Check out this video of me using this lick live. You can “fast forward” to 2:51 into the video to hear just the lick…
A note for note transcription of the lick, which includes more details about the pattern and how to play it correctly can be found on the worksheet, “Nasty Lick 33,” which you can download by clicking on the following link: “Nasty Lick 33″
Hope you find this useful.
“Tony Williams in New York” is a great DVD document of Tony’s Blue Note era band. This was when Tony was playinig his big yellow Gretsch kit with two mounted toms and three floor toms. He had a big sound and of course, Tony played very aggressively, as he always did. This DVD is full of great Tony solos, but I always liked this eight bar break from the tune “City of Lights.” It happens at around 4:30 into the tune. At the bottom of this post is a clip of the song you can have a look and listen. If you would like to download the pdf of this Tony Williams drum solo transcription, just click on the following link: Tony Williams City of Lights Break
Here is a pattern I’ve been using for years. Very simple concept: three notes with your hands followed by two notes with your feet. Repeat. My favorite way to use this pattern is as 16th notes. I’ve attached a sheet that spells out all of the details so you can start using this pattern in your playing right away. Enjoy, but use with care….this type of five note phrase is probably not for use with a Pop band…..
Click the following link to download the pdf: Four Nasty Five Note Fills
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