This BLOG is dedicated to the late, great drummer Jeff Porcaro. His cut-time reggae groove on “Love Me Tomorrow” is almost as great as his “Lido Shuffle”. From The Instructional DVD + Toto Albums. Transcribed by Eugenio Ventimiglia. Page 2. – 1 -. Confident Drummer Newsletter: Jeff Porcaro Grooves. I’m very happy and proud to present my first book: my personal dedication to one of my favorite drummers, Jeff Porcaro. The book (47 pages).

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What brought you out to Los Angeles? Because your playing starts to sound like thinking. Jeff contributes to the song’s momentum with his “larger than life” tom fills, but he doesn’t complicate the groove. Newer Post Older Post Groovez. David Paich, the last band member to arrive, enters the studio and takes a seat behind his groives pile of MIDI gear.

It’s just so hard for me to listen to stuff I’ve played on. Address Address is required.

Compare this to the more static hi-hat sounds on Silk Degrees, made just the previous year. The closest Porcaro came to using clicks live was in his band Toto. Paich finally arrives and the tape starts to roll. Of course, when you’re a musician and you keep working at it, you try to become the best you can and you want to be where it’s happening musically.


Nonetheless, you’ve developed some hand and foot things that are definitely worth talking about. I was about 9 years old. People need to relax and have fun.

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18 Ways To Sound Like Jeff Porcaro – DRUM! Magazine

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Jeff Porcaro–The Groove Master

I started out with the traditional grip, but changed over because I play mallets a lot. Porcato not really that interested, plus it’s much too complicated for me.

I think it’s very important to keep up with what’s happening. It will then be reviewed by Lulu Staff to determine the next porrcaro of action. This was one of the reasons he felt insecure about his independence. How do you view the drummer’s role in any musical setting, solo or ensemble? Below is the information that should be present in these notices.

Jeff Porcaro–The Groove Master: * Porcaro Lessons: Manipulating the Time

And make it tasty. This was how he played such fast double and triple strokes. With Carlton Jeff made three recordings: And so, I find it frustrating because people say, “Yeah man, your time is good. All the bands had softball teams back in those days and they’d play us on Saturday or Porcwro afternoons. He’s very exciting to watch.


He had come back to Connecticut and rapped to me about L. You’ve said that when you were cutting “Africa” you made a tape loop. The rhythmic lilt and the manipulation of the beat were absent. Part The Early Years. Jeff was a session drumming master who played with the group TOTO. We have an educational project that might be happening here in correlation with the Guitar Institute of Technology run by Howard Roberts and Pat Hicks.

I wouldn’t have had the chance to develop that much in the big city with all the competition. Jeff lays it down drums only. Same with shuffles, same with everything. You’re banished from that land if you move from that one part. For you to have the best experience on Lulu.

I could go on at length about the idea of playing sincerely.