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Monday, February 21, 2005

Drumming

  1. Another One Bites the Dust, Queen
  2. Fever, Peggy Lee
  3. Billie Jean, Michael Jackson
These are the songs I can drum.

1. The first night I was taught a drum beat, we were with Tim's friends Mason and Allyson. I muddled through this song while they were doing guitar, bass, and vocals.

2. Fever. Tim and I figured out the bass and drum line, and we recruited his classmate Meghan to sing. She has a beautiful voice, and wants to start singing with us when we jam. When it was just Tim and I, I was ok, and on beat. But when she jumped in, her alternate rhythm threw me off. So hard to keep my simple beat in my head, so I had to screw my eyes shut and block out the singing. Too bad, because Meghan's voice is beautiful, and perfectly suited to "Fever." Hopefully I will get better at that the more we practice.

3. ha. I was listening to Michael Jackson's Greatest Hits and realized that "Billy Jean" uses the exact same beat that I first learned. But ten million times faster than I've ever played it. I haven't tried playing along with the album yet.

5 Comments:

Blogger Skeezix said...

I'm so jealous of your drumming. I have always wanted to play the drums. But I lack any musical sensabilities at all (funny considering I work for a musical company).

10:21 AM  
Blogger Leanne said...

Eee! Was Fever inspired by my mix, I hope?

3:39 PM  
Blogger LE said...

yes, definitely! I was so excited to see the Peggy Lee versio on it!

6:03 AM  
Blogger Lauren said...

That's so fun! I would love to keep hearing what songs you are learning so I can try too!

3:49 PM  
Blogger JTL said...

If you want to drum along with songs, I suggest anything by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers; mostly straightforward stuff, and not bad tunes, either. (Leave "American Girl" for later, though... that has a few extra little hits thrown in hither and thither.)

10:50 AM  

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