Left Foot Hi-Hat Development – Groove Workout

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 McGerr, to name a few, have experimented a lot playing the left foot hi-hat to create new memorable grooves. To achieve this, we start off … More Left Foot Hi-Hat Development – Groove Workout

Carlos Vega – Oasis (Drum Solo Transcription)

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, and Abraham Laboriel on bass. The version of this tune was recorded at the Record Plant studio in Los Angeles in 1985 and included on … More Carlos Vega – Oasis (Drum Solo Transcription)

Max Roach: 5 Drum Transcriptions – Available Now!

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 was one of the drummers who most contributed to forging the modern drumming style. He was active as a percussionist, composer, and bandleader throughout six … More Max Roach: 5 Drum Transcriptions – Available Now!

Santana – Make Somebody Happy – Live Version (Drum Sheet Music)

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 the album Milagro (1992) produced by Carlos Santana and Chester D. Thompson. This tune is perfect to practice on pop-rock/latin-rock ballad. Walfredo Reyes’ drumming is … More Santana – Make Somebody Happy – Live Version (Drum Sheet Music)

Max Roach: 5 Drum Transcriptions – Pre-Order Now

My new book “Max Roach: 5 Drum Transcriptions” is now available for pre-order (eBook version). The book includes 5 drum transcriptions (drum solo, drum composition, trading fours) of some of Max Roach’s most remarkable drum performances during the iconic period of the ’50s, considering his solo works and the legendary recordings with Clifford Brown and Sonny … More Max Roach: 5 Drum Transcriptions – Pre-Order Now