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The Art Of Drum Solos with Steve Smith

Steve Smith  /  UPDATED Aug 22, 2022

There are five types of drum solos.

And Steve Smith (formerly of Journey) breaks down all five in this excerpt from his full course, The Art Of Drum Solos. 

You’ll hear musical examples of each type of solo and see Steve play in each form. And heads up…

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Listen to the 5 examples Steve lists in the lesson:

These are the five songs Steve references in the video. Click the links to check them out for a better understanding of each type of drum solo.

1. The Beatles – “The End”

2. Max Roach – “Drums Unlimited”

3. Sonny Rollins – “I’m An Old Cowhand”

4. Vital Information – “Seven And A Half”

5. Miles Davis – “Agitation”

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