Quintuplets Lesson – Part two

In modern drumming 16th-note quintuplets are often incorporated in the context of accompaniment and also in a solo situation, becoming part of the vocabulary of drummers like Matt Halpern, George Kollias, Anika Nilles, Jeff Hamilton, Greg Hutchinson, and many others. In the previous lesson i shared some exercises to master quintuplets, here’s the article: https://francisdrummer.wordpress.com/2016/06/22/quintuplets/ In … More Quintuplets Lesson – Part two

Max Roach – Blues Waltz (Drum Solo)

Max Roach has been the first to record an album entirely based on triple meter, unusual until the mid-fifties, recording as leader Jazz in 3/4 Time (1957) for the label EmArcy, with Kenny Dorham on trumpet, Sonny Rollins on tenor saxophone, Billy Wallace on piano, George Morrow on double bass and Max Roach on drums. Here’s the transcription of … More Max Roach – Blues Waltz (Drum Solo)

Max Roach – Take The ‘A’ Train (Trading Fours/ Drum Break)

Hi folks, here’s the drum transcription for the drum break/trading fours played by Max Roach on the tune Take the ‘A’ Train from the album Study in Brown (1955) by Clifford Brown & Max Roach. On the A section of the tune Max Roach plays the fours trading with the band, while on the bridge he plays … More Max Roach – Take The ‘A’ Train (Trading Fours/ Drum Break)

Sting – Love Is Stronger Than Justice (Drum Sheet Music)

Love Is Stronger Than Justice (The Munificent Seven) is the second track of the album Ten Summoner’s Tales (1993) by Sting, with the great Vinnie Colaiuta on drums. The interesting stuff of the song are the two different time signatures during the verse/intro and the chorus section. The Verse/Intro groove is in 7/8, the snare is played on … More Sting – Love Is Stronger Than Justice (Drum Sheet Music)

Boz Scaggs – Lido Shuffle (Drum Sheet Music)

Hi folks here’s the full drum sheet music for Lido Shuffle by Boz Scaggs from the album Silk Degrees released in 1977, with Jeff Porcaro on drums. For purchasing the drum sheet music of the song go here: https://sellfy.com/p/NtgR/# Here you can find other Jeff Porcaro transcriptions: Toto – Rosanna https://francisdrummer.wordpress.com/2016/05/30/rosanna/ Steely Dan – Gaucho https://francisdrummer.wordpress.com/2016/04/09/steely-dan-gaucho-drum-transcription/ Michael McDonald … More Boz Scaggs – Lido Shuffle (Drum Sheet Music)

Art Blakey – Are You Real (Trading 4’s)

  Here’s the last free drum transcription of the year…the famous trading fours played by Art Blakey with the Jazz Messengers on the tune Are You Real from the album Moanin’. Here below the link to download the transcription in pdf. DOWNLOAD THE PDF     For any request you can contact me at: francesco.vecchio89@gmail.com. Thanks for visiting … More Art Blakey – Are You Real (Trading 4’s)

Reed Interpretation: Afro-Cuban 6/8 Counter Rhythms

Ted Reed’s “Progressive Steps to Syncopation” (in particular the exercises in the middle of the book) is a great resource to study different things on drums: stickings, linear phrasing, coordination and music styles (jazz, latin, rock, shuffle, funk). There are many interpretations and the possibilities are endless…playing Afro-Cuban 6/8 moving the left hand around the … More Reed Interpretation: Afro-Cuban 6/8 Counter Rhythms