2022 Recap

So proud to close the year with net growth in all aspects. Thank you for all your support! Francis’ Drumming Blog is on the podium, at the 3rd position, of the best drum blogs and websites based on traffic, social media followers, domain authority & freshness. The blog reached more than 43,000 visitors and 130,000 clicks, … More 2022 Recap

2021 Recap

It was an intense and productive year. Thank you to all for buying my transcriptions and books, the transcription commissions, and the donations. Your support is amazing and truly appreciated. The blog reached more than 30,000 visitors and 100k clicks, with organic traffic from all over the world (a warm thank you goes to the … More 2021 Recap

Carlos Vega – Oasis (Drum Solo Transcription)

Here’s the transcription of the drum solo played by Carlos Vega on “Oasis” by Dave Grusin and Lee Ritenour, featuring Dave Valentin on flute, Larry Williams on saxophone and keyboards, and Abraham Laboriel on bass. The version of this tune was recorded at the Record Plant Studio C in Los Angeles in 1985 and included … More Carlos Vega – Oasis (Drum Solo Transcription)

Leny Andrade – Chora Tua Tristeza (Drum Sheet Music)

Adriano de Oliveira is a Brazilian drummer who played with Leny Andrade, João Carlos Coutinho, Lucio Nascimento, Paulo Morello, Toots Thielemans, and many other musicians. Not well known as a drummer he is a master of Brazilian drumming, and his style is really unique. Here’s the drum transcription of his work with Leny Andrade on … More Leny Andrade – Chora Tua Tristeza (Drum Sheet Music)

Rosa Passos – Ladeira da Preguiça (Drum Sheet Music)

Featuring Celso de Almeida on drums, “Ladeira da Preguiça” is a track from Rosa Passos’ album Azul (2002) that was originally composed by Gilberto Gil back in 1974. The first section has a Partido Alto groove moving to a samba feel in the verse section. The refrain/bridge has a distinct groove. The most challenging aspect … More Rosa Passos – Ladeira da Preguiça (Drum Sheet Music)

Rosa Passos – Beiral (Intro Drum Transcription)

Here’s the drum transcription of the intro (16 bars) played by Brazilian drummer Erivelton Silva on the tune “Beiral” by Rosa Passos, originally composed by Djavan. In this section, the accents played by the band are similar and related to the Partido Alto. Erivelton Silva plays the hi-hat accenting the third 16th note for the … More Rosa Passos – Beiral (Intro Drum Transcription)