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Posted: 24 Dec 06, 14:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Does anyone on this play drums, more specifically queen songs on the drums

What would be their best 3 on drums? I like ones with a lot of fills, cos usually well it's just to keep the rythm...like in the Return of the Champions DVD, ROger plays Sany Nelsons Let there Be Drums...where would you get the drum sheet music for that??

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Posted: 24 Dec 06, 14:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Actually, this is kind of the wrong forum for this one...perhaps try one of the discussion forums next time...however, that said, I will answer your question. More than likely, unless you go to some of the music shops that have hard to find music books like that, you probably won't find much on Queen, unless it's for guitar, and even then it's scarce...keep in mind I'm in the states though, were much on Queen isn't around. I've been a drummer for over 20 years, and looked for the same thing when I first started. Good luck to you...


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Posted: 24 Dec 06, 16:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i don't know if i could ever narrow it down to just three songs. they're almost all really unique and fun to play along with. which is why Roger is amazing...

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Posted: 24 Dec 06, 16:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

we will rock you


isnt innuendo an italian suppository?

im gonna ride the wild wind!

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Posted: 25 Dec 06, 07:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen songs for fills, Possibly:

Now im here - very busy song.
Im in love with my car - in 3/4 quite a lot of fills.
Innuendo - Shows all round talent, the roll at the start, good timing throughout, steady but solid fills and the fast beat in the electric guitar solo.

Those would be my picks for a drummer to have fun playing.


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Posted: 25 Dec 06, 08:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


Well, here's my opinion. I am a drummer and one of my bands is a tribute band to Queen. :)

To start of, Roger is a very good drummer. He has a great sense of rhythm and specially (and this is very important) he gets the job done. I mean, what he lacks in tecnique, he compensates with creativity and inteligence while drumming. He does not go to "places" where he might do mistakes. These days, his drumming is not so intense like the old days, but he does much less mistakes.

Example: I'm in love with my car. In the 2005/2006 tour, he made much less drum fills that he usually did in the seventies.

Second, mind that not all Queen songs were recorded in the studio with real drums. Their 80's material have few real drums and in their last 3 albuns (Miracle, Innuendo and Made in Heaven) there are a lot of real drums mixed with programmed ones).

Examples:
Radio Ga Ga has no drums at all.
Innuendo has some real drums, but far much more programmed drums sounds that most of you can think of.
Breakthru. I am almost sure that it also has no real drums.
The speed part in I want it all is all programmed.

Roger was always good in adapting his drum style to the song, never losing his personal touch. One of the things I most admire in him, is that he is a human player, with a good rock feeling.

Now, answering to your questions. Almost all great drumming moments of Queen are in the 70's.

Some moments Live:
Liar (Earls Court 77) I stand in awe everytime I see this.
Some solos in Keep Yourself Alive (specially when he did the samba-like groove with the cowbell, in 1976-78)

Some of the Best Studio moments:
Great King Rat finale
Liar
March of the Black Queen
Death on 2 Legs
Bvcicle Race;
Innuendo;

Hardest Queen Song to Play on the Drums?
Now I'm Here? NO! Seems hard, but it's easy.
The answer is...

... The Loser In The End.

(Genious work by Roger... oh and John's bass is equally divine. Just raise the volume in the end of the song)


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