December 9, 2007

Led Zeppelin - Fool In The Rain

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This groove is HUGE! A classic from the late great John Bonham. This groove was based on the great half time shuffle feel that was pioneered by studio great Bernard Purdie. This is a great feel to play. Be sure to check out the recording to hear how Bonham plays this, particularly with regard to dynamics. Note that  the unaccented snares are ghosted very lightly.

If you want to hear some other nice takes on this feel, check out Steely Dan's Babylon Sisters (Purdie) and Toto's Rosanna (Porcaro).

Check out the the isolated drum track from the record below!