Master groupings with Anika Nilles

6 Lessons | 1,5 Hours of Videos | 13 Exercises | +230 Audio Tracks | 14 PDF Pages

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Are you ready to take your drumming skills to the next level and unlock the potential to create incredible grooves? Look no further!

We present to you a unique opportunity to access the course with the essential rhythms every drummer must master, led by renowned drummer Anika Nilles.

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Video Lessons

Access a series of high-quality video lessons that take you step-by-step through each rhythm. Visual learning is incredibly effective, and you’ll be able to see and understand every detail of Anika’s techniques.

Dedicated Exercises
with Live Audio Tracks

Practice makes progress, and with the provided live audio tracks, you can jam along with Anika and feel like you’re playing alongside a pro. These exercises will help you internalize the rhythms and groove like never before.

Expert Guidance

Benefit from Anika Nilles’ wealth of experience and learn from her proven methods to master The Group of 4. Her insights will undoubtedly enhance your drumming prowess.

Community and Support

Join a community of fellow drummers, interact, share experiences, and learn from each other, fostering a supportive and encouraging environment.

PDFs with Sheet Music

Stay organized and have easy reference material with downloadable PDFs that include sheet music. You can practice and revisit the rhythms at your own pace.

Customizable Learning

Tailor your learning experience to fit your schedule and preferences. Take the course at your own pace, and repeat lessons as needed.

Course Content

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With this course I would like to introduce you to a system I like to call “The Power of Groupings” and give you insight into my approach to building musical vocabulary around the drums. Groupings are a great tool for building interesting melodic grooves, fills and phrasing and can be helpful when playing over bar lines. With so many options of groupings to work with, the intention of this course is to focus on just one: The Group of Four, and show you the wide range of possibilities that it offers.

Entry level: Beginner

9 Lessons

+2 hours of videos

18 exercises

+280 audio tracks

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A group of four is a very common rhythmic structure in many styles of music, and is a great place to start in the world of groupings as you are likely already familiar with it on many levels. The process of applying different combinations of stickings, accents and ghost notes to this grouping will create an array of rhythmic melodies that you can easily use for tasteful fill-ins and groove-based material.

Course booklet to each lesson

In addition to all the video materials, exercises and support you’ll get a downloadable, printable booklets to each lesson with exercises so you can study wherever you want, even if you don’t have your phone or internet connection.

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Meet your instructor!

Anika Nilles

German drummer, composer, solo musician, and educator
Drummer for Nevell with whom she released two studio albums
Drummer for Jeff Beck in 2022
Department Chief at Germany’s “POPAKADEMIE”

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+84 comprehensive lessons based on consistent, legitimate and usable information

+15 hours of high quality video content with all the explanations and exercises with sheet music on the screen

+381 exercises with practice pointers, explanations, audio tracks, and many functionalities to help you organise your daily routines

+2580 audio tracks to each exercise that you can easily loop and play in different tempos

186 pages of booklets with exercises that you can download and print to study wherever you want

Online live meetings every month! Ask your questions and meet other Open Minded Drummers.

Access to all the previous online meetings and practice sessions +47h

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