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The Right Way To Write A Drum Solo (Larnell Lewis)

Larnell Lewis  /  UPDATED Aug 19, 2022

Is Larnell Lewis ever not epic? If you’re familiar with his work, then you know that this performance will be no different. This solo is chock full of awesome footwork, ebbs and flows, rhythmic storytelling, and dynamics for days: the right way to write a drum solo!

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Larnell Lewis is a Grammy Award-winning musician, composer, producer, and educator. Along with his long-standing position behind the drums in Snarky Puppy, Larnell has led many highly successful groups of his own and toured the globe with some of the most well known names in music, including Etienne Charles, Gregory Porter, Benny Golson, Lalah Hathaway, John Scofield, Pat Metheny, Lisa Fisher, Kurt Elling, Gary Burton, and more. Larnell received the Contemporary Drummer Of The Year award at the 2021 Drumeo Awards.

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