Practice Pad Lesson For Beginners – Drum Lesson (Drumeo)

Practice Pad Lesson For Beginners – Drum Lesson (Drumeo)

(funky groove) – Hey everybody, my
name is Pat Petrillo and I’m an instructor
here at, and this is a beginning lesson for those of you who’ve just
picked up a pair of drumsticks. As an instructor
for many, many years I feel this is the
most important thing that you should learn how to do. Subdividing the beat. Quarter notes. Eighth notes. 16th notes. And doing those also with a
couple different stickings. So here’s a great
exercise for you if you’re just getting started. Here we go. So it starts with quarter notes. Quarter notes are the basic
subdivision of all music. And this is the tempo,
60 beats per minute. One one thousand,
two one thousand, three one thousand, four. One. Two. Three. Four. One. Two. Three. Four. Next we have eighth
notes, which is a doubled subdivision
from quarter notes. And those are played, one and two and
three and four and one and two and
three and four and. And then next, we have
one more subdivision, and that would be 16th notes. And those sound like this. One e and a two e and a
three e and a four e and a. (playing 16th notes) So as you can see,
everything fits in a metronomic time frame. Quarter notes, eighth
notes and 16th notes. So then we’re going to
try to do 16th notes as double bounce, so that
you can begin to learn how to do different
stickings, like this. One e and a two e and a
three e and a four e and a one e and a two e and a
three e and a four e and a. Remember that it’s
very important to let the sticks rebound and
to relax your grip. And then we’re gonna learn
one more pretty cool sticking and that’s the right
left left sticking, using 16th notes, and
that goes like this. One e and a two e and a
three e and a four e and a one e and a two e and a
three e and a four e and a right left left right
left left right left left right left left right
left right left. So if you can do this one
exercise as a beginning drummer, and perfect that,
you’re well on your way to learning different
sticking combinations. Let’s try it with a
metronome, here we go. (clicking quarter notes) One. Two. Three. Four. One and two and
three and four and one e and a two e and a
three e and a four e and a one e and a two e and a
three e and a four e and, one e and a two e and a
three e and a four e and a one e and a two e and a three
e and a four e and a one. So that’s a really
excellent exercise for you to practice
over and over again to make those sticks move in
coordination with each other and also to get the sticks
bouncing, very, very important and subdividing basic beats
is the very first step you need to take in
becoming a good drummer. Okay? Let’s try that at a faster
tempo now, here we go. (clicking quarter notes) (playing quarter notes) (playing eighth notes) (playing 16th notes) Excellent! Now if you have something
like the P4 practice pad, now you can move it around
the different surfaces as if you’re playing
on a regular drum set. Each surface has
a different feel and each surface has
a different rebound, and each one is raised
just a little bit, so it gives you that feel of
moving around the drum set just to give you a little
bit of complicated movements. Here we go. (clicking quarter notes) (playing quarter notes) (playing eighth notes) (playing 16th notes) So there you have it. That’s one of the first
rhythms and exercises that you should learn
as a beginning drummer. I’m Pat Petrillo for, and thanks for checking
out this lesson, and if you’re interested
in the P4 practice pad, just check out the link below. We’ll see you soon. (rock groove with
big drum fills)

Comments (51)

  1. very interesting… #1 ?

  2. ive been playing drums for 47 years …………This was usefulll

  3. is 19 yo too late to learn how to drum?

  4. I totally want that pad!

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  6. the practice I'd advise (what I was taught by my teacher) is with the quarter or eighth notes do it with your right hand then left hand so it would be
    r r r r
    l l l l
    then with eighth notes that way then sixteenth notes would be alternating hand like in the video because it really builds up sticking strength and speed

  7. daddy devito, 's dat u?

  8. We want more cooperation with Benny Greb. Also, some other drummers I would like to see, Matt Halpern and Gavin Harrison. (Really cool practice pad)

  9. Thank's For The Lesson , Drumeo !!!

  10. can we get the practice pad here in India?

  11. he always land on the right hand instead of the left hand

  12. Just ordered my practice pad ?

  13. well said sir good explain

  14. Press 5 to repeat again the exercise!

  15. Okay, what's with the piano?

  16. I could get all of them down on the last tempos except for the R L L R L L R L L R L L R L R L

  17. I wouldnt pay that much to a practice pad

  18. What about 12th notes?

  19. I need your opinion! I am a guitar and piano player, and I can kinda hold the rythm steady on a 4/4 song on drums. I can play the beginner 4/4 rythms quite well. For example, I can play "snow" by the RHCP, with just a few mistakes here and there, but it's decent. I have the opportunity to play on a real drumset once a week, for about an hour, on a local music school. Without any teacher. Do you think a practice pad can help me develop techniques and learn drum rolls etc? I would appreciate some drummer-tips, thanks!


  21. Thanks, Pat! need more of that type of instruction

  22. I use to play drums with friends for fun when I was a teenager and stoped when I turn in the twenties… It's been almost 16 years since I last touch a drum set…( well maybe 3-4 time in 16 years ?? ) I just purchased a pair of drum sticks and a practice pad earlier today and started watching these videos and practicing along with them while watching… Man I missed it so much!! These videos are great and very useful..!!! I will definitly continue to watch those videos and continue practicing..!! Thanks guys and keep making great videos… ???

  23. So if I get one of these (no experience) (I do play guitar) will this pratice pad have the rebound like a real snare? Cause I would like it to be a real as it can get feel like if I was on a real snare.


  25. PLEASE WAKE ME WHEN IT'S OVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. I love this.. video. i just bought a drum practice pad for just starting up..

  27. Looks awesome but idk if I'm spending 70 on a pad I'd rather buy a $350 dollar kit.

  28. may i ask what bpm he played this was?

  29. I didnt know that John Ritter was a drummer!

  30. the 1/8 and 1/16 note seem so alike.

  31. Wrong, twirling the sticks is the most important thing to learn first.

  32. Got mine today. Can’t wait to practice later tonight.

  33. Um brazuca aqui pra salvar!

  34. Cheers pat you absolute legend?????? ?

  35. Really excellent

  36. You're a LEGEND!!

  37. thank you drumeo thanks a lot keep up the good work!

  38. I have a concept and idea that I want to do for practice pads and I kind of want to make a business out of it but I have no idea where to start…… Or what to do lol.

  39. Love it thanks.i want to play first time.wha kind pad should I use.can o make one from computer mouse pad ?

  40. Just starting out and that last portion hurts my brain. Any tips on how to get it down?

  41. I been playin for a year now

    This is my moms YouTube page

  42. Can you get this drum pad in uk?

  43. Thank you, it is what I was looking for !

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