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Old 08-06-2017, 05:10 PM
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Default Re: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: transcript request

Originally Posted by One Up One Down View Post
I've always loved the drums on that, though I didn't realize it was Purdy...I should have known :)
Ditto. I know that song pretty well and Gil Scott Heron recorded some great work. I also never knew it was Purdie. I'd transcribe it but don't have the software. But as an overview, the basic pattern is one handed 1/16ths on the hi-hat. The bass drum follows the bass guitar on '1+' & '3+'. The snare is 2 & 4. The finer details are lots of 'in between' ghost and accented syncopated snare notes and occassional '3 +a' on the bass drum.
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