Free Drum and Percussion Instruction from Gregg Bissonette and Other Top Players
If you’re looking to improve your drum and percussion chops, we’ve got some great content you’re sure to be interested in. We’ve just relaunched our V-Drums Lessons series with eight new instructional videos by renowned stage and studio drummer Gregg Bissonette. Stay tuned, because we’ll be regularly adding more videos from other top drummers and percussionists. Read on to watch the videos and find out more!
About V-Drums Lessons
V-Drums Lessons is a unique series of drum and percussion lessons hosted by leading Roland artists and clinicians. Covering topics from beginning to advanced, the lessons are taught using Roland electronic drum and percussion instruments, including V-Drums, HandSonic digital hand percussion, and more. While they show off the advanced capabilities of Roland products, nearly all the instruction can be applied to any kind of acoustic or electronic percussion gear as well.
You can view every V-Drums Lesson at the official Roland U.S. YouTube channel, or in the playlist below.
New Lessons from Gregg Bissonette
Gregg Bissonette has an impressive resume of playing with some of the biggest names in music, including David Lee Roth, Steve Lukather, ELO, Maynard Ferguson, and many others. He’s released three solo albums as well, and has been a member of Ringo Starr’s All-Starr Band since 2008.
Gregg is a longtime V-Drums artist and friend of Roland. He took part in the original series of V-Drums Lessons, and we tapped him again for our 2017 relaunch. In the new videos, Gregg is playing the TD-50KV, the latest flagship V-Drums set from Roland.
In Lesson 58, Gregg kicks things off with “The Purdie Shuffle.” It was originally created by legendary drummer Bernard Purdie, and was the basis for the groove in hit tracks like “Fool in the Rain” by Led Zeppelin and “Rosanna” by Toto.
Other highlights include Lesson 62, where Gregg demonstrates the benefits of mixing feels by using a Stewart Copeland/Police style and a Beatles/Coldplay style in the same song, and Lesson 65, where he delves into linear funk grooves inspired by David Garibaldi and Tower of Power.
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