DRUMMERWORLD OFFICIAL DISCUSSION FORUM   

Go Back   DRUMMERWORLD OFFICIAL DISCUSSION FORUM > General Discussion

General Discussion General discussion forum for all drum related topics. Use this forum to exchange ideas and information with your fellow drummers.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 02-22-2016, 12:40 AM
Jack_Donohoe Jack_Donohoe is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: NSW, Australia
Posts: 18
Default Drum exam song suggestions?

Hey guys, I am in my final year at school here in Australia, and for my final exams we have to pick 4 songs to play. I have been playing drums for 9 years now and need assistance choosing 2 more songs.

So far I have got these two songs:

Benny Greb - Soulfood
James Morrison - Sydney by Night (Stage band arrangement)

Please leave me a few more suggestions! Preferably songs that work well in either a drums, bass, guitar trio, or a stage band. Not really interested in playing to a backing track, but also suggest them too!

Cheers guys, Jack.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-22-2016, 05:56 PM
tcspears tcspears is offline
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 1,061
Default Re: Drum exam song suggestions?

I've never heard of those songs/artists, but I gave them a listen and they seem fairly similar.

There are millions of songs, so I won't suggest specific ones, but have you thought about trying to play as many genres as you can? It might better showcase you as a drummer...
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-22-2016, 06:15 PM
mikyok's Avatar
mikyok mikyok is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Tipton in the mighty Black Country
Posts: 1,690
Default Re: Drum exam song suggestions?

I'd suggest something that shows off your groove abilities but shows off a few chops too.

50 Ways To Leave Your Lover (Paul Simon) would tick all of those boxes.
Mushanga (Toto) is another cool one but there's a bit of keys in that one.

There's tonnes of stuff out there I'm sure you'll find something cool. Good luck dude!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-22-2016, 06:56 PM
GeoB's Avatar
GeoB GeoB is offline
Gold Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Tidewater Virginia
Posts: 1,273
Default Re: Drum exam song suggestions?

Toad - Cream

Third Stone from the Sun (Hendrix Experience)

What is Hip - Tower of Power
__________________
dic quid gingiberi
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-23-2016, 02:54 AM
Jack_Donohoe Jack_Donohoe is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: NSW, Australia
Posts: 18
Default Re: Drum exam song suggestions?

Thanks heaps guys! Means a lot!

Yeah, Mikyok, I can play Gadd's groove in "50 Ways to leave your lover" but haven't considered it as an option for the exams. I'll check it out again!

Thanks again guys
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-23-2016, 03:25 AM
pgm554's Avatar
pgm554 pgm554 is offline
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Posts: 1,432
Default Re: Drum exam song suggestions?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jack_Donohoe View Post
Thanks heaps guys! Means a lot!

Yeah, Mikyok, I can play Gadd's groove in "50 Ways to leave your lover" but haven't considered it as an option for the exams. I'll check it out again!

Thanks again guys
Thought about any odd meter stuff?
Tool Schism
Pink Floyd Money
Take 5 Dave Brubeck
Bruford Beelzebub

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MN-LDh-JqQk
Attached Images
 
__________________
Pearl MCX Gretsch Renown and many many Fibes snares.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-23-2016, 04:13 AM
Groov-E Groov-E is offline
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Canada
Posts: 846
Default Re: Drum exam song suggestions?

Quote:
Originally Posted by pgm554 View Post
Thought about any odd meter stuff?
Tool Schism
Pink Floyd Money
Take 5 Dave Brubeck
Bruford Beelzebub

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MN-LDh-JqQk

All great suggestions right there, with a personal preference for take 5 as it would showcase groove and swing, time focusing and chops in the solo section.

How about that video performance ? Not an easy one to memorize !
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-26-2016, 02:27 AM
Azmedian Azmedian is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 44
Default Re: Drum exam song suggestions?

Symptoms of the Universe Black Sabbath
__________________
"John was the greatest drummer in the world. I knew this because he told me so." Robert Plant
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-26-2016, 04:23 PM
mikyok's Avatar
mikyok mikyok is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Tipton in the mighty Black Country
Posts: 1,690
Default Re: Drum exam song suggestions?

Quote:
Originally Posted by pgm554 View Post
Thought about any odd meter stuff?
Tool Schism
Pink Floyd Money
Take 5 Dave Brubeck
Bruford Beelzebub
Forgot about Bruford especially his late 70s stuff. We did 'In The Dead Of Night' by UK at Uni. It's in a really cool 7/4 goove. The time signature changes in places and the guitar solo is a bitch but you don't have to worry about that!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMu7XUc9OcI

For Dave Brubeck, anything off the time out album is a good showcase for odd time signatures. Personally I'd go for Blue Rondo Ala Turk in 9/8.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPge6q3RNnI
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are Off
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off




All times are GMT +2. The time now is 01:24 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Bernhard Castiglioni's DRUMMERWORLD.com