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Rock Drumming Play-Along #1

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Free Rock Drumming Play-Along SongThis video play-along features Sterr's song "Ever Done Before" as performed by Dean Reimer. Start by watching Dean on video, and then download the audio-only version that has all the drum-tracks removed. You can either play similar beats to Dean, or come up with patterns of your own.

If you aren't sure what to play for this play-along song, browse through the rock drumming lessons here on FreeDrumLessons.com. They teach literally dozens of beats and fills that work well within rock music!


The first verse builds halfway through as you change to an open hi-hat feel.
Intro/Verse
5-4 Odd-Time Beat #1
Chorus 1
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Second verse is similar to the first verse, with a few more fills. Remember toswitch to an open hi-hat feel when the beat changes.
Verse 2
5-4 Odd-Time Beat #1
Chorus 2
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You can add in some cymbals or other shots here..
Bridge
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Here is the drum fill played right after the bridge. It is a double bass fill.
Drum Fill
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The final outro and chorus are played on the crash cymbal with a lot of energy.
Chorus 3
5-4 Odd-Time Beat #1

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For more rock drum play alongs see Mike Michalkow's complete Drumming System!