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The drumming of Jeff Porcaro in Hold the Line


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Introduction to the drum lesson: Jeff Porcaro Hold the Line

Early rock music was very strongly tied to the blues.
Since the 70's its sound became much more varied, taking different directions and trying different musical styles. In 1978 American band Toto released his first album, a rock album with much refined arrangements and funk influenced rhythms. Jeff Porcaro's drums had a fundamental role in this, with a sharp and sophisticated style that still is, to this day, a reference point for many rock drummers.

From Toto's first album we have here the drums part transcription of one of their most famous tracks, the drum sheet of Hold The Line showing some peculiarities of Jeff Porcaro's style, expecially in the use of the kick drum.

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This drum lesson dedicated to Jeff Porcaro and Hold the Line 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.