The Drumming System (affiliate link) is an excellent training tool for improving your hard rock drumming. Hard rock music is sub-genre of rock music that began in the mid 1960’s. Popular bands include The Who, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, and Def Leppard. It’s important to know the drummers in these bands.
Keith Moon played with The Who.
John Bonham played with Led Zeppelin.
Joey Kramer currently plays with Aerosmith.
Rick Allen currently plays with Def Leppard.
If you know me fairly well, then you’ll know that I tend be biased toward John Bonham. Regardless, I wanted to also mention my respect for Rick Allen.
In case you didn’t know, he’s known as, “The Thunder God.” On December 31st, 1984, Rick was severely injured in a car accident. His seat belt wasn’t properly fastened and he was thrown from the car into a nearby field.
Rick experienced any drummers worst nightmare: losing a limb. The doctors reattached his left arm, but had to be removed due to infection.
Rick Allen became famous for not only overcoming, but improving as a drummer despite the complete amputation of his left arm.
Improving Your Skills
The Drumming System (affiliate link) contains beginner, intermediate, and advanced hard rock beats.
- The beginner hard rock beats are based on quarter notes and eight notes. As they are demonstrated, you can actually hear what songs they are from (if you know hard rock). They’re fun to listen to.
- The intermediate beats include beats that are riding on the crash cymbal hitting realy hard. It’s important to make the beats slam and sound powerful and driving. The beats also include broken sixteenth notes and tom beats with snare rolls thrown in.
- The advanced beats are extremely powerful and driving. They include linear beats (no two sounds are played at the same time).