Drum Lesson Academy
By Darren Ashford
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This podcast features free drum lessons from professional drummer Darren Ashford. Darren shares the latest techniques, tips and resources to help you achieve your drumming goals. Darren has helped literally hundreds of drummers reach their full potential through his private lesson practice and as a faculty member at one of Europe's leading schools of modern music. Now you have the chance to benefit from Darren's 20 years of experience as a professional drummer with this high quality drum tuition podcast. Take your drumming to the next level with the Drum Lesson Academy.
|1||CleanVideoDLA 05: Mike Mangini intro fill from 'Hip Today' (Part 2 of 2)||Mike Mangini intro fill from 'Hip Today'||11/30/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|2||CleanVideoDLA 04: Mike Mangini fill from 'Hip Today' (Part 1 of 2)||Mike Mangini fill from 'Hip Today'||10/31/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||CleanVideoDLA Introduction to Linear Drumming (Lesson Preview)||Introduction to Linear Drumming||8/29/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|4||CleanVideoDLA 03: Awesome lick used for stops and set ups||Awesome lick used for stops and set ups||8/29/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|5||CleanVideoDLA 02: Breathing life into a basic 16th note groove||Breathing life into a basic 16th note groove||7/21/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||CleanVideoDLA 01: Boost your technique with the 5 Stroke Roll||Boost your technique with the 5 Stroke Roll||6/8/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
An Excellent Resource for Drummers of Every Sort
I just came across this podcast by chance and decided to watch some of the videos. I have been playing drums for about 9 years now and I found these lessons to be extremely helpful. Darren Ashford is an excellent drummer and teacher. He begins by explaining the basics of each fill/exercise and subsequently demonstrates them, first at a slow tempo and then gradually speeds up. I found the quality of the sound to be exceptional; the microphones have been adjusted well for this kind of teaching. I would recommend checking out the videos to see for yourself. My only suggestion would be to upload new videos more frequently.