James Brown Funky drummer break?


Pioneer Member
Ah, close but no cigar methinks. That seems to be missing a couple of ghost notes on the last two 16ths of each measure. I know i'm still failing to contribute here, as soon as i've got the means i'll get my take on it up.

Until then remember to play all hihat stokes on the bow with the tip of the stick, and all snare strokes not to be played as rimshots.


Senior Member
Hi there

i would recomend buying both of stanton moore books he has extensive rhythms of james brown including this transcription , they are fantastic books.


Senior Member
You'll learn it better by transcribing yourself. There's a lot of software that will slow it down for you.