Percussion Lessons Library

Build your adaptability as a Percussionist by learning the full set of concert percussion instruments in this library. Following the professional step-by-step instruction, intermediate players will learn to enhance your already developing Concert Percussion techniques through the advanced library of video lessons. There’s something for every player in the Percussion Library.

Overview

Few musicians are as adaptable and in-demand as well-rounded Percussionists. Start your Percussion journey off right by learning Concert Snare, Mallets, Auxiliary, and Timpani through the sequential instruction in the Percussion Library. The MusicProfessor instructors will lead you from opening your case for the first time through performing intermediate-level solos and etudes, all at your own pace and on any device.

This video library is perfect for:
  • Beginning percussionists of all ages and levels
  • Anyone ready to learn to read music simply and easily on a variety of percussion instruments
  • Individuals ready to get started learning at home today
  • Percussion ensemble students wanting to expand their skills with professional instruction
In this library you’ll learn:
  • An introduction to the snare drum, timpani, marimba, and a variety of other percussion instruments
  • Beginning tips for how to play the drums, mallet percussion, and auxiliary instruments
  • How to hold the sticks and mallets to optimize your playing
  • How to read drum music
  • How to read on the treble clef
  • Step-by-step using the helpful online videos

Curriculum

Drum Set Level 1

By Mckenna Reeve
  • 0 Lessons
  • Mckenna Reeve
  • Here's Where to Start!
  • Introduction
  • Building a Backbeat with Hands
  • Adding Your Foot
  • Trying Some Variations
  • Transfer Backbeat to Drums
  • Play Along! - Slow Tempo
  • Play Along! - Medium Tempo
  • Grid Notation
  • Bass Drum Variations 1
  • Bass Drum Variations 2
  • Snare Drum Variations 1
  • Snare Drum Variations 2
  • Kinesthetic Awareness
  • Set-Up
  • Hardware Setup
  • Reviewing Names
  • Hand Technique
  • Singles, Doubles and Paradiddles
  • Foot Technique
  • Intro to Grooves
  • Pop 1
  • Playing with Bass
  • Rock 2
  • Hip-Hop 1
  • Trap
  • Country 1
  • Country 2
  • What are Hits?
  • Hits - Example on Beat 4
  • Hits - On 1+2+3+4
  • Form
  • Fills 1
  • Fills 2
  • How is a Fill Used?
  • Echo Exercises
  • Call and Response
  • Improvisation on Drums
  • Playing Over Form versus "Open" Solo
  • Practicing Playing Over Form
  • Beatboxing
  • Learning by Ear
  • Try it!-Level 1 Bass Drum, Snare Drum
  • Try it!-Level 2 Bass Drum, Snare Drum, High Hat
  • Try it!-Level 3 Full
  • Writing it Out
  • Try it with Songs you Like!
  • Cross Stick
  • High Hat Lift
  • Ride Bell
  • Rim Shot
  • Triple Meter Backbeat
  • Triple Meter Notation
  • Subdivision
  • One Drop
  • Soca 1
  • Soca 2
  • 16th Note Funk 1
  • 16th Note Funk 2
  • 16th Note Funk 3
  • 16th Note Funk Composition
  • Listening
  • Switching Up Tones 1
  • Switching Up Tones 2
  • Make A Groove
  • Rudiments - Flams
  • Rudiments - Drags
  • Rudiments - Double Stroke Roll
  • Rudiments - Buzz Roll
  • Backbeat Grid 1 - Moving the Snare Beat Around
  • Backbeat Grid 2 - Moving the Bass Beat Around
  • Tips for Grooves
  • Tips for Building Coordination
  • Tips for Practice
  • Drum Solo 1
  • Drum Solo 2

Level 1 Snare Drum

By Matthew Cook
  • 76 Lessons
  • Matthew Cook
  • Welcome! Here's where to start.
  • Lesson 1: Intro
  • Lesson 2: Setting Up the Stand and the Drum
  • Lesson 3: Tuning the Drum Head
  • Lesson 4: Tuning the Snares
  • Lesson 5: Snare Drum Playing Position
  • Lesson 6: Snare Drum Grip
  • Lesson 7: Three Basic Strokes
  • Lesson 8: Troubleshooting
  • Lesson 9: Intro
  • Lesson 10: Exercise - 8ths and 16ths
  • Lesson 11: Exercise - 8ths and 16ths
  • Lesson 12: Exercise - 8ths and 16ths
  • Lesson 13: Exercise - Timing with Accents
  • Lesson 14: Exercise - Timing with Accents
  • Lecture 15: Exercise - Timing with Accents
  • Lesson 16: Exercise - Timing without Accents
  • Lesson 17: Exercise - Timing without Accents
  • Lesson 18: Exercise - Timing without Accents
  • Lesson 19: Exercise - 16ths
  • Lesson 20: Exercise - 16ths
  • Lesson 21: Exercise - 16ths
  • Lesson 22: Exercise - Triplets
  • Lesson 23: Exercise - Triplets
  • Lesson 24: Exercise - Triplets
  • Lesson 25: Metronome and Syncopation
  • Lesson 26: Etude
  • Lesson 27: Etude
  • Lesson 28: Troubleshooting
  • Lesson 29: Intro
  • Lesson 30: Using Your Wrist
  • Lesson 31: Clapping Exercises
  • Lesson 32: Exercise - Chop Building
  • Lesson 33: Exercise - Chop Building
  • Lesson 34: Exercise - More Chop Building
  • Lesson 35: Exercise - More Chop Building
  • Lesson 36: Exercise - Doubles and Triples
  • Lesson 37: Rudiment - Paradiddle
  • Lesson 38: Rudiment - Paradiddle-Diddle
  • Lesson 39: Rudiment - Para-Paradiddle
  • Lesson 40: Etude - Paradiddles
  • Lesson 41: Etude - Paradiddles
  • Lesson 42: Troubleshooting
  • Lesson 43: Intro - Using Your Arm
  • Lesson 44: Exercise - Stick Control
  • Lesson 45: Exercise - Fast Singles
  • Lesson 46: Exercise - Fast Singles
  • Lesson 47: Exercise - Fast Singles
  • Lesson 48: Exercise - Paradiddle
  • Lesson 49: Exercise - Paradiddle
  • Lesson 50: Rudiment - Flam
  • Lesson 51: Exercise - Flams
  • Lesson 52: Rudiment - Flam Tap
  • Lesson 53: Rudiment - Flam Accent
  • Lesson 54: Etude - Flam Pattern
  • Lesson 55: Etude - Flam Pattern
  • Lesson 56: Troubleshooting

Level 1 Mallet Percussion

By Cory Hills
  • 133 Lessons
  • Cory Hills
  • Welcome! Here's where to start.
  • Lesson 1: Intro
  • Lesson 2: Meet the Marimba
  • Lesson 3: A Brief History of the Marimba
  • Lesson 4: Parts of the Marimba
  • Lesson 5: Mallets
  • Lesson 6: Mallet Grip, pt. I
  • Lesson 7: Mallet Grip, pt. II
  • Lesson 8: Dr. C's Tips for Band Directors
  • Lesson 9: Dr. C's Tips for Percussionists
  • Lesson 10: Review
  • Lesson 11: Intro
  • Lesson 12: Grip Review
  • Lesson 13: Mallet Technique
  • Lesson 14: Marimba Playing Position
  • Lesson 15: Marimba Playing Location
  • Lesson 16: Music Theory
  • Lesson 17: Mallet Stroke
  • Lesson 18: Mallet Rebound
  • Lesson 19: Sound
  • Lesson 20: Introduction to Major Scales
  • Lesson 21: Scale C Major
  • Lesson 22: Scale F Major
  • Lesson 23: Scale G Major
  • Lesson 24: Common Pitfalls
  • Lesson 25: Dr. C's Tips for Band Directors
  • Lesson 26: Dr. C's Tips for Percussionists
  • Lesson 27: Review
  • Lesson 28: Intro
  • Lesson 29: Introduction to Scales, pt. II
  • Lesson 30: Mallet Technique Review
  • Lesson 31: Marimba Rolls
  • Lesson 32: Arpeggios
  • Lesson 33: Speed and Consistency
  • Lesson 34: Exercise - Speed and Accuracy
  • Lesson 35: Exercise - Speed and Accuracy
  • Lesson 36: Exercise - Speed and Accuracy
  • Lesson 37: Dr. C's Tips for Band Directors
  • Lesson 38: Dr. C's Tips for Percussionists
  • Lesson 39: Review
  • Lesson 40: Intro
  • Lesson 41: Technique Review
  • Lesson 42: Correct Mallet Sticking
  • Lesson 43: Musicality and Phrasing with Mallets
  • Lesson 44: Exercise - Alternating Patterns
  • Lesson 45: Exercise - Alternating Patterns Continued
  • Lesson 46: Mallet Dynamics
  • Lesson 47: Four Mallet Technique - Left Hand Grip
  • Lesson 48: Four Mallet Technique - Right Hand Grip
  • Lesson 49: Four Mallet Technique - Playing Position
  • Lesson 49.5: Exercise - Double Stops
  • Lesson 50: Exercise - Alternating Four Mallets
  • Lesson 51:The Glockenspiel
  • Lesson 52: The Vibraphone
  • Lesson 53: Mallet Types Explained
  • Lesson 54: What's in Your Stick Bag?
  • Lesson 55: Dr. C's Tips for Band Directors
  • Lesson 56: Dr. C's Tips for Percussionists
  • Lesson 57: Review

Level 1 Auxiliary

By Matthew Cook
  • 192 Lessons
  • Matthew Cook
  • Welcome! Here's where to start.
  • Lesson 1: Intro
  • Lesson 2: Kinds of Cymbals
  • Lesson 3: Cymbal Playing Position
  • Lesson 4: Exercise - Align
  • Lesson 5: Exercise - Crunch
  • Lesson 6: Exercise - Sizzle
  • Lesson 7: Exercise - Pass Through
  • Lesson 8: Exercise - Listen
  • Lesson 9: Tying a Cymbal Knot
  • Lesson 10: Troubleshooting
  • Lesson 11: Intro
  • Lesson 12: Short Cymbal Crash
  • Lesson 13: Etude
  • Lesson 14: Soft Cymbal Crash
  • Lesson 15: Suspended Cymbal
  • Lesson 16: Etude
  • Lesson 17: High Hat
  • Lesson 18: Troubleshooting
  • Lesson 19: Intro
  • Lesson 20: Bass Drum Playing Position
  • Lesson 21: Bass Drum Stroke
  • Lesson 22: Bass Drum Muffling
  • Lesson 23: Bass Drum Muffling, pt II
  • Lesson 24: Bass Drum Roll
  • Lesson 25: Etude
  • Lesson 26: Troubleshooting
  • Lesson 27: Intro
  • Lesson 28: Tambourine Playing Position
  • Lesson 29: Soft Tambourine Playing
  • Lesson 30: Basic Tambourine Strokes
  • Lesson 31: 3 Kinds of Louder - Faster Tambourine Playing
  • Lesson 32: Tambourine Shake Roll
  • Lesson 33: Tambourine Finger Roll
  • Lesson 34: Etude - The Tambourine
  • Lesson 35: Etude - The Tambourine
  • Lesson 36: Triangle Playing Position
  • Lesson 37: Soft Triangle Playing
  • Lesson 38: Muffling the Triangle
  • Lesson 39: Triangle Rolls
  • Lesson 40: Etude - The Triangle
  • Lesson 41: Troubleshooting
  • Lesson 42: Intro
  • Lesson 43: Woodblock Playing Position
  • Lesson 44: Etude - The Woodblock
  • Lesson 45: Castanets Playing Position
  • Lesson 46: Castanet Rolls
  • Lesson 47: Etude - The Castanets
  • Lesson 48: What's in Your Stick Bag?

Level 1 Timpani

By Matthew Cook
  • 241 Lessons
  • Matthew Cook
  • Welcome! Here's where to start.
  • Lesson 1:Intro
  • Lesson 2: Timpani Playing Position
  • Lesson 3: Physics of the Drum
  • Lesson 4: Parts of the Timpani
  • Lesson 5: Range
  • Lesson 6: Tuning
  • Lesson 7: Troubleshooting - Pedal Sliding
  • Lesson 8: Troubleshooting - Buzzing
  • Lesson 9: Troubleshooting - Uneven Pitch
  • Lesson 10: Timpani Arrangement