Video lessons

*This section of video lessons should be considered as additional methodical material. Here you can familiarize yourself with S.O. Makievskii's methodology in more detail and consolidate the knowledge and skills acquired in the lessons. Alas, video does not provide feedback, therefore, for more productive learning, it is strongly recommended to study under the supervision of a teacher.

Lesson 1.

How a drummer's hand works.

Lesson 2.

Sticks and simulators.

Although this video is addressed, first of all, beginners - it will not be harmful to watch them as well, who has been playing drums for a while:)

Lesson 3.

Landing behind the drums. See the grip of the sticks.

This issue is dedicated to that, how to properly sit on a drum stool and what are the types of grip sticks with hands.

Lesson 4.

capture. Finger functions.

This lesson is devoted to the formation of the correct grip of the stick in pairs and the working functions of the fingers in control of the stick.

Lesson 5.

Formation of hand movements when playing the drums.

Formation of hand movement when playing the drums according to the method of S.O. Makievsky.

Lesson 6.

Reading sheet music.

Learning rhythmic sequences and reading notes from a sheet using the perforation method S.O. Makievsky.

Lesson 7.

Destiny rhythms.

Lesson 8.


The lesson is devoted to the study of structural syncope – its characteristic features and practical game skills.

Lesson 9.

Dividing fate into two.

In this lesson you will learn, how to rationally use the energy potential of our hands when shaping the speed of play in the transitions from instrument to instrument of the percussion set. Also, based on fate distribution patterns “in two”, you will be shown a number of ideas for creative self-realization when playing on a drumset. In particular, you will find out, which underlies the construction of drum BREAKS and SOLOs.

Lesson 10.


Methodical development of S.O. Makievsky on the performance technique of a drummer called tapping.

Lesson 11.

Triol. Part one.

In this lesson, you will learn about the TECHNOLOGY OF PERFORMING the main type of TRIOLA, familiarize yourself with the different ACCENTUATION options when playing the trio, and also we will analyze POLYMETRIC CONNECTION 6 on 4 (or 3 on 2)

Triol. Part two.

Review of patterns from the lesson “Rhythmic division of the fate of the beat “at three” from book C. Makievsky “Drummer hand placement school”.

Lesson 12.

M'ky ped. Development of wrist mobility. Part 1.

Part 2. Double hits.

How to learn to play the drum part with double beats? See in this video.

Lesson 13.

Dividing fate into four. Sixteenth notes.

From this Lesson, we plan to move on to more subtle concepts of developing technical excellence and thinking of a drummer! In this lesson, the counting units divide each beat of the measure into four equal parts, and a whole beat — at sixteen, therefore we will not be mistaken, if we call them sixteenth notes.

Lesson 14.

Part 1. Vivchennya trivality of notes and pauses.

Learning musical notation is a large-scale topic of video lessons, which will be divided into several parts, where we plan to familiarize you in more detail not only with the notation system of the drum part, but also to offer a volume of knowledge regarding the organization of the musical metrorhythmic system and recommendations for working with a metronome. And so as not to break the connecting thread of perception of the material, we will have to start with the very basics of notation.

Part 2. Note with a dot.

We continue the STUDY OF THE DRUMMER'S SHEET LITERACY. The second part of this topic is called NOTE WITH A DOT. The main type of rhythmic division into three parts. Ternary species.

Part 3. Meter, tact, time signature.

What is musical rhythm, how it is formed, what are the performance qualities of a professional musician based on and manifested when working with sheet music?

Part 4. Types of time signature.

Part 5. Arbitrary conditional type of note duration division.

In this video, we will look at rhythmic figures, derived from arbitrary (conditional) type of division of note durations: duol, triol, quartole, quintal, sextuple, septol and octol.

Lesson 15.

Rhythmic mill (binary). Part 1.

Let's study the most common drummer's exercise called "Rhythmic mill" and on its basis we will work out the practical application of various rhythmic sequences.

Rhythmic mill (ternary). Part 2.

Lesson 17.

Part 1. Shuffle and swing. Signature.

In this video, you will learn how to record a drum set on a five-line staff, what is a signature, shuffle and swing.