When you’re learning to play drums there’s nothing like an epic drum solo to inspire you and keep you motivated to practice. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced drummer, these five videos will get you excited to keep on rocking!
Dylan Elise is a popular YouTube drumming sensation, and has many featured videos. His drum solos feature everything from one-handed snare rolls to 17-stroke rolls, and everything in between. He also uses multiple bounce rolls and flam paradiddles. Here’s one of his many impressive solo videos.
The next video is from a very well-known professional drummer, Travis Barker. Barker’s solos feature a wide variety of rudiments to create a very intense, rhythm-oriented style. Here’s one of his drum solo warm-ups.
You may or may not have heard of this Korean street performer. Using rudiments in repeating patterns, cymbals, and a bit of showmanship for her fans, she creates a wonderful routine that captivates her audience. Sometimes when you look for the best solos, you can find drummers simply playing for the love of it out on the street.
Seven-year-old drummer Avery Molek is bound to pop up when you search for the world’s best drum solos. He may not be one of the biggest names out there, but he still has plenty of time to get there. Molek uses double drag taps, single stroke fours, and Swiss-army triplets with beautiful finesse. Here’s Molek playing “Tom Sawyer.”
The last of the amazing drum solos on this list is “The Language of Drumming” by Benny Greb. Greb has a simplistic style that is refreshing and precise, and he sometimes uses a slower, more controlled style rather than simply relying on speed.
With all the material out there, you’re well on your way to mastering this amazing instrument. To take your skills to the next and learn amazing techniques, however, there’s no substitute for a well-qualified, face-to-face teacher.
What are some of your favorite drum solos? Share them in the comments below.