As a drummer and music enthusiast, I always search for resources to help you improve your drumming. Recently I was contacted by Kevin Mendes, the owner of simpledrummer.com, an interactive membership-based website that offers online lesson content geared towards beginner/intermediate drummers. Let me introduce this complete resource.
Simpledrummer is an online platform that offers interactive drum lessons and resources for beginner and intermediate drummers. The website provides a wide range of content designed to help drummers improve their skills, learn new techniques, and become more proficient in their instruments. From video lessons and tutorials to practice exercises and downloadable resources, Simpledrummer provides a comprehensive learning experience.
One of the first things that struck me about Simpledrummer was the website’s design. The layout is clean, modern, and easy to navigate. You can navigate the video lessons by categories (grooves, fills, rudiments, techniques, coordination, independence) and skill level. At the end of every explanation, you can practice with play-alongs that come in both slow and fast versions.
Every time you complete a play-along or an exercise, you can easily save your progress. A checklist will help you to track your progress within each lesson. A courses section contains all the video lessons collected by topic (Simple Basics, Drum Fill Development, Intro to Jazz Drumming, and more).
One of the standout features of Simpledrummer is the lessons’ quality. The videos are well-produced, with clear audio and visuals that make them easy to follow. Kevin Mendes’ teaching is engaging, and he did an excellent job of breaking down concepts into easy-to-understand steps. An entire section is committed to studying songs, organized by genres and skill level. Each song comes with a drum transcription in PDF format.
The membership-based model is another strong point of Simpledrummer. While some content is available for free, the majority of the lessons and resources are only accessible to members. The membership fee is reasonable and provides access to a wealth of resources. In addition, a 1-on-1 lesson service via Skype or Zoom is available.
Overall, I was impressed with Simpledrummer. The website offers a comprehensive learning experience for drummers of all levels, with high-quality video lessons, interactive exercises, and downloadable resources that make it easy to improve your skills and become a better drummer. The website is well-designed and easy to navigate, and the membership-based model ensures that the content is high-quality and geared toward devoted and passionate drummers. If you’re looking for a comprehensive drumming resource that can help you improve your skills and take your playing to the next level, Simpledrummer is worth checking out!