Lessons are a step-by-step introduction to learning sounds and how the sounds are made. Each lesson takes you through the sounds and components you need to learn to make a beat pattern. Each of the 12 lessons builds on the previous lesson, so you need to begin at Lesson 1.
How to Learn
Use the back and forward buttons at the bottom of each page (or your browser back and forward buttons) to navigate through the lessons.
This lesson introduces you to the classic snare drum and uses this in a simple two-sound beat pattern. The snare drum is combination sound using both a plosive and a fricative. You are also introduced to rests (gaps) in the beat pattern which are represented using dots. You are introduced to: