No Doubt – Don’t Speak (Drum Sheet Music)

No Doubt released their third album Tragic Kingdom on October 10, 1995, for Trauma and Interscope Records. The album uses a great variety of musical genres from ska to punk rock, to pop and rock, with elements of funk, new wave, reggae, flamenco, and Tex-Mex music. The third single was “Don’t Speak” a rock ballad … More No Doubt – Don’t Speak (Drum Sheet Music)

Neil Peart: An Introduction to His Drumming Style – Available Now!

My book Neil Peart: An Introduction to His Drumming Style is now available for purchase on Amazon, Apple Books, Kobo, Lulu, Barnes & Noble, and other stores. For those who are interested, the drum transcription for “Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres” is sold separately on Gumroad. The book is available in two print formats, paperback … More Neil Peart: An Introduction to His Drumming Style – Available Now!

Paradiddle Grooves – Stick Control Application Part Two

Last month I talked about paradiddle application using the book “Stick Control”, in particular the exercises 5 to 8 of page 5. Here’s a summary of all the things discussed in the previous article. The grooves are played with the hi-hat on the downbeat. Here below the variation of the first groove (exercise 5) playing … More Paradiddle Grooves – Stick Control Application Part Two

More Paradiddle Grooves – Stick Control Application Part Two

The Weeknd – Escape From LA (Drum Groove Transcription)

Included on the recent album After Hours by The Weeknd, Escape From LA deserves attention for his main groove and the hi-hat feel in double time. Here’s the transcription of the main groove: a slow hip-hop beat with an interesting hi-hat part at the end of every four measures. This is a drumset adaption since … More The Weeknd – Escape From LA (Drum Groove Transcription)