Jazz Comping Ideas – Hand/Foot Combinations: single, double, paradiddle-diddle

In this lesson, I introduce a series of exercises to develop coordination and independence. We will apply rudiments to create hand-foot combinations and play jazz comping ideas inspired by Elvin Jones’ drumming style. We start with a preliminary exercise, playing a single stroke roll, double stroke roll, and paradiddle-diddle in 8th note triplets on the … More Jazz Comping Ideas – Hand/Foot Combinations: single, double, paradiddle-diddle

Steve Gadd: Chick Corea – Lenore (Full Drum Transcription)

In our daily practice routine, we should dedicate time to listening, studying, and playing the grooves and fills that marked the history of the drum set. That’s an essential part to improve our drumming. “Lenore” by Chick Corea, from the album The Leprechaun (1976), is one of the most iconic and creative Steve Gadd drum … More Steve Gadd: Chick Corea – Lenore (Full Drum Transcription)

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

John Mayer – Waiting On the World to Change (Drum Sheet Music)

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 for free. DOWNLOAD THE PDF The drum part is based essentially on one drum beat, consisting of two bars repeated for the entire tune with … More John Mayer – Waiting On the World to Change (Drum Sheet Music)

The Smile – Thin Thing (Drum Beat Transcription)

In the past months, I talked about The Smile’s debut album, the new project by Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood from Radiohead, featuring Tom Skinner on drums. I’ve been obsessed with A Light for Attracting Attention since its release. The album explores a wide variety of styles, from art rock to electronica, to post-punk and … More The Smile – Thin Thing (Drum Beat Transcription)

Durand Jones & The Indications – Cruisin’ to the Park (Drum Sheet Music)

It’s time to share some chill vibes. Here’s the full drum transcription for “Cruisin’ to the Park” by Durand Jones & The Indications, with the talented Aaron Frazer on drums (who primarily is a songwriter and singer). DOWNLOAD THE PDF The main drum beat is played with one hand on the hi-hat. Instead of playing … More Durand Jones & The Indications – Cruisin’ to the Park (Drum Sheet Music)

One Handed Hi-Hat 16th Notes – Accents Combinations

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 Gadd, to name a few, expanded the rhythmic possibilities of the hi-hat playing timeless grooves. With this lesson we explore the one-handed 16th note hi-hat … More One Handed Hi-Hat 16th Notes – Accents Combinations