Not all drummers want to learn about sheet music and theory. This step-by-step video training pack teaches how to play the drums entirely by ear. The focus is on creativity, ear training, and playing real music on the drums.
No Sheet Music
The Cobus Method is based entirely around playing
the drums by ear. This natural approach completely
avoids sheet music and complex theory - focusing
instead on playing the drums along with real music!
Absolutely anybody can learn to play drums with
this step-by-step approach. Cobus provides a
simple framework for rapid development of your
musical abilities through progressive lessons.
Do you want to create unique and memorable
drum beats? Cobus explains his simple approach
to building original drum parts that you can use to
create your own patterns entirely from scratch.
Wish you could create fresh and original drum fills
to use within real music? Cobus demystifies his
approach to creating memorable drum fills, so you
too can impress audiences with your creativity.
It can be tricky to understand the structure of full
songs when first learning how to play the drums.
The Cobus Method includes visual hints to make
this process much easier when getting started!
Training your ears is a critical part of learning to
play music. Cobus explains how to develop the
ability to hear what other drummers are playing,
and how to create your own drum parts by ear.
The Cobus Method includes fifteen play-along songs for you to practice with. More importantly, it will help you develop the ability to turn your entire music collection into a massive play-along library!
Drummers at all skill levels often struggle with
getting value out of their practices. Cobus shares
his personal advice on how to rapidly boost your
musical abilities with three fun drum exercises.
Take the Cobus Method on-the-go! You can load the
play-alongs onto any MP3 player or even browse
the membership website with an iPhone, iPad, iPod, or Android device with live Internet Access!
The Cobus Method is available directly through
our interactive online members area. There is
nothing to ship, so you get instant access to
the video lessons, play-alongs, and more!
One of the most exciting aspects of playing drums is
creating original songs. With that in mind, Cobus sat down with a band to create five original songs from scratch, so you can watch the entire process!
It is critical to play the drums with good technique
to reduce the chance of injury. Cobus takes an
organic approach to developing hand technique
that delivers power through a relaxed grip.
Are you interested in developing speed around the
drum set? Cobus explains his custom exercise for
building speed, power, and control - while pointing
out critical mistakes to avoid when getting started.
Do you enjoy adding a little visual flair to challenge
yourself when drumming? Cobus demonstrates his
favorite stick tricks, and explains his approach to
using them within various drumming situations.
Cobus makes use of some “custom” english words
throughout this training system, so the video team
included a fun on-screen feature to help explain his
unique terms like “ridonculously” and “defo”.
The final section of the Cobus Method includes:
gear overviews, drum solos, behind the scenes
footage, funny outtakes, and a one-hour live drum
lesson with Cobus - filmed in February 2011.