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The drum grooves of Phil Collins, Genesis' drummer


Download Phil Collins drum grooves pdf  Arrow   The drum sheet music of this lesson dedicated to Phil Collins contains the transcriptions of some drum grooves, taken from famous Phil Collins' songs recorded with Genesis and as a solo artist.

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Introduction to the drum lesson: Phil Collins drum grooves

A singer, a composer, a multiinstrumentalist and even an actor, Phil Collins is also well known as the drummer in Genesis, the 70's English band that featured Peter Gabriel on vocals before his solo career. After Gabriel's departure in 1975 Phil Collins became the group singer, leaving in the live performances the main drummer's role to Chester Thompson and sometimes to Bill Bruford. Phil Collins has also played drums with English prog-jazz band Brand X. As a drummer, Phil Collins has always had the ability to find new drums sounds and very personal rhythmic arrangements, playing unmistakable drums parts on many pop hits.
In the drum sheet of this lesson you'll find some grooves taken from some famous songs which was originally played by Phil Collins. Phil Collins & Genesis: The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway, Follow You, Follow Me, Down and Out,Invisible Touch, Jesus He Knows Me. Phil Collins songs: It Don't Matter to Me, Sussudio. Philip Bailey & Phil Collins: Easy Lover.


Related lessons about grooves and drag rudiments:

John Bonham  Arrow   Trascription of some drum grooves by John Bonham from Led Zeppelin
Steve Gadd  Arrow   Funk and Latin drum grooves taken from Steve Gadd's recordings
Jeff Porcaro  Arrow   Famous drum grooves taken from Jeff Porcaro's recordings with Toto

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This drum lesson dedicated to Phil Collins is a part of the published basic drum lessons.
The basic drum lessons, the first part of this method for drums, deal with the right posture, which is the basic condition to develop speed, endurance and precision with your playing. The style and the role of drumming have evolved with time, but the basic drums technique hasn't changed much, and all the great drummers still build their own style from the same basis of musical theory.

Topics in the basic drum lessons and in the online drum lessons published drum sheet music are: Rudiments & Fundamentals, Coordinated independence, Basic drum beats, Snare drum studies, Drums grooves, and Songs drum parts, with transcriptions of songs and grooves by John Bonham, Phil Collins, Stewart Copeland, Steve Gadd, Ian Paice, Jeff Porcaro.