FO2 Drum solo – Sketch of Possible parts!
Well, it’s that time again!
Last week’s rehearsal found Fusion Orchestra 2 working on a re-vamped number for the live set. And apparently this one, in its original form, had a drum solo smack in the middle.
So, cue drummer trying to put something together on the spot and having to finish with an apologetic “…or something like that..”
Here is a slightly more (and I do mean slightly) polished version, with a minimal intro and outro cue, that attempts to use some of the solo parts I have been experimenting with but bring them into a shorter, more fitting piece for the track.
The decision to move the Tom/Timbale single sticking section to the front lies with the feel of the track which is decidedly latin so that felt a natural place to put them.
I’ve tried to cut it much more into sections this time, with a view to attempting to be able to reproduce the same format each time (allowing for a little improvisation, of course), partly so that the rest of the band know what’s coming – but also because I can’t help feeling that it’s a good discipline to attempt.
So, we have –
Tom/Timbale single sticking
Tom /African rhythm / melody
Floor Tom / Big Band sticking
Snare – buzz rolls and kit crossovers
Snare – roll combinations /paradiddles and crossovers
Single stroke rolls snare to ride / left and right accents
Snare / Double bass licks and fills
Snare / Double bass alternations (aka ‘ode to Cozy’)
Snare / floor tom crossovers (aka ‘ode to Neil’)
Kit flams / triplets
A few glitches, as ever but otherwise…