Chart 3 "Driven To Tears" by The Police
If you want to hear the song, go here:
This song is a monster. It shows off Stewart Copland in full flight.
the tempo is is in the 150 -160 range on the record. The video is faster.
Notice the ride/bell accents in the verses. This is Copeland's trademark.
He plays straight 8th notes, but moves his stick from the bell to the body of the cymbal at random. He sticks to a basic accent pattern in this song, but you can play around with it.
The chorus's have a big crash on 3 of each bar, but his unorthodox fills make it seem more complicated that it is. Note the use of splash cymbals during the fills.
Good Luck on this one!! It should really get your reading into shape.