Roland V-Drums Lessons
By Roland U.S.
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Welcome to V-Drums Lessons, an exciting and unique series of drum and percussion lessons designed for the beginner to more advanced player. Hosted by top Roland clinicians and artists, V-Drums Lessons are taught using Roland electronic drums and percuussion instruments.
|1||VideoLesson 57: Gregg Bissonette - “Gregg Zep-Lin”||This timeless lesson features three classic grooves made famous by Led Zeppelin’s legendary drummer, John Bonham.||10/24/12||Free||View In iTunes|
|2||VideoLesson 56: Gregg Bissonette - Afro-Cuban||Gregg’s informative study of Afro-Cuban rhythms and the importance of the clave.||1/31/12||Free||View In iTunes|
|3||VideoLesson 55: Steve Fisher - Independence (Part 1)||Steve Fisher shows a creative and challenging way to develop drum set independence.||12/6/11||Free||View In iTunes|
|4||VideoLesson 54: Gregg Bissonette - Double Bass Fills||Try out these high-energy double bass fills at your next polka gig!||9/30/11||Free||View In iTunes|
|5||VideoLesson 53: Gregg Bissonette - Double Bass||Gregg salutes and demonstrates the styles of the double bass masters in this informative lesson.||7/8/11||Free||View In iTunes|
|6||VideoLesson 52: Gregg Bissonette - Motown||Join Gregg on a trip to the Motor City and explore the style and groove of Motown.||2/23/11||Free||View In iTunes|
|7||VideoLesson 51: Gregg Bissonette - Funk||Learn funky syncopation with these Gadd-influenced grooves.||12/28/10||Free||View In iTunes|
|8||VideoLesson 50: Gregg Bissonette - “Texas” Blues Shuffle||Master the Texas Shuffle with this “double-trouble” mix of groove and style.||12/23/10||Free||View In iTunes|
|9||VideoLesson 49: Mike Snyder - Quick Tip: Open 5-Stroke Roll||Apply this versatile rudiment to the entire drum set to create exciting fills.||12/17/10||Free||View In iTunes|
|10||VideoLesson 48: Johnny Rabb - Single Paradiddle: Auto Up/Down||Develop speed and endurance with this paradiddle chop-builder and the RMP-5.||12/13/10||Free||View In iTunes|
|11||VideoLesson 47: Mike Snyder - Quick Tip: Hi-Hat Push/Pull||Use this performance technique to color and propel a groove.||12/10/10||Free||View In iTunes|
|12||VideoLesson 46: Mike Snyder - Quick Tip: Hi-Hat Accents||Using quarter-note accents on the hi-hat to enliven a groove.||12/8/10||Free||View In iTunes|
|13||VideoLesson 45: Johnny Rabb - Paradiddles||Johnny teaches a hand-/foot-based paradiddle lesson using the RMP-5 “mini-kit.”||12/3/10||Free||View In iTunes|
|14||VideoLesson 44: Mike Snyder - Quick Tip: Try Different Sounds||Change a groove dramatically by experimenting with different sounds.||11/26/10||Free||View In iTunes|
|15||VideoLesson 43: Brad Dutz - Cajon Basics||Brad teaches the basic tones and techniques of the cajon as played on the HandSonic 10.||8/13/10||Free||View In iTunes|
|16||VideoLesson 42: Steve Fisher - Triplet & Double Stroke Variations||Steve demonstrates and explains triplet and double stroke fills using alternate stickings.||8/5/10||Free||View In iTunes|
|17||VideoLesson 41: Steve Fisher - Choosing Fills Wisely||Steve explains and demonstrates the concept of playing appropriate drum fills to fit a musical style.||6/17/10||Free||View In iTunes|
|18||VideoLesson 40: Johnny Rabb - 16th-Note Accents||Learn to accent single-stroke 16th-notes with Johnny Rabb and the RMP-5 Rhythm Coach.||6/1/10||Free||View In iTunes|
|19||VideoLesson 39: Steve Fisher - Triplet Fills||In this episode, Steve teaches playing triplet fills around the drum set and within a groove.||5/7/10||Free||View In iTunes|
|20||VideoLesson 38: Brad Dutz - Finger Patterns (Part 2)||Part two of Brad’s introduction to basic finger exercises for hand percussion.||4/29/10||Free||View In iTunes|
|21||VideoLesson 37: Steve Fisher - Basic 16th-Note Fills||New to playing fills on the drums? Join Steve in this informative lesson on basic 16th-note fills.||4/15/10||Free||View In iTunes|
|22||VideoLesson 36: Brad Dutz - Finger Patterns (Part 1)||Using the HandSonic 15, Brad introduces basic finger exercises to help develop hand percussion technique.||4/8/10||Free||View In iTunes|
|23||VideoLesson 35: Johnny Rabb - Rhythmic Notes/Singles||Johnny Rabb teaches how to cycle through different rhythmic subdivisions using the RMP-5 Rhythm Coach.||3/30/10||Free||View In iTunes|
|24||VideoLesson 34: Mike Snyder - Quick Tip: Swing with Left-Hand Chatter||Learn to propel a jazz groove using left-hand independence.||3/11/10||Free||View In iTunes|
|25||VideoLesson 33: Mike Snyder - Swing Dependence 2||Part two of Mike’s jazz independence study.||3/1/10||Free||View In iTunes|
|26||VideoLesson 32: Mike Snyder - Swing Dependence 1||Learn the concept of playing independent rhythms against a steady jazz groove.||2/19/10||Free||View In iTunes|
|27||VideoLesson 31: Brad Dutz - Pot (Udu) Drum Basics||Brad Dutz teaches the basic tones and techniques of the West African Pot Drum using the HandSonic 10.||2/4/10||Free||View In iTunes|
|28||VideoLesson 30: Brad Dutz - Talking Drum Basics||Learn Talking Drum tones and techniques with Brad Dutz and the Handsonic 10.||1/29/10||Free||View In iTunes|
|29||VideoLesson 29: Johnny Rabb - Sevens (Septuplets)||Learn groups of seven using different stickings with Johnny Rabb and the RMP-5.||11/10/09||Free||View In iTunes|
|30||VideoLesson 28: Johnny Rabb - Fives (Quintuplets)||Master groups of five (quintuplets) with Johnny Rabb and the RMP-5.||11/3/09||Free||View In iTunes|
|31||VideoLesson 27: Brad Dutz - Tabla Basics||Learn tabla tones, techniques, and patterns with Brad Dutz and the HandSonic 10.||10/15/09||Free||View In iTunes|
|32||VideoLesson 26: Brad Dutz - Djembe Basics||Explore common djembe tones, techniques, and patterns with Brad Dutz and the HandSonic 10.||9/17/09||Free||View In iTunes|
|33||VideoLesson 25: Brad Dutz - Conga Basics||Brad Dutz introduces basic Conga techniques and patterns using the HandSonic 10.||9/10/09||Free||View In iTunes|
|34||VideoLesson 24: Mike Snyder - Quick Tip: Ghost Notes||Mike takes the mystery out of ghost notes, and teaches how to use them within a simple groove.||8/11/09||Free||View In iTunes|
|35||VideoLesson 23: Mike Snyder - Quick Tip: Flowadiddle||Master the Flowadiddle, and learn how to apply this rudiment to the entire drum set.||8/7/09||Free||View In iTunes|
|36||VideoLesson 22: Johnny Rabb - Triplets||Master triplet fills between the hands and feet with this fun and easy-to-follow lesson.||7/24/09||Free||View In iTunes|
|37||VideoLesson 21: Johnny Rabb - Double Stroke||Using an RMP-5 “mini kit,” Johnny teaches a great warm-up exercise using double-stroke patterns.||7/17/09||Free||View In iTunes|
|38||VideoLesson 20: Mike Snyder - Quick Tip: Metronome 16th-Note Study||Mike demonstrates a practical exercise with a focus on effectively using the metronome.||7/7/09||Free||View In iTunes|
|39||VideoLesson 19: Mike Snyder - Latin 101: The Samba||Master this popular Latin groove with Mike’s easy-to-follow lesson.||6/23/09||Free||View In iTunes|
|40||VideoLesson 18: Johnny Rabb - Double Paradiddles||Learn how to apply this basic rudiment to the entire drum set to create some creative and musical grooves.||6/3/09||Free||View In iTunes|
|41||VideoLesson 17: Mike Snyder - Jazz/Swing with Metronome||Master basic Jazz/Swing grooves while using a metronome to maximize your practice sessions.||5/14/09||Free||View In iTunes|
|42||VideoLesson 16: Mike Snyder - Quick Tip: Hi-Hat Foot Splash||Mike demonstrates how to play a hi-hat foot (or heel) splash with this quick-yet-useful tip.||5/7/09||Free||View In iTunes|
|43||VideoLesson 15: Johnny Rabb - Singles||Using the RMP-5 Rhythm Coach, Johnny teaches how to refine the single-stroke roll with dynamics and accuracy.||4/1/09||Free||View In iTunes|
|44||VideoLesson 14: Johnny Rabb - Quiet Count/Paradiddle||Build up your paradiddle chops with Johhny Rabb and the RMP-5 Rhythm Coach.||2/26/09||Free||View In iTunes|
|45||VideoLesson 13: Johnny Rabb - Latin||Learn Johnny Rabb’s contemporary approach to traditional Latin grooves in this lesson.||2/19/09||Free||View In iTunes|
|46||VideoLesson 12: Mike Snyder - Locking Kick with Bass Guitar||Mike Snyder demonstrates how to change the feel of a tune by what is played on the kick drum.||2/5/09||Free||View In iTunes|
|47||VideoLesson 11: Johnny Rabb - Double Strokes||Learn how to apply this fundamental rudiment to the entire drum set to create some creative and practical grooves.||1/28/09||Free||View In iTunes|
|48||VideoLesson 10: Johnny Rabb - Basic 8th-Note Grooves||Johnny Rabb teaches simple but practical ways to play these fundamental grooves by varying the hit hat, adding fills, and putting it all together.||1/9/09||Free||View In iTunes|
|49||VideoLesson 9: Mike Snyder - Quick Tip: Funky||Learn how to smoothly transition between a “straight” rock feel to a “funky” feel within the same song.||1/9/09||Free||View In iTunes|
|50||VideoLesson 8: Johnny Rabb - Double Bass||Improve your double bass skills by practicing these kickin’ exercises.||1/9/09||Free||View In iTunes|
|51||VideoLesson 7: Mike Snyder - Basic Jazz/Swing Feel||Mike teaches the fundamental techniques for playing effective jazz/swing patterns.||1/9/09||Free||View In iTunes|
|52||VideoLesson 6: Johnny Rabb - Basic 16th-Note Grooves||Johnny Rabb teaches simple but practical ways to play these fundamental grooves by varying the kick drum, hi-hat, accents, fills and more.||1/9/09||Free||View In iTunes|
|53||VideoLesson 5: Mike Snyder - Latin 101: Bossa Nova||Master the classic bossa-nova groove with this Latin lesson.||1/9/09||Free||View In iTunes|
|54||VideoLesson 4: Johnny Rabb - Double Bass (Shuffle)||Take your double bass skills to the next level by learning the double bass shuffle.||1/9/09||Free||View In iTunes|
|55||VideoLesson 3: Mike Snyder - Shuffle Grooves||Master basic shuffle grooves with this easy to follow lesson.||1/9/09||Free||View In iTunes|
|56||VideoLesson 2: Johnny Rabb - Single Paradiddles||Learn how to apply this basic rudiment to the entire drum set to create some creative and musical grooves.||1/9/09||Free||View In iTunes|
|57||VideoLesson 1: Johnny Rabb - Hand & Foot Combos||Add flash and excitement to your fills and solos with these easy to learn exercises.||1/9/09||Free||View In iTunes|
V-Drums Lessons rock my world!
Johnny Rabb and Mike Snyder keep me very busy trying to figure out all their tricks. They make it seem so easy, but with this Podcast, I can watch them over and over until I nail it. Thanks Roland!
Perfect. Just perfect.
It doesn't take long to demonstrate a skill that takes a l-o-n-g time to master. These guys do it excellently and humbly. I've been doing this for 46 years and am learning tons. When I started, we learned snare and picked up the set as we could. Please keep these lessons coming.
These are terrific - they take basic skills and patterns and show you how they can be turned into really interesting drumming. Moves you up the curve faster to get more out of V-Drums. Also, seeing that even Johnny wasn't perfect on the RMP-5 time check gave me context about realistic accuracy levels! Thanks - keep them coming.