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Smoke on the Water and Ian Paice's rock drumming

Download Ian Paice Smoke on the Water pdf  Arrow   The drum sheet of this lesson dedicated to Ian Paice contains the complete transcription of Smoke on the Water, the famous Deep Purple's song from the album Machine Head.

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Introduction to the drum lesson: Ian Paice Smoke on the Water

One of the most famous drummers in rock history, Ian Paice has been a main element in the sound of Deep Purple, the English band who invented hard rock. Born in Nottingham (UK), Ian Paice was a precocious talent and in 1967, at only 19, he was a founding member of Deep Purple. He's been the only drummer in the band history, though all the changes in Deep Purple's line-up.

The trascription of Smoke on the water in the drum sheet, one of the most famous Deep Purple's songs, taken from the 1972 album "Machine head", is a good example of Ian Paice's style and techniques. Another version of Smoke on the water was recorded on the album "Made in Japan", a live album that contained a long Ian Paice's drum solo, an historical performance that still is a reference for every rock drummer.

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This drum lesson dedicated to Ian Paice and Smoke on the Water 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.