Bill Bruford - Beelzebub (play along included, have fun!!)

zolhof

Junior Member
Hi fellow drummers! Here's a play along for one of Mr. Bruford greatest classics, Beelzebub, with its iconic 9/8 groove. I'm also a keyboard player and recently did a rendition of this song with my friends and some special guests, but no real drums were recorded, it was done by the guitar player's fingers + an Akai MPD controller. Now you may all take a shot at those crazy drum parts. If you record youself playing it, please say hi on FB and let me know, I'd love to watch!

Cheers and enjoy your studies :)

Play Along: http://www.dropbox.com/s/w6l6pasuze26cyt/BeelzebubPlayAlong.rar
Our rendition: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94k7VVoO5U0
 

uniongoon

Gold Member
Nice playing, very cool. So this whole session was done with everyone in separate locations, is that what is known as Skype? Yes I am an old guy, how did you guess?
 

zolhof

Junior Member
Nice playing, very cool. So this whole session was done with everyone in separate locations, is that what is known as Skype? Yes I am an old guy, how did you guess?
Thanks! Old and awesome guy, may I add :)

Yes, we all live in different locations, but this is not done thru Skype (which is used for video chat). The process is quite simple: drums first and then each band member records both audio and video separately. So in the end we have a drum track, bass track, guitar track, keys, etc.. then we mix everything in an audio software and sync to the video, giving the illusion we're playing together live.
 

Joe Morris

DRUMMERWORLD PRO DRUMMER
Jeff is a friend, tell him I said hey. Nice job by the way, im might have to have a go at this one.
 
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