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Help with writing for drums

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Outasync posted almost 3 years ago Icon_flag-d1b487e23b73d24c3b2cdec67d702afb flag

Thanks! I like the idea about working it out on another instrument first. I'll give that a try.

Thanks for the names, too. I'll look them up and see if I can get some ideas from them.

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Incredisongs posted almost 3 years ago Icon_flag-d1b487e23b73d24c3b2cdec67d702afb flag

Good drum solos tend to sound like a song rather than just hitting things. Guys like Dave Weckl, Buddy Rich, and Neil Peart can keep a drum solo interesting because what you're hearing has something unmistakably musical about it.

Try writing a melody out on another instrument and then moving it to toms. Then, if you want to make it harder, fill in the rest of the notes on the snare drum or add some ghost notes, flams and rolls.

In real life, drum solos tend to be improvised, which tends to make them more musical because the drummer is thinking of the sound he wants.

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Outasync posted almost 3 years ago Icon_flag-d1b487e23b73d24c3b2cdec67d702afb flag

Please check out this piece, and tell me how to write a drum solo that isn't boring.

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I know that drums can sound great, but I don't know how to write that sound.

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