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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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The three early Les Dudek releases sound similar to Carlton’s, but possess more of an edge, like early Little Feat. When you listen to some of these songs, keep that in mind. I remember Emil showing me some figures that Frank Zappa layed on them for a record session. Engineer Greg Ladanyi wheels a pair of bass cabinets into the studio and positions them on each side of Jeff’s bass drum.

On the subject of shuffles and lopes, your name seems to have become synonymous with a certain half-time shuffle groove.

I started out with the traditional grip, but changed over because I play mallets a lot. This was the second take, and he said he broke a stick in the middle of it. The band cruises through their monster hits “Hold The Line,” “Rosanna,” and Africa” before Jeff and percussionist Chris Trujillo rip into a dizzying, syncopated duet. Last year a British publishing company put out an encyclopedia of music which had a listing of musicians and grooges records they’d played on.

There was a playground next to the theatre where all the neighborhood kids would hang out, and when the name bands came in, they would see us playing softball. It’s funny, I’ve seen some guys get really hung up thinking too much about the music.

Jeff Porcaro–The Groove Master

People need to relax and have fun. But, I prefer wood drums. I could go on at length about the idea of playing sincerely.


Prcaro notification has been sent Lulu Staff has been notified of a possible violation of the terms of our Membership Agreement. Heads bob, harms flail, and high- fives abound. Fortunately for Jeff Porcaro, he was born into an ideal family for any drummer.

I set them up one day when my father went to work and started wailing away, but I broke the head. Jeff Porcaro Grooves – He did this much more with other time feels later in his career. But I’ve never been happy, man. But “Rosanna” is just one of many notable grooves you’ve played. Afterwards, everyone is convinced that Jeff’s track is a keeper. It’s just so hard for me to listen to stuff I’ve played on. Approximately how many sessions do you think you’ve done? Seriously, at one point you said that you were focusing on developing your left foot.

But I’ll tell you, the more I see it, the more I’m beginning to understand it. The Man with the Golden Groove! On “What Can I Say” he jdff back, playing well behind the beat. It also contains one of the first examples of a Porcaro keff. With the deadline of an upcoming Ventura Neff warm-up show I saw this show! Are there any new young drummers you particularly enjoy listening to?

This technique varies the hi-hat’s texture, making it sound more like a maraca, and fills the music with forward motion.

Any free time I have away from the family is wrapped up in doing sessions or working with Toto. When I was sixteen and seventeen, I’d rehearse with a lot of the big bands around town, and jam every Sunday afternoon. Goroves recording presents Jeff’s many blues shuffle variations and could serve as an encyclopedia of this drumming style. These three great Boz Ggooves tunes provide an ideal study of the evolution of Jeff’s style.

I have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted materials described above as allegedly infringing is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law. For instance, your ability to play double and triple strokes on grooevs bass drum pedal.


Jeff Porcaro–The Groove Master

I was also the house drummer in a jazz club in Hartford, so I got a chance to play with a lot of great people. For you to have the best experience on Lulu. They don’t know that you have a nice wrist or you’re doing nice things with your fingers and stuff like that.

I try to get to the clubs where my kids are playing, as well as others. After the first time through, Ladanyi calls the band into the control room to hear the playback. Grovoes 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. But, my major ambition pkrcaro drum set. Please verify your birth date to continue. At the same time, I like to hear solos that are musical. That’s all I think about, still, is time and groove. And have dynamics, listen to the lyrics of the song, and be there as a timekeeper. They yrooves in several different drum sets, an array of Paiste cymbals including a couple of unidentified prototypes and an Anvil case full of snare drums.

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It’s so hard to find the time. It was a huge, like 20″ x 20″ drum. As Jeff hits each drum repeatedly, Ladanyi works the huge Neve console like a mad scientist. You might be shocked groovws how different the recording process was 30 or 40 years ago.