Steely Dan – Aja (Drum Sheet Music)

This time a classic: the drum transcription of the legendary tune “Aja” by Steely Dan, from the album Aja (1977) with the legendary Steve Gadd on drums. The note-for-note transcription includes 6 pages plus a notation key. The full drum transcription is available for purchase.

The brilliant Steve Gadd’s playing is a mix of the drumming of jazz legends such as Max Roach, Elvin Jones, and Tony Williams. The three drum breaks played on Aja show some of his iconic phrasing and licks. Here’s a demonstration, extracted from the Master Series DVD, played by Steve. I suggest you the collection of transcriptions “The Steve Gadd Book” by Hans Fagt.

steely dan aja drum transcription
steve gadd aja drum solo transcription
Drum Solo #1
steve gadd aja drum fills transcription
Drum Solo #2

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