Posts in category: Drum Solos

Drum Solo Secrets: Dave Weckl’s 10 Triplet Ideas from “The Next Step”

One of my favorite drum videos is Dave Weckl’s “The Next Step.” For my money, the most useful part of the video is the section on soloing. In it, Weckl explains the basis of much of his triplet vocabulary, which I offer to you here as a PDF. The vocabulary is simply combinations of different […]

Drum Solos You Can Play #1

Drummers sometimes ask, “how do I play a drum solo?” The honest answer is that you get better at playing drum solos by actually playing them. Now, before you get pissed off at my seemingly obvious answer, here is how you can do that. You need some source material to begin. That’s what I”m providing […]

Vinnie Colaiuta “Heavy Resin” Drum Solo Transcription

If you’re a Vinnie fan, you probably know this solo. It kills. Here’s a transcription for you to dig into. There are many great ideas here. Willie Rose used his considerable skills to transcribe it. Have at it! Here is the PDF: Heavy Resin Drum Solo Transcription PS – Imagine that you could regularly get […]

LEVEL5 Drum Solo Transcriptions

LEVEL5 Drum Solo Transcription

In one of LEVEL5’s tunes, “Opus One,” there is a drum break section. You can check it out in the video below. Just in case you find any of the ideas I play in the video appealing, I’ve transcribed the drum breaks for you. First, here’s the video: Now here’s the PDF with the transcriptions: […]