In this lesson, Simon shows you how to play an essential pop/rock drum beat. The 8th note beat is the foundation for so many drum parts, so whatever you do, don’t skip this lesson! Look out for practice guidelines and helpful tips towards the end of the video. The fun starts here! You'll find more useful information in our blog, as well our special feature on grip, bass drum technique, set-up, posture and positioning of your drums. View our full curriculum. Want to stay in touch? Join our Email List.