Tears For Fears Everybody Wants To Rule The World Drum Lesson

“Everybody Wants To Rule The World”


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11 comments on “Tears For Fears Everybody Wants To Rule The World Drum Lesson

  1. Cado Bell says:

    Phil Collins all over that Album.

  2. kirk peters says:

    Always loved this song,great instruction,but are there no toms in this song?See you in your next live show.

  3. Sheila Hendrix says:

    I have a question. I’m actually taking drum lessons from a place but I’ve watched some of your lessons and would like to take some from you when I’m not at the school. Do you teach beginner lessons? My name is Sheila by the way and I’m 54 years old. I’ve always wanted to play the drums and the keyboards.

    • Stephen says:

      Hey Sheila! In short, absolutely. I have TONS of lessons and resources for beginners. There are lesson plans dedicated to just the level that you’re at. Once you sign up, just let me know and I will help you get started on a lesson set that is appropriate for the level that you’re at currently.

  4. Ben says:

    I’m having trouble with the intro fill before the groove starts. I don’t read sheet music and I can’t tell if the snare strikes on the “and”or the “uh” of two or the three. I’ve just been going by feel and that’s not cutting it with my cover band anymore. Otherwise, thanks for the lesson and the sheet music. I enjoy your YouTube channel and get a lot out of it.

    • Hey Ben! I know you said you don’t read sheet music, but the fill you are talking about happens in measure 4 (the first full line of the chart labeled “intro”).

      That fill starts on beat 3 and is a triplet fill (3 notes per beat) and is two snares and a hi hat (3-trip-let) followed on beat four by two snares and an open hi hat (4-trip-let). (3)snare-snare-hi hat (4)snare-snare-open hi hat.

      Hard to explain via text but hopefully that helps!

  5. Troy says:

    Thanks ! (I’m keyboard player researching that drum groove)
    Great insight into the differing takes on kicks too.

  6. polo says:


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