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 Samai is a classical 10/8 rhythm of Ottoman-Turkish origin, very popular among belly dancers for slow sections. The Arabic variation of this rhythm is known as Samai Thaqil, also spelled Sama’i Thaqil. You can hear Samai in muwashah music (or muwashshah) for the musical accompaniment of poetic texts and other genres such as megeance, … More Samai Thaqil Drumset Groove
While Jeff Porcaro Grooves: 8 Drum Transcriptions hit the first 500 copies sold, I’m glad to introduce new books and projects coming out in the next months and in the next year. Max Roach: 5 Drum Transcriptions will be the first of a series of sheet music books. The book is a collection of 5 … More New Book – Max Roach: 5 Drum Transcriptions
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)
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!
It was a strange year. Despite all, the pandemic situation gave me the opportunity to plan and achieve new projects. Next month, on January 4, my new book Neil Peart: An Introduction to His Drumming Style will be released. From February, there will also be available the Italian edition, with the title Orizzonti Musicali. Neil … More Best Wishes and Other Thoughts
Hi folks, here’s the full drum sheet music (7 pages) for “Fracture” by King Crimson, from the album Starless and Bible Black (1974) with Bill Bruford on drums and percussion. The drum transcription is now available for purchase. https://gumroad.com/l/Ivfaj
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
Hi folks, here’s the full drum sheet music (4 pages) for Play That Funky Music by Wild Cherry, from the self-titled album released in 1976 with Ron Beitle on drums. You can purchase the drum transcription here. https://gumroad.com/l/PlDyO
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)