Drum Chart of the Week #6 "Re-Arranged" by Limp Bizkit


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As part of my teaching practice, I charts a lot of songs. I thought it might be helpful to post some of them here.
I will post charts more periodically. (I'll list what I have at some point soon)

For help on chart reading, feel free to PM me.

So far on this page, these songs are posted:

1. "Would" by Alice In Chains
2. "Fool in The Rain" by Led Zeppelin
3. "Driven To Tears" by the Police
4. "Live Wire" by Motley Crue

Chart #1 'WOULD' by Alice in Chains

Page 1 http://i27.tinypic.com/de2txj.jpg
Page 2 http://i28.tinypic.com/2yn34ms.jpg


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Chart # 2

"Fool In The Rain" By Led Zeppelin

Click here to hear John Bonham play the groove: http://www.saladrecords.com/BonhamFile22.mp3

To hear the entire song go here : http://www.drummerworld.com/Sound/johnbonhamfool.mp3


A) When there is a "4" over a bar with a repeat sign in it, that means that you repeat that bar 4 times.
B) Many of the crashes are written above the staff. This makes them easier to see and eliminates the need to write the
entire bar again. Just play them as written.
C) This is the famous "Bonham Half Time Shuffle" groove. The trick to playing it is to relax as much as possible and let the
grace notes bounce off of the snare head. Also, use a strong 1/4 note pulse on the HiHat while playing the shuffle rhythm.

Have Fun!

Tom in LBC


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FAHQ!! I cant see anything! Send me the files!!! I totally love new stuff to learn! I think Im going to practice now!!!


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Hey rlrrll,

What a great service! Charts are sometimes hard to come by, so I appreciate every chart you post. A chart of the week is a great idea, kind of like what they do on the Vic Firth educational web site.

Thanks a heap,

Alex :D


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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.


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In Honor of this Summers "CrueFest Tour"

Click here to see the video of the song: http://youtube.com/watch?v=ne-Pg4r33bM

This is not a 'note for note' chart. I haven't written in the fills during the chorus' or all of the hi-hat splashes or cymbal chokes in the bridge. But this should be enough for you to learn the song.

All of you double bass gurus should have no problem with the intro! Back in the day, we all thought Tommy Lee was the man!

Notice the use of the "First Ending" bracket to show the repeat of the verse. The entire "first ending' encompasses 4 bars, until you see the "repeat sign:. go back to the double bass groove at the top of the page from there.

Have fun,



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I was just wondering where the 'chart o' the week' had gotten to..

Nice to see you're still keeping this going!


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Maybe I should change the title to "Chart of the MONTH"!!

Last year I got involved in a Classic YES cover band, which concentrated solely on Bill Bruford era YES. I've charted out 6 songs so far, so I thought I'd put one up for you all to work on too.

"Roundabout" was the first big YES single in 1972. It features all of the Bruford traits that we love: the rim shots, the odd phrasing, and the clean and clever fills.

To hear the song, watch this:


*Watch the changing meters throughout the song, as the meters switches for 4/4 to 6/4 and back. The best thing to do is to sing the melody in those spots to keep yourself in the right place.

*In the "samba" section on page 3, I did not write out every note that Bruford plays. This section is heavy with overdubs, with shakers, cowbells and timbales over the drum set. I chose to write a pattern that matches the subdivisions of the music (3+3+2+3+3+2) in 16th Notes, which follows the bass line. Listen to the track if you want to play the fills in the same spots and Bruford did.
The form of that section is clearly marked out in 8 bar and 4 bar phrases.

* The Choruses and Solo Sections make for great reading exercises. I was surprised to notice that Bruford does not follow a set accent pattern during those sections. It's more like he plays "around" the accents set up by the bass, but never falls into one of his own. That's his jazz attitude coming out.


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Re-arranged by Limp Bizkit

Here is some late 1990's funk/rap/ metal for you all to get into. Although Limp Bizkit get's dissed a lot by musicians, I always liked John Otto's drumming.

Watch the video here:

Here is a home video by Jason Hunte playing the song. It's not note for note, but it will help you get the idea.

About the chart:
*For a 6 minute song, this drum part fits nicely onto one page because of the repeats.
*The groove is very "Garabldi-esqe" with some interesting grooves and accents
*Watch the 16th note rest on beat 3 of the intro groove. The HiHat does stop at that point.
In the videos, both Otto and Hunte play continuous 8th notes. Both ways work.
*The coolest groove here is at bar 13, where the snare accent moves around on each bar.