Free Lesson of the Week

In Mike Portnoy's free Drum Guru lesson Mike talks about his influences
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Every Wednesday, Rhythm and Drum Guru will be bringing you exclusive weekly drum lessons with drumming greats, and this week it's the turn of Mike Portnoy, who talks about one of his greatest influences, John Bonham.

Drum Guru is the drum lesson app for iPad and iPhone, bringing you lessons from some of the greatest ever players including David Garibaldi, Tommy Igoe, Mike Mangini, Steve Smith, Steve Gadd, Chad Smith, and Mike Portnoy, on everything from rudimental concepts to shuffles and how to play individual tracks by those artists. Check out for more, and happy playing!