Sprayed Hip Hop

Learn to play the drums – Hip Hop

Hip Hop started in New York City in the 1970’s where artists, DJ’s, influenced by R&B, Soul, Disco, Funk and Jamaican dub began to mix and spin their favorite music while isolating the percussive breaks. Hip Hop’s popularity grew and by the 1980s more complex styles began to emerge using drum machines and multiple turntables to isolate and extend different aspects of their music. By the 1990’s Hip Hop broke into the mainstream music scene where nearly a third of all songs on the Billboard Hot 100 were Hip Hop songs. Today Hip Hop is extremely popular and not only in the US, but “worldwide” as Pitbull likes to tell us.

Lets get started playing some Hip Hop!

Jim has listed the skills that you will need to learn to play Hip Hop 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 - 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 Triplet Fills

                           Triplet Fills
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