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Sting - Seven Days - Drum Transcription & Performance

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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