Maroon 5 - Sugar (basic) drum cover

Maroon 5 - Sugar (basic) drum cover

First, my thanks to Jake Smith for the inspiration to do this video. We were chatting about drum stuff the day before I made this video, and he said this was one of the songs he was playing. As I am increasingly uncool as I get older, I had never heard of it, but I gave it a listen, and, while not my normal kind of thing, it’s pretty catchy! So of course, I went and look at the other drum covers of the song, and, in the first 5 pages of the search, didn’t find ANY that were making an attempt to sound like the original. It’s an easy song to play, so I guess all the great YouTube drummers took it as an opportunity to improvise, many with pretty cool results. Some, on the other hand, kind of overdid it a bit, I think. Anyway, since I couldn’t find something like the original, I studied the song a bit, and then made my own. Hopefully it will be useful for someone who is looking for an easy song to cover, and hopefully this video can serve as some sort of tutorial or lesson for those learning this song, since this cover is really close to the original. While pretty easy to play, there is some nifty little stuff going on in this song. The structure of the song is in repeating patterns of 16 beats (four measures) each. The first twelve are pretty much always the same (no hi hat at the beginning and the end, but otherwise identical), but the last measure of each pattern has quite a few variations. - My favourite, and the hardest for me to learn, was the open hi-hat just before the snare, first at 0:48, and again the pattern after that, and 5 more times later on. The hi-hat opens on the "AND" in "1 and 2 and 3 AND 4 and", and then shuts on the 4 as you hit the snare. - At 1:12 in this video, I try to replicate something from the original song that sounds like a trash-can snare. I have a suspicion it’s not the drummer playing it in the original, but it sounded fun, so why not. - The flams and other fills are all pretty easy since none are very fast, and all start right away after the third kick drum in the last measure of the pattern. The kick was my anchor to launch into the fills, a half beat after the bass. - The most difficult fill is at 2:55, flam/open HH/flam/open HH. I practiced it slowing the song down a bit, and then sped it up until my left foot cooperated in opening and closing when I wanted. Not sure if it’s EXACTLY like the original, but quite close. Hey, I did this cover something like 28 hours after hearing the song for the first time, so there’s probably some little hiccups in there somewhere!  The set is a Roland TD-30, and the kit used is based on #1 (Studio), but modified a fair amount. The hi-hat, kick, and lower two toms are the same as the preset. The hi tom is a metal snare. I reversed the two cymbals, since I wanted the thinner-sounding one to be prominent, and I added a bit of sizzle to it as well. The snare in the original is obviously not a real snare (playing live, Matt Flynn uses a trigger pad for the snare, but the acoustic kit for the rest). I programmed the snare with a TR-909 snare sound, which is pretty close to the original, I think. Sound is recorded from the drums by USB to, and mixed on, Sonar X3, overlaying the drums on the original, with the hi end and low end of the original song EQed down to muffle some of the drums (mainly kick and hi-hat/cymbals) so you can hear my drums better. Video is recorded on a Sony HDR-CX240E Handycam, and added to the music with Sony Vegas, which was well worth the 50 bucks. Fair use notice: The original song remains the property of the copyright holder. This video is provided for non-profit educational and learning purposes, to allow beginning drummers to compare progress and learn to play stuff, and to demonstrate my ability (or lack thereof) only. And, perhaps, if I sucked badly enough, as a parody too (Just kidding copyright people. that last point was a joke.) More officially: "Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use." www.vampirefrog.com/artists.html Tags: easy drum songs, easy drum song, easy drum cover, easy drum covers, beginner drum cover, beginner drum covers, easy drum songs for beginners, easy drum covers for beginners, beginner drum songs, drum cover easy, easy songs to play on drums

The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army beginner drum cover

The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army beginner drum cover

It's all about the quarter notes. This is a really easy song to play, but has a nice, driving rhythm. The only remotely hard part is keeping the timing up, especially with the left foot going (I am successful some of the time). To note, the hi-hat on my electronic kit does not open, so you have to look at my left heel to see where the hi-hats are. A bit hard to see. Sorry about that. But if there are beginner drummers out there looking for an easy drum song to cover, this one fits the bill. I think I am playing it like the original except for the aforementioned occasionally bad timing and a few added double crash cymbals with the left hand. Hopefully it's enough for you to get the idea. I did the bass line for this the other day on my other channel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYp_hGSRXbU so I started thinking I might as well do the whole song eventually. I'll keep you posted. A note on dates: I started playing drums around Christmas 2010, so I have owned a drum set for a bit more than a year, but in that time, I played drums for about 5 or 6 months since I also started learning guitar, which took up a lot of time (See some of the results on CrummyMusician channel). So am I still a Crappy Beginner Drummer? Crappy, yes. Drummer, sort of. Beginner? I still FEEL like one, but it's open to debate. Anyway, it's kind of my brand name now, so I'm keeping it! The set is a Roland TD-4KX with additional CY-8 crash cymbal (I know, I know, I live in an apartment). Sound is mixed on Sonar 8 Producer's Edition (EQ-ing the kick and hi-hat on the original track down) via Soundblaster sound card input direct from drum module to computer, and then added to video from a Samsung PL170 camera with Sony Vegas (a MAJOR upgrade from Windows Movie Maker, which is a total piece of crap). The carpet...well yeah, 10 dollars and I don't have to chase the drums across the room anymore! The synch is good on my computer, but it always seems to get screwed up when I upload. Let's see if it happens this time too..... Fair use notice: The original song remains the property of the copyright holder. This video is provided for non-profit educational and learning purposes, to allow other beginning drummers to compare learning progress and learn to play stuff, and to demonstrate my ability (or lack thereof) only. And, perhaps, if I sucked badly enough, as a parody too (Just kidding copyright people. that last point was a joke.) More officially: "Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use."

Metallica - Enter Sandman drum cover - Beginner

Metallica - Enter Sandman drum cover - Beginner

Welcome (or welcome back!) to my mid-life crisis. I have been playing this song for months (ever since I posted a video of the first two minutes of it ages ago) and I want to stop playing it for a while, so I figured I should do the whole thing and then forget about it. Unfortunately I was having one of those days where everything I tried to play came out crap so it's not great even though it's a pretty easy song. But I think it's probably good enough to give anyone who is trying to learn it some ideas about how I approached this song, and I think the fills are fairly faithful. I massacred the end though, since it's so random and kinda boring to play that I never learned it properly! Anyway, there you have it. Maybe I'll try to do it better one day, but I'm not going to play it for a month first. A note on dates: I started playing drums around Christmas 2010, so I have owned a drum set for about 6 months. But I didn't play at all in March and April as I was on the road, including an emergency deployment to Japan after the earthquake/tsunami. This sucked since I had to start over with the blisters and muscle burn and stuff when I got back. But I am not going to claim to having played for 4 months or 6 months or whatever, since I don't want people saying "Life's tough. I have to walk the dog every day, the kids are a pain, and the missus makes me mow the lawn instead of drumming" and so on. So I will just say I have played for 2 months, then not for 2, and then played for 2 again. I leave it to you to figure out what that means. The set is a Roland TD-4KX with additional CY-8 crash cymbal (I know, I know, but I live in an apartment). The kit is a custom one that I made to try and get the toms sounding all deep like Lars. I may have overdone it! Sound is mixed on Sonar 8 Producer's Edition (EQ-ing the kick and hi-hat on the original track down) via Soundblaster sound card input, and then added to video from my cheap digital Sony Cybershot camera with Windows Movie Maker (which really irritates me, but at least it's free). Audio and video were re-synced using Avi Information, a handy little program. The sync is not bad on my computer, but it always seems to get screwed up when I upload. Let's see if it happens this time too..... Fair use notice: The original song remains the property of the copyright holder. This video is provided for non-profit educational and learning purposes, to allow other beginning drummers to compare learning progress, and to demonstrate my ability (or lack thereof) only. And, perhaps, if I sucked badly enough, as a parody too (Just kidding copyright people. that last point was a joke.) More officially: "Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use."

The Chainsmokers - Closer - (basic) drum cover

The Chainsmokers  - Closer - (basic) drum cover

“We ain’t ever getting older…” Speak for yourself sonny boy. See description below for playing notes and random musings. OK, not my normal kind of thing, but it’s kind of a catchy song, and it occurred to me that it might be a fun drum cover that’s fairly easy for beginners. I went around looking for a simple cover of the song, fairly faithful to the original, and I couldn’t find any, at least not in the first three or four pages of YouTube searches. There were a lot of great covers by amazing drummers, full of fills and tricks, and, umm, some kind of crap ones too, where people really overdid it and extended themselves a bit too much. But nowhere was there anything easy that you could play with a band without irritating all the other members of the band with all the flare. So I figured I would do a basic cover, kind of like how I might approach it if I was in a bar band or something. The drums are, of course, totally a computer in the original. That said, there were three things that I thought it would be fun to practice here, as I am a bit of a perpetual beginner myself (6 years now?), and I know some of my weaknesses…. First, the hi-hat. In the computer-played original, it’s bouncing all over the stereo width, back and forth, slightly different sounds, impossible to do as a human, I think. So I fixed on the thing that for me, was the essential component, the full-quarter-note open hi-hat (or splash cymbal, or whatever it is). Hence the foot cam, since I think that’s kind of important if you like that feel/sound. I also opened up the hat, but a little less, at the end of each segment to emulate the “woosh” sound in the original at that point. Second, I’m not great at fast snare stuff, so I liked that machine-gun fill that repeats a few times in the song. If you slow down the original, it’s TOTALLY a computer, but I tried to get something that had the same basic feeling. And third, I’m not great at playing cross stick, so instead of programming the finger snaps and hand claps (which is certainly an option for those with electronic kits) I just did those with the cross stick, which was fun, and good practice, even though I still kind of suck at it. So yeah, quite a lot of fun things for a beginner to practice in this song. The set is a Roland TD-30, and the kit is one I put together from bits and pieces. The essential sound, I guess, is the T-909 snare sound. Sound is recorded from the drums by USB to, and mixed on, Sonar X3, overlaying the drums on the original, with the high low ends of the original song EQed down a little to muffle some of the drums (mainly kick and hi-hat/cymbals) so you can hear my drums better. Video is recorded on a Sony HDR-CX240E Handycam, and added to the music with Sony Vegas, which was well worth the 50 bucks. Oh, and this time, I tried a couple of other camera angles for fun using some digital cameras I have lying around, particularly as I wanted the open hi-hats to be clear. Fair use notice: The original song remains the property of the copyright holder. This video is provided for non-profit educational and learning purposes, to allow beginning drummers to compare progress and learn to play stuff, and to demonstrate my ability (or lack thereof) only. And, perhaps, if I sucked badly enough, as a parody too (Just kidding copyright people. that last point was a joke.) More officially: "Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use." Tags: drum songs, drum song, drum cover, drum covers, easy drum songs for beginners, easy drum cover

AC/DC Back in Black Drum Cover - Beginner (24 days)

AC/DC Back in Black Drum Cover - Beginner (24 days)

Welcome to my mid-life crisis. I was getting sick of coming home from work and doing....work. So 24 days ago I woke up and decided I had to have a drum set. And let me tell you, this is the most fun I have ever had. AC/DC's Back in Black is universally acknowledged as one of the easiest songs for the beginner drummer, and I have chosen it for that very reason. Also since my guru for drums (Hey Shabadoo!) suggested trying to copy closely easy songs to start. So I tried that. I think I got fairly close for a newbie, except for forgetting the odd crash here and there and massacring one (or two...or three...) fill(s). And the hi-hat should get progressively sloshier, but I'm no good at that kind of subtlety yet. This is not the best I ever played it (guru Shabadoo says play things a thousand times to get better, so I have been), but it's the best I have captured on video so far. But I still suck. Hey, it's only been 24 days! I have improved video lighting ( a bit) and angle on this - Back in Black is my second official Youtube effort - so you can see what I am doing a bit better, although this song does not take full advantage of the whole set, obviously. The set is a Roland TD-4KX (I know, I know, but I live in an apartment). The sound is mixed on Sonar 8 Producer's Edition (EQ-ing the drums on the original track down) via Soundblaster sound card input, and then added to video from my cheap digital Sony camera with Windows Movie Maker. Sorry, the sync may be a bit off, but that's the best I could do, and it should be a lot better than last time. I'm getting better at playing with frame rates. Hope you at least get a laugh out of it! Fair use notice: The original song remains the property of the copyright holder. This video is provided for educational purposes, to allow other beginning drummers to compare progress, and to demonstrate my ability (or lack thereof) only. Tags: easy drum songs, easy drum song, easy drum covers, easy drum cover

The Police - Every Breath You Take drum cover (Beginner)

The Police - Every Breath You Take drum cover (Beginner)

An extremely simple song to play, but fun in some way I can't put my finger on. Perfect for beginners. A nice, easy drum song to cover. I have been playing it as I start playing drums again after learning guitar for the last 6 months or so. Of course, while practicing it, to avoid going insane with boredom, I was playing around with fills and stuff. It's fun to play all the way through with heel-toe technique on the bass drum too, but not so fun to listen too, so I am not inflicting that on you. I did leave in one of my experiments though, because I thought it sounded kind of cool, and it's a light touch. I will leave it to you to figure out what that is, but, in short, if anyone is trying to learn this song like the original version, ignore anything my left hand does on the hi-hat and you will be close. Another hint? OK, the first one is just after 1:30. If anyone is interested in the channel where I do a bit of guitar and bass when the mood strikes me, it's here: http://www.youtube.com/user/CrummyMusician A note on dates: I started playing drums around Christmas 2010, so I have owned a drum set for a bit more than a year, but in that time, I played drums for about 5 or 6 months since I started learning guitar. So am I still a Crappy Beginner Drummer? Crappy, yes. Drummer, sort of. Beginner? I still FEEL like one, but it's open to debate. Anyway, it's kind of my brand name now, so I'm keeping it! The set is a Roland TD-4KX with additional CY-8 crash cymbal (I know, I know, I live in an apartment). Sound is mixed on Sonar 8 Producer's Edition (EQ-ing the drums on the original track down) via Soundblaster sound card input direct from drum module to computer, and then added to video from a Samsung PL170 camera with Sony Vegas. The carpet...well yeah, 10 dollars and I don't have to chase the drums across the room anymore! The synch is good on my computer, but it always seems to get screwed up when I upload. Let's see if it happens this time too..... Fair use notice: The original song remains the property of the copyright holder. This video is provided for non-profit educational and learning purposes, to allow other beginning drummers to compare learning progress and learn to play stuff, and to demonstrate my ability (or lack thereof) only. And, perhaps, if I sucked badly enough, as a parody too (Just kidding copyright people. that last point was a joke.) More officially: "Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use."

AC/DC - Highway to Hell drum cover

AC/DC - Highway to Hell drum cover

Nearly the perfect beginner drum song. See description below for playing notes. So, I feel like I’m returning to my roots with this drum cover. The first cover video of mine that ever got significant numbers of views was a pretty crappy cover of AC/DC’s Back in Black that I did five years ago after having been playing drums for 24 days. It was not good at all, but did seem to resonate with others who were just starting out playing drums as I was at the time. AC/DC remains one of the better bands, in my opinion, to play drums to if you are just starting out. There’s nothing particularly hard about any of their songs, as far as I can tell, and Highway to Hell is no exception. Basically four-on-the-floor drumming all through, with just a few flourishes, and a fair amount of things you can hit hard (read: Fun!). Good old Phil Rudd, the human metronome. Well, actually he’s not the perfect metronome (close….), as the BPM of this song does wander around a wee little bit, but that just helped me feel better about not being perfectly in time in a few places  I think I’m playing this really close to the studio original (comments welcome on that subject). Live, Rudd sometimes plays it even simpler, doing away with some of the double kicks, so that’s an option for you. It’s not entirely clear to me if the double kick is everywhere I play it in the studio version. I have a feeling some places he just uses one, but it was a bit hard for me to pick out, and I didn’t care enough to go through it note by note, so I just stuck with the same basic pattern all the way. One place I am not totally satisfied is hi hats. First, my camera angle is a bit off, so it’s hard to see what my left foot is doing. Sorry about that. Hopefully you can see the top of the HH going up and down, and the exaggerated manner in which I hit the open hi-hats in the second verse, which is cool to play. Second, this song made me realize the limitations of an electronic hi hat more than usual. Since I can’t really see what the HH is doing since it doesn’t open, I had a lot of trouble getting the openness of the HH right. During the verses, Rudd is playing it a little looser than my kit does, and there was no way I was going to be able to hold the HH open just a tiny bit with consistency. During the choruses, he seems to have it half open, but again, that was hard for me to do consistently, since I had no visual cue, so I have it a bit more open than he does, I’m pretty sure. Note to self: Get an acoustic drum kit one day. Anyway, hope this helps some beginner drummer out there learn a fun song. Youtube videos are just a great resource for learning songs, and they basically taught me to play, so I hope this is of use to someone just starting out! The set is a Roland TD-30, and the kit is one I put together for Bruno Mars, curiously, but I liked the pop of the snare, so I used it here too. Sound is recorded from the drums by USB to, and mixed on, Sonar X3, overlaying the drums on the original, with the high low ends of the original song EQed down to muffle some of the drums (mainly kick and hi-hat/cymbals) so you can hear my drums better. Video is recorded on a Sony HDR-CX240E Handycam, and added to the music with Sony Vegas, which was well worth the 50 bucks. Fair use notice: The original song remains the property of the copyright holder. This video is provided for non-profit educational and learning purposes, to allow beginning drummers to compare progress and learn to play stuff, and to demonstrate my ability (or lack thereof) only. And, perhaps, if I sucked badly enough, as a parody too (Just kidding copyright people. that last point was a joke.) More officially: "Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use." Tags: drum songs, drum song, drum cover, drum covers, easy drum songs for beginners, easy drum cover

Green Day - Boulevard of Broken Dreams drum cover

Green Day - Boulevard of Broken Dreams drum cover

My first drum cover using a drumless track! So all the drums you hear are me! Click “Show more” below for playing notes and equipment info….. So, for some reason I had this idea that Tre Cool, the drummer for Green Day, would be impossible for me to cover. I think this is probably because Basket Case is THE quintessential Green Day song for me, and, well, that IS impossible for me to cover, at least at the current time. But some of the other songs are pretty good for a beginner drummer, like 21 Guns (which I’ll cover one of these days) and this one, Boulevard of Broken Dreams. Boulevard is a pretty easy drum song all in all, with the verses a simple 8th-note line (kick-snare-kick-kick-snare), and the choruses only slightly more complicated, with a few more kicks, and the occasional left-hand crash and double snare (To note, I probably have some of those snares in the wrong place since I didn’t bother to chart them all out, particularly closer to the end when I wasn’t paying much attention anymore and put too many in, I think). Other than that, there are a few interesting transitions between parts, none of them particularly hard. My favourite bit is during the guitar solo (2:42 to 3:06), where there is some nice wailing on the toms and crash, but again, not hard, just count your way through it. The whole song is bang on 83.50 beats per minute, so counting can get you through it all. If you only have one crash cymbal, no crisis either, as you can just play all the crashes on the one and it’ll sound fine. A slow song, but fun to play hard :-) The kit is a Roland TD-30 using a custom kit that I had actually set up for a Bruno Mars song, but did double duty here. Sound is recorded by USB to, and mixed on, Sonar X3, overlaying the drums on the drumless version of the song that I found on YouTube. Video is recorded on a Sony HDR-CX240E Handycam, and added to the music with Sony Vegas, which was well worth the 50 bucks. Fair use notice: The original song remains the property of the copyright holder. This video is provided for non-profit educational and learning purposes, to allow beginning drummers to compare progress and learn to play stuff, and to demonstrate my ability (or lack thereof) only. And, perhaps, if I sucked badly enough, as a parody too (Just kidding copyright people. that last point was a joke.) More officially: "Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use." www.vampirefrog.com/artists.html Tags: easy drum songs, easy drum song, easy drum cover, easy drum covers, beginner drum cover, beginner drum covers, easy drum songs for beginners, easy drum covers for beginners, beginner drum songs, drum cover easy, easy songs to play on drums

Bon Jovi - Livin' on a Prayer drum cover - Beginner

Bon Jovi - Livin' on a Prayer drum cover - Beginner

Welcome (or welcome back!) to my mid-life crisis. Bon Jovi's Livin' on a Prayer is a super fun song to cover on drums, but this video is a bit of an accident. I was testing out a new camera angle so people can see what I am doing better, and it turned out OK, so I figured why not upload it. This is the song I usually use to warm up since it's not too slow, not too fast, has a lot of left to right and back again, and a bit of everything. From a learner's perspective, it has a lot of interesting stuff going on -- the 16th triplets on the hi-hats as well as eighths and quarters, an opportunity to take advantage of having two crash cymbals and the chance to use the left hand on some of them, some fun interplay of ride-crash-bass (most notably near the end), some sloshy hi-hats (which made me realize that my hi-hat sucks since the half-open zone on the pedal is so small -- sounds kinda crap as I try to hold it there), a MASSIVE open hi-hat at around 1:50, and a lot of different ways to play the same thing if you want to play around and try new things (such as the 16ths on hi-hat, one or two-handed. I did two in this video, but sometimes use only one). For any other beginner drummers out there who may wish to learn Livin' on a Prayer from this video, a warning. I never learned it properly. All the elements are there, but may not always be in exactly the right place, particularly the 16ths on the hi-hat and the bass drum during the hi-hat quarter notes. And I went a bit nuts on the crash at the end, which is the best part to play. What a blast! Anyway, I was just having fun. But I must add that most of the other youtubers who have done this song don't have the 16ths at all, and start out with the bass drum wrong from the beginning, so hopefully, together with close listening to the original, this cover can give you a decent idea of how to have fun with it in your own way. A note on dates: I started playing drums around Christmas 2010, so I have owned a drum set for about 6 months. But I didn't play at all in March and April as I was on the road, including an emergency deployment to Japan after the earthquake/tsunami. This sucked since I had to start over with the blisters and muscle burn and stuff when I got back. But I am not going to claim to having played for 4 months or 6 months or whatever, since I don't want people saying "Life's tough. I have to walk the dog every day, the kids are a pain, and the missus makes me mow the lawn instead of drumming" and so on. So I will just say I have played for 2 months, then not for 2, and then played for 2 again. I leave it to you to figure out what that means. The set is a Roland TD-4KX with additional CY-8 crash cymbal (I know, I know, living in an apartment). Sound is mixed on Sonar 8 Producer's Edition (EQ-ing the kick and hi-hat on the original track down) via Soundblaster sound card input, and then added to video from my cheap digital Sony camera with Windows Movie Maker (which really irritates me, but at least it's free). Audio and video were re-synced using Avi Information, a handy little program. The sync is not bad on my computer, but it always seems to get screwed up when I upload. Let's see if it happens this time too..... Fair use notice: The original song remains the property of the copyright holder. This video is provided for non-profit educational and learning purposes, to allow other beginning drummers to compare learning progress, and to demonstrate my ability (or lack thereof) only. And, perhaps, if I sucked badly enough, as a parody too (Just kidding copyright people. that last point was a joke.) More officially: "Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use." For search engine purposes, since a lot of people don't spell the song title right: Bon Jovi Living on a Prayer Drum Cover

The Cult - She Sells Sanctuary drum cover - Beginner

The Cult - She Sells Sanctuary drum cover - Beginner

Welcome (or welcome back!) to my mid-life crisis. It's been 2 months now (well, 62 days to be precise) since I started playing drums, and I am still having a ball with it. So here's my drum cover of She Sells Sanctuary by The Cult. This is one of my favourite songs of all time, from the era when "alternative music" actually meant something, and subculture wasn't mainstream yet. There are quite a few covers of it on Youtube, and many of them are very, very good, way better drummers than I will likely ever be. This song, however, lends itself to improvisation, perhaps due to its simplicity, and I didn't find any cover that is faithful to the original. A lot of people add kicks (there really aren't that many doubles in this song) and, understandably, they mess around with the fills because it's just plain fun to improv to. Anyway, although I am not an experienced drummer, I AM an experienced listener, to this song in particular, so I hope that this version is at least in fairly reasonable proximity to the original. More or less. Ish. There is some highly suspect timing in this version as compared to the couple I did for test purposes earlier in the day. I think I was getting a bit lazy, and my arm was starting to hurt like hell. However, I have opted to upload this one rather than the others because A) The suspect timing was not on the fills, which are the fun part and B) I didn't screw up any of the places I usually screw up, or at least not as much. As such, although it might not be the prettiest version I did today in places, it is probably the most useful for some other equally crappy drummer who is trying to learn the song (Good luck guys! Have a blast!) The set is a Roland TD-4KX (I know, I know, but I live in an apartment). The sound is mixed on Sonar 8 Producer's Edition (EQ-ing the kick and hi-hat on the original track down) via Soundblaster sound card input, and then added to video from my cheap digital Sony camera with Windows Movie Maker. You will notice, if you have been following this saga, that my hi-hat has turned white in this and the last video. I put a bag over it to stop the rubber form getting chewed up, and, quite frankly, I can't be bothered to take it off for videos. The other new addition to the kit is a piece of paper stuck on the high tom. A cheat sheet so I remember what goes where ;-) Don't really need it, but it's a pain to set up a video and I hate having to restart, so I didn't want to take any chances in case I choked! Audio and video were re-synced using Avi Information, a handy little program. The sync is not bad on my computer, but it always seems to get screwed up when I upload. Let's see if it happens this time too..... Fair use notice: The original song remains the property of the copyright holder. This video is provided for non-profit educational and learning purposes, to allow other beginning drummers to compare learning progress, and to demonstrate my ability (or lack thereof) only. And, perhaps, if I sucked badly enough, as a parody too (Just kidding copyright people. that last point was a joke.) More officially: "Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use."

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