Sunday, January 27, 2008

Drum Notation of the Rosanna Groove

Here is a follow up entry to my last post. The drum notation Rosanna groove, as explained by the late Jeff Porcaro of the band Toto (their popular songs are Georgy Porgy, I'll Be Over you, Lea, 99, I Won't Hold you Back, and many others) is posted below. This is a sure challenge for those who read music and play drums unprofessionally. I myself have not even reached half of the skill needed to play this groove but it has been a continuous goal for me. Even though I can play different musical instruments I never really had any formal training or study on music. I've always just widowed the patterns for drum grooves and tried to learn musical notation.