After a long time spent transcribing, I’m glad to share a new project to help you to develop your drumming by exploring a great variety of shuffle rhythms. There’s no doubt one of the masters of this rhythm is Jeff Porcaro, who created memorable grooves from the rock shuffle played on “Lido Shuffle” to the … More Jeff Porcaro Shuffle Groove Collection
The rhythm of Joropo, or Joropo Llanero, is typical of Venezuela and Colombia. In 1882 the dance that inspired this rhythm, also called Joropo, became the national dance of Venezuela, later being declared a cultural heritage of the nation in 2014. The pattern of the Joropo Llanero is similar to the Vals Pasaje (a waltz … More Bossa Nova in 3/4 – Onda Nueva
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 is entirely transcribed note-for-note with an easy and clear interface, including a comprehensive notation key. 20 drum transcriptions plus extra content to inspire you to … More 20 Essential Drum Transcriptions for the Modern Drummer – Available Now!
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. Meshuggah’s drummer Tomas Haake following his drumming style, which weaves complex polymetric patterns in a 4/4 time meter, introduced new rhythmic elements. This is the … More Meshuggah – Broken Cog | The Abysmal Eye (Intro Drum Analysis-Transcription)
It’s always time to practice, transcriptions can give you new ideas to develop your drumming. Inspired by a drum lick played by Carlos Vega on the drum solo of “Oasis” by Dave Grusin and Lee Ritenour, here’s a drum fill that can be applied in a great variety of styles. Something that will inspire you. … More A Fill for Every Season
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)
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
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!
Created by the full-stack developer, and musician Ahmed Abderrafie ERHYTHM is an app to help musicians composing new rhythms, share, customize, and playing world rhythms from the library. The project is based on The Geometry of Musical Rhythm (clock, rhythm wheel method), which allows users to see how rhythm works with an easy and helpful … More ERHYTHM – Product Review
The Samai is a classical 10/8 rhythm of Ottoman-Turkish origin, very popular among belly dancers for slow sections. The Arabic variation of this rhythm is known as Samai Thaqil, also spelled Sama’i Thaqil. You can hear Samai in muwashah music (or muwashshah) for the musical accompaniment of poetic texts and other genres such as megeance, … More Samai Thaqil Drumset Groove