Drum Diary 22-May-2019

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Drum Diary 22-May-2019

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A shorter session today.  All of today’s tracks were “drumless,” meaning the music I played along with had all the drum parts removed.  There’s a pretty limited selection of songs like this available to me, so you end up seeing a lot of the same stuff over and over.  Playlist is at the bottom.

Pre-Show Stats:

  • Heart: 84bpm
  • Blood Oxy: 96%

Started a bit higher than normal for me due to activity prior to practice.


  1. Steve Miller – Fly Like An Eagle
    • Another really fun drum groove to play with little syncopated riffs and fills throughout.
  2. Tesla – Modern Day Cowboy
    • Straight 80’s hair metal, played this a million times back in the day.
  3. Paul McCartney & Wings – Band On The Run
    • One of my favorite songs since I was a kid.  The tom accents in the second half of the chorus are extra fun, and getting the timing just right on the symphonic breaks is an interesting bit of work as – near as I can tell – it doesn’t conform to any kind of time signature (think the break before the guitar solo in “Stairway to Heaven” for comparison).
  4. Chicago – 25 or 6 to 4
    • Superfun bass drum workout
  5. Kiss – Detroit Rock City
    • See prior notes on old school Kiss tunes.
  6. Metallica – One
    • I’d been having some difficulty with my bass drum due to the clamp bolt being broken.  It would stay in place playing single-bass parts, but playing double bass parts would force the pedal back away from the drum (it’s secured from the drum moving forward).  I fixed that today, so you’ll likely see more songs like this working their way into my playlists.  This is also why my heart rate was so much higher today – I checked it like 20 seconds after finishing this song.
  7. Jackson 5 – I Want You Back
    • Outside of official session…my two year old foster grand niece was walking out the door and disappointed that I’d stopped playing, so I whipped that one off real quick so she could dance.

Post-show stats:

  • Heart: 130bpm
  • BOxy: 96%
  • Time: 37 minutes
  • Calories: 304
  • Steps: 4174


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