Screaming Suicide – Metallica – Drum & Bass Breakdown

Transcribing Notes From John Neil (Head Transcriber) Drums Lars rocking the drums again. Lots of double bass drum action as per usual, open hi-hats that sizzle, and some fast snare fills. Play it loud! Click Here to Download the Drum Music for “Screaming...

Flowers – Drums – Divide & Conquer

Flowers Drums   How can we “Divide & Conquer” when it comes to a drum part? Can learning one song like this help with learning other parts? We will answer this and more as we look at the drum part for “Flowers” by Miley Cyrus and use...

Flowers Bass Guitar

Flowers Bass Guitar The Song I hadn’t heard of the song “Flowers” before checking out the bass guitar part for it. It’s quite new, so that is no surprise. But, yeah, I liked it. Starting with it by playing the bass line no doubt helps my...

Flowers – Miley Cyrus – Drum & Bass Breakdown

Transcribing Notes From John Neil (Head Transcriber) Drums Here is another case of drums being constructed with samples in the computer, most likely. Lots of 4 on the floor bass drum, and hi-hat action. I opted to have the hi-hat play some of the shaker starting at...

How to Practice

How to Practice Where to Start? I was thinking recently about the ways in which I learned how to practice. In so doing, I came across an old memory of a time before I knew how to do that. Though it had been sitting on a shelf in my mind for a good while and was...

Escape (The Piña Colada Song) – Bass Breakdown

Let’s grab a couple Piña Coladas and look at Escape (The Piña Colada Song) – Bass Breakdown…The bass guitar part for “Escape (The Pina Colada Song)” by Rupert Holmes is relatively simple and consists of a repeating pattern of root notes...

Intervals and Steps

Intervals and Steps Intervals What makes intervals and steps so important in music? Well, basically, they are the fundamental building blocks. I like to think of them as letters. When you put them together in the right order they spell out a scale, much like a word....

Working Within Limits

Working Within Limits It’s true, the hours in a day aren’t enough. Nothing can ever change that fact. Especially as life fills up, either with personal obligations or career obligations, you will reach a breaking point and need to figure out working within...

Rusty Cage – Johnny Cash – Song Breakdown

Transcribing Notes From John Neil (Head Transcriber) Rusty Cage – Johnny Cash   Melody A great arrangement of the Soundgarden song. I first thought Soundgarden covered a Johnny Cash song, which is a great testament to how he made this song his own. The...
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