Drum Lessons Power Pack

30 hours of online drum lessons to play with passion, precision, and confidence
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Play Swing, Latin and many other Jazz drum grooves, drum fills, and brushes all with confident drum set independence and musicianship.

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate - Advanced


SECRETS OF JAZZ DRUMMING

Over 100 ways to improve your Jazz drumming and overall drumming ability. 
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Brushes Mastery Course

Learn drumming with brushes in Jazz, Funk, Hip-Hop, Latin, Pop and other styles.

JAZZ DRUMMING PATTERNS

Improve your drum set independence and enjoy drumming more. 
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AFRO-CUBAN LATIN DRUMMING

Learn the most important Afro-Cuban Latin grooves for Jazz drumming.

SECRETS OF JAZZ DRUMMING LESSONS

01 COURSE INTRO

The most important Jazz drumming skills you need to know
  • INTRODUCTION 01:21

02 4/4 JAZZ SWING BLUES

  • RED'S BLUES - Sax Solo 56:50
  • RED'S BLUES - Piano Solo 11:35
  • RED'S BLUES - Drums Trading 4's 12:23
  • RED'S BLUES (SAX, PIANO, DRUMS SOLOS) 06:44

03 JAZZ SAMBA

  • 26-2 - Piano Solo 32:07
  • 26-2 - Sax Solo 11:49
  • 26-2 - Bass Solo 07:56
  • 26-2 (SAX, PIANO, BASS SOLOS) 06:04

04 3/4 JAZZ SWING & 9/8 (3/4) AFRO-CUBAN LATIN BEATS

  • RAIN WALTZ - Piano Solo 37:57
  • RAIN WALTZ - Sax Solo 10:05
  • RAIN WALTZ - Bass Solo 06:31
  • RAIN WALTZ (SAX, PIANO, BASS SOLOS) 08:01

05 STRAIGHT 8THS/ECM FEEL

  • SAIL AWAY - Piano Solo 24:15
  • SAIL AWAY (PIANO SOLO) 03:38

06 JAZZ BALLAD

  • STAR-CROSSED LOVERS - Sax, Piano, Bass Solos 24:45
  • STAR-CROSSED LOVERS (SAX, PIANO, BASS SOLOS) 05:20

07 4/4 JAZZ SWING 16-MEASURE

  • DOXY - Sax, Piano, Bass, Drums 38:48
  • DOXY (SAX, PIANO, BASS, DRUMS SOLOS) 07:14

08 COURSE CONCLUSION

  • CONCLUSION

BRUSHES MASTERY COURSE LESSONS

01 BASICS OF BRUSHING 

Learn the basics of brushing and the equipment you need to get the best sound.
  • INTRODUCTION 02:56
  • BRUSH SOUNDS 05:14
  • BEST BRUSHES TO BUY 06:03
  • TRADITIONAL GRIP 07:29
  • BRUSH MOTIONS 06:08
  • DRUM HEADS TO BUY 03:17
  • DRUM TUNING 20:21

02 JAZZ SWING

This section covers all of the Swing patterns I use, a very flexible pattern for any style and a warm-up.
  • QUARTER NOTE PULSE PATTERN 06:41
  • WINDSHIELD WIPERS PATTERN 04:27
  • 5-MINUTE WARM UP 05:58
  • SWING PATTERN #1 08:38
  • SWING PATTERN #2 05:32
  • SWING PATTERN #3 06:443
  • SWING PATTERNS WITH FEET 06:42
  • JAZZ SWING DEMONSTRATION 02:20

03 ACCENTS AND RUDIMENTS

Learn important accents and the 17 most useful rudiments for playing brushes.
  • BACKWARD SLAP ACCENT 10:47
  • SLAP ACCENTS PART 2 04:11
  • SINGLE STROKE 4 05:02
  • REVERSE DOUBLES 05:29
  • 5-STROKE ROLL 04:30
  • 6-STROKE ROLL 03:25
  • 7-STROKE ROLL 02:34
  • THE DRAG 02:44
  • SINGLE DRAGADIDDLE 02:24
  • TAP-DRAG-TAP 02:25
  • VON'S 4 PARADIDDLES 04:49
  • PARADIDDLE-DIDDLE 04:21
  • INVERTED PARADIDDLE-DIDDLE 04:19
  • THE FLAM 03:51
  • FLAM TAP 02:35
  • FLAM ACCENT 02:31
  • FLAM DRAG 03:46

04 TRIPLET FILLS

In this section, learn some useful triplet fill patterns for any style of music.
  • TRIPLET FILLS PART 1 07:56
  • TRIPLET FILLS PART 2 04:54
  • TRIPLET FILLS PART 3 03:56
  • TRIPLET FILLS PART 4 07:15
  • STRAIGHT TRIPLET FILLS 06:04

05 PLAYING IN "2" AND JAZZ ACCENTS

This section teaches you how to play in "2" and Jazz accents and accent phrases.
  • PLAYING IN "2" 09:04
  • FEELING THE TIME 08:47
  • MOST IMPORTANT ACCENT IN JAZZ 03:31
  • 2-MEASURE TRIPLET ACCENT PHRASE 07:30
  • SWITCHING UP THE 2-MEASURE ACCENT PRHASE 06:57

06 BALLAD PLAYING

This section focuses on ballad brush playing. You'll learn how to be smooth, expressive and always stay in time.
  • BALLAD BRUSHES PART 1 - THE C PATTERN 10:49
  • BALLAD BRUSHES PART 2 - THE CIRCLE TAP 07:19
  • BALLAD BRUSHES PART 3 - THE FLUTTER STROKE 06:16
  • BALLAD BRUSHES PART 4 - CYMBAL COLORS 10:13
  • JAZZ BALLAD DEMONSTRATION - WHEN I FALL IN LOVE 04:04
  • BALLAD BRUSHES PART 5 - USING THE SINGLE STROKE 4 09:42
  • THE POWER OF SUBDIVISION 09:03
  • THE SWINGING BALLAD ACCENT 07:54
  • DOUBLE TIME FEEL IN BALLADS 04:28
  • JAZZ BALLAD DEMONSTRATION - MY ROMANCE 01:12
  • JAZZ BALLAD DEMONSTRATION - I FALL IN LOVE TOO EASILY 05:59

07 BOSSA NOVA AND SAMBA

This section covers how to play Brazilian Bossa Nova and Samba grooves with brushes.
  • ESSENTIAL BOSSA NOVA-SAMBA HAND MOTION 12:00
  • 6 BOSSA NOVA-SAMBA RHYTHMIC PATTERNS FOR BRUSHES 10:13
  • THE 6 BOSSA NOVA-SAMBA RHYTHMIC PATTERNS WITH FEET 08:41
  • SKIPPING WIPERS SAMBA PATTERN 12:13
  • MIXING THE 2 BOSSA NOVA-SAMBA PATTERNS 08:11
  • CHOOSING THE BEST BOSSA NOVA - SAMBA RHYTHM FOR A SONG 05:26
  • BACKWARD SLAP ACCENT WITH BOSSA NOVA AND SAMBA 04:38
  • BOSSA NOVA DEMONSTRATION - SO NICE 01:06
  • BOSSA NOVA DEMONSTRATION - MANHÃ DE CARNAVAL 01:16
  • SAMBA DEMONSTRATION - BLACK ORPHEUS 02:39
  • USING A BRUSH AND A STICK FOR BOSSA NOVA & SAMBA 11:39

08 DRUM FILLS WITH THE 17 BRUSHES RUDIMENTS

This section uses the 17 brushes rudiments to help you improve your hands and learn to play interesting and musical drum fills.
  • SINGLE STROKE 4 FILLS 12:56
  • 5-STROKE ROLL FILLS - PART 1 10:48
  • 5-STROKE ROLL FILLS - PART 2 08:49
  • 6 AND 7-STROKE ROLL FILLS 18:47
  • DRAG, SINGLE DRAGADIDDLE AND TAP-DRAG-TAP FILLS 15:30
  • PARADIDDLE FILLS - PART 1 10:49
  • PARADIDDLE FILLS - PART 2 12:39
  • PARADIDDLE-DIDDLE FILLS 14:58
  • INVERTED PARADIDDLE-DIDDLE FILLS 05:09
  • FLAM, FLAM TAP, FLAM ACCENT AND FLAM DRAG FILLS 13:07

09 ADVANCED JAZZ SWING

This section contains videos on advanced Jazz Swing brush playing.
  • PLAYING 3/4 SWING 14:45
  • FAST SWING 15:54
  • JAZZ SHUFFLE 08:26
  • 5/4 AND OTHER ODD METERS 10:07

10 MORE LATIN GROOVES

This section covers many other styles I use besides the Bossa Nova and Samba we already covered in section 7.
  • BAIÃO 08:57
  • CHA CHA 14:33
  • BOLERO 09:51
  • SONGO 16:59
  • MAMBO PART 1 10:51
  • MAMBO PART 2 15:53
  • AFRO-CUBAN 6/8 AND BEMBÉ 12:53
  • CALYPSO-SOCA 09:48

11 BONUS GROOVES

Here are a few more grooves to add to your tool kit.
  • HIP-HOP AND FUNK 19:48
  • FUNK BRUSHES GROOVE AND DRUM SOLO 01:41
  • SECOND LINE - PART 1 16:01
  • SECOND LINE - PART 2 12:10
  • 12/8 BLUES 07:23
  • STRAIGHT 8THS (ECM) 15:51
  • POP 10:57
  • THE TRAIN BEAT 09:05
  • CHANGING FEELS 09:24

12 SOLOING

This section covers essential concepts and skills for trading 4's and 8's and soloing.
  • MOTIVIC SOLOING 14:30
  • TRADING FOURS & EIGHTS AND SOLOING 26:53

13 ADVANCED CONCEPTS

This section focuses on developing skills beyond the basics of brush playing. These videos will help you to be more responsive to the music.
  • BRUSH FLAIR 13:57
  • SWITCHING FROM BRUSHES TO STICKS 17:36
  • HOW TO READ A DRUM CHART 08:48
  • USING RHYTHM TO CREATE 12:59
  • COUNTING OFF THE SONG 10:57
  • IMPORTANT SONG FORMS 15:56
  • SETTING UP THE BAND 19:15
  • THE 25% RULE 09:36

14 LISTENING RECOMMENDATIONS

This section only has one video that gives my recommended listening. These are the brush players that impacted my playing the most.
  • BRUSH PLAYERS AND RECOMMENDED LISTENING 13:16

15 CAREER ADVICE FOR DRUMMERS

This section has a 3-part interview with great Jazz pianist Dr. Phillip Strange. Loads of important tips and concepts to help you connect with the music.
  • BE A BUSY WORKING DRUMMER - PART 1 14:42
  • BE A BUSY WORKING DRUMMER - PART 2 16:31
  • BE A BUSY WORKING DRUMMER - PART 3 19:10

16 PRACTICE VIDEOS

Use these videos to hone your brushing skills with top tier musicians in a real musical situation.
  • JAZZ SWING PRACTICE - CONTEMPLATION - 170BPM NO DRUMS 08:30
  • BOSSA NOVA PRACTICE - INSENSITIVITY - 100 BPM NO DRUMS 09:15
  • JAZZ BALLAD PRACTICE - MOODY - 55 BPM NO DRUMS 09:35
  • JAZZ SWING PRACTICE - BELLMONT AVE - 160 BPM NO DRUMS 05:45
  • JAZZ WALTZ PRACTICE - TOOTS IT! - TAKE 1 - 140 BPM NO DRUMS 07:34
  • JAZZ WALTZ PRACTICE - TOOTS IT! - TAKE 2 - 140 BPM NO DRUMS 06:11
  • FAST SWING - ANOTHER THANG - 250 BPM NO DRUMS - TAKE 1 06:35
  • FAST SWING - ANOTHER THANG - 250 BPM NO DRUMS - TAKE 2 06:20
  • STRAIGHT EIGHTS - BEAUTIFUL HEART - 60 BPM NO DRUMS 09:34
  • SECOND LINE - KALEIDOSCOPIC - 180 BPM NO DRUMS 04:32
  • EASY SWING - SHADY SIDE - 120 BPM NO DRUMS 06:40
  • PARTITO ALTO AND SAMBA - IT'S GOT TO BE LOVE - TAKE 1 - 180 BPM NO DRUMS 05:09
  • PARTITO ALTO AND SAMBA - IT'S GOT TO BE LOVE - TAKE 2 - 180 BPM NO DRUMS 05:06
  • 12-8 BLUES FEEL - ATLAS - TAKE 1 - 60 BPM NO DRUMS 06:38
  • 12-8 BLUES FEEL - ATLAS - TAKE 2 - 60 BPM NO DRUMS 06:35
  • BAIÃO AND SWING - GREEN STREET GROOVE - TAKE 1 - 200 BPM NO DRUMS 07:35
  • BAIÃO AND SWING - GREEN STREET GROOVE - TAKE 2 - 200 BPM NO DRUMS 07:35
  • POP - STANDBY - TAKE 1 - 115 BPM NO DRUMS 07:11
  • POP - STANDBY - TAKE 2 - 115 BPM NO DRUMS 07:27
  • CALYPSO-SOCA - STEEL PAN MAN - TAKE 1 - 200 BPM NO DRUMS 05:49
  • CALYPSO-SOCA - STEEL PAN MAN - TAKE 2 - 200 BPM NO DRUMS 05:25
  • 5/4 SWING - TAKIN' MY TIME - TAKE 1 - 150 BPM NO DRUMS 05:59
  • 5/4 SWING - TAKIN' MY TIME - TAKE 2 - 150 BPM NO DRUMS 05:51

JAZZ DRUMMING PATTERNS LESSONS

JAZZ DRUMMING PATTERNS LESSONS

Powerful drumming coordination exercises that transform your drumming.
  • INTRO AND JAZZ DRUMMING PATTERN #1 - 16:32
  • JAZZ DRUMMING PATTERN #2 - 04:05
  • JAZZ DRUMMING PATTERN #3 - 03:41
  • JAZZ DRUMMING PATTERN #4 - 04:38
  • JAZZ DRUMMING PATTERN #5 - 02:55
  • JAZZ DRUMMING PATTERN #6 - 02:34
  • JAZZ DRUMMING PATTERN #7 - 03:58
  • JAZZ DRUMMING PATTERN #8 - 03:41
  • PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER - 07:28
  • JAZZ DRUMMING PATTERNS PERFORMANCE #1 - 02:10
  • JAZZ DRUMMING PATTERNS PERFORMANCE #2 - 12:25

AFRO-CUBAN LATIN DRUMMING LESSONS

AFRO-CUBAN DRUMMING LESSONS

The essential Afro-Cuban grooves every Jazz drummer needs to know
  • INTRO AND BRAZILIAN 16THS - 08:17
  • CLAVE AND BEMBÉ RHYTHMS - 11:04
  • MAMBO SON & RUMBA CLAVE + BONUS GROOVE - 15:08
  • 2:3 MAMBO SON CLAVE PERFORMANCE - 01:37
  • 3:2 MAMBO RHUMBA CLAVE PERFORMANCE - 01:52
  • CHA-CHA-CHA - 09:55
  • CHA-CHA-CHA PERFORMANCE 1 - 01:41
  • CHA-CHA-CHA PERFORMANCE 2 - 00:45
  • GUAGUANCO - 05:20
  • GUAGUANCO PERFORMANCE - 01:39
  • BOLERO - 08:14
  • BOLERO PERFORMANCE - 04:41
  • SONGO - 04:45
  • SONGO PERFORMANCE - 00:33
  • MOZAMBIQUE-MAMBO HYBRID GROOVE - 7:07
  • MOZAMBIQUE PERFORMANCE - 05:54
  • BEMBÉ - 08:02
  • BEMBÉ PERFORMANCE - 00:45
  • 9/8 OR 3/4 AFRO-CUBAN - 10:24
  • 9/8 OR 3/4 AFRO-CUBAN PERFORMANCE - 01:49
  • DRUM FILLS - 08:13
  • CHOOSING THE CORRECT CLAVE AND CONNECTING TO THE MUSIC - 14:14
  • LISTENING RECOMMENDATIONS - 03:50

What students are saying about the Power Pack

Jazz Drumming Patterns

“It's like there's a million things to play out there, but you have condensed all of JAZZ coordination into a series of lessons…Once I am done with this, I'll have the foundation to play rhythms like Brian Blade or any drummer for that matter…."

Ajay J.

Brushes Mastery Course

“Very inspiring and achievable. A wonderfully designed course that eliminates all the mystery and guesswork associated with the fine art of brushes. I was able to learn and improve immediately. All from an excellent drummer and teacher!”

Ernest D.

Afro-Cuban Latin Drumming

"I recently completed the Afro-Cuban Latin drum set course by Von Baron. As someone who's been playing drums for several years, I was looking for a course that could help me expand my Latin drumming skills. This course did not disappoint."

Ben C.

Secrets of Jazz Drumming

"The lessons were well-structured and Von's passion for Jazz drumming is infectious.  Overall, I highly recommend this course to anyone looking to improve their Jazz drumming skills."

Isabel G.

Brushes Mastery Course

“As you probably know, it’s easy to hit a slump in your playing and feel like you’re not making any progress. The Brushes Mastery Course—and your offerings more generally—has pulled me out of a slump. I finally feel like I’m getting better again!”

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Drum Lessons Power Pack

Clear-cut drum lessons to get you playing great with other musicians. 
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Drum Lessons Power Pack

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Innovative Online intermediate to Advanced drum lessons that support your drumming as you play with other musicians.

Save time and money with all of your drum lessons in one place. 

Improve your Jazz drumming and overall drumming ability through these easy-to-follow drum lessons.

You'll develop essential Jazz drumming skills through:
  • 30 hours of online drum lessons
  • 168 instruction videos  
  • 23 drum practice videos (With drum charts) to play with top-tier Jazz musicians and hone your new drumming skills
  • 66 backing tracks for drums practice.
  • 60 drum lesson PDF's.
  • Drum Lab Monthly Drum Class

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One-Time Payment. Lifetime Access to your course. Pay once, drum forever!

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Learn with a relaxed, step-by-step method at your own pace.

You can also track your progress and see how much you have accomplished. 

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Von Baron

Jazz drummer, educator, composer

About YOUR TEACHER

Performing regularly on stage and in the recording studio for 35+ years, Von Baron is one of the busiest drummers in Japan. 

Playing with Stanley Jordan, Benny Golson, Eddie Henderson, Geoff Keezer and many others gave Von the opportunity to hone his Jazz drumming skills. 

It's with this real world experience, Von created this course to give you a solid foundation for your Jazz drumming.
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