Sunday, November 24, 2019

What I do with these charts?

I practice them. You might create your own blog and see what happens. He apparently worked for JoJo Mayer.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Monday, September 2, 2019

One Night drum beat Elvis 1959

I got to play this old chestnut yesterday at a jam. Went straight home and wrote it out. I'll be better prepared next time. 

Want fun.

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Thursday, August 29, 2019

The Girl from Ipanema (Garota De Ipanema) (feat. Claus Ogerman Orchestra) percussion drum map

Girl from Ipanema percussion part: Brushes, shaker, cross stick Recording

Going into the last section there is a little confusion as the percussionist switches over to full on brushes. 

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Monday, August 26, 2019

Classic EDM Beat 1

This dance is nearly 100 years old. In the 1930s a simple variation of this the basis of Swing music, in the 1970s Disco and now EDM. Cool. 

Here are some recent samples. Tempo range is 125-130 BPM.


Wake me up
Hey Brother


"Right this second" uses a simple variation, the high hat is swung. The track is in 12/8

Calvin Harris

Feeling so close

What fun.


Sunday, August 18, 2019

Alone Marshmello

Points of interest. Only one groove has a backbeat. The interludes have a quarter note pulse with the accent on 1 and 3 not 2 and 4.

As always the person who does the transcription learns the most. 


Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Rifftide Coleman Hawkings and Al Cohn 2 versions

Coleman Hawkin's version is slightly slower. Both drummers keep it real simple. The bass/guitar lead the rhythm section in the Hawkin's version. Ride and bass in the faster second version. The power of simplicity: no getting in the face of the soloists. I learned first hand this summer: soloists playing jazz from the classic period (pre 1960 styles) really prefer we stay the hell out of the way.


Thursday, August 1, 2019

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Bill Stewart Summertime in five four

This will be the death of me. I will need to spend more time on this one. In the meantime here is some rough sketches.


Two Snare Drum Cadences for Students

 These are transcriptions for students learning snare drum. The Kingston is from piece of sheet music I found, I've rewritten it in mode...