8 Types of Drum Beats and their Names

Sometimes it can be difficult to communicate what you want from a drummer or what you want to do as a drummer to the rest of the band. There are some phrases that one should know when describing different kinds of drum beats. 1. The "Money Beat" The name says it all. This is the beat […]

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8 Songs with EASY Drum Beats

We love teaching drums here at Jam Addict. There are so many songs that have dominated pop culture that chock full of great drum beats AND are not that difficult to learn! We've assembled a list of songs with drum beats with transcriptions of how to play them. After each song you will see a […]

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How to Play Triplets Around the Drums (with PDF)

How is it that drummers can seemingly blaze around the kit with a flurry of triplets? We've all seen drummers that know how to just tear the drum kit apart with their technique, so what is the secret? It's actually not as difficult to do as you may think—and the reasons to learn these techniques […]

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BEST Tips: How To Compose Minimalist Music

But first… Let me tell you a story.  When I was a freshman in college, one of the first music classes I enrolled in was Experimental Music 101. At the time, I was vaguely familiar with the flavor of my school’s music program.  Wesleyan University’s curricular focus, when it came to the music major, was […]

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How to Play the Drums Quietly

Drums are loud! While it is super fun to slam down on the drums in a rock club or a treated studio there are some occasions where you need to learn how to play softly. We need to learn how to finesse the drum. Moreover, learning to play in this way will not only let […]

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How to Play Hand Drums for Beginners

The sound of hand drums can add depth, excitement and a certain flair to music that no other instrument can. If you've ever tried to play a hand drum you probably know that there is a HUGE difference in just hitting it any which way and watching a pro's fast hands work effortlessly.   Knowing […]

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