Studio Drumming

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Megatron Must Be Stopped (Cover)

Year of Production: June 2015
Running Time: 6:38
Color / Sound 1080 HD

The continuing saga of the Autobot/Decepticon Battle from "Transformers - The Movie" 1986

"Megatron Must Be Stopped" was and still is a challenge for me to play because of all the time signature changes. I would list them, but it would be too confusing. Vince DiCola's orchestration is simply brilliant! Many of the same themes and riffs from the Autobot/Decepticon Battle are reintroduced and morphed throughout this piece, coupled with the use of dynamics helps to establish a thoughtful piece of work that compliments the films animation.

Also it's really, really fun to play!

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Megadeth - Architecture Of Aggression (Drum Cover)

Year of Production: October 2014
Running Time: 3:43
Color / Sound 1080 HD

This is my favorite tune off of the Countdown to Extinction album. The songwriting is solid and straight forward with an excellent groove. I've always enjoyed playing this tune since I was a teenager. It's not a very complicated song on the drums, but what it lacks in complexity, completely makes up for in an infectious groove and crushing guitar riff.

All that being said, enjoy!

Special thanks to Scott Hannay for the intro guitar performance.

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Tool - Undertow (Drum Cover)

Year of Production: August 2014
Running Time: 5:52
Color / Sound 1080 HD

This is by far one of my favorite Tools songs of all time. The rhythm during the verses has always intrigued me. The hi-hat ostanato pattern juxtaposed against the kick drum pattern is a solid groove.

I've always been a fan of the simple yet effective writing from this album. The middle section contrasts greatly with a very staccato 13/16 to 15/16 pattern, which when introduced the second time morphs into a unique breakdown and explosive second half.

I really enjoyed learning this tune because of all the little details to remember. The outro changes things drastically with a fast paced triplet guitar pattern and the drums playing slightly ahead of the beat. I'm almost a bit sad the process for this song is over. I really enjoyed the experience of dissecting this tune and the struggle to get it smooth for you guys. Hope you enjoy!! Special thanks to Steven Chandler for the guitar performances

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Let's work together!

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Porcupine Tree - Mother and Child Divided (Drum Cover)

Year of Production: June 2014
Running Time: 5:05 min
Color / Sound / 1080 HD

If you’re having trouble catching the rhythm of this tune at first, focus your attention on the pulsing Hi-Hat pattern. This is what anchors the songs.

I had a blast learning and playing this song even though it doesn't look like it — I'm concentrating! This song is deceptively difficult to play!

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Genesis - Land of Confusion (Drum Cover)