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The sound of Stewart Copeland, the Police's drummer

Download Stewart Copeland Roxanne pdf  Arrow   This drum lesson dedicated to Stewart Copeland contains the complete transcription of Roxanne, the drum sheet of the famous Sting's song from the Police first album, Outlandos d'Amour.

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Introduction to the drum lesson: Stewart Copeland Roxanne

In the late '70's, Police's drummer Stewart Copeland has introduced into rock drumming some new accents and sounds derived from Reggae and from African and Middle-Eastern rhythms, that was part of his earlier musical heritage.
Like many others Police famous songs, Roxanne - from their 1978's first album "Outlandos d'Amour" - made Stewart Copeland's peculiar drumming style famous around the world, showcasing the accents and the original patterns that helped so much to shape the band musical identity.

The transcription of Roxanne drums part in the drum sheet contains some rhythmic figures that was used by Stewart Copeland in many other Police songs, and that made his sound recognizable.

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This drum lesson dedicated to Stewart Copeland and Roxanne 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.