This BLOG is dedicated to the late, great drummer Jeff Porcaro. His cut-time reggae groove on “Love Me Tomorrow” is almost as great as his “Lido Shuffle”. From The Instructional DVD + Toto Albums. Transcribed by Eugenio Ventimiglia. Page 2. – 1 -. Confident Drummer Newsletter: Jeff Porcaro Grooves. I’m very happy and proud to present my first book: my personal dedication to one of my favorite drummers, Jeff Porcaro. The book (47 pages).
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But let’s face it, you never learn everything. Emil and I are trying to make it happen, and if it does, it will be one of the best schools anywhere. I’m very happy with the work in the studios out here. We learn every day.
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Jeff contributes to the song’s momentum with his “larger than life” tom fills, but he doesn’t complicate the groove.
It’s funny, I’ve seen some guys get really hung up thinking too much about the music. I wouldn’t have had the chance to develop that much in the big city with all the competition. And upon even closer examination, you’ll find that there are many other grace notes besides his hi-hats within “Waiting For Your Love”. I mean, I never even made it through that first Buddy Rich rudiment book, or whatever.
So there was bass drum, snare drum, hi-hat, two congas, a cowbell, and a shaker. And Steve Gadd is really way up there for me.
This song was recorded with an eighth-note hi-hat pattern over the kick and snare pattern. I started out with the porcarl grip, but changed over because I play mallets a lot.
And in both cases the groove is amazingly comfortable. Last year a British publishing company put out an encyclopedia of music which had a listing of musicians and the records they’d played on.
The rhythmic lilt and the manipulation of the beat were absent. They wheel in several different drum sets, an array of Paiste cymbals including a couple of unidentified prototypes and an Anvil case full of snare drums. I’ve also heard some beautiful solos by Buddy and Louie, too.
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Identify each web page that allegedly contains infringing material. The band is set up in a circle, face-to-face, in the same room. Probably half the stuff that anybody does never sees the light of day, it’s on some shelf somewhere.
On “Georgia” groves as “on top” as he could be without actually rushing. That was a wild experience for me, watching Louie play on that funky old drum set.
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I wanted to go further musically. You walk in one day, see a chart, play the tune, and then split. It was the first time I witnessed someone playing one beat and not straying from it, like a religious experience, where it gets loud, and everyone goes into a trance.
The first was known as the Bo Diddley beat Ex. Address Address is required. It all depends on what the rest of the rhythm section is like. It’s something that I learned by watching and listening to other drummers.
And I couldn’t make it happen by doing two separate beats on the pedal. Jeff quickly creates a repetitive eighth-note handclap and cowbell pattern to play along with. There are no reviews for the current version of this product Refreshing And what can you say about the rockin’ “Middle Groovse except that it’s [perhaps] perfect. That was my first set of drums.
The slower shuffle of “Chain Lightning” is further proof that Jeff owned this style of groove. There was no pretension about him. He did a groovex on his own album called Salt Peanuts, which I thought was a gem.
Paich finally arrives and the tape starts to roll. He gets into a little show thing sometimes, but he’s got a lot happening for him musically. Compare this to the more static hi-hat sounds on Silk Degrees, made just the previous year.
Jeff was confident enough to be repetitious, and he never played an insincere note.