Learn how to play creative drum fills and grooves!
Discover the best ways to improve your drumming technique and apply Spanky’s “off-time” concepts to your drum playing.
Develop your skills by following our successful step-by-step practice strategy!
Transform the way you play drums!
Video lessons (1 hr, 11 min)
Only need basic drum skills
Learn at your own pace
Step-by-step practice guide
What will you learn?
In this class, Spanky teaches you the secrets behind his unique approach to playing drums. You’ll learn Spanky’s step-by-step process for flipping grooves, developing independence on the drums, and making your playing feel good. This class is designed to give you new sets of ready-to-use drum skills, so that you can take your playing to the next level!
Spanky's Musical Inspirations
Knowing Your Gear and Setup
Drum Tuning Preferences
Rudiments & Cross Stick Variations
Foot Technique & Patterns
Ride Cymbal Techniques
Body & Limbs Independency
Hi-hat & Snare Combos
Expanding Your Off-Time Ideas
Off-Time Patterns Moved Around the Kit
Spanky's Signature Fill: "Substitutions"
Spanky's Signature Fill: "Echo"
Spanky's Signature Fill: "CD Skip"
Phrasing Drum Fills
Setting Up Sections & Band Hits
Performance: Gospel Shout
Performance: Fusion Groove
Learn from the best
Spanky (George “Spanky” McCurdy), is a world-renowned drummer who’s known for his unique “off-time” drumming. Spanky has performed with artists like Sean “Diddy” Combs, Kanye West, Lady Gaga, Lauryn Hill, Jill Scott, Tye Tribbett and more.
In this class, Spanky teaches drum techniques, playing “off-time” and the tools you need to experiment with your own creative drum fills.