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Help with writing for drums

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<p>Thanks! I like the idea about working it out on another instrument first. I&#39;ll give that a try.</p> <p>Thanks for the names, too. I&#39;ll look them up and see if I can get some ideas from them.</p>
<p>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&#39;re hearing has something unmistakably musical about it.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p>
<p>Please check out this piece, and tell me how to write a drum solo that isn&#39;t boring. </p> <p><a href="http://www.noteflight.com/scores/view/55c9bc2946f1f9d3f9a48abbd154e5dc4b63a712">Dance</a></p> <p>I know that drums can sound great, but I don&#39;t know how to write that sound.</p>