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The powerful drumming of Michael Bland

Download Michael Bland drum solo pdf  Arrow   The drum sheet of this lesson dedicated to Michael Bland, is a transcription of the song Shhh, taken from the album The Gold Experience, recorded by Michael Bland with Prince & New Power Generation.

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Introduction to the drum lesson: Michael Bland drum solo

Michael Bland is a typical, modern figure of an eclectic drummer with an ineccepible technique, good at every musical language; his powerful and precise style, anyway, best fits the funk-rock style.
Born (1969) in Minneapolis like Prince, with whom he played and recorded for seven years from 1989, in the Prince / New Power Generation period, under the name of Michael B.
Michael Bland has done a lot of work as a session man, and has played in some personal projects like Soul Asylum and Madhouse.

Michael Bland's drum solo in the drum sheet is a sixteen measure break, intro to the song Shhh, taken from the Prince and New Power Generation album "The Gold Experience" (1995).

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This drum lesson dedicated to Michael Bland is a part of the published advanced drum lessons.
The advanced drum lessons are directed to the drummer who has some experience, who knows the percussion instruments, musical theory and basic drum techniques and wishes to improve his knowledge and his skills. In this part of the method for drums you'll find some exercises to improve the techniques you have learnt in the basic lessons, a deeper knowledge about different rhythms, and some studies about style and technique of some great drummers, from past and present times.
Reading the drum sheet music and the transcriptions in some of the following lessons requires a good knowledge of musical writing; even experienced drummers can find something new to learn in these pages.

Topics in the advanced drum lessons and in the online drum lessons' published drum sheet music are: Snare drum studies, Advanced drum beats and Drum solo transcriptions, with transcriptions of drum solos by Michael Bland, Elvin Jones, Philly Joe Jones, Dave Weckl, Tony Williams.