Brendan Tan

Pocket And Precision Drumming

2x Grammy Nominated Drummer

Refine your drum skills with session and touring drummer Brendan Tan. Brendan teaches the basics, breaks down the complex and discusses life on tour supporting bands around the world.
Expand your skills.

Follow along as Brendan Tan helps develop your skills as a drummer, from the fundamentals and rudiments to gear rundowns and playing in a band.

Go to the next level.

Take your passion to the next level, get the key insights and next-level techniques that pro's use to play from the garage to the arena. Brought to you by touring drummer, Brendan Tan.

Unlock your potential.

Learn the skills you need to take your drumming to the next level. In this course I go over everything I've learn in my drumming career and how you can apply it to advance yours.

Play with confidence.

With 15 lessons available to you 24/7 you will have every technique available to you to lift your playing into pro category backed by expertise that is exclusive to Pathway. If you want to lift to that pro category and know how Brendan brings his signature playing style to the stage you will only find it here.

Master your gear.

Learn how different gear can affect your sound.

LEARN ON YOUR TIME WITH ALL-ACCESS.

All 15 lessons are available to you 24/7; allowing you the freedom to grow your skills and develop into a professional drummer.

INTRODUCTION

Meet touring and session drummer Brendan Tan in this welcome session. Go your own pace on your way to becoming a better drummer.

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PLAYING AT HOME & ON THE ROAD

In this session, Brendan draws from his experience of playing in different sized venues and how to practically give the right energy for the gig.

DRUMMING RUDIMENTS

In this session, get started with Brendan as he lays out the building blocks for exceptional drumming with these drumming essentials.

DRUM KIT SETUP

Look after the future you with an intentional drum setup. In this session, Brendan demonstrates the how the small details make a big difference and keep you at your best for years to come.

RIMSHOT CONSISTENCY

Produce a powerful snare sound and consistently deliver your best with these tips from Brendan. You will be a more reliable drummer for your band and sound engineers.

CREATING FEEL WITH YOUR HI-HAT

Often the busiest part of your kit in any beat, your hi-hat plays a vital role in feel and groove. You will produce a more organic, human feel from your hats as a result of this session.

MAKING YOUR GROOVE FEEL BETTER

The best drummers can make even the simplest backbeat feel silky. Find the pocket and how to deliver the feel your band needs in this practical session with Brendan.

ADDING GHOST NOTES TO YOUR GROOVE

Ghost notes can add subtlety, complexity and impact to any beat. In this session, be equipped with the techniques and rhythmic placement to effectively add ghost notes to your groove.

PLAYING WITH A METRONOME

As a drummer, you are the timekeeper for your whole band. Hone your internal meter and sharpen your skill set of playing to click in this session with Brendan.

HOW TO PROPERLY BUILD

Drum builds are all about tension before release and will inject serious interest in a section of a song. Execute a build effectively with Brendan’s tips in this session.

BRENDAN'S SIGNATURE BUILDS

This session is an exclusive look at Brendan’s go-to drum builds. Add these dynamic and varied builds to your arsenal for your next set.

GEAR RUNDOWN

The leap from intermediate to advanced drumming isn’t always more tricks, it’s the application of what everything already have. Brendan discusses getting the most out of the gear you have as well as his own gear rundown.

UNDERSTANDING THE MELODY

Your rhythms can either highlight the melody or create distraction from it. Brendan breaks down his decision making when crafting kick and snare patterns.

FILL SELECTION

Fill selection is just as important as the execution of the fill itself; the right decisions around fill selection can contribute and strengthen a song. Gain insight into Brendan’s decision making when applying drum fills.

BRENDAN'S SIGNATURE FILLS

This session is an exclusive look at Brendan’s signature drum fills. Learn these exciting and colourful fills straight from Brendan himself.

THE GLADSTONE TECHNIQUE

From clean snare rolls to trap beats, this advanced technique will take you forward in your drumming. Get a clean and precise double stroke roll as Brendan unpacks the Gladstone technique.

SUPPORTING AN MC

Contribute more in the unplanned moments. Brendan illustrates that through weighing your options ahead of time, you will have the tools to read the room and support wherever the gig.

LOCKING IN WITH THE BASS

The most important connection a drummer can make within your band is that with the bass player. Put your best foot forward as you learn from Brendan and special guest Tom Furby on how to generate the same feel and bring cohesion.

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