Sprayed Alternative

Learn to play Alternative Rock on the Drum

Alternative Rock or Alt-Rock started back in the 1980’s from the underground independent rock scene where bands wanted to distinguish themselves from the mainstream rock scene much like the Punk scene of the 1970’s. Alternative hit big in the 1990’s when bands like Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jane’s Addiction, and Pearl Jam to name just a few were topping the charts. Ironically, Alternative Rock became mainstream topping the charts for most of the decade. Alt-Rock began to fade in popularity by the end of the 90’s but remains an influence in today’s rock scene.

Lets get started playing some Alternative Rock!

Jim has listed the skills that you will need to learn to play Alternative Rock on the drums. Click/tap on the following lesson pages to get started.

 

Jim McCall Ultimate Drumming - Learn to play 8th notes rock n' roll

8th Note Rock n’ Roll
10 Exercises

Jim McCall Ultimate Drumming - Learn to play 8th note fills

8th Note Fills
5 Exercises

Jim McCall Ultimate Drumming - Learn to play 16th notes for Rock n Roll

16th Note Rock n’ Roll
5 Exercises

Jim McCall Ultimate Drumming - 16th note fills

16th Note Fills
5 Exercises

Jim McCall Ultimate Drumming - Learn to play Alternating 16th Beats

Alternating 16th Beats
5 Exercises

Jim McCall Ultimate Drumming - Learn to play Paradidles

Single Paradiddles
5 Exercises

Jim McCall Ultimate Drumming - Learn to play Flams on the Drums

Flams
5 Exercises

Jim McCall Ultimate Drumming - Learn to play Swing

Swing
10 Exercises

Jim McCall Ultimate Drumming - Learn to play 1/4th Ride on &'s

1/4th Ride on &’s
5 Exercises