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About Billy

Rock guitarist Paul Gilbert was born in Illinois and raised in rural Pennsylvania. Paul was first inspired by his uncle Jimi Kidd and started to learn guitar at the young age of 5. By the time he was 15, Paul was performing in clubs with his band Tau Zero and was featured in the February 1983 issue of Guitar Player magazine.

When he was 17, Paul moved to Los Angeles to study guitar at the Guitar Institute of Technology (GIT). After graduation, Paul joined the faculty as a guitar teacher and also began recording with the group Black Sheep. He later formed the band Racer X, who released their debut album "Street Lethal" in 1986, and in 1988 he formed the group Mr. Big. Paul continues to perform shows .

Aside from his signature rock guitar shredding, Paul Gilbert is known for being an approachable and highly effective guitar instructor. Having been teaching people how to play guitar since he was a teenager, Paul is a natural when it comes to guitar instruction.

Billy Cobham Lessons

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  • Basic Drumming
  • Intermediate Drumming
  • Advanced Drumming
  • Guided Solos
  • Gear

Basic Drumming

  • Stick Handling
  • Practicing Rudiments
  • Posture
  • Why Practice Rudiments?
  • Single Stroke Roll
  • Double Stroke Roll
  • Triplets - Beginner
  • Application Exercises: Triplets
  • Basic 4/4 Rhythm Patterns (single stroke)
  • Basic 4/4 Rhythm Patterns (single paradiddle)
  • Basic 4/4 Rhythm Patterns (combination)
  • "Stratus"
  • Single Paradiddle - Beginner
  • Double Paradiddle - Beginner
  • Triple Paradiddle - Beginner
  • Paradiddle Combinations
  • "Red Baron"
  • Q&A: How did you start playing drums?
  • Q&A: What are memories of your first drum kit?
  • Q&A: Who were your early inspirations?
  • Q&A: What is the ideal age to start drumming?
  • "Slow Blues"
  • "Funk Groove"
  • 4-Way Coordination: Introduction
  • 4-Way Coordination: Exercise #1
  • 4-Way Coordination: Exercise #2
  • 4-Way Coordination: Exercise #3
  • 4-Way Coordination: Exercise #4
  • Polyrhythmic Exercises: Introduction
  • Polyrhythmic Exercises: Pattern #1
  • Polyrhythmic Exercises: Pattern #2
  • Polyrhythmic Exercises: Pattern #3
  • Polyrhythmic Exercises: Pattern #4
  • Polyrhythmic Exercises: Pattern #5
  • Polyrhythmic Exercises: Pattern #6

Intermediate Drumming

  • Developing Good Practice Habits
  • "Stratus"
  • Combination Single, Double Stroke and Triplet Rudiments
  • Application Exercises: Single Stroke Roll
  • Application Exercises: Double Stroke Roll
  • "Red Baron"
  • Triplets
  • Application Exercises: Triplets
  • Application Exercises: Single Paradiddle
  • Application Exercises: Double Paradiddle
  • Application Exercises: Triple Paradiddle
  • Combination Application Exercises
  • Playing Stress Free
  • Developing Endurance and Warming Up
  • "Blues Shuffle"
  • Basic Polyrhythmic Coordinative Exercises
  • Using Single Paradiddle In Duple Pattern
  • Using Single Paradiddle In Triplet Pattern
  • Coordination Exercise: Combined Triplet Patterns
  • Combining Duple and Triple Patterns
  • "Moon Germs"
  • Rudiments: Ruffs
  • Rudiments: 5,6,7,9,11,13,15 Stroke Rolls
  • Rudiments: Ratamacues
  • Rudiments: Flams
  • "Slidin' By"
  • Q&A: What lessons did you learn from Louis Bellson?
  • Q&A: What Lessons did you learn from Roy Haynes?
  • Q&A: How important is reading music for a drummer?
  • Q&A: Playing with Miles Davis
  • "Mid-Tempo Straight Ahead Swing"
  • Phrasing
  • Up-Tempo Swing Feel
  • Developing Your Internal Metronome
  • "Cancun Market"
  • Constructing A Drum Solo: Abstract Solos
  • Constructing A Drum Solo: Time Solos
  • Constructing A Drum Solo: Using A Subject In Solos
  • "Two For Juan"
  • "Street Urchin"
  • Tips: Session Drumming
  • Tips: Live Drumming
  • 4-Way Coordination Exercises: Introduction
  • 4-Way Coordination: Exercise #5
  • 4-Way Coordination: Exercise #6
  • 4-Way Coordination: Exercise #7
  • 4-Way Coordination: Exercise #8
  • Developing Your Weak Side: Introduction
  • Developing Your Weak Side: Part 1
  • Developing Your Weak Side: Part 2
  • Developing Your Weak Side: Part 3
  • Developing Your Weak Side: Part 4
  • Developing Your Weak Side: Part 5
  • Polyrhythmic Exercises: Pattern #7
  • Polyrhythmic Exercises: Pattern #8
  • Polyrhythmic Exercises: Pattern #9
  • Polyrhythmic Exercises: Pattern #10
  • Polyrhythmic Exercises: Pattern #11

Advanced Drumming

  • Rudiments: Paradiddle-diddle
  • Rudiments: Flamacue
  • Rudiments: Lesson 25
  • "Stratus"
  • "Red Baron"
  • "Mirage"
  • Brushwork
  • "3/4 Jazz Feel"
  • Call and Response: Tempo 1
  • Call and Response: Tempo 1 (Play Along)
  • Call and Response: Eighth Note Groove
  • Call and Response: Eighth Note Groove (Play Along)
  • Call and Response: Shuffle
  • Call and Response: Shuffle (Play Along)
  • "Kinky Dee"
  • Q&A: Can you suggest five albums for drum students?
  • Q&A: "Spectrum"
  • Q&A: Favorite Drum Kits?
  • Q&A: Mahavishnu Orchestra
  • "Alpha Waves"
  • "Conundrum"
  • Brushes in Latin Music
  • Uptempo Brush Playing
  • Brushes for Ballads
  • More Brushes
  • 4-Way Coordination: Introduction
  • 4-Way Coordination: Exercise #9
  • 4-Way Coordination: Exercise #10
  • 4-Way Coordination: Exercise #11
  • "A Days Grace"
  • "Obliquely Speaking"
  • "Saippuakivikauppias"
  • "Torpedo Flo"

Guided Solos

  • 4/4 - Trading 4's
  • 4/4 - Trading 8's
  • Brazilian - Trading 4's
  • Brazilian - Trading 8's
  • Latin - Trading 4's
  • Latin - Trading 8's
  • 3/4 - Trading 4's
  • 6/8 - Trading 4's
  • 5/4 - Trading 4's
  • 7/4 - Trading 4's

Gear

  • Choosing Your Drumsticks
  • Drum Tuning
  • Setting Up The Tom Toms
  • Tuning for Different Situations
  • Cymbals: What To Choose And How To Play
  • Your Hearing (Monitoring)

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