VINNIE COLAIUTA LIVE AT THE BAKED POTATO (2000) - FULL DRUM TRANSCRIPTION!
 

Vinnie Baked Potato

Vinnie Colaiuta is one of the greatest drummers to ever play the instrument.

In the video below, you'll see my full transcription of Vinnie's drumming on the tune "Goe."

Pace yourself while learning Vinnie's vocabulary ... there's a LIFETIME of things to study from this performance!

50% VERSION: If you're up to the challenge of learning this transcription, I've provided a half-speed video of the transcription below as well. Good luck!


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Live at the Baked Potato in 2000 with Greg Mathieson (Keys), Abraham Laboriel (Bass), and Michael Landau (Guitar)

 
 

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A QUICK GUIDE TO THE TRANSCRIPTION:

ABOUT THIS TUNE

TIME SIGNATURE:
This tune is in 14/16, but it's easier to count in 7. 

FORM:  
A B C (each section is 8 bars, for a total of 24 bars)

STRUCTURE:
Vamp / In-Head / Keys Solo / Guitar Solo / Bass Solo / Out-Head / Drum Solo

"GOE" by Mathieson, Laboriel, Landau, and Colaiuta
Greg Mathieson: Keyboards
Abraham Laboriel: Bass
Michael Landau: Guitar
Vinnie Colaiuta: Drums

3 THINGS TO LISTEN FOR

CONCEPT #1 : VINNIE PLAYS OVER-THE-BARLINE
Vinnie often plays "over-the-barline," meaning he's not tied to playing the downbeat of every measure.

CONCEPT #2 : VINNIE'S PHRASING
For example, Vinnie often resolves his phrases on the "+ of 7" rather than on the 1. Super hip!

CONCEPT #3 : VINNIE'S USE OF IMPLIED METRIC MODULATION
Vinnie also IMPLIES several time-feels / meters throughout. For example, notice when he plays groupings of 3 on the bell of the ride cymbal while still playing in 7!

***The big-picture goal should be to choose your favorite Vinnie ideas/concepts and incorporate them into your own playing.


HALF SPEED VERSION (50%):

 
 

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