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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Regardless, he was a master of using ghost notes to deepen his grooves.

But, don’t get me wrong, I do like playing the drums. Brady 10″ soprano snare drum 3.

For Jeff, the next stop is Chuck E. Isolate Jeff’s hi-hat parts on “A Clue” and “Gimme The Goods”, focusing not on the pattern he plays, but on how he varies the part of the stick with which he strikes the cymbals.

He gets into a little show thing sometimes, but he’s got a lot happening for him musically. Since our community serves a broad range of ages, we do not encourage content that could make a majority of our users uncomfortable.

The band cruises through their monster hits “Hold The Line,” “Rosanna,” and Africa” before Jeff and percussionist Chris Trujillo rip into a dizzying, syncopated duet.

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But what I like to do when I copy something is to experiment with different accents. You know, I think I was real fortunate to have been exposed to time at a very early age–especially with my Dad [Joe Porcaro] playing all the time.

He had a system of working on rudiments that was very complete. I love what he does. Jeff morphs all three of these grooves together to create his original groove Ex. He taught me an awful lot. Sure, Jeff could have played “more” drums on this recording, but that’s not what the music called for, and whenever Jeff played, the music came first.


He also learned the grooves that worked for successful drummers and how each fill should have a function in a song.

I saw the real thing; I don’t know what tribe, but there were these drummers playing, and my mind was blown. You can hear some very distinct Richie Hayward influences both in Jeff’s sound and style.

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I knew Emil Richards was living procaro working out here. When I came here I was ready for just about anything. Even at that young age Jeff was able to manipulate the time feel in many ways. Though still young, he had already made many recordings, and, like any great jedf, he was constantly evolving and improving.

It’s funny, I’ve seen some guys get really hung up thinking too much about the music. The slower shuffle of “Chain Lightning” is further proof that Jeff owned this style of groove.

I used to do that, but not any more. Often musicians simply played together in a room separated by baffles, with the amps isolated. I just keep getting worse.

This is only the beginning of Jeff’s unique hi-hat style. The slower shuffle of “Chain Lightning” is further proof that Jeff owned porcaor style of groove. The previous generation of studio drummers like Hal Blaine commonly used jecf, single-headed concert toms in the studio, since they were easier to record and control than double-headed kits.

So, that doesn’t happen too often, but when it does, I rgooves it in mind next time I get called to do a project with that person. When I was sixteen and seventeen, I’d rehearse with a lot of the big bands around town, and jam every Sunday afternoon. This requires you to provide the URL for each allegedly infringing result, document or item.

Jeff knew how to make an entrance. The first line of Ex. I really like to hear him oprcaro. This recording presents Jeff’s many blues shuffle variations and could serve as an encyclopedia of this drumming style.

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But I’ll tell you, the more I see it, the more I’m beginning to understand it. There were a couple of black clubs where we’d go to jam and sit in during the week. Speaking of Tommy Dorsey, I see your name here on his album cover. His chops have never been tastier, as those fortunate enough to catch the ’91 tour will attest.


I try to get into basic things for the kids. In less than a week the gear will be packed up, loaded onto the trucks, and the tour will officially begin. The Steely Dan tune “FM ,” which was just an overdub to a click track. All the bands had softball teams back in those days and they’d play us on Saturday or Sunday afternoons. Groofes you are not the copyright holder or its agent and if the content is clearly infringing the copyright of a groovss work, please select “Infringes a well-known work” from the dropdown menu.

By the time Porcaro began doing studio work, technology existed to control double-headed toms using gates. The guy upstairs must have really been taking care of me, because when I got porcxro I had no trouble getting work. His cut-time reggae groove on “Love Me Tomorrow” is almost as great as his “Lido Shuffle” beat, a grioves groove that every drummer should learn. It’s just that I don’t get much time to woodshed.

Are there any new young drummers you particularly enjoy listening to? Maybe it would have taken two minutes to program that in the Linn, and it took about half an hour to do this.

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This weakness also helped him focus and listen very carefully, a skill he developed as a teen playing to records.

In regards to ensemble playing, I like to feel I’m the backbone of the rhythm jsff but I don’t want to be a drummer who just keeps time for everybody. You must be logged in to post a review.