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Doing drum templates is hard. Really hard. With no reference music and just a relentless ticking in my ears, it's hard! But I digress...

This template is the product of a discussion I had with a certain Mr PaulBOwens. It's very heavily influenced by the choppy, pomp-rock of early Queen, specifically around the Queen II album era which is one of my favourite albums of all time. It's full of chops and changes plus lots of tom patterns. For me, it's Queen's best era. I hope it's worked!

There is a tempo change in it from 76bpm to 110bpm at bar 33. The 76bpm section is a swing feel (green). The 110bpm section (blue) is straight and stays at this tempo to the end. There's a couple of messy punch-ins. Sorry about that - it's hard without a tune to guide me!

No idea if it's any use but hopefully someone will have fun with it.

No reverb on the HD upload.


September 29 2016 20:55:53
RickplayerRickplayer cool
June 03 2016 23:06:26
FrankMilFrankMil Such a great piece - magical stuff
+1 June 03 2016 23:07:52 FrankMilFrankMil
I didn't exactly take it down the queen path but had fun with it
March 28 2016 00:28:28
PedersenPedersen My subwoofer headphones are getting decimated by that bassdrum! haha, they're going nuts!

nice template!

+1 March 28 2016 00:33:39 Pedersenmpointon
Thanks, man. I didn't think the kick was *too* far forward! I have a massive Celestion 2x10 bass enhancement speaker in my rig - I think it hides the power of the lows too well!
March 28 2016 11:29:54 PedersenPedersen
i don't think it's your rig, i think it's my headphones overkilling the bass sometimes haha.
March 26 2016 21:11:05
TEE-KWATEE-KWA Such a talented guy with a pair of sticks....nice
March 26 2016 13:25:19
BabbazittBabbazitt yes!!!
March 26 2016 12:34:33
FunkystanFunkystan I'm gonna remove my chimney's lintel and craft a Funkystan "red special" guitar just like Brian May did ^^ It's a challenging moment when facing a drums template I try to make a tune from scratch... It comes to be an upper challenge if some way the starting point is that it could sound like a Mr May track... Many thanks Martin smile.gif
March 26 2016 05:02:46
goldtop68goldtop68 this will get used a lot
March 26 2016 05:00:55
Lenny CowlerLenny Cowler perfect, I like this rhytm,listen and also playsmile.gif
March 26 2016 02:39:29
akethesnakerakethesnaker It`s great!smile.gif
March 25 2016 23:57:38
GuitarPlyrGuitarPlyr Brian May and me like your Drum creation here smile.gif
Sounds like: [ Queen ] [ Roger Taylor ]

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