Neil Peart: An Introduction to His Drumming Style

I’m glad to introduce my new book, a journey through the life, music and drumming style of the legendary Neil Peart.The conception of “Neil Peart: An Introduction to His Drumming Style” comes from the transcription and study of one of his most remarkable works: “Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres,” which is the first track on … More Neil Peart: An Introduction to His Drumming Style

Jeff Porcaro Grooves: 8 Drum Transcriptions – New Edition

My book “Jeff Porcaro Grooves: 8 Drum Transcriptions” is now available for purchase on Amazon in a new paperback edition and in Kindle format. The book includes 8 full drum transcriptions of some of his most remarkable recordings and performances, from the ’70s to the early ’90s. In the next days, I’ll introduce my new … More Jeff Porcaro Grooves: 8 Drum Transcriptions – New Edition

Afro-Cuban 6/8 Funk Application: Accent Displacement

In contemporary styles the applications of the Afro-Cuban 6/8 are endless, inspiring to play new grooves. In the past, I talked about the reading and interpretation of Ted Reed’s Syncopation, playing counter-rhythms to develop coordination. A series of exercises that will prove your ability, check it out. https://francisdrummingblog.com/2016/12/01/reed-interpretation-afro-cuban-68-counter-rhythms Today I’ll talk about the application of … More Afro-Cuban 6/8 Funk Application: Accent Displacement

Jimmy Chamberlin’s Top 5 Drum Tracks For The Smashing Pumpkins

Jimmy Chamberlin is one of the most influential drummers of the ’90s, best known for his activity with the rock band The Smashing Pumpkins. Some of the drum parts he played with the band of Billy Corgan are remarkable, showing his great knowledge of a great variety of music genres: from jazz to latin and … More Jimmy Chamberlin’s Top 5 Drum Tracks For The Smashing Pumpkins

Alice in Chains – Rotten Apple (Drum Sheet Music)

It’s a busy time, with a lot of drum transcriptions requests and my recent relocation. By the way, here’s the complete drum sheet music (6 pages) for Rotten Apple by Alice in Chains, from the album Jar of Flies (1994) with Sean Kinney on drums. You can purchase the drum transcription on my digital marketplace … More Alice in Chains – Rotten Apple (Drum Sheet Music)

The Weeknd – Escape From LA (Drum Groove Transcription)

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)