Drum Shorts: Toto – Rosanna (Outro Groove Transcription)

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. In case you missed it, in the first episode I transcribed the legendary drum part of the intro for “Good Times Bad Times” played by … More Drum Shorts: Toto – Rosanna (Outro Groove Transcription)

2021 Recap

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 … More 2021 Recap

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!

Better Call Josh: A Retrospective on the Career of Josh Freese

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 records, performing and recording for: A Perfect Circle, Paramore, Nine Inch Nails, Devo, The Vandals, Sting, The Replacements, Guns N’ Roses, The Offspring, Weezer, Sublime … More Better Call Josh: A Retrospective on the Career of Josh Freese

Drum Transcription: Simon Phillips on TOTO’s “Dave’s Gone Skiing”

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 the release of Kingdom of Desire (1992), Jeff Porcaro sadly passed away from a heart attack. His loss was lamented from the band, Jeff’s family, … More Drum Transcription: Simon Phillips on TOTO’s “Dave’s Gone Skiing”

Orizzonti Musicali. Neil Peart: la vita, la musica e lo stile – Ora Disponibile!

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 e altri store. https://www.amazon.it/dp/B08VCJ4YXQ https://books2read.com/u/mVg9QZ https://gumroad.com/l/Xqxvl Il libro è una retrospettiva sulla vita e lo stile batteristico del leggendario Neil Peart, con interviste, trascrizioni, aneddoti … More Orizzonti Musicali. Neil Peart: la vita, la musica e lo stile – Ora Disponibile!

Neil Peart: An Introduction to His Drumming Style – Available Now!

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 are interested, the drum transcription for “Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres” is sold separately on Gumroad. The book is available in two print formats, paperback … More Neil Peart: An Introduction to His Drumming Style – Available Now!

New Book – Neil Peart: An Introduction to His Drumming Style (Preview)

I’m glad to introduce my new book, a journey through the life, music and drumming style of the legendary Neil Peart.The conception of Neil Peart: An Introduction to His Drumming Style comes from the transcription and study of one of his most remarkable works: “Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres,” which is the first track on … More New Book – Neil Peart: An Introduction to His Drumming Style (Preview)