The drum sheet music for Lowdown by Boz Scaggs, part of my book Jeff Porcaro Grooves, is now available. Here are the links for purchase the full transcription. https://sellfy.com/p/HKBQ/ https://gumroad.com/l/bJwTt The song is the first single extracted from the album Silk Degrees (1976), another classic groove by the great Jeff Porcaro. The drum groove presents … More Boz Scaggs – Lowdown (Drum Sheet Music)
Hi folks, here’s the full drum transcription for Fear of a Blank Planet by Porcupine Tree with Gavin Harrison on drums. The transcription refers to the original version of the song from the album of the same name released in 2007 and includes 6 pages plus a drum notation key. Here are the links for … More Porcupine Tree – Fear of a Blank Planet (Drum Sheet Music)
A new look for my blog and some optimization for the old articles keep me busy but I’m preparing new stuff, exercises and articles, keep following me for updates. Since my video editing abilities have grown in the last month, the drum transcription for Conversation by Max Roach is now on Youtube as a scrolling … More Max Roach “Conversation” Video Drum Transcription
One year ago I released my book Jeff Porcaro Grooves, now my work is available in a new edition, the second. The new features included are: New cover art; Corrected some errors in the writing; New A4 format; All the transcriptions have been revised. The book includes an introductory chapter, a biography of the drummer and … More Jeff Porcaro Grooves, Second Edition
I think this needs a special attention: a great podcast by Nick Ruffini on Drummer’s Resource, here’s his conversation with Josh Freese one of my drum heroes, check out! http://www.drummersresource.com/josh-freese-interview/
One month ago I released as composer and producer my album Various Music Collection Vol. 1, a collection of 16 instrumental royalty free tracks suitable for a wide range of applications such as video games, video productions, trailers, podcasts, teasers, and other media. All the tracks are original songs, except for my interpretation of two … More Various Music Collection Vol. 1
I’m very happy and proud to present my first book: my personal dedication to one of my favorite drummers, Jeff Porcaro. The book (47 pages) includes eight transcriptions of some of his most memorable performances, playing with artists such as Toto, Boz Scaggs, Steely Dan and Michael McDonald (some of the transcriptions are available on Sellfy.com and on … More New book: Jeff Porcaro Grooves NOW AVAILABLE
Junun is an album recorded by Johnny Greenwood (Radiohead’s guitarist) Israeli composer Shye Ben Tzur and the group Rajasthan Express… one of my favorite new release of 2015. Junun is also a documentary film directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, that documents the making of the album.
One way to apply the studies/ideas/exercises in a musical situation is to play with the songs, also the use of the metronome is very important but after you must forget the exercises and play the music… just the music without reading. Last night I searched all the popular songs with no drums and I collected … More 10 Songs Without Drums
Hi folks, here are some clips from the youtube channel of the Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Jazz Academy with Jeff Hamilton that discusses various tips and concepts related to the drums, great lessons suitable for any level. If you have spare time, check out the channel of the jazz academy, there are a lot of interesting stuff.