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)

New Transcriptions (Tony Williams, Brian Blade, Steely Dan, Meshell Ndegeocello)

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)

Omar Hakim Drum Transcription – Daft Punk – Giorgio by Moroder (Second Part, Drum Solo)

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)

Steely Dan – The Last Mall (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)

Carlos Vega – Oasis (Drum Solo Transcription)

Here’s the transcription of the drum solo played by Carlos Vega on “Oasis” by Dave Grusin and Lee Ritenour, featuring Dave Valentin on flute, Larry Williams on saxophone and keyboards, and Abraham Laboriel on bass. The version of this tune was recorded at the Record Plant Studio C in Los Angeles in 1985 and included … More Carlos Vega – Oasis (Drum Solo Transcription)

Santana – Make Somebody Happy – Live Version (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)

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”