Blowin' Free - Wishbone Ash

mday

Junior Member
I'm trying to get my head round the general beat for this song, I know it's a shuffle & to me similar to Black Night. Can anyone give me a helping hand?
 
You could use this transcription as a template to make your own version: https://www.songsterr.com/a/wsa/wishbone-ash-blowin-free-drum-tab-s21923t5
It doesn't seem completely right but as a start it might help you. Is the groove's coordination a problem? If so, I'd start with quarters on the hi hat, 1 and 3 on the bass drum. Then bass drum on 1, 2, 3 and 4. Then also off-beats on the bass drum and you'll have most variations covered. For the off-beat hi hats, you might want to play it as a pull - without knowing your level, this could be a bit tricky. I think the quarter note pulse is more important, though. So if you want to play it with your band, that should work for a start, too.
 

mday

Junior Member
Thanks for that. The songster tab is the same, more or less, as Deep Purple's Black Night. And yes I'm keeping to quarters on the HH.
 
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