Free Drum Lessons


Become a Better Drummer for FREE

Join for FREE or scroll down to learn more

Join for FREE now

Level 1 Trial Version Screenshots

Quick overview of the Ultimate Drummer's Workbook/Encyclopedia 

199 of the almost 2500 Pages

Level 1 is an interactive encyclopedia of drum lessons

The volume may seem daunting at first. But we've divided them into 8 parts to create a clear distinction.


You'll learn the basic nine different time feels used to play 99.9% of Western Music.


Learn basic fills in every of these nine time feels and how to play them around the kit.


Get some of the most important advice to try out, keep in mind and automate while playing.


Know exactly what to practice when you've hit a bump, and how to avoid many to come.


The first of 24 Categories Of Rhythmic Elements. All you need to know about Chapter 1: Balance.


The first chapter of CORE made into a System. How to implement Balance when drumming.


Learn how to play to your favorite songs right away. Starting on day 1.


Practice to music at your tempo using our web based MIDI player.


Level 1 Trial Version specific Frequently Asked Questions

These are some specifical Frequently Asked Questions about Level 1 Trial Version. If you have a question about something else please refer to our main FAQ section where all are bundled.

What is the difference between the Full Version and the Trial Version of Level 1?

About 2300 pages. You'll get the first paragraph for FREE. If you like it you can by the full version whenever you like by upgrading your upgrade in My Skillz.

How should I study from Level 1 Trial Version?

The basic idea is to work out the different time feels from G1-G9 a.s.a.p. But there is no one way, only your way. However, we encourage you to view Level 1 as a 3D method as much as possible.

1. Left to Right (Chapters/Time feels)

2. Top to bottom (Paragraphs/Subjects)

3. Front to back (Parts/Grooves, Fills, Tips etc.)

Do I need to be able to read music?

No, you'll learn this as you go. Theory is not our main focus. And we think it should never be. It's a good idea to learn it but always remember that there was music first, music notation second. Not the other way around.

I feel overwhelmed by the sheer magnitude of Level 1. What should I do?

First breathe in and out deeply a few times. Feel better? Good. Level 1 is meant as an encyclopedia of drumming and rhythm exercises. Who's to say what's the correct order, or how long it should take you to absorb all the knowledge inside? You decide. If you need help, try sending us an email or visit a local teacher.

Or book private lessons here.

What the pros of the pros say

This is what the teachers of the best drummers of today have to say about Level 1

“I wish you nothing but success with your new project. Continuing the tradition of expanding the drum universe is something that I hope never ends. Please accept my best wishes for your project.”
Gary Chaffee | Master drummer, educator, author.

Teacher of master drummers such as Vinnie Colaiuta, Steve Smith, Dave DiCenso and many more

"I have closely examined the drumbook/encyclopaedia LEVEL 1, and I find it to be an exceptional work. It’s unique, clear and well thought out, and I highly recommend it to any drummer, looking for material from which to study."
Joel Rothman | World class drummer, educator, author

Author of more than 100 drum books.