The point of this site is to not only function as my official page, but to also serve as an online haven for drummers, drum lovers, and just cool people in general to come together and have both mature and respectful discussions about their favorite topic – DRUMS! Here are just a few of the things that this site will offer:
- Free Kind Beats Online Community/Forums
- Music and Video Archives
- Both Free and Purchasable Drum Lessons
- Both Free and Purchasable Drum Loops
- Artist Interviews
All new updates will be posted here on the main page and I look forward to getting the word out about the site! Thanks for the support, enjoy your stay here, and please join the forums and become a regular!
Andrew McAuley aka Kind Beats
Return of The Groove: Lesson 7 – Dirty Odd Time Funk In 9/8
It’s been a while but it’s time to return to teaching with a vengeance! Enjoy this foray into odd time funk!
NOTE: This groove is written out in 9/4 so that beginner readers can follow along.
Just Having Some Fun With Reggae Influenced Rhythms
Having some fun playing around with some Jamaican themes such as one drop and steppers. Also, a little funk at the end. Please note that I am not trying to play traditional reggae in this vid but rather basing my playing off of common reggae themes.
Finally! Let The Influx Of New Videos And Lessons Begin!
Follow My Livestream Channel To View Live Candid Practice Sessions And More! Official Launch This Week!
From now on, I will be live streaming from my drum room The Potting Shed every time I go to practice or bang around on the drums. Follow my livestream channel at www.new.livestream.com/kindbeats for a candid look at me coming up with ideas, having fun, and struggling! Lol I’ll try and answer any questions people have after I finish playing as well.
UPDATE: This channel was originally hosted on Ustream but was moved to Livestream after too many problems were found with the Ustream services.
DRUM! Magazine: 20 Surprising Celebrity Drummers
Check out this old article from DRUM! Magazine that I recently came across. It features twenty celebrities that also happen to be drummers. Some definite surprises in the list!
KindBeats4Kids Raised $1200 For The Recovery of Long Beach Schools!
Thank you to everyone that made it out to the two benefit performances for the recovery of Long Beach schools. Between the two performances we raised a total of $1,200 for Long Beach Schools, which I just donated via their site: http://www.lbeach.org/resources/long_beach_donations. Thank you to both The Beach House and St. Ignatius Martyr Church for allowing us to hold the events there!
A very special thank you to Chris Bastian and Berkeley Everett for both their time and wonderful playing. I’m looking forward to cooking up some serious music with these cats!
Happy New Year! Let’s Have A Great 2013!
I would like to wish everybody a Happy New Year! 2012 was a difficult year for me but I am looking to bounce back better than ever in 2013. Much love to all of you and make sure one of your new year resolutions is to keep on drumming. Play on and happy holidays to you all!
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