So proud to close the year with net growth in all aspects. Thank you for all your support!
Francis’ Drumming Blog is on the podium, at the 3rd position, of the best drum blogs and websites based on traffic, social media followers, domain authority & freshness. The blog reached more than 43,000 visitors and 130,000 clicks, with organic traffic from all over the world (special thanks go to visitors from the USA, UK, Australia, France, and Italy). Also, social media interactions have grown considerably, especially on Instagram. That motivates me to publish new stuff to help you to develop and improve your drumming.
Most of the drum sheet music, transcriptions, and exercises shared this year are available for free, and despite inflation, I kept the same prices for all the paid products in my online store and on Amazon. You can follow Francis’ Drumming Blog on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Scribd.
Here’s a selection of the best articles published this year. Whatever your level, here you can find something useful. Keep on drumming and make the most of 2023!
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…More
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…More
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…More
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…More
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.…More
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…More
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,…More
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…More
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.…More