Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Rush: Free video drum lesson from Neil Peart

The Drum Channel recently revamped their website and are offering up a free video lesson from their Neil Peart Master Class series.

Neil has shaped the world of drumming for thousands of drummers and his Master Class is an amazing drum jam, a conversation with world-renowned teacher Freddie Gruber, and an introspective look into the creative concepts of one of the most iconic musicians of our time. His class will equip you with creative concepts and applications to expand your musical vocabulary. Neil shares what he has learned in the areas of composition and articulation in what may be one of the most entertaining, educational and articulate lessons you will ever take.

Here is the complete list of lessons in Neil’s class - and make sure to check out all of the exceptional Master Classes offered at

Lesson 1 - Performance of 'De Slagwerker'
Lesson 2 - Analysis of 'De Slagwerker': Acoustic Kit
Lesson 3 - 'De Slagwerker': Electronic Kit & Big Band Section
Lesson 4 - Discussion & Performance: 'Malignant Narcissism'
Lesson 5 - Analysis of 'Malignant Narcissism'
Lesson 6 - Neil Discussing Time Feel, Articulation, Holding the Sticks, & Studying with Freddie Gruber
Lesson 7 - Neil and Freddie Gruber Discussing Articulation, Composition, and Orchestration
Lesson 8 - Neil Answering Questions
Lesson 9 - Neil Performing His Warm-up Routine
Lesson 10 - Bonus: Drum Jam with Terry Bozzio & Joey Heredia

The free lesson offered is lesson #9 from the 10-lesson instructional series Frontiers of Composition and Articulation. In this 11-minute lesson Neil performs his warm-up routine.

Watch Neil’s full warm-up routine in Lesson 9 from his Drum Channel Master Class here.