Michael Jackson – Thriller (Drum Grooves)

It’s time to celebrate the 40th anniversary of one of the most iconic albums in music history. Thriller by Michael Jackson is the best-selling album of all time, with more than 100 million copies sold. The album was released on November 30, 1982, for Epic Records, and produced by the legendary Quincy Jones with the … More Michael Jackson – Thriller (Drum Grooves)

John Mayer – Waiting On the World to Change (Drum Sheet Music)

Here’s the drum transcription for “Waiting On the World to Change” by John Mayer from the album Continuum (2006) with Steve Jordan on drums. The note-for-note drum transcription is available for free. DOWNLOAD THE PDF The drum part is based essentially on one drum beat, consisting of two bars repeated for the entire tune with … More John Mayer – Waiting On the World to Change (Drum Sheet Music)

Durand Jones & The Indications – Cruisin’ to the Park (Drum Sheet Music)

It’s time to share some chill vibes. Here’s the full drum transcription for “Cruisin’ to the Park” by Durand Jones & The Indications, with the talented Aaron Frazer on drums (who primarily is a songwriter and singer). DOWNLOAD THE PDF The main drum beat is played with one hand on the hi-hat. Instead of playing … More Durand Jones & The Indications – Cruisin’ to the Park (Drum Sheet Music)

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)

Kenny Aronoff – You Don’t Get Much (Drum Sheet Music)

Here’s the full drum transcription for “You Don’t Get Much” by BoDeans, from the album Home (1989) with Kenny Aronoff on drums. The transcription is an adaptation for a standard 5-piece drum kit since Kenny Aronoff plays with one rack tom and two floor toms (or two rack toms and two floor toms), playing the right hand … More Kenny Aronoff – You Don’t Get Much (Drum Sheet Music)

Meshuggah – Broken Cog | The Abysmal Eye (Intro Drum Analysis-Transcription)

Djent pioneers Meshuggah have returned with a new album. Immutable (Atomic Fire Records) is a complex, solid, and dynamic work, that captivates the real essence of the Swedish metal band. Meshuggah’s drummer Tomas Haake following his drumming style, which weaves complex polymetric patterns in a 4/4 time meter, introduced new rhythmic elements. This is the … More Meshuggah – Broken Cog | The Abysmal Eye (Intro Drum Analysis-Transcription)

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)