What You Will Learn . . .

  • Drum Terminology

  • 3 Essential Grooves

  • Basics Of Choosing A Groove

  • Groove Variations

  • Real World Application

Course Curriculm

  • 1
    Welcome From The Instructor
  • 2
    Module 1: Pieces Of The Kit & Terminology
    • Pieces Of The Kit
    • Terminology
    • Check Your Knowledge
  • 3
    Module 2: 4 - Move Groove
    • Note From Instructor
    • Groove 1
    • Play Along With Me - Groove 1
    • Application
  • 4
    Module 3: 8 - Move Groove
    • Groove 2
    • Play Along With Me - Groove 2
    • Application
  • 5
    Module 4: 6 - Move Groove
    • Groove 3
    • Play Along With Me - Groove 3
    • Application
  • 6
    Module 5: How To Choose A Groove
    • Note From Instructor
    • Proper Groove Application
    • Groove Examples
    • Application
  • 7
    Module 6: Variations To Grooves 1 & 2
    • Note From Instructor
    • Variation to Groove 1
    • Variation to Groove 2
  • 8
    Module 7: Bonus (Drum Fills)
    • *Note*
    • Groove 1 Fills
    • Groove 2 Fills
    • Groove 3 Fills
    • Lesson 7.3

Instructor For This Course

Derrick Perkins, Jr., Instructor aka "Perk Choppz"

  • Derrick Perkins, Jr.

    Percussion Instructor

    Derrick Perkins, Jr.

    Derrick Perkins, Jr. has been studying music and playing drums for over 20 years. In that time, he has marched as a member of the Million Dollar Funk Squad (MDFS) Drum Line at Norfolk State University and played with cover bands with a variety of styles, in churches and solo performances. He periodically sponsors workshops and sheds to teach specific skills and share ideas among experienced percussionist and beginning drum players. Most recently he has been teaching drum lessons and has developed a Youtube Channel to give short specific lessons to players at all skill levels. His Bachelors of Science degree as an Electronic Technician is his trade but percussion is his heart!