20 Essential Drum Transcriptions for the Modern Drummer – Available Now!

My new book 20 Essential Drum Transcriptions for the Modern Drummer is now available in paperback and digital format. From jazz to pop, to rock and fusion, every sheet music is entirely transcribed note-for-note with an easy and clear interface, including a comprehensive notation key. 20 drum transcriptions plus extra content to inspire you to … More 20 Essential Drum Transcriptions for the Modern Drummer – Available Now!

Kenny Aronoff – You Don’t Get Much (Drum Sheet Music)

Here’s the full drum transcription for “You Don’t Get Much” by BoDeans, from the album Home (1989) with Kenny Aronoff on drums. The transcription is an adaptation for a standard 5-piece drum kit since Kenny Aronoff plays with one rack tom and two floor toms (or two rack toms and two floor toms), playing the right hand … More Kenny Aronoff – You Don’t Get Much (Drum Sheet Music)

Meshuggah – Broken Cog | The Abysmal Eye (Intro Drum Analysis-Transcription)

Djent pioneers Meshuggah have returned with a new album. Immutable (Atomic Fire Records) is a complex, solid, and dynamic work, that captivates the real essence of the Swedish metal band. Meshuggah’s drummer Tomas Haake following his drumming style, which weaves complex polymetric patterns in a 4/4 time meter, introduced new rhythmic elements. This is the … More Meshuggah – Broken Cog | The Abysmal Eye (Intro Drum Analysis-Transcription)

Exploring Afro-Cuban 6/8 Vocabulary Using Ted Reed’s Syncopation

Some of the main rhythms in West Africa are based on 6/8 feels and the essential concept of clave. The application of Afro-Cuban 6/8 on drumset opened the way for new rhythms and ideas, involving coordination, independence, and polyrhythms. With this article divided into two parts, I introduce a lesson to develop your coordination and … More Exploring Afro-Cuban 6/8 Vocabulary Using Ted Reed’s Syncopation

Groove Displacement – Polyrhythmic Independence 4 over 3

Things are not as harder as we think if faced with the right approach. Polyrhythms can drive you to new rhythmic destinations, increase your knowledge, improve your timing, your independence, and inspire you with new ideas. In this lesson I introduce a series of exercises to “displace” the bass drum-snare pattern, a rhythmic solution played … More Groove Displacement – Polyrhythmic Independence 4 over 3

Omar Hakim Drum Transcription – Daft Punk – Giorgio by Moroder (Second Part, Drum Solo)

From Miles Davis to David Bowie, to Madonna and Sting, Omar Hakim is one of the most versatile drummers on the planet. He played remarkable drum grooves on countless timeless hits. Born in New York City to a musical family, Omar Hakim began playing the drums at five years old. By the age of ten, … More Omar Hakim Drum Transcription – Daft Punk – Giorgio by Moroder (Second Part, Drum Solo)

Drum Shorts: Toto – Rosanna (Outro Groove Transcription)

The second episode of my new series “drum shorts” is dedicated to Jeff Porcaro, and the nice and smooth groove played on the guitar solo outro of “Rosanna” by Toto. In case you missed it, in the first episode I transcribed the legendary drum part of the intro for “Good Times Bad Times” played by … More Drum Shorts: Toto – Rosanna (Outro Groove Transcription)