Let's learn a hit song by Eddie Floyd called "Knock On Wood". This song was released on Stax records in 1966 which was at the height of the Soul era. The "four-on-the-floor" groove pattern makes it an early inspiration for funk music.
Let's play a song by James Brown, the godfather of soul. His music shaped what later became known as funk music. This is an incredibly fun style of music for a drummer to study and play because it has everything to do with the groove. Today we'll play James Brown's biggest hit, "I Got You (I Feel Good)".
Let's dive in to a fun song from James Brown called "Super Bad".
"Sittin' On (The Dock Of The Bay)" is a fun and easy song for any beginner to learn on the drums. It has a very laid back feel and tempo and very simple drum parts to learn. The structure of the song is a repeating Verse/Chorus form with a Bridge Section.
Let's learn one of Prince's earlier hit songs "I Wanna Be Your Lover". This was the single from his second album Prince which was released in 1979. It is funky, upbeat and relatively easy to play so it's a great choice for any drummer.
Learn how to play this classic motown hit by The Temptations, note-for-note.
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