New Transcriptions (Tony Williams, Brian Blade, Steely Dan, Meshell Ndegeocello)

I spent the last two months transcribing new stuff, for a great variety of styles from jazz to rock, to fusion and pop. Some of these transcriptions are commissions, that helped me to discover new music and develop my transcribing ability with the impressive Tony Williams and Brian Blade drumming. The full/note-for-note drum transcriptions are … More New Transcriptions (Tony Williams, Brian Blade, Steely Dan, Meshell Ndegeocello)

The 5 Best Albums from the First Half of 2022

There’s a lot of music to be inspired by. The first semester of this year gave us interesting albums, especially in the last two months. From remarkable releases to impressive debuts, the following are my favorite 5 albums of the first half of 2022. Porcupine Tree – Closure / Continuation After a 12-year hiatus, Porcupine … More The 5 Best Albums from the First Half of 2022

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