Alright, first we have the common patterns I refer to as the Big 5. From single strokes and double strokes to paradiddles, you will use them the rest of your drumming career.

These are patterns that every drummer must get down pat. They’re fundamental–a good place to start for a beginning drummer and a healthy place to return even as you progress.

Have fun learning and practicing along with this online video drum lesson, and feel free to use this practice sheet to follow along. When you’re done, check out the next video with the link below.

Click here to download the the Big 5 patterns in writing, and use it to follow along

Once you’re done with that, check out this next video to further work on your sticking and synchronization: Countdown and Mix & Match.