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." Tags: easy drum cover, easy drum songs, drum songs for beginners

Lady Antebellum - Need You Now drum cover

Lady Antebellum - Need You Now drum cover

I'm back! After spending the last year with my drum set on a ship from Indonesia to Canada, on another ship from Canada to Thailand, and then drums in a warehouse while living out of a hotel for four months until my apartment was ready, I am now installed in Bangkok and the studio is up and running. Click "show more" for playing notes. I had started playing again with some Rage Against the Machine, which of course is kind of dumb after not playing for months. So after my wrist had recovered, I figured it was best to start out again with something slow. To tell you the truth, generally speaking, I am not a huge fan of country music, but this song is pretty catchy. It's also a great easy drum song for a beginner, since it is based on the most basic of beats that shows up in just about everything. You can play it all the way through with four on the floor and ignore the fills to get your timing better, and as you get the hang of it, start adding in fills and stuff. It's kind of a first drum lesson in a box, starting with kick-snare-kick-snare, and then adding in hi-hat, etc, etc, building on that really simple beginning. Mind you, after a while, you'll get bored playing the beginning. I started messing around with double bass drums and fills, and then just chopped the beginning off the song so I only practiced the second half where it gets a bit more interesting. To note, I listened to EVERY other drum cover of this on Youtube (about 20 or so), and NONE are playing it like the original. Some of them are really great, with loads of improvising, some are only a bit off, and some are pretty ordinary, all of which are the nature of Youtube drumming. Nothing wrong with that. It's a fun place to mess around, show your stuff, and learn. But there is NO hi-hat at the beginning, which almost everyone inserts. It sort of sounds like it's there, but that's acoustic guitar playing 8th chords. Check out live performances - you'll see. Anyway, mine is probably a little off here and there, but as of today, it is certainly the closest to the original on Youtube. Some will criticize copying note for note, but I find it useful to learn. I have never had a teacher, but if I copy stuff exactly, it forces me to figure out new things the drummers are doing, rather than just sticking with what I already know. The kit is a Roland TD-30 using the factory "studio" kit. Sound is recorded by USB and mixed on Sonar X3 (EQ-ing the high and low ends of the original song down to mask the drums so you can hear what I am doing better.) Video is recorded on a Canon G1X digital camera, 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

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."

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

The Cult - Rain - drum cover

The Cult - Rain - drum cover

Click "show more" below for playing notes. I must admit, I am relatively happy with the way this one turned out. I started playing it figuring it would be pretty easy and basically the same thing as She Sells Sanctuary, which I covered way back (see my channel). I assumed it would just a question of figuring out a few snare bits. In many respects, it IS similar to Sanctuary, on drums as on guitar and bass. But I found it a bit trickier. The key difference is the fairly heavy use by the drummer of the open hi-hat, often used for emphasis where you might expect a crash. As my electronic "hi-hat" doesn't open, I included a camera view of my feet (footcam?) so you can see where I am "opening" it. The 16th notes on the hi-hat at the beginning were quite difficult to learn since the emphasis on the hi-hat is not where my brain expected it to be, on the one beat together with the bass drum, but rather on the three. This took a lot of play throughs to make my brain understand what I wanted it to do (patience...), but it worked out pretty well at the beginning of the song. A little sloppier in the interlude. It looks like it's difficult for everyone, as the others who have covered this on youtube often just go with the emphasis on the one, or don't do 16ths, but all it takes is some practice to move emphasis to the 3 beat where the band put it in the first place. A fun little flourish is the brief left-hand open hi-hats just before three crashes near the end (first instance at 3:31). I did a double take when listening the first time, but they are definitely there in the original. I hope I got it right. Another trick is figuring out where the ride cymbal is used, since there's a ton of tambourine in the song which covers things up. In the end, I resorted to looking at a bunch of live performances of the song, and I think I have guessed where there is ride and where there is hi-hat fairly accurately. One part that is NOT like the original is the ending of the tom part in the interlude. I think I got the start of that part more-or-less right, but I wasn't paying enough attention, and in listening to the original again after making this video, I see that the toms end a bit earlier than I thought and go back to the snare with a slightly different rhythm. Oops! Anyway, I hope I caught the feeling there, but if you are trying to copy this exactly, you should give that part a careful listen and modify a bit. Aside from that, it's a pretty straight ahead four-on-the-flour beat, with a lot less bass kicks than the other people covering this to date on YouTube have used. Although I am not the best drummer to have covered this by any means, I would humbly suggest that, although not perfect, it is the most accurate to the original that has been posted as of June, 2012. A note on dates: I started playing drums around Christmas 2010, so I have owned a drum set for almost a year and a half (as of making this video), but in that time, I didn't play drums for a long while since I also started learning guitar, which took up a lot of time (as did life, work, beer, a ton of business trips, etc, etc). So am I still a Crappy Beginner Drummer, as I described myself early on? Crappy, yes. Drummer, sort of. Beginner? I still FEEL like one, but it's open to debate, I suppose. I'm sure no expert. Anyway, I like being part of the very supportive YouTube beginner drummer community, so I'm going to keep e-hanging out with them, but I have stopped using it in titles to avoid getting spammed! The set is a Roland TD-4KX with additional CY-8 crash cymbal (I know, I know, I live in an apartment). The kit is #11 ("studio") with no modifications. Sound is mixed on Sonar 8 Producer's Edition (EQ-ing the bass (kick) and treble (cymbals) on the original track down) via direct audio input from drum module to computer line-in plug, and then added to video from cheapo digital cameras with Sony Vegas. The carpet...well yeah, 10 dollars and I don't have to chase the drums across the room anymore! 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 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."

Scorpions - Rock You Like a Hurricane drum cover

Scorpions - Rock You Like a Hurricane drum cover

The ultimate 80s rock anthem, Rock You Like a Hurricane by the Scorpions. I have tried to play it as faithful to the original as possible. Hope I got close. My favourite part is the fill on the toms at around 1:05. It was really hard to get the one-handed sweep down since it's so fast, but very satisfying when I managed it. I slowed down the original to figure out what was going on, and I think I got it right. It's snare - hi tom - mid tom - floor tom - snare - mid tom - snare - snare. I don't have as much space in my new (temporary) apartment, so I had a bit of trouble getting a good camera angle. Hope you can figure out what's going on. Sorry it's a bit dark too. I couldn't be bothered to relocate table lamps as I sometimes did in the past. 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 and a half (as of making this video), but in that time, I didn't play drums for a long while since I also started learning guitar, which took up a lot of time (as did life, work, beer, a ton of business trips, etc, etc). So am I still a Crappy Beginner Drummer, as I described myself early on? Crappy, yes. Drummer, sort of. Beginner? I still FEEL like one, but it's open to debate, I suppose. I'm sure no expert. Anyway, I like being part of the very supportive YouTube beginner drummer community, so I'm going to keep e-hanging out with them, but I have stopped using it in titles to avoid getting spammed! The set is a Roland TD-4KX with additional CY-8 crash cymbal (I know, I know, I live in an apartment). The kit custom. Sound is mixed on Sonar 8 Producer's Edition (EQ-ing the bass (kick) and treble (cymbals) on the original track down) via direct audio input from drum module to computer line-in plug, and then added to video from cheapo digital cameras with Sony Vegas. The carpet...well yeah, 10 dollars and I don't have to chase the drums across the room anymore! 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 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."

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

The Romantics - Talking in Your Sleep - drum cover

The Romantics - Talking in Your Sleep - drum cover

I'm planning to play all the instruments for this song one day. I'm not sure if this is the drum part I'll use in the end, but I was messing around practicing today, and it came out not too bad, I think. See description below for playing and equipment notes. A pretty easy song to play, even for outright beginners if you forget about some of the embellishments and just play the main stuff. I've tried to record this so you can see all the different patterns and fills from both angles at some point in the song. So, Jimmy Marinos, the original drummer for The Romantics, played this song entirely open despite apparently being right handed, left hand on the Hi-Hat and right on the snare. That's hard, so, except for a little bit at the beginning, I have done it a more "normal" cross-hand way. It doesn't make much difference for sound, so play it whichever way is more comfortable for you. (Their newer drummers play it all kinds of different ways, including using the ride a lot, but I'm sticking with Jimmy's original.) In the original music video, and live performances from back in the day, Jimmy is hitting the low tom a lot to mimic some electronic stuff in the sound recording. I have programmed my hi tom with a Roland TR-909 sound, which I think is close (or may be exactly) the sound that they used when recording. This is most evident in the "You tell me that you want me..." (bang, bang) bridge part, where it is pretty crucial to the groove of this song. If you have an acoustic kit, however, try a tom like Jimmy does on video, or whack some rims or something. (Side note: The American Bandstand video on YouTube is hilarious. Totally lip sink, and Jimmy is hitting the rim on everything so that he doesn't overpower the sound system. Hahaha!) Aside from that bridge part, I skip a few of the electric sounds, or toms, or whatever they are, although I keep some in so you can get an idea (most noticeable near the end, where I am going over to the floor tom with some frequency). But let your ears be the guide. Aside from the bridge part, nobody will notice anyway! Anyway, not perfect, but I'm pretty sure it's the closest to the original of the drum covers of Talking in Your Sleep on YouTube as of late 2017. For the bass drum if nothing else. Not many of the others change it up like in the original. The drum set is a Roland TD-30, using one of the normal kits (Studio? Birch? Can't remember...) with the hi tom changed to a Roland TR-909 snare sound. Sound is recorded from the drums by USB to, and mixed on, Sonar X3, overlaying the drums on the original song, which I have EQ-ed down on the high end and low end (cymbals/HH and kick drum) so you can hear my drums more clearly. Video is recorded on a Canon G1X camera in video mode (side) and a Sony HDR-CX240E Handycam (from above, with a tripod precariously balanced on a chair), and added to the music with Sony Vegas, which was well worth the 50 bucks. And yes, looking at the colours, the Canon did a great job hear, although that might be because there was a spotlight right next to it, so it had better lighting. Either way, impressive colours. I'll be using that camera more. 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."

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