I spent the last two months transcribing new stuff, for a great variety of styles from jazz to rock, to fusion and pop. Some of these transcriptions are commissions, that helped me to discover new music and develop my transcribing ability with the impressive Tony Williams and Brian Blade drumming. The full/note-for-note drum transcriptions are … More New Transcriptions (Tony Williams, Brian Blade, Steely Dan, Meshell Ndegeocello)
From Miles Davis to David Bowie, to Madonna and Sting, Omar Hakim is one of the most versatile drummers on the planet. He played remarkable drum grooves on countless timeless hits. Born in New York City to a musical family, Omar Hakim began playing the drums at five years old. By the age of ten, … More Omar Hakim Drum Transcription – Daft Punk – Giorgio by Moroder (Second Part, Drum Solo)
Let’s start the new year with a top transcription. It took an entire week to transcribe, edit and revise “Lingus (We Like It Here)” by Snarky Puppy, from the live DVD We Like It Here (2014). Now I’m very proud to share with you the full drum sheet music of the legendary performance by Larnell … More Snarky Puppy – Lingus (Drum Sheet Music)
Here’s the full drum sheet music for “The Last Mall” by Steely Dan, from the album Everything Must Go (2003) with Keith Carlock on drums. The main rhythm is an 8th note triplet groove played with two hands on the hi-hat (backbeat falling with the left hand), and a simple bass drum-snare pattern. The most important elements … More Steely Dan – The Last Mall (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)
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”
Hi folks, here’s a collection of four full drum sheet music from jazz to rock and pop. The transcriptions include some of the most memorable songs from 1958 to 2007 with the performances of legendary drummers like Steve Gadd, Max Roach, Gavin Harrison and Vinnie Colaiuta. Every groove and fill is transcribed accurately note-for-note, including … More 4 Essential Drum Transcriptions
The full drum transcription for “Aja” by Steely Dan, with Steve Gadd on drums, is now entirely on my YouTube page. The transcription also includes the famous drum breaks played by Gadd. Keep on drumming! The note-for-note drum transcription is available for purchase.
Hi folks, here’s the drum sheet music entirely transcribed note-for-note for “Giorgio by Moroder” by Daft Punk, from their last album Random Access Memories (2013). The transcription also includes the amazing drum solo played by Omar Hakim and a notation key. The drum transcription is available for purchase.
Here’s the full drum sheet music (5 pages) for “Gaucho” by Steely Dan, from the self-titled album released in 1980 with Jeff Porcaro on drums. The beautiful laid-back groove played by Jeff is embellished by wonderful buzz rolls and ghost notes. The drum transcription is available for purchase in one printable PDF file. A drum … More Steely Dan – Gaucho (Drum Sheet Music)