Bernard Purdie Grooves Collection

In my latest article, I discussed Bernard Purdie’s drumming on “Babylon Sisters” by Steely Dan, analyzing his playing and presenting the complete drum transcription. Today I want to share a collection of 10 legendary Bernard Purdie grooves, performed and recorded between 1967 and 1995, with artists such as Steely Dan, Aretha Franklin, Miles Davis, Joe … More Bernard Purdie Grooves Collection

Simpledrummer – Review

As a drummer and music enthusiast, I always search for resources to help you improve your drumming. Recently I was contacted by Kevin Mendes, the owner of, an interactive membership-based website that offers online lesson content geared towards beginner/intermediate drummers. Let me introduce this complete resource. Simpledrummer is an online platform that offers interactive … More Simpledrummer – Review

In the Pocket: 12 Short Transcriptions from Legendary Drummers

Drumming is an art form that requires dedication, skill, and passion. For professional drummers, the path to excellence is a never-ending journey that involves constant learning and refinement. In this collection of 12 short drum transcriptions, I present a selection of timeless drum breaks, fills, solos, and grooves. From jazz to fusion to rock and … More In the Pocket: 12 Short Transcriptions from Legendary Drummers

2022 Recap

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, … More 2022 Recap

Drum Practice Playlists

In our daily practice routine, we should dedicate time to playing along with songs. Whatever your level this is an essential part in order to achieve an effective practice. We should approach every song taking into consideration different aspects: drum beat(s), dynamics, fills, song structure, and time signature(s). Several listen of the song can give … More Drum Practice Playlists