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Funk Play-Along

This page is for drum set students of all skill levels to play along with some classic Funk songs. Playing along with these songs is best accompanied by time spent with your teacher discussing the rhythms and patterns each song contains. Pick one out and start jamming today!

Get Out My Life Woman- Lee Dorsey

Synthetic Substitution- Melvin Bliss

Impeach the President- The Honeydrippers

Hihache- Lafayette Afro Rock Band

Apache- Incredible Bongo Band

Cold Sweat (pt 1)- James Brown

Footsteps in the Dark- The Isley Brothers

Ashley’s Roachclip- The Soul Searchers

Funky President- James Brown

NT- Kool & The Gang

Amen Brother- The Winstons

Funky Drummer- James Brown

Here Comes the Meter Man- The Meters

Cissy Strut- The Meters

Soul Vaccination- Tower of Power

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Rock Play-Along

This page is for drum set students of all skill levels to play along with some classic Rock songs. Playing along with these songs is best accompanied by time spent with your teacher discussing the rhythms and patterns each song contains. Pick one out and start jamming today!

Brown Sugar- The Rolling Stones

I Want to Hold Your Hand(live performance)- The Beatles

Sitting On the Dock of the Bay- Otis Redding

Another One Bites the Dust- Queen

Another Brick in the Wall (Pt 2)- Pink Floyd

Back in Black- ACDC

Maggie May- Rod Stewart

Born to Run- Bruce Springsteen

Walk This Way- Aerosmith

American Girl- Tom Petty

Come Together- The Beatles

When the Levee Breaks- Led Zeppelin

Foxey Lady (live performance)- Jimi Hendrix

Sunday Bloody Sunday- U2

Message in a Bottle- The Police

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Pop Play-Along

This page is for drum set students of all skill levels to play along with some classic and current Pop songs. Playing along with these songs is best accompanied by time spent with your teacher discussing the rhythms and patterns each song contains. Pick one out and start jamming today!

Billie Jean- Michael Jackson

Stayin’ Alive- The Bee Gees

Uptown Funky- Mark Ronson

Superstition- Stevie Wonder

Son of a Preacher Man- Dusty Springfield

Love and Happiness- Al Green

Rock With You- Michael Jackson

Sugar- Maroon 5

Valerie- Mark Ronson feat. Amy Winehouse

He Won’t Go- Adele

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New Instructional Video

I’d like to thank my friends at Woodwind & Brasswind for helping me put together this short instructional video on some of the most important rudiments for all drummers! It was a blast working with these folks and I hope to be doing some more videos with them in the coming months! This video covers single strokes, double stroke roll variations, paradiddle variations and flam variations. All of these can help any style or musical situation that a drummer may find him or herself in! Please take a few minutes and check it out! Also feel free to comment below with any questions you might have about the techniques used in this video!

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Music City Roots

I recently had the honor to play at Music City Roots at The Factory in Franklin, TN. It was a very special night with my band, The Hello Strangers. The stage was amazing, the audience was attentive and the performance was electric! After our set, we received a standing ovation from the crowd at The Factory…it was a wonderful affirmation of how great it felt to perform for the live audience, radio listeners and television viewers! Below are some highlights of our night! Click here to view our entire performance!

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