No Doubt – Don’t Speak (Drum Sheet Music)

No Doubt released their third album Tragic Kingdom on October 10, 1995, for Trauma and Interscope Records. The album uses a great variety of musical genres from ska to punk rock, to pop and rock, with elements of funk, new wave, reggae, flamenco, and Tex-Mex music. The third single was “Don’t Speak” a rock ballad … More No Doubt – Don’t Speak (Drum Sheet Music)

Better Call Josh: A Retrospective on the Career of Josh Freese

From punk rock to pop, to heavy metal and new wave, Josh Freese is one of the most prolific drummers in the world. He has appeared on close to 400 records, performing and recording for: A Perfect Circle, Paramore, Nine Inch Nails, Devo, The Vandals, Sting, The Replacements, Guns N’ Roses, The Offspring, Weezer, Sublime … More Better Call Josh: A Retrospective on the Career of Josh Freese

Drum Transcription: Simon Phillips on TOTO’s “Dave’s Gone Skiing”

In 1991, TOTO returned to the studio and recorded their eighth album Kingdom of Desire. The band was planning a tour for the late summer of ’92… A month before the release of Kingdom of Desire (1992), Jeff Porcaro sadly passed away from a heart attack. His loss was lamented from the band, Jeff’s family, … More Drum Transcription: Simon Phillips on TOTO’s “Dave’s Gone Skiing”

Orizzonti Musicali. Neil Peart: la vita, la musica e lo stile – Ora Disponibile!

Il mio nuovo libro Orizzonti Musicali. Neil Peart: la vita, la musica e lo stile è ora disponibile in formato cartaceo ed eBook su Amazon, Apple Books, La Feltrinelli, Kobo e altri store. https://www.amazon.it/dp/B08VCJ4YXQ https://books2read.com/u/mVg9QZ https://gumroad.com/l/Xqxvl Il libro è una retrospettiva sulla vita e lo stile batteristico del leggendario Neil Peart, con interviste, trascrizioni, aneddoti … More Orizzonti Musicali. Neil Peart: la vita, la musica e lo stile – Ora Disponibile!

Neil Peart: An Introduction to His Drumming Style – Available Now!

My book Neil Peart: An Introduction to His Drumming Style is now available for purchase on Amazon, Apple Books, Kobo, Lulu, Barnes & Noble, and other stores. For those who are interested, the drum transcription for “Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres” is sold separately on Gumroad. The book is available in two print formats, paperback … More Neil Peart: An Introduction to His Drumming Style – Available Now!

The Dave Brubeck Quartet – Blue Rondo à la Turk (Head Drum Transcription)

“Blue Rondo à la Turk” is a famous jazz composition by Dave Brubeck, included on the album Time Out (1959). It was originally recorded by the Dave Brubeck Quartet with Dave Brubeck on piano, Paul Desmond on alto saxophone, Eugene Wright on bass, and Joe Morello on drums. The title is a reference to the … More The Dave Brubeck Quartet – Blue Rondo à la Turk (Head Drum Transcription)

New Book – Neil Peart: An Introduction to His Drumming Style (Preview)

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 New Book – Neil Peart: An Introduction to His Drumming Style (Preview)

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

The applications of the Afro-Cuban 6/8 feel 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 this rhythm … More Afro-Cuban 6/8 Funk Application: Accent Displacement