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New Drum Transcription & Performance: The Unforgiven, Metallica

Timo-Germany

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Dear community,


here is my drum performance of Seven Days by Sting with the incomparable Vinnie Colaiuta on drums including my transcription. The transcription follows the video so that you see exactly what is going on in the drum part at Seven Days.


The drum part of Seven Days is a real work of art, equipped and designed by Vinnie Colaiuta with so many details and finesse, just a piece of genius and for me one of the best and most musical drum performances that has ever existed.

My aim was to follow Vinnie Colaiuta one-to-one at Seven Days, to take every note and every nuance with me. I was aware that this was practically impossible and I have to admit that I am desperate about it. So please don't hold it against me if one or the other beat is missing in my drum cover or in my sheet or in the transcription or if you hear passages differently than I do. Please let me say, that every transcription is also an interpretation. It starts with the fact that I played everything on three toms, but Vinnie Colaiuta very likely used four toms when recording Seven Days. I also only have two splashes, but I hear at least three at Vinnie Colaiuta. I had to make compromises.

I hope you enjoy watching and listening and then checking out and trying it yourself.
 

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Very cool - great job!
 

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Dear community,


here is my drum performance of Seven Days by Sting with the incomparable Vinnie Colaiuta on drums including my transcription. The transcription follows the video so that you see exactly what is going on in the drum part at Seven Days.


The drum part of Seven Days is a real work of art, equipped and designed by Vinnie Colaiuta with so many details and finesse, just a piece of genius and for me one of the best and most musical drum performances that has ever existed.

My aim was to follow Vinnie Colaiuta one-to-one at Seven Days, to take every note and every nuance with me. I was aware that this was practically impossible and I have to admit that I am desperate about it. So please don't hold it against me if one or the other beat is missing in my drum cover or in my sheet or in the transcription or if you hear passages differently than I do. Please let me say, that every transcription is also an interpretation. It starts with the fact that I played everything on three toms, but Vinnie Colaiuta very likely used four toms when recording Seven Days. I also only have two splashes, but I hear at least three at Vinnie Colaiuta. I had to make compromises.

I hope you enjoy watching and listening and then checking out and trying it yourself.
Ausgezeichnet, sehr gut gespielt und aufgenommen!
 
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Timo-Germany

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Dear Community,

every now and then I get caught up and have to transcribe a song that has been haunting me for a long time. This time it was "Jump" by Van Halen. I was especially interested in the drum part in the guitar solo, which at least for me doesn't follow any logic at first hearing, but it makes more than sense when you deal with the song. But not only here, the whole song Alex Van Halen shows with many little things his feeling for the music. All in all a great drum composition!

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Dear Community,

my latest YouTube video is a transcription of "The Unforgiven" by Metallica.


The black album by Metallica from 1991 was a spark for me as a 14 year old at the time. Inspired by the video of "Nothing Else Matters" with the big drum kit of Lars Ulrich, I decided at that time, I must learn to play drums. I listened to this album up and down. Through the desire of one of my students to want to play The Unforgiven, this transcription with the drum cover came about. The Unforgiven was the third single from Metallica's fifth album, which is officially called "Metallica". However, since the album is almost entirely in black, it is more commonly known as the "Black Album".

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