Thomas Pridgen - Applying Rudiments To The Drum-Set (FULL DRUM LESSON)

  • Publicado el 3 abr 2014
  • It was an honour for Drumeo to welcome Thomas Pridgen to our studio to record a lesson on Applying Rudiments To The Drum-Set. Thomas plays drums unlike anyone else I've ever seen before. Such a crazy amount of precision, power, and speed.
    My advice, take the time to watch this full lesson, it's worth every minute, I promise. :)
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    About Thomas Pridgen:
    Thomas Armon Pridgen is an American drummer best known for his involvement in The Mars Volta from 2006 - 2009. He is currently touring with rapper Residente and is the drummer for hardcore punk band Trash Talk, as well as his own project The Memorials.
    Thomas plays DW Drums, Evans Drumheads, Pro-Mark Sticks, and Zildjian Cymbals.

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  • Drumeo
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  • pepitochavez
    pepitochavez Hace 7 años +1180

    I really like that fill at 0:15-7:03

  • Jerry Nordstrom
    Jerry Nordstrom Hace 7 meses +4

    How can somebody go off that hard and still doesn't come off like a drum solo? So smooth, so fluid and amazing syncopation.

  • Derick Cunningham
    Derick Cunningham Hace 5 meses +17

    Saw this guy play with The Mars Volta around 2008 and man, what a killer show. It was practically a 3 hour long set that never stopped.

  • Joseph Arrington
    Joseph Arrington Hace 4 años +125

    People can correct his terminology all they want.... but I will testify that the philosophy behind his musicianship and the systems he uses to practice and view the blue prints of drumming with are deeper in this video than 99% of the free lessons you’ll find online. He captures 100 years or drum education evolution in an hour and a half. Props to your passion Thomas. I share it!

    • Kingtosin The3rd
      Kingtosin The3rd Hace 4 meses

      @Johnbobon Thomas Pridgen he is unbelievable. And the on drums

    • inspectorbudget
      inspectorbudget Hace 5 meses +1

      @Logan Pierce Reading comprehension much???

    • Brendon Masters
      Brendon Masters Hace 9 meses +2

      @Алексей Спортесный because many lessons past this are just the same ideas but not articulated as well or as honestly. Thomas is for the people.

    • Tyler Weibel
      Tyler Weibel Hace un año +2

      @Brendon Masters bro same lol if I need something to practice I look at this or Thomas Lang's drumeo lesson and that's about it lol enough material in those two videos to keep my busy for my entire life

    • Brendon Masters
      Brendon Masters Hace 2 años

      I stopped watching drumeo after this lesson lol it was the end lol

  • Matthias Jensen
    Matthias Jensen Hace 8 años +298

    If you wanna save time..
    Original Five stroke roll over samba foot pattern- 20:46
    Single Stroke Five stroke roll over samba foot pattern - 22:32
    Mix em’ up w. 4 of each - 23:34
    Seven stroke roll over samba foot pattern - 24:05
    Five Stroke roll around the drumset - 24:40
    Paradidle over samba foot pattern 26:04
    Six stroke roll over samba foot pattern: 26:46
    Six stroke roll Single strokes over samba foot pattern: 27:44
    Nine Stroke roll over samba foot pattern - 28:30
    And then i gave up... so much stuff in there...

    • Ruben Salvador
      Ruben Salvador Hace 4 meses


    • blikketty77
      blikketty77 Hace 4 meses +2

      The fact that so many channels don't understand that stuff like bookmarks DRIVE engagement, because people dont just watch the video for 30 seconds - 3 minutes then give up, but instead come back again and again because they know they will be able to go right to what they want, is freaking ASTOUNDING to me.

    • Pablo Fabrizzio
      Pablo Fabrizzio Hace 11 meses

      "And then I gave up..." Lmao!!! Hahhahah

    • Rogue Leader
      Rogue Leader Hace 11 meses

      Thank you 🤘

    • travis sekutt
      travis sekutt Hace un año


  • B. Kawhi-it
    B. Kawhi-it Hace 6 años +107

    This drummer is good! And I like that he's only using one bass pedal and still making it sound like a double bass! Great job Thomas

    • Josh Columbus
      Josh Columbus Hace 4 años +11

      He isn't making it sound like double bass. He just completely deletes the need for double bass to exist lol

    • ANAVARgiveup TRENhard eatCLEN
      ANAVARgiveup TRENhard eatCLEN Hace 5 años +4

      its a slide tech

    • Ch1pst3r
      Ch1pst3r Hace 5 años +3

      its not heel toe either

    • Eve Eve
      Eve Eve Hace 5 años +2

      Thats heeltoe tehcnigue

    • B. Kawhi-it
      B. Kawhi-it Hace 6 años +5

      Oscar varner he's awesome😅

  • Silvio Bissa
    Silvio Bissa Hace 7 años +113

    Absolutely my favourite drumeo lesson!! Please DRUMEO bring thomas back for another one!! :)

  • Pils Nrimgaard
    Pils Nrimgaard Hace 5 años +18

    This Thomas dude is incredibly fast. His speed comes mostly from sheer strength and endurance. Like he says "if it's difficult, do it till it isn't". Obviously Berklee was a big influence. To be totally immersed in just drums for a year or two will do this to you. Very talented indeed!

    FATBOY TONY Hace 6 meses +11

    This lesson is GOATED. Dude actually gave Gems that will last a lifetime.

  • Paradiddle44
    Paradiddle44 Hace 7 años +3

    to me, these kinds of lessons are the best for me because im always wondering why its so important to practice rudiments and Thomas demonstrates exactly why we all need to.

  • Steve Houghton
    Steve Houghton Hace 2 años +11

    The passion, honesty and even the frustrating obstacles he has had to overcome emanates clearly through this enlightening lesson. Thomas is a drummer who just loves what he does. He articulates so well, where one feels and understands, just how much time and dedication he has put into fine tuning his playing. This lesson is just full of helpful tips. His playing is mind blowing along with his agility, knowledge and dexterity. Thomas is a world class player a very humble man who can only be admired. I especially love his shout out to fellow Australian drummer Virgil Donati. Special mention to the hand/finger exercise starting @1:04:28 - there is just so much packed into this lesson. Thank you Thomas Pridgen and your wonderful grandmother, I'm sure like the rest of us, she is smiling down on you with love.

  • Ant Tay
    Ant Tay Hace 7 años +20

    Yo! Awesome session; Thomas Pridgen is a drumming genius. He basically interviews himself!

  • Caesar Stovall - Be(come) Moved

    I bought my first pair of drum sticks and a pad 4 months ago. I watched this video before I got a kit (about 30 days later) and had absolutely no idea what he was doing in any of the drumming after the jazz track stopped. It's amazing how I can see all of the rudiments he's implementing only 3 months in. He's a wizard and this is so helpful.

  • Eric MooreII Official
    Eric MooreII Official Hace 8 años +280

    Thomas is an amazing musician. Totally a musician who knows what he is doing . Also I loved the hi quality of this . Drumeo you guys are awesome.

    • Radu Moldovan
      Radu Moldovan Hace un año

      @Nathaniel Pacef6f6f6ff 6f6f6ff6f6ff6f66f

    • Mark Demell
      Mark Demell Hace un año

      I have a long way to go ,man there are a lot of very skilled drummers out there . There is no greatest drummer in my opinion , just masterclass level. Kind of like a black belt in martial arts.

    • muajeng
      muajeng Hace 8 años

      We need you to come shed now too Eric!!!! :P

    • Tyler Hushour
      Tyler Hushour Hace 8 años

      Read his reply to the first comment, it's a ways up

    • Nathaniel Pace
      Nathaniel Pace Hace 8 años

      What happened?

  • Patrick Woods
    Patrick Woods Hace un año +2

    I'm really liking T. Pridgen more and MORE! I learned a LOT in this video... and I didn't feel self-conscious or like I didn't belong in that room. It felt more like a buddy drummer giving you pointers.

  • Aris Houwing
    Aris Houwing Hace 7 años +3

    Also one of my favorites! A killer player and a very open, funny professional. I must have seen this one at least 30 times now. ;-)

  • JenzaDisFe
    JenzaDisFe Hace un año +3

    1:50 that roll and how hard he hit the bass is pure magic!!! So clean too.

  • Jorge uilian
    Jorge uilian Hace 6 años +2

    Thomas pridge um mito!!!

  • Lemora's Cards and Horrors

    Absolutely phenomenal lesson. Never listened to him much, now I realize how similar of a style and philosophy we have.

  • Matt Bryan
    Matt Bryan Hace un año +3

    I’ve come back to this video and watch it all the way through every year. The amount of information in this is endless. And it always teaches me something new. The concepts are so broad. So that’s why I pick only 3-4 of these concepts and dive into them each year.

  • Tudor Radu
    Tudor Radu Hace 6 años +3

    definitely the best drum lesson that I've ever seen!

  • Chris White III
    Chris White III Hace 5 años +2

    Enjoyed hearing the challenges that Thomas Pridgen poses to the mind and the many encounters and senses that propel him forward.

  • William B
    William B Hace 6 años +21

    Holy crap. this guy's performance deserves a standing ovation

  • Mike Pfeiffer
    Mike Pfeiffer Hace 7 años +3

    Dude just feels the groove. Makes it look so effortless to play drums.

  • Sven Amundsen
    Sven Amundsen Hace 6 años +3

    REALLY enjoy listening to Thomas!! Very talented drummer. Very versatile.

  • Mike Lewis
    Mike Lewis Hace 7 años +2

    I feel as though I'm learning quite a bit from all these vids and how even the most complex sounding things can be broken down into simpler understandings. I must say though, Jesus christ Thomas you sir are crazy. lol great vid, great guy, and can't wait to learn more.

  • Mariano Garocchio
    Mariano Garocchio Hace 2 años +4

    omg what a great lesson, love "the james brown's drummers drum pedal trick" and the way that he choose the sticks.. great drummer so powerfull and fast.. ROCK ON

  • ITrazar
    ITrazar Hace 3 años +3

    Aside from Thomas energy, you guys achieve the best drum sound I've ever heard.
    I love how you capture the soul of every kit.

  • TGW1116
    TGW1116 Hace 5 años +2

    Of all the Amazing guest drummers on Drumeo, Pridgen is easily the best at explanation and teaching his techniques.

  • Jason Hawkins
    Jason Hawkins Hace 7 meses +7

    He just became my favorite drummer of all time. This video is epic!

  • Anthony Gonzales
    Anthony Gonzales Hace 2 años +4

    Truly one of the best of the best!!

  • Tom West
    Tom West Hace 7 años +2

    This lesson is every moment worth watching!
    Kinda fell in love with that damn fresh intro track. I used to play much DnB and breakbeat stuff in the past to what I look back after watching this skilled drummer playing a very special style. I cannot wait to play along this song, wish there was a version without drums...
    Keep Groovin'!

  • Jesus Alvarez
    Jesus Alvarez Hace 4 años +2

    Hands down, my favorite drummer! Been a fan since the Mars Volta days and I can’t wait to practice some of these methods. Also, nice stick switch at 1:25:08 (;;

  • Gary H
    Gary H Hace 6 años +2

    he plays with such joy. I wish I felt this way about my job. I love this guy

  • Reid Whitton
    Reid Whitton Hace un año +4

    I love this guy! I can't believe I never heard of him until today. I've been listening to great drummers since the early 70s. Glad to discover another one in Thomas Pridgen!

  • Hamilton Johnston
    Hamilton Johnston Hace 6 años +3

    Very interesting! What really amazed me was he stayed in tempo throughout in tire tire song! Very complex stuff great job!

  • Eric Gutierrez
    Eric Gutierrez Hace 4 años +2

    Wow... He's a great drummer and a fantastic teacher... Great lesson!

  • jdgonzo1982
    jdgonzo1982 Hace 2 años +2

    still one of my favorite drumming video of all much's just unbelievable to watch and comprehend playing like this!!

  • Gio Locatelli
    Gio Locatelli Hace 6 años +18

    Respect! Thomas is not a drummer... He's an athlete on the drums! Much love man!

  • Mike O'Shea
    Mike O'Shea Hace 7 años +189

    this guy is inspiring and intimidating at the same time

    • Pedro Vieira de Castro
      Pedro Vieira de Castro Hace 7 años +11

      I understand what you're saying.. he's genuine, both as a drummer and person, but would say he's more intense than intimidating..

    • soundbreak7
      soundbreak7 Hace 7 años +3

      not intimidating

  • Matt Ehrke
    Matt Ehrke Hace 2 años +2

    One of my all time favorite players to watch. Hugely underrated

  • tb banshee
    tb banshee Hace 6 años +16

    The solo in the beginning really put a smile on my face. It's gonna be a good day. He's incredible

  • Vicente Guevara
    Vicente Guevara Hace 7 años +3

    I keep coming back to this video, so many different ways to approach the drums. Thanks a lot Thomas and Drumeo!

  • Kaleb Childers
    Kaleb Childers Hace 3 años +2

    Probably the most instructional drumming video I’ve seen! Especially the beginning when he talks about how he learned rudiments over top of the bossanova foot pattern. Very good tip mixing in feet with rudiment exercises!

  • The Darkness
    The Darkness Hace 7 años +2

    I LOVE the sound of this snare and how it is used. So versatile, much wow.

  • Da Bx
    Da Bx Hace 5 años +78

    This is actually the best drumeo vid I've watched. I thought Eric Moore was sweet, but I went back some videos and this drummer... this drummer is just literally showing people how to drum????!!

    • Jess
      Jess Hace 3 años +2

      His style and the way he displays emotions does it for me.

    • Henry Solly Sangma
      Henry Solly Sangma Hace 3 años +2

      100% agreed...I watched Eric and just loved that. Now, this robot showed up...and man, he showed everything I need to know...Just wow!

    • Pinoy seaman travel vlog tv
      Pinoy seaman travel vlog tv Hace 3 años +1

      Agree.. alot of lesson to learn

    DRUMMER MIKE Hace 2 años +2

    PURE GENIUS. I learned so much from this lesson, Thanks Drumeo and Thanks Thomas!!

  • Paul 'Sandy' Sandefur
    Paul 'Sandy' Sandefur Hace 6 años +7

    Thomas is a well schooled musician. Very talented.

  • Ben Fullerton
    Ben Fullerton Hace 8 años +37

    From 48:20 to 52:30 is straight real talkin truth. Thomas drops some serious knowledge that so many artists miss. Doesn't matter how hard it was, it only matter how good it sounds- a truth that can be applied to any art form.
    And the next part is great too. He's all, "I don't know this song, so I might mess it up." Then completely aces it.

    • Josh Carlos
      Josh Carlos Hace un año

      "straight real talking truth" -a whiiite guy

  • Mark Roberts
    Mark Roberts Hace 2 años +3

    Takes me back to my first view of Omar Hakim's awesome solo, 'I Burn For You'. Thomas Pridgen truly has the technique, brilliance and confidence to match, but dare I say he's really upped the musicality, and a star for his generation. Awesome.

    ROZILIO SOUND Hace 7 años +2

    I love that orchestration Thomas Pridgen makes with the left handed six stroke roll at 27:26 - heavy!

  • KyeMech
    KyeMech Hace un año +2

    Thomas looks like he's having so much fun playing, reminds me to just have fun when the rudiments are kicking my ass

  • Devon Rumrill
    Devon Rumrill Hace 7 años +20

    Pridgen is a pure technician. He has that consistent sound that comes only from the truly gifted and determined. A master.

    • Tim Dunn
      Tim Dunn Hace 5 meses

      What I love is that he's Pure Technician (as you say) AND Complete Animal AT THE SAME TIME. He's completely in control but the effect is completely WILD all the time, which makes it The Most Fun to watch.

    • Napoleon Bonaparte
      Napoleon Bonaparte Hace 6 meses

      name me one drummer better than this, I honestly believe hes the Goat more than Gojiras drummer or the drummer from Death (*Human album)

  • Joe Mechwar
    Joe Mechwar Hace 6 años +3

    Years ago I was a member of the NARD(national assn of rudimental drummers) and am glad to see rudiments still being taught and embraced.

  • Jeremy Sarda
    Jeremy Sarda Hace 6 años +19

    Watching this makes me want to buy a drum set. This dude is a monster.... I'm about to to put on some Mars Volta, too... haha..

  • Hackney Wick Drum Studio
    Hackney Wick Drum Studio Hace 2 años +2

    So many great things to work through here! Just goes to show that spending time on your rudiments really pays off.

  • It's Me
    It's Me Hace un año +1

    He's insane, what an athlete. Would love it if he incorporated a double pedal.

  • ianA
    ianA Hace 8 años +4

    Wow I really prefer this side of his drumming, even though it seems just as loud, with this music behind him it sounds so much more expressive. The usual stuff he plays with the Memorials tends to be a bit more bombastic. I like the subtlety he employs with this. Def. a virtuoso

  • Ulises Ibarguren
    Ulises Ibarguren Hace 2 años +2

    Great playing! still, there´s the proof that even the greats make mistakes :)

  • PBeach gyrl
    PBeach gyrl Hace 4 meses +3

    Awesome. Outrageous. Incredible. Soooo fast. He is so humble and it shows in his talent. Speak softly but carry a BIG STICK. thank you the best 2 hour of my life as a drummer.

  • Hayden Draycott
    Hayden Draycott Hace 6 años +17

    Damn this guy makes any drum set he plays on sound amazing!

  • Kenneth Bæver Bjerke
    Kenneth Bæver Bjerke Hace un año +4

    Freaking love this video. I keep coming back. I been on a journey to dig into drum technique for a few years now, and I remember the first time I watch this about when it came out, I could not comprehend most of it. Next year I could understand a bit more, next year a bit more and so on. Thomas really is a beast at another level of course, but super happy that every time I watch this I can grasp more of it, and bring new stuff to my own drumset. Thanks!

  • Chuck H
    Chuck H Hace un año +2

    Thomas has to be one of the fastest drummers I’ve ever seen. What a beast!

  • Perfectly Good Slouch
    Perfectly Good Slouch Hace 9 meses +2

    I love Great Drummers Thomas is one of the Best I have ever seen smooth great sound Great attitude , great teaching style, and Fun to watch Thanks Thomas !!! from a Bass Player

  • Japao Batera drums!
    Japao Batera drums! Hace 2 años +2

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  • toco bateria espiritu patagonico

    Como siempre es un placer ver su canal amigos!!! y en esta ocasion con este genio!!! Por favor¿ que diametros y profundidades uso en este video Thomas? muchas gracias, sigan asi!!! felicitaciones!!! Saludos desde la Patagonia Argentina!

  • Mike Lester
    Mike Lester Hace 8 años +4

    Every time i see his videos, he gets better and better. He works freaking hard and is wicked talented. I have a new found respect for him. and ive ALWAYS respected him. but this just put the icing on the cake,,,

  • Thomas Joseph
    Thomas Joseph Hace 8 meses +2

    Hey Tom, I am so humbled to see you perform. You are so amazing

  • Christopher Adams
    Christopher Adams Hace un año +2

    What you put in is what you get out! Thomas Pridgen was the guy that brought me past walls I thought I'd never accomplish! It's never a hobby when it's over 100k hours of practice... It's a passion, especially when you studied it as well ;)

  • Enrico Truzzi
    Enrico Truzzi Hace 2 años +2

    i love it; so deep in his talking, touching some of the very importants topic of music,
    through drumming, wich is not that common

  • Joe Alias
    Joe Alias Hace 4 años +2

    More than any current drummer I can think of, sitting next to him while he's going off must be mind blowing

  • Leotardoification
    Leotardoification Hace 3 años +3

    This episode is - for me - the most valuable drum lesson on the internet!
    Also I once played a show with Memorials and aside from being awesome musicians, those guys and girl smoked so much weed backstage that it set off the fire alarm and the fire brigade came and had to secure the venue :D

  • Hayden Lewis
    Hayden Lewis Hace 5 años +1

    This is brilliant, so much great advice and info for drummers. Thanks Thomas and Drumeo for posting.

  • Ryan Chicko
    Ryan Chicko Hace 3 años +3

    that snare sounds AMAZING! the whole set sounds great, especially with Thomas behind them. I like this dude 👍

    • Cuzjudd
      Cuzjudd Hace 9 meses

      Super amazing kit

  • Cedric ‘CeddyBear’Feazell

    This lesson alone is keeping me busy practicing new concepts. It's my 3rd time watching it so far! Thomas has been my all time favorite since I saw him live with The Mars Volta years back. Great stuff Drumeo!

  • Rob Meek's Youtube Channel

    Thomas Pridgen is awesome. I watched this like 7 times now. He explained odd numbers with different lead hands very well and good ideas for working on the weak hand.. Most people just get on here and show off, but he made it very educational and just fun to watch. Like other drummers, I crippled myself by not taking the time to know what rudiments were, even though I was playing a few and didn't know it. This video made it very clear.. thank you Drumeo, and Mr. Pridgen. Why not take the hi hat shoe off tho?.. i play in just socks all the time.
    I love those doubles at 7:41. A lot of nutrition for learning drummers in this video.. I like how he explained the odd numbers to change drums left or right.. especially the 5's that was really helpful. He's so fast tho it's hard to even enter his world.. He just knows what he's playing. One of the best drum videos.. right here. Pridgen is badass.

  • uniraptor
    uniraptor Hace 4 años +2

    I love how this guy's loose and fun but so dam sharp to. Love the feel of this guy's stuff.

  • Rodolfo Padilha
    Rodolfo Padilha Hace 5 años +5

    Whoa... This cleared my mind so much! Thank you Thomas for the real class that is this video!

  • Christopher Adams
    Christopher Adams Hace 6 años +12

    This GUY is one of my top idols as a drummer! Being a drum instructor, I always try to teach my students how to read music and that repetition is important in drumming because muscle memory is important as well obviously. My biggest goal in the students is for them to get ideas from reading music, but then make it their own rendition as well! Props to Drumeo! You guys kill it

  • Geo Dude
    Geo Dude Hace un año +1

    love that he mentions Jim. Thomas is truly a drummers drummer. Take care everyone! Fantastic segment.

  • Nicholo Poriol
    Nicholo Poriol Hace 7 años +4

    I've been watching this over and over for a year now. Great drumming!! :)

  • Shaxul Aleman
    Shaxul Aleman Hace 7 años +2

    Wow! This was a really good lesson! I've learned sooo much from This. Thank you so much guys!

    • Shaxul Aleman
      Shaxul Aleman Hace 7 años

      @***** i said the same thing

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  • Eudes Barber
    Eudes Barber Hace 4 meses +2

    Me surpreendeu de mais ele usar a base do samba pra treinar os rudimentos. Abraço do Brasil 🇧🇷

  • Paul Turnet
    Paul Turnet Hace un año +2

    @52:53, nothing short of amazing !!....drumming on a "RARIFIED/ELEVATED/ADVANCED " level, not for beginners, for sure !! 😉

  • BOOM8883
    BOOM8883 Hace 6 años +2

    35:30 that groove is awesome

  • Andrew Garrett
    Andrew Garrett Hace un año +1

    This lesson is a goldmine! That bossa nova rudiment deal is an insane coordination builder!

  • Drummer Batera Music Instituto Musical

    thomas pridgen parabens pela sua tecnica apurada. Deus ti abençoe a cada dia vlw

  • midinerd
    midinerd Hace 6 años +61

    Damn at 37:36 he explains converting a 4/4 groove to odd is easy if you learn to syncopate the hihat accent, then chain the two together. that is genius. I always knew it worked that way, but never stated it as a solid step for practicing.

  • Isaac G
    Isaac G Hace 3 años +4

    wow he name drops so many people, he's not just a good drummer, but he knows how to look back on other drummers like a researcher.

  • DrumPhil65
    DrumPhil65 Hace 7 años +1

    This video is great for practicing "words" to build your drumming vocabulary. Then you adapt it to the musical setting you are in: slow it down, speed it up, make it simpler or more dense, or whatever. This is great material to make practice interesting. Build up "headroom" in your technical ability. Then playing simpler things is not always at your limit, and you can throw in what you feel when it's appropriate.

  • Martin Hristov
    Martin Hristov Hace 2 años +2

    One of the best exercise video! Thank you Thomas.

  • J Daniels
    J Daniels Hace 3 años +2

    Man the kits always sound great on this channel👍

  • Wolfgang Garrigan
    Wolfgang Garrigan Hace 11 meses +2

    This is the best lesson on drumeo, Thomas's methodology is how drum gods are made. Best rock drummer alive!

  • Frank Burdo Drums
    Frank Burdo Drums Hace 2 años +6

    My GOD his words about the way we learn drums are so correct.
    Super amazing fantastic player.

  • Kelsier
    Kelsier Hace 3 años +4

    Thomas is my favorite drummer. I met him at a Memorials show years ago and he was super fucking nice. 🤙🏼

  • Lentävä Komppi
    Lentävä Komppi Hace 8 años +14

    Thomas plays great and knows the history. Knows a lot about the guys before him and has respect for the craft. That is supercool!

  • Isse Mexfincano
    Isse Mexfincano Hace un mes

    By far, far, the most inspiring drumming I've listened to in my life. I can only aspire to.

  • Sarah Lee
    Sarah Lee Hace 2 años +2

    This was so good!!! I'm coming back to this!!! Thx @drumeo, @ThomasPridgen . So much insight!!

  • pumpal LKT
    pumpal LKT Hace 7 años +38

    Most valuable and non-boring Drumeo video I've watched so far. And RESPECT to Thomas, so naturally brilliant, and again - non-boring.

    • pumpal LKT
      pumpal LKT Hace 7 años +1

      @Versus Terminus I agree to that.. didn't mean to bash Drumeo in any way. As a matter of fact I personally am a member and "own" two of their packs, which had helped me a lot. What I stated here is of course my personal opinion only.

    • Matt Watson
      Matt Watson Hace 7 años +6

      @pumpalBo Drumeo covers a lot of different skill levels and genres. For the sake of how successful it's become, its worth noting that what is boring to you is most likely useful to someone who is beginning or learning other things.