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Simple Stix

Mastering Drummer Life Goals

The Simple Stix M.D.L.G is over 25 years of my professional experience developed into an online body of work to help drummers to develop their playing to an expert level without expensive coaches by using simple to implement techniques used by the professionals and much, much more!

This course will be your new home for learning the best and most effective skills to play the drums and further your career. Empowering you to become the best drummer you can be with the most effective, no-nonsense advice, Perfect for those that want to learn the most important skills for personal growth, to build confidence and skills on the drumkit, Learn the inside tricks of the trade. 

Building on your ultimate passion or turn it into a profession,

What ever is your drumming desire you can make it happen with this course.

If you're interested in becoming a member of the course then arrange a FREE Mentorship Call with Lars now!.


“Simple Stix has really helped me learn the fundamentals quickly and easily, building my singles, doubles, paradiddles and triplet fills to a level that gave the the confidence to go out and gig with.”

Lee Roberts - Age 22

So what's in the online course?

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Knowing your equipment and what you need moving forward.


  • Video 01 - An overview on section one & further guidance on equipment.

  • Video 02 - Standard Drum Kit Setup - Names & use.

  • Video 03 - Natural Drum Kit placement to streamline with your body position.

  • Video 04 - Setup options for the left handed drummer.

  • Video 05 - What to have in your stick bag at all times.

  • Video 06 - How to use a Metronome for your practice.

  • Video 07 - Tuning Tips to get the best kit sound.

  • Video 08 - No kit, No problem!, Develop skills without a kit.

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  • Video 09 - An overview to section two & more tips on practical skills.

  • Video 10 - Warm up stretches' & drummers Health.

  • Video 11 - Drum stick Grip, Position and Technique.

  • Video 12 - Playing with Brushes, a basic look into the artform.

  • Video 13 - Push Pull hand Technique & The 'Rubber band' stick training.

  • Video 14 - Resistance training, Playing on towels and pillows.

  • Video 15 - Playing Accents, Ghost Notes and The Flam.

  • Video 16 - Building Foot Pedal Technique Including the Double Pedal.


The important skills and techniques to improve your playing.

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All you really need to know about Drum Notation.


  • Video 17 - An overview to section three & theory advice.

  • Video 18 - Knowing your sheet music.

  • Video 19 - Learning the basics of drum notation.

  • Video 20 - Understanding standard Note Values.

  • Video 21 - Triplet Note Values Counting 8th & 16th note triplets.

  • Video 22 - The 32nd Note, A fundamental look at its uses.

  • Video 23 -  An advance look into Master Drum Notation Keys.

  • Video 24 - A look into site reading and to get a feel for variations of notes values within a piece of music.

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  • Video 25 - An overview of section four and the power of rudiments.

  • Video 26 - The Single Stroke Roll, Practical training.

  • Video 27 - The Double Stroke Roll, Practical training.

  • Video 28 - The Paradiddle Roll, Practical training.

  • Video 29 - The Double Paradiddle Roll, Practical training.

  • Video 30 - Triplets, Practical training.


The TOP 5 rudiments that you need to know how to play.

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Mixing up rudiments and note values for focused practice.


  • Video 31 - An overview of section five and why 'Shifting gears' can really benefit your drumming.

  • Video 32 - The Single Stroke Roll, Using multiple note values to build interesting training routines.

  • Video 33 - The Double Stroke Roll, Using multiple note values to build interesting training routines.

  • Video 34 - Paradiddle Roll, Using multiple note values to build interesting training routines.

  • Video 35 - Double Paradiddle Roll, Using multiple note values to build interesting training routines.

  • Video 36 - Mixing Rudiments with the 8th note Value.

  • Video 37 - Mixing Note Values and Rudiments together.

  • BONUS Video 38 - Fast, Advanced phrases with Note Values and Rudiments within One Bar.

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  • Video 39 - An overview of section six and why these groove are important.

  • Video 40 - The Fundamental Groove, the best simple groove to get you started.

  • Video 41 - Ghost Notes With The Fundamental Groove, The simple but effective way to develop playing ghost notes.

  • Video 42 - 16th Note Hi Hats Four On The Floor Groove, A great groove to build on you 16's hand work with a solid kick drum backbone.

  • Video 43 - Single Stroke Hi Hats & Ride Groove, Great for developing your hands split between the hats and ride cymbal.

  • Video 44 - Funky Paradiddle Groove, introducing the paradiddle into your every day playing and building your accents and ghost notes.

  • Video 45 - Paradiddle Hats & Ride Groove, Help further building your split hands advancing on the paradiddle in you groove playing.

  • Video 46 - Double Paradiddle Latin Groove, advancing your playing using 8th note triplets and moving you left had all around the kit.

  • Video 47 - 16th Note Triplet Groove with The Double Paradiddle, Developing a 16th note triplet feel with groove and feel.

  • BONUS Video 48 - A cool Linear Groove, Introducing 32nd notes into a fun groove to help advance your skills.

  • BONUS Video 49 - The Swing pulse, getting a feel for playing Jazz.


All the grooves you really need to get playing.

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Drum Kit Fills

Simple but effective drum fills the professionals use.


  • Video 50 - An overview of section seven and the reason why these drum fills are so useful to start with.

  • Video 51 - The 8th Note Single Stroke Drum Fill, The first natural fill to learn around the whole kit.

  • Video 52 - The 16th Note Single Stroke Drum Fill, Time to get fast and effective around the drum kit.

  • Video 53 - Mama Dada Drum Fill, A creative use of doubles between the snare and all the toms.

  • Video 54 - S.T.K Drum Fill, getting creative with a 16th note Phrase on the Snare, Toms and Kick drum.

  • Video 55 - The Double Kicker Drum Fill, Introducing two fast kick drum hits within a 16th note drum fill.

  • Video 56 - The Flam Drum Fill, Playing the flam around the kit to create a cool, effective drum fill.

  • Video 57 - The Paradiddle Drum Fill, Splitting up a Paradiddle between the Snare and floor tom to make an interesting drum fill.

  • Video 58 - S . T . Triplet Drum Fill, a funky fill playing left hand doubles on the Snare whilst moving a single right hand hit around the toms in a Triplet note phrase.

  • Video 59 - Triplet Chop Drum Fill, An advanced triplet pattern using the Hi-Hats, Kick, Snare and all the Toms to really build your "Chops".

  • BONUS Video 60 - 32nd note drum fill idea, Now we're filling the bar with some awesome 32nd phrasing.

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  • Video 61 - An overview of section eight and how to take your playing to the next level.

  • Video 62 - The Constant Release Foot Pedal Technique.

  • Video 63 - A further look into double bass drum technique.

  • Video 64 - More freedom around the drumkit through Limb Independence.

  • Video 65 - Understanding the 'Off beat'.

  • Video 66 - The 'Larsadiddle' A Fast and Funky sticking pattern, RLRR-LLRL.

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Advanced Skills & Techniques

A closer look at some advance playing in simple terms.

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Make Money Teaching

How to become a teacher and use this course as your syllabus.


  • Video 69 - An overview of section nine and how straight forward and rewarding teaching can be.

  • Video 70 - Teachers guide, The ready made beginners lesson plan.

  • Video 71 - Online Teaching, Everything you need to teach remotely.

  • Video 72 - One to One, how to run drum lessons in person.

  • Video 73 - What to charge and how to bill.

  • Video 74 - What ages to teach and how to best teach for the pupils of that age range.

  • Video 75 - How to teach the boring stuff through what they love to learn.

  • Video 76 - Safe guarding, To protect both yourself and the pupil.

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  • Video 77 - An overview of section ten and how to turn your passion into a career.

  • Video 78 - Promotion, How to get yourself out working.

  • Video 79 - Calculating the costs, What your skills are worth.

  • Video 80 - The Legal stuff, All you need to know about Contracts, Documents, Insurance and Unions.

  • Video 81 - Nail the Audition, Do's and don'ts when it comes to auditions.

  • Video 82 - Gig Preparation, Making sure you're ready for the show.

  • Video 83 - A professional attitude, How to deal with people and situations in a musicians everyday working life.

  • Video 84 - Drum set etiquette, How to behave on the drum kit in both studio and Stage environments.

Going Professional

The knowledge needed to advance into

a full time profession.

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ONLINE COMMUNITY - Access to the M.D.L.G Exclusive Online Group.

This is one of the best parts of joining the the course. You will be in communication with like-minded aspiring drummers who share their struggles and triumphs. It’s a place for you to post your progress and get feedback on what you’re working on. Being able to feed off of like minded people is so important and this is the place to do it.

Guest Mentors - The seasoned professionals answer your questions.

Yes you read it right! I shall be asking seasoned professionals your selected questions in relaxed pre-recorded interview's which will then be available to watch anytime as part of the course, The 'Guest Mentors' shall be announced in the Exclusive facebook group in the run up to their talk and you will be able to leave your questions in the comments. A select few shall then be picked at random for them to answer.

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Personal online bookings with Lars Wickett

Finally the icing on the drummers cake! You can get 12 one to one 45min online bookings with me to discuss or work on any part of your drumming goals, You can book anytime over a 12 month period subject to my Calendar availability, so you have the flexibility to work at your own pace and speak with me when needed up to 12 times in that 12 month period.

Please be aware that the 12 step mentorship calls are only valid within the 12 months from the date you join the course.

Change your drumming future NOW, Book your FREE Mentorship Call with Lars!.

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