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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He had come back to Connecticut and rapped to me about L. You’re not hearing the little ghost notes and all the little breathing.

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And make groives tasty. You’ve said that when you were cutting “Africa” you made a tape loop. If you need assistance with an order or the publishing process, please pircaro our support team directly. One reason studio musicians from the past are so revered is that they had to work under much more challenging circumstances than studio musicians do today.

After a console problem is fixed, they’re once again ready to roll. Fortunately, he stuck with it a little longer and studied with two other teachers, Bob Zimmitti and Rich Lapore.

From The Seventh One”Mushanga” porcago a unique and creative groove. If you are sure that this product is in violation of acceptable content as defined in the agreement or that it does not meet our guidelines for General Access, please fill out the form below.

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The Steely Dan tune “FM ,” which was just an overdub to a click track. Seriously, at one point you said that you were focusing on developing your left foot.

We came here in You have to realize that there are some odd bars in “Africa”, so when you have a one-bar loop going, all of a sudden, sometimes Lenny’s figure would turn around. But it stemmed back to the experience I’d had back there; playing jazz, symphonic, operas, summer music theaters, everything. In the middle of this song, there is a break that he fills in a signature way: It made a chattering sound on his snare that sounded cool, so he channeled that into playing ghost note patterns.

I really like to hear him live. In the same interviews, you can hear him heap compliments on the players that he respected.

It was almost the way Bonham used to do it–that stone hallway he used to record in. I have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted materials described above as allegedly infringing is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.

You’re banished from that land if you move from that one part.

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Later he switched to Remo Ambassador heads on his toms and snare and preferred a Powerstroke 3 head on his kick, often with a packing blanket inside. Do you still manage porcaor find time for practice?

Month January February March April May June July August September October November December Day 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Year So Lenny went in and played the song again, but this time he changed his pattern a little for the turn-arounds, for the fills, for the bridge, for the solo.


I’ve done a few clinics, but I really don’t like to do them. What else are you involved in musically at the present?

TOTO was all over Thriller Do your current experiences require poecaro to read a lot of music? For you to have porcaaro best experience on Lulu. They offered him the opportunity to tour with them. So when I was young and started doing sessions, if someone asked for a sixteenth note groove, then that’s the they way I did it.

But what Heff like to do when I copy something is to experiment with different accents. The kit is set up in the main room of the studio–a large, ambient room with wooden floors and a high ceiling.

When you get your first studio call, you’d better not play any of the crap you’ve been rehearsing or reading out of books. Heads bob, harms flail, and high- fives abound. There was a playground next to the theatre where all the neighborhood kids would hang out, and when the name bands came in, they would see us playing softball.