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ENTERTAIN - INSPIRE - TEACH

Simple Stix

Mastering Drummer Life Goals

  • Over 80 Video tutorials to work at your own pace.

  • Access to our VIP Facebook page.

  • Guest Mentor videos.

  • One to One Zoom mentorship with lars.

  • Lifetime Access to the course.

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!.

Testimonials:

“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 Exactly in the online course?

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EQUIPMENT
Knowing your equipment and what you need moving forward.

MODULE ONE

  • Video 01 - An overview on module 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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MODULE TWO

  • Video 01 - An overview to module two & more tips on practical skills.

  • Video 02 - Warm up stretches' & drummers Health.

  • Video 03 - Drum stick Grip, Position and Technique.

  • Video 04 - Playing with Brushes, a basic look into the artform.

  • Video 05 - Push Pull hand Technique & The 'Rubber band' stick training.

  • Video 06 - Resistance training, Playing on towels and pillows.

  • Video 07 - Playing Accents, Ghost Notes and The Flam.

  • Video 08 - Building Foot Pedal Technique Including the Double Pedal.

PRACTICAL SKILLS

The important skills and techniques to improve your playing.

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THEORY

All you really need to know about Drum Notation.

MODULE THREE

  • Video 01 - An overview to module three & more theory advise.

  • Video 02 - Knowing your sheet music.

  • Video 03 - Learning the basics of drum notation.

  • Video 04 - Understanding standard Note Values.

  • Video 05 - Triplet Note Values Counting 8th & 16th note triplets.

  • Video 06 - The 32nd Note, A fundamental look at its uses.

  • Video 07 -  An advance look into Master Drum Notation Keys.

  • Video 08 - A look into sight reading and to get a feel for variations of note values within a piece of music.

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MODULE FOUR

  • Video 01 - An overview of module four and the power of rudiments.

  • Video 02 - The Single Stroke Roll, Practical training.

  • Video 03 - The Double Stroke Roll, Practical training.

  • Video 04 - The Paradiddle Roll, Practical training.

  • Video 05 - The Double Paradiddle Roll, Practical training.

  • Video 06 - Triplets, Practical training.

  • BONUS Video 07 - Triplets, RLRRLR and LRLLRL Sticking.

RUDIMENTS

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

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SHIFTING GEARS

Mixing up rudiments and note values for focused practice.

MODULE FIVE

  • Video 01 - An overview of module five and why 'Shifting gears' can really benefit your drumming.

  • Video 02 - The Single Stroke Roll, Using multiple note values to build interesting training routines.

  • Video 03 - The Double Stroke Roll, Using multiple note values to build interesting training routines.

  • Video 04 - Paradiddle Roll, Using multiple note values to build interesting training routines.

  • Video 05 - Double Paradiddle Roll, Using multiple note values to build interesting training routines.

  • Video 06 - Mixing Rudiments with the 8th note Value.

  • Video 07 - Mixing Note Values and Rudiments together.

  • BONUS Video 08 - Fast, Advanced phrases with Note Values and Rudiments within One Bar.

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MODULE SIX

  • Video 01 - An overview of module six and why these groove are important.

  • Video 02 - The Fundamental Groove, the best simple groove to get you started.

  • Video 03 - Ghost Notes With The Fundamental Groove, The simple but effective way to develop playing ghost notes.

  • Video 04 - 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 05 - Single Stroke Hi Hats & Ride Groove, Great for developing your hands split between the hats and ride cymbal.

  • Video 06 - Funky Paradiddle Groove, introducing the paradiddle into your every day playing and building your accents and ghost notes.

  • Video 07 - Paradiddle Hats & Ride Groove, Help further building your split hands advancing on the paradiddle in you groove playing.

  • Video 08 - Double Paradiddle Latin Groove, advancing your playing using 8th note triplets and moving you left had all around the kit.

  • Video 09 - 16th Note Triplet Groove with The Double Paradiddle, Developing a 16th note triplet feel with groove and feel.

  • BONUS Video 10 - A cool Linear Groove, Introducing 32nd notes into a fun groove to help advance your skills.

  • BONUS Video 11 - The Swing pulse, getting a feel for playing Jazz.

DRUM KIT GROOVES

All the grooves you really need to get playing.

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DRUM KIT FILLS

Simple but effective drum fills the professionals use.

MODULE SEVEN

  • Video 01 - An overview of module seven and the reason why these drum fills are so useful to start with.

  • Video 02 - The 8th Note Single Stroke Drum Fill, The first natural fill to learn around the whole kit.

  • Video 03 - The 16th Note Single Stroke Drum Fill, Time to get fast and effective around the drum kit.

  • Video 04 - Mama Dada Drum Fill, A creative use of doubles between the snare and all the toms.

  • Video 05 - S.T.K Drum Fill, getting creative with a 16th note Phrase on the Snare, Toms and Kick drum.

  • Video 06 - The Double Kicker Drum Fill, Introducing two fast kick drum hits within a 16th note drum fill.

  • Video 07 - The Flam Drum Fill, Playing the flam around the kit to create a cool, effective drum fill.

  • Video 08 - The Paradiddle Drum Fill, Splitting up a Paradiddle between the Snare and floor tom to make an interesting drum fill.

  • Video 09 - 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 10 - 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 11 - 32nd note drum fill idea, Now we're filling the bar with some awesome 32nd phrasing.

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MODULE EIGHT

  • Video 01 - An overview of module eight and how to take your playing to the next level.

  • Video 02 - The Constant Release Foot Pedal Technique.

  • Video 03 - A further look into double bass drum technique.

  • Video 04 - More freedom around the drumkit through Limb Independence.

  • Video 05 - Understanding : DownBeat, UpBeat, On-beat, Off-beat and Backbeat.

  • Video 06 - The 'Larsadiddle' A Fast and Funky sticking pattern, RLRR-LLRL.

  • Video 07 - TBA 

  • Video 08 - TBA

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.

MODULE NINE

  • Video 01 - An overview of module nine and how straight forward and rewarding teaching can be.

  • Video 02 - Teachers guide, The ready made beginners lesson plan.

  • Video 03 - Online Teaching, Everything you need to teach remotely.

  • Video 04 - One to One, how to run drum lessons in person.

  • Video 05 - What to charge and how to bill.

  • Video 06 - What ages to teach and how to best teach for the pupils of that age range.

  • Video 07 - How to teach the boring stuff through what they love to learn.

  • Video 08 - Safe guarding, To protect both yourself and the pupil.

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MODULE TEN

  • Video 01 - An overview of module ten and how to turn your passion into a career.

  • Video 02 - Promotion, How to get yourself out working.

  • Video 03 - Calculating the costs, What your skills are worth.

  • Video 04 - The Legal stuff, All you need to know about Contracts, Documents, Insurance and Unions.

  • Video 05 - Nail the Audition, Do's and don'ts when it comes to auditions.

  • Video 06 - Gig Preparation, Making sure you're ready for the show.

  • Video 07 - A professional attitude, How to deal with people and situations in a musicians everyday working life.

  • Video 08 - 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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BONUS FEATURES

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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ONE TO ONE MENTORSHIP

Personal online bookings with Lars Wickett

Finally the icing on the drummers cake! You can get 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 5 times in that 12 month period.

Please be aware that the One To One 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!.

 

do I get lifetime access??

"Yes! you have access to the facebook group, Guest Mentor Videos and course content."

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