3 Joey Baron Drum Transcriptions

Hi folks, here I’m with a new stuff. In the past articles, I posted some Baron’s transcriptions from the album Beauty And The Beast (1986) by Mark Murphy. Here’s a folder that includes all the material, re-edited and organized in one printable PDF file (12 pages). Enjoy 🙂 The transcriptions included are: Doxy; Effendi (Head); Along Came Betty. … More 3 Joey Baron Drum Transcriptions

New book: Jeff Porcaro Grooves NOW AVAILABLE

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

Great News

Hi folks, next month I’ll publish my first book, my personal dedication to one of my favorite drummers… This book presents eight Jeff Porcaro’s drum transcriptions from 1976 to 1990, showing his unique feel and style and introducing you to one important aspect of his playing: his GROOVE. I’m very excited and I hope you’ll find … More Great News

Joey Baron – Effendi (Drum Transcription)

Hi folks, it’s been almost two months since my last drum transcription, but here’s new stuff: the intro and head of the tune “Effendi” with Joey Baron on drums. “Effendi” is a modal tune composed by pianist McCoy Tyner, included in his debut album Inception (1962). Mark Murphy’s version from the album Beauty And The Beast (1986) presents an inspired … More Joey Baron – Effendi (Drum Transcription)

Stone Killer Exercise

Here’s another exercise based on George Lawrence Stone teachings. The following workout is designed to build endurance, speed, and accuracy between your hands… a daily work routine useful to warm up before a gig or a studio session.     In addition, put the accents on the downbeat or on the upbeat of every beat.

Ted Reed’s Syncopation – Jazz Interpretation (hi-hat in quarter note triplets)

It’s been a few weeks since my last post (since I’ve been working on different music projects), I’m back and for the next month, I have interesting stuff to share with you: transcriptions, exercises and a book that I’m working on… But now here’s a very common Ted Reed method useful to develop your independence, that consists … More Ted Reed’s Syncopation – Jazz Interpretation (hi-hat in quarter note triplets)

Stick Control Revisited: Drumset Application

A couple of days ago I shared a short clip with some hand/foot combinations using the classic Stick Control. This application, inspired by Alan Dawson’s method, utilizes the first 12 exercises of the “72 Single Beat Combinations” (you could use the rest of the exercises, from p. 5 to p. 7) applied on the drums in this … More Stick Control Revisited: Drumset Application