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)

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)

Max Roach: 5 Drum Transcriptions – Available Now!

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!

The Dave Brubeck Quartet – Blue Rondo à la Turk (Head Drum Transcription)

“Blue Rondo à la Turk” is a famous jazz composition by Dave Brubeck, included on the album Time Out (1959). It was originally recorded by the Dave Brubeck Quartet with Dave Brubeck on piano, Paul Desmond on alto saxophone, Eugene Wright on bass, and Joe Morello on drums. The title is a reference to the … More The Dave Brubeck Quartet – Blue Rondo à la Turk (Head Drum Transcription)