The Progressive Rock Method Part 3 - How to Program and Edit Progressive Rock Drums: Tracking a More Complicated Part

Part 3 of The Progressive Rock Method's How to Program and Edit Progressive Rock Drums takes the material covered in Part 2 to the next level and applies it to a vocal progressive rock song with several meter changes.

As in the previous tutorial, the bass drum, snare, and toms are recorded first. A discussion follows about how to use the hi-hat and ride cymbals to create a sense of continuity over complicated changes. Finally, the crashes are added.

The end result is you will see how to program a drum beat over complicated material that not only flows, but enhances the music.

  • Learn to apply a simple tracking process to complicated material
  • Discover a secret technique used by professional drummers, such as Vinnie Colaiuta, to create a compelling sense of flow over complicated meter changes
  • Concepts introduced in the first two videos of this series are expanded and applied to new material, showing you how to program drum parts that enhance your music
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3 Responses to The Progressive Rock Method Part 3 - How to Program and Edit Progressive Rock Drums: Tracking a More Complicated Part

  1. Wally VanDyck November 27, 2013 at 8:25 AM #

    Although Progressive Rock by title, the content is well presented and generalizable.
    The Prog Rock music is a refreshing change up from electronica.

    Excellent series!
    Keep it com in'!

  2. Brock Jon February 25, 2014 at 10:13 PM #

    I LOVE your comment, thanks! I was concerned that the appeal of the series might be limited due to the its namesake genre being a small, niche one. Glad to hear that's not the case!

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