How To Play Back In Love Again on Drums

Drum Songs

INTROduction:

After a few interested emails I’ve decided to start demonstrating the drum parts (with transcriptions) of songs that have been influential in my life and development as a drummer. There will be a mix of Funk, R&B, Rock and World beats with lots of cool stuff in between. The goal being to give you a massive repertoire of tunes to draw from and utilize in your playing.

So, to kick things of we’re heading back to 1977 with L.T.D’s, “(Everytime I Turn Around) Back In Love Again”. This single was released from their Something to Love album and spent two weeks at number one on the US R&B singles chart. It also peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and number nineteen on the disco chart.

Back In Love Again – L.T.D. Drum Chart
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Jeffrey Osborne lays down a clean funky groove throughout with some tasty variations and just a couple of fills to set up the transitions between sections. In the verses the right hand plays eighth notes on the hi-hat with an open on the and of four. During the chorus the hi-hat remains closed. Watch for the fill leading into the chorus – the whole band plays the same figure so it’s important to get it nice and tight. DN

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