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Preview of Member Video Lessons

Would you like to become a better Jazz or Funk drummer, develop better drum set independence, learn new fills, solo concepts and improve your technique? If so, take a look at the videos and transcriptions available to JohnX Online Drum Lesson Members.

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Jazz approaches to Syncopation

In this series you will learn 3 different jazz approaches to page 38 in Reed’s Syncopation book.

Jazz approaches to Syncopation
Lesson #1

Jazz approaches to Syncopation - Lesson# 1
SVDL80

Jazz approaches to Syncopation
Lesson #2

Jazz approaches to Syncopation - Lesson# 2
SVDL81

Jazz approaches to Syncopation
Lesson #3

Jazz approaches to Syncopation - Lesson# 3
SVDL82


Simple, Solid Full Measure Drum Fills

In this series you will learn how to play a number of simple, solid full measure drum fills that work great in Rock, Funk, Contemporary and R&B music settings


Simple, Solid Full Measure
Drum Fills
- Lesson #1

Full Measure Drum Fills - Lesson #1
SVDL76

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Simple, Solid Full Measure
Drum Fills





Simple, Solid Full Measure
Drum Fills
- Lesson #2

Full Measure Drum Fills - Lesson #2
SVDL77

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Simple, Solid Full Measure
Drum Fills
- Lesson #3


Full Measure Drum Fills - Lesson #2
SVDL78

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Accented Triplet Doubles

Simple, Solid Full Measure
Drum Fills
- Lesson #4

Full Measure Drum Fills - Lesson #4
SVDL79

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Accented Triplet Jazz Fills With Double Strokes

In this series you will learn an extraordinary fill concept that incorporates accented triplets with double strokes to create exciting fills that I know you will absolutely love playing.

Accented Triplets with
Double Strokes
Lesson #1 - Part 1

Accented Triplet Doubles
SVDL72

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Accented Triplets with
Double Strokes
Lesson #1 - Part 2

Accented Triplet Doubles
SVDL72

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Accented Triplets with
Double Strokes
Lesson #2

Accented Triplet Doubles
SVDL73

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Accented Triplets with
Double Strokes
Lesson #3

Accented Triplet Doubles
SVDL74
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Accented Triplet Doubles

Accented Triplets with
Double Strokes
Lesson #4

Accented Triplet Doubles
SVDL75

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How To Become The Ultimate Drummer Lesson Series

In this lesson series I am going to teach you how to become the ultimate drummer without ever picking up a pair of sticks. In the following lessons you won’t learn new sticking patterns, grooves, licks or fills. You will however learn how to become a better drummer and a better musician by gaining a much deeper understanding of the music you are playing.

How to become the Ultimate Drummer - Part 1
(Song form and structure)

Ultimate drummer
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How to become the Ultimate
Drummer
- Part 2
(Counting bars & feeling phrases)

Ultimate drummer
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How to become the Ultimate Drummer - Part 3
(Playing The Blues)

Ultimate drum
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Ghost Notes

How to become the Ultimate Drummer - Part 4
(Reading & writing drum charts)

Ultimate drum
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How to become the Ultimate Drummer - Part 5
(Reading & writing drum charts Pt2)

Ultimate drum
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Elvin Jones Triplet Fills - Part I

In this 12-part series you will learn how to play hi-energy Elvin Jones style triplet fills that will take your jazz drumming to the next level. I’ll teach you Elvin’s sticking patterns, then show you how apply them to the set as two-bar fills

Elvin Jones Triplet Fills
Lesson #1

Elvin Triplets #1
SVDL41

Elvin Jones Triple Fills
Lesson #2

Elvin Triplets #2
SVDL42
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Elvin Jones Triplet Fills
Lesson #3

Elvin Triplets #3
SVDL43

Elvin Jones Triplet Fills
Lesson #4

Elvin Triplets #4
SVDL44

Elvin Jones Triplet Fills
Lesson #5

Elvin Triplets #5
SVDL45

Elvin Jones Triplet Fills
Lesson #6

Elvin Triplet Fills #6
SVDL46

Elvin Jones Triplet Fills
Lesson #7

Elvin Triplet Fills #7
SVDL47

Elvin Jones Triplet Fills
Lesson #8

Elvin Triplet Fills #9
SVDL48

Elvin Jones Triplet Fills
Lesson #9

Elvin Triplet Fills #10
SVDL49
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Elvin Jones Triplet Fills
Lesson #10

Elvin Triplet Fills #11
SVDL50

Elvin Jones Triplet Fills
Lesson #11

Elvin Jones Triplet Fills Lesson #11
SVDL51

Elvin Jones Triplet Fills
Lesson #12

Elvin Jones Triplet Fills Lesson #12
SVDL52


Elvin Jones Triplet Fills - Part II

In part II of this popular lesson series, I’ll show you how to combine the patterns you learned in part I to create more hi-energy triplet fills that that will become a valuable addition to your jazz drumming vocabulary.

Elvin Jones Triplet Fills
SERIES II - Lesson #1

Elvin Triplet Fills SERIES II - Lsn1
SVDL 60

Elvin Jones Triplet Fills
SERIES II - Lesson #2

Elvin Triplet Fills SERIES II - Lsn2#1
SVDL 61

Elvin Jones Triplet Fills
SERIES II - Lesson #3

Elvin Triplet Fills #1
SVDL 62

Elvin Jones Triplet Fills
SERIES II - Lesson #4

Elvin Triplet Fills #1
SVDL63

Elvin Jones Triplet Fills
SERIES II - Lesson #5

Elvin Triplet Fills #1
SVDL64

Elvin Jones Triplet Fills
SERIES II - Lesson #6

Elvin Triplet Fills #1
SVDL65


Bossa Nova

In this series, I will teach how to play the basic Bossa Nova and give you some tools to help develop a good feel for the groove. I will also teach you some nice sounding snare drum variations, help you with your left hand independence and teach you transitions and fill concepts.

The Bossa Nova
Lesson #1

Bossa Nova - Lesson #1
SVDL53
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The Bossa Nova
Lesson #2

Bossa Nova - Lesson #2
SVDL54

The Bossa Nova
Lesson #3

Bossa Nova - Lesson #3
SVDL55


Playing Odd Time Signatures

In this series, I will help you develop a clear understanding of odd time signatures and teach how to play some nice sounding 3/4, 5/4, 6/4 and 7/4 grooves.

Odd Time Signature Series
Lesson #1 - Playing in 3/4 Pt1

Odd Time Signature Series Lesson #1
SVDL66
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Odd Time Signature Series
Lesson #2 - Playing in 3/4 Pt2

Odd Time Signature Series Lesson #2
SVDL67
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Odd Time Signature Series
Lesson #3 - Playing in 3/4 Pt3

Odd Time Signature Series Lesson #3
SVDL68

Odd Time Signature Series
Lesson #4
- Playing in 5/4

Odd Time Signature Series Lesson #4
SVDL69
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Odd Time Signature Series
Lesson #5 - Playing in 7/4

Odd Time Signature Series Lesson #5
SVDL70

Odd Time Signature Series
Lesson #6 - Playing in 6/4

Odd Time Signature Series Lesson #6
SVDL71


Simple, Solid Drum Fills

In this series, I will teach to a variety of simple, solid drum fills that work great in a wide variety of music settings and that every drummer should have in their fill library. 

Simple Solid Drum Fills
Lesson #1

Simple Solid Drum Fills Lesson #1
SVDL57
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Simple Solid Drum Fills
Lesson #2

Simple Solid Drum Fills Lesson #2
SVDL58
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Simple Solid Drum Fills
Lesson #3

Simple Solid Drum Fills Lesson #3
SVDL59
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Funk/Rock Linear Drum Fills

In this series you will learn how to play 16th note linear drum fills that sound great, are fun to play and will help you develop better coordination between your hands and bass drum.

Funk Rock Fill Series
Lesson #1

Funk Rock Fill Series Lesson #1
SVDL37
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Funk Rock Fill Series
Lesson #2

Funk Rock Fill Series Lesson #2
SVDL38
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Watch Preview!Funk Rock Fill Series
Lesson #3

Funk Rock Fill Series Lesson #3
SVDL39
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hats

Funk Rock Fill Series
Lesson #4

Funk Rock Fill Series Lesson #4
SVDL40
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hats

Jazz Triplet Fill Concepts

In this series you will learn how to play a variety of hip, challenging, triplet jazz fills. This series is geared toward an intermediate to advanced skill level.

Jazz Triplet Fill Concept
Lesson #1

Jazz Trilpet Fill Concept #1
SVDL 32
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Jazz Triplet Fill Concept
Lesson #2

Jazz Trilpet Fill Concept #2
SVDL 33

Jazz Triplet Fill Concept
Lesson #3

Jazz Trilpet Fill Concept #3
SVDL34

Jazz Triplet Fill Concept
Lesson #4

Jazz Trilpet Fill Concept #4
SVDL35

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Jazz Triplet Fill Concept
Lesson #5

Jazz Trilpet Fill Concept #5
SVDL36


Rudimental Workouts

Here is a fun, hip approach to practicing rudiments.
Give it a try, I'm sure you'll dig it.

Paradiddle
"Workout"

Paradiddle Workout
SVDL6

Double Paradiddle
"Workout"

Double Paradiddle Workout
SVDL7

Flam Tap
"Workout"

Flam Tap Workout
SVDL8

Swiss Triplet
"Workout"

Swiss Triplet Workout
SVDL9

"Paradiddle Tree"
Rudimental Workout

Paradiddle Tree
VDL23
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"The Double Ditty"
A Double Stroke Roll Builder

"The Double Ditty"
SVDL23b
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12 Week Jazz Phrasing Course

In this course you will learn how to create excitement and intensity in your jazz phrasing by combining simple snare drum comping patterns with more complex patterns that utilize both the snare and bass drum.

12 Week Jazz Phrasing
Course - Lesson #1

Jazz Phrasing Lesson #1
SVDL15
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12 Week Jazz Phrasing
Course - Lesson #2

Jazz Phrasing Lesson #2
SVDL16

12 Week Jazz Phrasing
Course - Lesson #3

Jazz Phrasing Lesson #3
SVDL17

12 Week Jazz Phrasing
Course - Lesson #4

Jazz Phrasing Lesson #4
SVDL18

12 Week Jazz Phrasing
Course - Lesson #5

Jazz Phrasing Lesson #5
SVDL19

12 Week Jazz Phrasing
Course - Lesson #6

Jazz Phrasing Lesson #6
SVDL20

12 Week Jazz Phrasing
Course - Lesson #7

Jazz Phrasing Lesson #7
SDVL21

12 Week Jazz Phrasing
Course - Lesson #9

Jazz Phrasing - Lesson #9
SVDL23

12 Week Jazz Phrasing
Course - Lesson #10

Jazz Phrasing - Lesson #10
SVDL24

12 Week Jazz Phrasing
Course - Lesson #11

Jazz Phrasing - Lesson #11
SVDL25

12 Week Jazz Phrasing
Course - Lesson #12

Jazz Phrasing - Lesson #12
SVDL26

avedis

12 Week Jazz Phrasing
Course - Lesson #13

Jazz Phrasing Lesson #13
SVDL27
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avedis

4 Bar Jazz Fills

In these lessons you will learn how to combine four different two bar fill rhythms to create a variety of different “Four Bar Fills”. These will be extremely useful when trading fours in a jazz combo, playing four and eight bar fills in a jazz chart and of course for soloing. All of the rhythms we will be using are from my “Two-Bar Jazz Fill” Youtube lesson series.

4 Bar Jazz Fills - Part 1
"Triplets with
16th Notes"

4 Bar Jazz Fill #1
SVDL1
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4 Bar Jazz Fills - Part 2
"Swung 8th notes with
three hands and a foot"

4 Bar Jazz Fill #2
SVDL1
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4 Bar Jazz Fills - Part 3
"Swung 8th notes
with Triplets"

4 Bar Jazz Fill #3
SVDL1
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Ghost Notes

4 Bar Jazz Fills - Part 4
"Swung 8th notes with
16th Notes"

4 Bar Jazz Fill #4
SVDL1
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4 Bar Jazz Fills - Part 5
"Three hands and a foot
with 16th Notes"

4 Bar Jazz Fill #5
SVDL1
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4 Bar Jazz Fills - Pt6
"Three hands and a foot
with Triplets"

4 Bar Jazz Fill #6
SVDL1
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cymbal

4 Bar Jazz Fills - Part 7
"Bonus Lesson"

4 Bar Jazz Fill #7
SVDL1
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cymbal

More Jazz Lessons

Jazz Comping #5
"Using a Rim Click"

Comping with a rim click
SVDL2

Jazz Fill #5
"Papa Jo Jones Fill"

Papa Jo Jones Fill
SVDL3

Philly Joe Jones
"Stick on Stick Lick"

Paradiddle Tree Paradiddle Tree Continuous Ghost Notes Part 2 Philly Joe Jones "Stick on Stick Lick"
SVDL11
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One Hand 16th Note Funk Grooves

In this series, I’ll teach you how to play a variety of great sounding grooves using an accented 16th note hi-hat pattern first introduced by studio legends, Bernard Purdie and James Gadson.

One Hand 16th Note
Funk Grooves - Part1

One Hand 16th Note Grooves - Preview
SVDL12

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Two Hand 16th Note Funk Grooves

In this lesson series you will learn how to play over 50 different grooves using alternate 16th notes on a closed hi-hat.

2 Hand 16th Note Funk
Groove Series - Lesson #1

2 Hand 16th Note Funk Groove - Lesson #1
SDVL28
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2 Hand 16th Note Funk
Groove Series - Lesson #2

2 Hand 16th Note Funk Groove - Lesson #2
SDVL 29
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2 Hand 16th Note Funk
Groove Series - Lesson #3

2 Hand 16th Note Funk Groove - Lesson #3
SDVL 30
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2 Hand 16th Note Funk
Groove Series - Lesson #4

2 Hand 16th Note Funk Groove - Lesson #4
SDVL 31
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Miscellaneous Lessons

Bonham Bass Drum Triplets "Expanded Version"

Bonham Bass Drum Triplets
SVDL4

Continuous Ghost Notes
Part 1

Continuous Ghost Notes Parts 1&2
SVDL5
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Continuous Ghost Notes
Part
2

Continuous Ghost Notes Parts 1&2
SVDL5
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Breaking Down a Groove

Paradiddle Tree Paradiddle Tree Continuous Ghost Notes Part 2 Breaking down Groove
SVDL10
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ride

Using Syncopation to Create
Elvin Jones Style Triplet Fills

Elvin Triplet Fills #6
SVDL56
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