New Drum Cover: Aquatic Mouth Dance

I’ve really been digging the new Red Hot Chili Peppers album, “Unlimited Love”. Chad Smith has always been a drumming inspiration as mine, and I’ve been humbled when musicians I’ve played with compare my style to his. My favorite track on the album has to be Aquatic Mouth Dance, which has a really funky groove that accents the off-beat 16th notes from the snare to the kick.

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I’ll admit I struggled with the temptation of playing the 2e on the snare. If you listen closely to my cover, I’m sure you’ll find a few of my slip-ups with that groove. Overall this was a really fun song that I was anxious to try.

As always, I’d love to hear what you think and would love to know which Chili Peppers song is your favorite.

New Drum Cover: Surface Pressure

Hello, it’s been a while since I’ve posted on here. Quite a bit has been going on, and maybe at some point, I’ll get into it as I work the atrophy from my blogging chops.

In the meantime, I wanted to share a drum cover from a song that’s really resonated with me lately. The song “Surface Pressure” from Encanto, the latest Disney movie. That movie especially speaks to me right now as well.

Hope you enjoy!

New Drum Cover – “The Greatest Showman”

The same day that I recorded a drum cover for “Locked Out of Heaven”, I also had some time and recorded a cover for the title song for The Greatest Showman – then I forgot about it for two months. I finally stumbled across it today and wanted to share it with you!

>> The Greatest Show Drum Cover on YouTube

If you haven’t seen The Greatest Showman, you’re missing out on a really underrated movie with an awesome soundtrack! My daughters really enjoyed it and the songs will definitely stick with you afterward!

I hope you experience the same joy in watching this video as I had recording it!

New Drum Cover – Bruno Mars’ Locked Out of Heaven

I finally found some time to get back to recording drum covers again, this time pulling out a song that’s been around for a while, but that I couldn’t pass up: Bruno Mars’ “Locked Out of Heaven”.

>> Locked Out of Heaven Drum Cover on YouTube

This song isn’t so much a re-interpretation as it is just a rendition of a really awesome drum grove. My favorite part is during the chorus when I get into a “big toms groove”, then going straight back into a fast hi-hat pattern.

I’d love to hear what you think! I hope you enjoy this video as much as I did recording it!

New Drum Cover – 365

After a five year hiatus, I finally got back around to recording a drum cover! The song that brought me back out of retirement – Zedd’s 365 (feat. Katy Perry).

Hopefully, this will be the first of many more drum covers to come. Previously my barriers were YouTube’s content takedown policies, especially in contrast to the amount of time it took to produce a video. In the years since my last drum cover I’ve gotten more efficient at video editing, and for the most part drum covers are accepted by most artists. Now my only barrier is trying to find the time to practice and record the drum covers.

I’d love to hear what you think and if you have any song suggestions for future covers.