It was an intense and productive year. Thank you to all for buying my transcriptions and books, for the transcription commissions, and for the donations. Your support is amazing and truly appreciated. The blog reached more than 30,000 visitors and 100k clicks, with organic traffic from all over the world (a warm thank you goes to the American visitors). In these 12 months I published 3 books, with a new project that come out in May 2022. As always the goal of the blog will be to offer original content to help you to develop and improve your drumming. I’ll continue to provide more and more free material. Whatever is your level and what you are looking for, here you can find something useful. Francis’ Drumming Blog is on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Scribd, and with an author page on Amazon.
Here’s a recap of the best articles published this year. Wishing you a wonderful 2022, keep on drumming!
Here’s the full drum sheet music for “The Last Mall” by Steely Dan, from the album Everything Must Go (2003) with Keith Carlock on drums. The main rhythm is an 8th note … More Steely Dan – The Last Mall (Drum Sheet Music)
A way to develop creativity on the drums is to use the left foot hi-hat to create new rhythmic solutions. Drummers like Steve Gadd, Bernard Purdie, David Garibaldi, and Jason … More Left Foot Hi-Hat Development – Groove Workout
Here’s the transcription of the drum solo played by Carlos Vega on “Oasis” by Dave Grusin and Lee Ritenour, featuring Dave Valentin on flute, Larry Williams on saxophone and keyboards, … More Carlos Vega – Oasis (Drum Solo Transcription)
My new book “Max Roach: 5 Drum Transcriptions” is now available on Amazon, Apple Books, and Gumroad in paperback format and in an eBook version. PAPERBACK EBOOK PDF Max Roach … More Max Roach: 5 Drum Transcriptions – Available Now!
Hi folks, here’s the full drum sheet music for “Make Somebody Happy” (Live in Mexico, 1993) by Santana, with Walfredo Reyes Jr. on drums. The original song is included in … More Santana – Make Somebody Happy – Live Version (Drum Sheet Music)
Here’s the full drum sheet music for “La Villa Strangiato” by Rush, from the legendary album Hemispheres (1978) with Neil Peart on drums. The drum transription is now available for … More Rush – La Villa Strangiato (Drum Sheet Music)
Here’s an exercise to develop your independence, playing various cymbal patterns on a 3 over 4 pattern between the bass drum and the hi-hat. We start with the first basic … More Polyrhythmic Independence Exercise – 3 over 4
From punk rock to pop, to heavy metal and new wave, Josh Freese is one of the most prolific drummers in the world. He has appeared on close to 400 … More Better Call Josh: A Retrospective on the Career of Josh Freese
In 1991, TOTO returned to the studio and recorded their eighth album Kingdom of Desire. The band was planning a tour for the late summer of ’92… A month before … More Drum Transcription: Simon Phillips on TOTO’s “Dave’s Gone Skiing”
Il mio nuovo libro Orizzonti Musicali. Neil Peart: la vita, la musica e lo stile è ora disponibile in formato cartaceo ed eBook su Amazon, Apple Books, La Feltrinelli, Kobo … More Orizzonti Musicali. Neil Peart: la vita, la musica e lo stile – Ora Disponibile!
Here’s an extract of my new book Neil Peart: An Introduction to His Drumming Style, the full drum sheet music for “Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres” by Rush, from the … More Rush – Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres (Drum Sheet Music)
My book Neil Peart: An Introduction to His Drumming Style is now available for purchase on Amazon, Apple Books, Kobo, Lulu, Barnes & Noble, and other stores. For those who … More Neil Peart: An Introduction to His Drumming Style – Available Now!