Top 3 Danny Carey Drum Beats Top 3 Danny Carey Drum Beats Every Drummer Should Know SHEET MUSIC SIGN UP FOR A MEMBERSHIP Be sure and leave a comment below! 21 comments on “Top 3 Danny Carey Drum Beats” Jeremy Smith says: April 18, 2020 at 3:40 pm Have you checked out Austin Burcham’s breakdown of some of DC’s groove in his live performance of Pneuma? Worth taking a look see But, always good to get these tasteful jambites from you Reply Tim B. - SDS Staff Teacher says: April 20, 2020 at 8:42 am Hey Jeremy! Yeah, both Stephen and I love Austin’s channel – the Danny Carey video recently was another great addition! Reply Sean Baker says: April 18, 2020 at 3:50 pm Thanks for the lesson✔✔? Reply Terry Stowers says: April 19, 2020 at 1:25 pm I’m with you. I’ve seen footage and heard Tool on CD, and I don’t get into it. They’re incredible, no question about it. I appreciate that they’re unique, like Primus is unique. There’s no mistaking them. I’m a groove, feel kinda guy. I don’t care for math rock, like Dream Theater, if that’s a fair example. Danny Carey is a monster player, and definitely worthy of the praise he receives. Reply Brian Whitaker says: April 18, 2020 at 3:53 pm Eulogy was interesting and fun to listen to and play. The other two are in the category of those skills (as in a number of other instruments) that are so complicated they only impress other very accomplished drummers – but are not fun to listen to – sometimes to the point of being unpleasant and grating. Sorry Reply Tim B. - SDS Staff Teacher says: April 20, 2020 at 8:44 am I hear ya Brian – different strokes for different folks. No denying Danny is great at what he does and a TON of people love it. Tool isn’t the first band I choose to listen to ever though haha. Reply Jp says: April 18, 2020 at 7:31 pm Killer lesson dude. Thanks for the time it took to get it . . . many thanks. Reply Erwin says: April 19, 2020 at 2:47 am Thank you Stephen for that. I learned the Schism beat years ago, but it may also be the easier of the three. Danny Carey, the master of polyrhythms. As Tool voice Maynard Keenan says, “Metal for thinking men.” With DC you can really say that. Or “Metal from a thinking man. Reply Craig says: April 19, 2020 at 3:55 am DC is one of my favourite drummers and you nailed it. Top playing and thanks for the lesson. I’m sure the wife will be happy to listen to me practicing these beats too!?? Reply Gaby says: April 19, 2020 at 6:23 am Thank you man for taking the time a make this lesson, Danny its a great drummer. I will make my best to learn this beats. Reply Tim B. - SDS Staff Teacher says: April 20, 2020 at 8:51 am Let us know how it goes Gaby! Thanks for watching! Reply Antti says: April 19, 2020 at 6:57 am Hey, I noticed you’re using a modern vintage head on the snare – which version is that and how are you finding it? Reply Tim B. - SDS Staff Teacher says: April 20, 2020 at 8:51 am Hey Antti! It is the Aquarian Modern Vintage on the batter for the snare. Stephen is endorsed by Aquarian so they ship to his studio, but Sweetwater carries the Modern Vintage stuff by Aquarian if you are looking to order yourself! Reply Antti says: April 21, 2020 at 3:21 am Thanks, can you tell which one it is? they come in 7mil, 10mil and two-ply? I’m especially curious about the 2-ply modern vintage two and its sensitivity..? Reply Tim B. - SDS Staff Teacher says: April 21, 2020 at 3:13 pm I’m actually not sure :/ – I know it is one ply, not sure which though. Stephen has gotten the best results in the studio with one-ply stuff (as of late). Reply Will Speer says: April 19, 2020 at 1:39 pm Please tell me how you got your snare to sound like it does. And thanks for the lessons. Reply Tim B. - SDS Staff Teacher says: April 20, 2020 at 8:49 am Hey Will! Great question. The top snare head is a “modern vintage” by Aquarian. The bottom is (I believe) Aquarian’s ‘classic snare side’ head. The bottom head is cranked tight, the top head is also tuned “up” but not cranked. After that, it is just how you hit it and how you mix it. Reply Norval says: April 19, 2020 at 4:15 pm This is awesome Stephen! Tool is 100% of the reason I am learning the drums. I spent a week in January transcribing JUST the time changes in “Schism” into a sequencer. When it came time to input the actual beats, I decided it would probably be quicker and a whole lot more useful to actually learn how to play the drums. Another big reason to learn was to rehab from a devastating spinal injury… and stave off dementia (I’m 62)… and these demanding polymeters with both hands and feet going hammer and tongs are PERFECT! Should keep me busy for the next 30 years :) By which time I might be up to half speed… Thanks for a great lesson and thanks to the team at SDS for a truly great and inclusive learning experience. Norv Reply Tim B. - SDS Staff Teacher says: April 20, 2020 at 8:47 am Hey Norv! Yes – transcribing, drumming, learning – all great ways to keep the mind sharp. Glad you are digging the Danny Carey stuff. I haven’t ever done a deep dive into his drumming so it was fun to transcribe this stuff for Stephen to teach during the lesson. Reply Francis says: April 20, 2020 at 10:04 pm Thanks for sending this out, and for making it easy even for a beginner to understand polyrhythms, and within the grasp of being able to play it successfully! SDS rocks! Reply Tim B. - SDS Staff Teacher says: April 21, 2020 at 3:04 pm Glad you dig it Francis! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me via e-mail if anyone answers my comment.