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Roland V-Drums Lessons

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.

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Lesson 52: Gregg Bissonette - Motown

Join Gregg on a trip to the Motor City and explore the style and groove of Motown.

7mins

23 Feb 2011

Rank #1

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Lesson 51: Gregg Bissonette - Funk

Learn funky syncopation with these Gadd-influenced grooves.

3mins

28 Dec 2010

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Lesson 50: Gregg Bissonette - “Texas” Blues Shuffle

Master the Texas Shuffle with this “double-trouble” mix of groove and style.

5mins

23 Dec 2010

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Lesson 49: Mike Snyder - Quick Tip: Open 5-Stroke Roll

Apply this versatile rudiment to the entire drum set to create exciting fills.

17 Dec 2010

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Lesson 48: Johnny Rabb - Single Paradiddle: Auto Up/Down

Develop speed and endurance with this paradiddle chop-builder and the RMP-5.

2mins

13 Dec 2010

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Lesson 47: Mike Snyder - Quick Tip: Hi-Hat Push/Pull

Use this performance technique to color and propel a groove.

10 Dec 2010

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Lesson 46: Mike Snyder - Quick Tip: Hi-Hat Accents

Using quarter-note accents on the hi-hat to enliven a groove.

1min

8 Dec 2010

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Lesson 45: Johnny Rabb - Paradiddles

Johnny teaches a hand-/foot-based paradiddle lesson using the RMP-5 “mini-kit.”

3mins

3 Dec 2010

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Lesson 44: Mike Snyder - Quick Tip: Try Different Sounds

Change a groove dramatically by experimenting with different sounds.

26 Nov 2010

Rank #9

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Lesson 43: Brad Dutz - Cajon Basics

Brad teaches the basic tones and techniques of the cajon as played on the HandSonic 10.

1min

13 Aug 2010

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Lesson 42: Steve Fisher - Triplet & Double Stroke Variations

Steve demonstrates and explains triplet and double stroke fills using alternate stickings.

3mins

5 Aug 2010

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Lesson 41: Steve Fisher - Choosing Fills Wisely

Steve explains and demonstrates the concept of playing appropriate drum fills to fit a musical style.

1min

17 Jun 2010

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Lesson 40: Johnny Rabb - 16th-Note Accents

Learn to accent single-stroke 16th-notes with Johnny Rabb and the RMP-5 Rhythm Coach.

3mins

1 Jun 2010

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Lesson 39: Steve Fisher - Triplet Fills

In this episode, Steve teaches playing triplet fills around the drum set and within a groove.

3mins

7 May 2010

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Lesson 38: Brad Dutz - Finger Patterns (Part 2)

Part two of Brad’s introduction to basic finger exercises for hand percussion.

4mins

29 Apr 2010

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Lesson 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.

6mins

15 Apr 2010

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Lesson 36: Brad Dutz - Finger Patterns (Part 1)

Using the HandSonic 15, Brad introduces basic finger exercises to help develop hand percussion technique.

3mins

8 Apr 2010

Rank #17

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Lesson 35: Johnny Rabb - Rhythmic Notes/Singles

Johnny Rabb teaches how to cycle through different rhythmic subdivisions using the RMP-5 Rhythm Coach.

4mins

30 Mar 2010

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Lesson 34: Mike Snyder - Quick Tip: Swing with Left-Hand Chatter

Learn to propel a jazz groove using left-hand independence.

1min

11 Mar 2010

Rank #19

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Lesson 33: Mike Snyder - Swing Dependence 2

Part two of Mike’s jazz independence study.

1min

1 Mar 2010

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