I'm not a hipster when it comes to my music tastes. I don't listen to much Mumford. I dig The National, but I'll usually skip over them to listen to Brotherly or Erykah Badu.
We musicians have two big biases: virtuosity and nuance. It's like chefs with sweetbreads. That's my theory at least.
Here's my point: I like Disclosure. I like Seal. And I like Tori Kelly. I guess she was on American Idol or something. I have no idea. But she can sing her ass off, and she plays the f*&% out of the guitar. She's a better drummer on the guitar than 99% of drummers I hear. And also, I first heard of her through the Guitar Center Drum-Off. That's enough to get you thrown off the hipster "force" on its own. ("Sorry, but I'm gonna need your shield and your weapon.")
Anyway, Tony Royster featured Tori at the 2015 Drum-Off finals, and they played the song that I'm going to feature in this lesson: Confetti. It's a great song to cover for a few reasons:
The original is drumless.
It's got a great pocket that's challenging to lock up with.
It's got an odd meter section you can pull out your chops over;)
A lot of people do drum covers, and a lot do lessons, but for this video I wanted to do a hybrid. It's kind of a "cover with commentary".
Anyway, here’s the transcription:
For the comments, are there any drum or music-nerd tracks on your playlist you’re afraid to show your hipster friends? Actually who am I kidding. You guys are probably all hipsters;)
Anyway, what’s on your playlist? What music are you getting inspired by?