Michael Jackson – Thriller (Drum Grooves)

It’s time to celebrate the 40th anniversary of one of the most iconic albums in music history. Thriller by Michael Jackson is the best-selling album of all time, with more than 100 million copies sold. The album was released on November 30, 1982, for Epic Records, and produced by the legendary Quincy Jones with the … More Michael Jackson – Thriller (Drum Grooves)

John Mayer – Waiting On the World to Change (Drum Sheet Music)

Here’s the drum transcription for “Waiting On the World to Change” by John Mayer from the album Continuum (2006) with Steve Jordan on drums. The note-for-note drum transcription is available for free. DOWNLOAD THE PDF The drum part is based essentially on one drum beat, consisting of two bars repeated for the entire tune with … More John Mayer – Waiting On the World to Change (Drum Sheet Music)

Drum Practice Playlists

In our daily practice routine, we should dedicate time to playing along with songs. Whatever your level this is an essential part in order to achieve an effective practice. We should approach every song taking into consideration different aspects: drum beat(s), dynamics, fills, song structure, and time signature(s). Several listen of the song can give … More Drum Practice Playlists

The Smile – Thin Thing (Drum Beat Transcription)

In the past months, I talked about The Smile’s debut album, the new project by Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood from Radiohead, featuring Tom Skinner on drums. I’ve been obsessed with A Light for Attracting Attention since its release. The album explores a wide variety of styles, from art rock to electronica, to post-punk and … More The Smile – Thin Thing (Drum Beat Transcription)

Durand Jones & The Indications – Cruisin’ to the Park (Drum Sheet Music)

It’s time to share some chill vibes. Here’s the full drum transcription for “Cruisin’ to the Park” by Durand Jones & The Indications, with the talented Aaron Frazer on drums (who primarily is a songwriter and singer). DOWNLOAD THE PDF The main drum beat is played with one hand on the hi-hat. Instead of playing … More Durand Jones & The Indications – Cruisin’ to the Park (Drum Sheet Music)

One Handed Hi-Hat 16th Notes – Accents Combinations

The hi-hat is the element of the drum set that with subtle variations and embellishments can greatly affect the groove. Drummers like Stewart Copeland, Jeff Porcaro, Dennis Chambers, and Steve Gadd, to name a few, expanded the rhythmic possibilities of the hi-hat playing timeless grooves. With this lesson we explore the one-handed 16th note hi-hat … More One Handed Hi-Hat 16th Notes – Accents Combinations

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