If you're a beginning drummer, the FREE LESSONS in this series will get you started the right way! Throughout this extensive lesson series, world renowned artist and educator Stanton Moore will take you on an exciting tour of the drumset, show you how to properly set up your drums, demonstrate how to tune your set to get a great sound and instruct you on how to grip the sticks properly and play a perfect stroke. In no time, you'll be playing your first drum beat and jammin' to a play-along track!

These lessons are excerpted from “A Fresh Approach to the Drumset” Video Lessons – a comprehensive step-by-step system of 34 lessons that provides drummers of every level a solid foundation of technique, independence, music reading and essential styles! If you like these lessons, we highly recommend that you check out this fantastic resource.

Whether you're a beginner, intermediate or even advanced drummer, you can learn a lot from Stanton as he shows you how the fundamentals of technique, independence and essential styles apply to his everyday playing!

“A Fresh Approach to the Drumset”
By Mark Wessels with Stanton Moore

The most comprehensive method available that covers technique, rudiments, coordination and independence, music reading and song construction while simultaneously teaching you ALL the essential styles necessary to become a well rounded musician! From Rock, Pop & Country to Funk, R&B, Jazz and Latin – each concept & style in the book has hip sounding play-along tracks that immediately applies what you've learned to a real-world musical situation!

Along with the book & play-along tracks, world renowned drummer & educator STANTON MOORE will take you step-by-step throughout the entire process, not only demonstrating the fundamental concepts – but also showing you how he takes simple ideas and applies them to his everyday playing!

An Introduction to the Drumset, Video Excerpt #1:
A Tour of the Drum Kit

Stanton Moore introduces you to all of the standard instruments as well as demonstrates some other interesting sound possibilities.

Click here to view/download the PDF for the first 3 lessons


An Introduction to the Drumset, Video Excerpt # 2:
Drumsticks and Other Implements

A demonstration of the sounds and styles you can get from various striking implements, including sticks, brushes and mallets.


An Introduction to the Drumset, Video Excerpt # 4:
Setting Up Your Drum Kit

How to position the drums and cymbals to get a great sound and comfortable playing position.

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An Introduction to the Drumset, Video Excerpt # 5:
Gripping the Sticks

Learn how to grip the sticks with both the matched and traditional grips.

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Lesson One Excerpt:
The Rebound Stroke

Stanton demonstrates the rebound (also called the "Free Stroke" or "Natural Stroke") - one of the most important ways of hitting the drums.

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Lesson Three Excerpt #1:
Beginning Independence

Learn some basic independence exercises between your hands and your feet which will prepare you to play your first rock beat.

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Lesson Three Excerpt #2:
"Rock Star" Play-along Track

The first play-along track in the book! Stanton plays the basic drum beat, then demonstrates how you can take the same track and get a little more adventurous with it to create a new sound.

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This is just a small sample of the OVER 9 HOURS of
video lessons that are available in this comprehensive series!

The “Fresh Approach to the Drumset” Video Lessons are available for download INSTANTLY – so you can continue learning to play the drumset TODAY!

Whether you're a beginner or advanced drummer, you won't want to miss this incredible opportunity to learn from Stanton Moore!


Stanton Moore (SSM)
A slightly longer, thinner 5A with a focused tip for a great cymbal sound in any style of music.
L = 16 1/4" | Dia. = .550"
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Stanton Moore is the drummer for New Orleans-based funk band Galactic. He has also released several solo albums and plays with the group Garage a Trois. Moore has also appeared on recordings by Corrosion of Conformity, Irma Thomas, Robert Walter, Tom Morello and Boots Riley, Will Bernard, Diane Birch, Alec Ounsworth, and Joss Stone, and perfomed with John Scofield, Karl Denson, George Porter, Jr. and Leo No- centelli (of the Meters), Charlie Hunter, Warren Haynes, John Medeski and Chris Wood (of Medeski, Martin and Wood), Donald Harrison Jr., Dr. Lonnie Smith, Dr. John, Tab Benoit, Robert Walter, the New Orleans Klezmer All-Stars, and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, to name a few.

In addition to the video lessons that accompany A Fresh Approach to the Drumset, he has also released a multimedia project (book, DVD, CD) titled Groove Alchemy that explores the roots of funk drumming and a DVD/ book titled Take it to the Street that focuses on New Orleans drumming styles.