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Old 05-11-2017, 05:33 AM
ottenm ottenm is offline
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Default transcribe help: How Many More Times (Zep)

I'm just crazy for this groove in the second half of "How Many More Times". I have it on the original track and with drums and bass isolated and in two videos with the original drummer (rip) (a) and (b). I've listened and watched these things for hours and finally have to face my disability and call in the troops. I'm ok with opening up a separate thread just to berate my low skills and giving up-ness. I have other strengths. I think.

Sorry to burden the honest workers, but *super* thankful for any help in moving this thing a little closer to my sticks and feet.

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Old 05-11-2017, 05:45 AM
JerryOnDrums JerryOnDrums is offline
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Default Re: transcribe help: How Many More Times (Zep)

1/8th notes on the hihat

"1 & a" and "3 & a" on the kick

"2 e & a" (with accent on 2, more ghost-y on the other 3 sixteenths) and 4 on the snare, with a crash cymbal on 4 as well.

That's my quick analysis. Let me know if that made any sense!

Edit: also snare ghost note on "e" of 3 in between the bass drum hits.
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Old 05-11-2017, 06:56 AM
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Default Re: transcribe help: How Many More Times (Zep)

The kick drum pattern is correct.

The hand pattern I hear is

RR,... l/RLRL, RLR, ..S/C
1+,...... 2e+a,..3e+,.......4...

Where 'l/R' is a flam and 'S/C' is snare and crash together on beat 4. These strokes play with and between the 1/16th kick drum pattern. (F)

My feeling is that he's playing everything (both hands) on snare with accents and ghosts.

He might be playing just the first two right strokes on hi-hat or keeping 1/4s going on hi-hat foot, though I can't actually hear much hi-hat myself. I think there's also a little diddle (LL) after each crash leading to the start of each measure.

Finally, I don't know if it's reverb on the crash making it sustain longer, but it sounds like he's playing an open/close hi-hat slice after the crash on the 'and' of 4.

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