||VideoTriplets Between the Hands and Kick Drum||Use the hands with the kick drum to create some interesting triplet combinations. Also, Darren replies to e-mails about flams, drags, accents, grip and well-being from Sam, Tony and Mark.||1/11/07||Free||View In iTunes|
|16||VideoLearn Your Favorite Drum Licks||Darren talks about learning your favorite drum licks using the intro to Led Zeppelin's "Rock n' Roll" as an example. Visit www.drumcast.tv/asd to try the Amazing Slow Downer, software that allows you to slow down music without...||1/4/07||Free||View In iTunes|
Way to go Darren
Found this podcast by accident and I'm really glad I did. Darren gets a lot across in a very quick fasion. Thanks
What a great podcast! Good lessons taught by a good instructor. Well done!
Good on ya, mate!
Getting back into drums and getting an iPod at the same time has now perfectly jelled thanks to unirunner video drum lessons. A big thank you for taking the time to create, edit, and post this podcast!