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Free Funk Drumming Masterclass With Dennis Chambers

Dennis Chambers  /  UPDATED Apr 17, 2023

“Funk to me is a way of life. It’s an attitude, way of living, way of walking, the way you talk. You know…soul.”

Dennis Chambers is back at the Drumeo Studio (he was last here in 2017) to film another full length drum lesson and a ton of legendary course material for Drumeo members.

Since his last visit, he’s recovered from a liver transplant, a house fire and the pandemic, so he’s glad to be back and doing what he loves.

In this lesson, you’ll see Chambers play through some Funkadelic, John Scofield and James Brown (all artists he’s worked with) and learn about his approach to funk drumming.

Drumeo members get access to Dennis Chambers’ new funk drumming course that features 12 lessons and 3 hours of funkalicious material to get you into the right mindset, playing the right grooves, and finding that deep pocket.


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Lesson Index:
0:00 – SONG: “(Not Just) Knee Deep” by Funkadelic
3:15 – Introduction
7:58 – SONG: “So You Say” by John Scofield
12:00 – Breaking down the cowbell groove
13:50 – SONG: “Pick Hits” by John Scofield
17:35 – The fatback groove (check out the course)
23:46 – SONG: “I Got The Feeling” by James Brown
26:26 – What he learned playing with Parliament-Funkadelic
29:36 – What is funk?
32:23 – SONG: “One Nation Under A Groove” by Funkadelic

About Dennis:
Dennis Chambers is a drumming legend who has recorded and performed with artists such as Santana, Steely Dan, Parliament/Funkadelic, John Scofield, The Jacksons, The Brecker Brothers, Victor Wooten, Mike Stern, and many others. Dennis is mostly known for his ability to perform with impeccable and funky timing in virtually any style, as well as his fast chops – but he’s perhaps most noted for his jazz-fusion, funk, and Latin music playing.

Dennis Plays:
Pearl Drums
Zildjian Cymbals and Drumsticks
Evans Drumheads

Follow Dennis:

Dennis Chambers is a legendary drummer who has recorded and performed with artists such as Santana, Steely Dan, Parliament/Funkadelic, John Scofield, Carl Filipiak, John McLaughlin, Niacin, Mike Stern, and many others.

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