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Classic Rock - Vol. 1 - Drum Style Studies


In this Classic Rock drum book, you’ll find 319 multi-bar Classic Rock grooves and over 2000 exercise ideas.

The Classic Rock drum book and its groove compilation is inspired by drummers like Bill Ward (Black Sabbath), Joey Kramer (Aerosmith), Keith Moon (The Who), John Bonham (Led Zeppelin), Cozy Powell (Rainbow), Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac), Albert Bouchard (Blue Öyster Cult) and Ian Paice (Deep Purple).

We have prepared this extensive collection as part of our style study series. We also included a short history of this great music genre.

What are you waiting for? Start your Classic Rock drum style studies now.

The book


grooves, music history, style studies and exercises

319 Grooves

Multi-bar classic rock groove exercises divided into intro, verse, pre-chorus, chorus, bridge and fills.

Practice System

exercise ideas on timing, independence, rhythm...


Option: Basic Rock Performance Certificate (separately available)

Reading Sample

Take a look at the „Classic Rock“ Groove eBook.

What it's about...

Classic Rock, also often called Golden Age, emerged between 1960 and 1970 and has formed many subgenres (Hard Rock, Southern Rock, A.O.R., Heartland Rock, Progressive Rock, Glam Rock, etc.). This super genre is of particular importance for rock music. Drumming and drum sound became an active and equal part of a music pieces. Classic Rock and all subgenres have never lost their topicality.

The book and online course covers Classic Rock as part of the style studies. The style studies together form an area of general drums education. Through a combination of music theory, rhythmic and coordination exercises and grooves that can be used in practice, you will get to know and play the music genre. The grooves are arranged according to form parts and songs. There are a total of 319 mostly multi-bar grooves for intro, verse, pre chorus, chorus, bridge and fills. For each groove, the learning system offers you coordination and rhythm exercises.  This keeps the practice units varied and you can face the challenge of over 2000 exercises. Audio samples help you to understand and practice the grooves.

The layout is divided into ballad, halftime, midtempo and uptempo. The difficulty of the grooves ranges from easy to medium to difficult.

This style study for Classic Rock was created based on the „Classic Rock Grooves“ Library from Toontrack.*

*with explicit and friendly permission.

Classic Rock Grooves

Lesson and study book for drums

With a proven practice concept and a methodical structure, you can use the drum book „Classic Rock“ for your self-study or your teaching. Or you can use the book as a reference for songwriting, music production or drum programming. The collection contains grooves at different levels of difficulty. This makes the book suitable for every drummer.


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Version History And Errata

Classic Rock - Additional Material

Classic Rock - Groove Overview

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