great drum endings

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I have two concerts next week and I want to do a tasty drum ending to last song we do (it's rock but not very heavy).

I need inspiration! I have tried YouTube searches for "great drum endings" :P and haven't come up with anything. I don't want anything so long that it ends up as a solo, just a bit around the kit that sounds impressive, yet easy to do leading to the band hitting a punch chord finish.

Anyone got suggestions, good tracks to listen to or know any YTube vids I could semi-steal ideas from?

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Limelight. try that, great ending. YYZ too.

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Jellybelly - Smashing Pumpkins. - That one might be a little much though! Still cool to listen to.

Depending on the feel of the song: Ain't Talkin' 'bout Love - Van Halen - bounces along and sounds cool.

Or, when the song is nearing its end. Start with small fills crashing on 1, and just gradually build up to a nice long 4 beat fill around the kit to end on 1.

4 &a 1 - snare

4e&a 1 - snare or snare to tom

3 &a4 &a 1 snare, snare to tom or just toms

3e&a4e&a 1 snare to toms

etc.

I'm sure all of you know the song. So maybe you could switch up the beat in the last measure or so in a way that still follows the chord changes.

Ohhh... Here's a song with a few examples. "Bright Lights" by Matchbox Twenty... I wrote them off at first, but they're pretty good. The song does fade out, but you get a few good ideas before it does.

Good luck sir! Have fun!

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Thanks Rush=L and PP I will certainly go listen .. and try and let you know.

S.

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Rock n Roll from Mr Bonham :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:

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See what you can come up with in the moment!

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Limelight. try that, great ending. YYZ too.

Thanks for the suggestions!

Rush=L tried Limelight, love it, ran out of toms though and didn't sound so good when I did it.

PodP yeah that Jelly one was way too manic for what I'm doing though I love the energy!!

And I tried your suggestion with the snare and toms which does fit in.

Mr.Saturn I completely forgot about the master of endings Bonham! Disn't quite fit with the style I'm playing.

I also tried just going for it but it sounded like the start of the evening when the band is setting up and the drummer bashes around the kit making sure it's set up right.

However I think this may fit if I can get it right in time:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQScQvOqlNk

Nice one Jimmy!

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Very simple... you shouldn't have a problem with it. :thumbsup:

I came up with another one for you, i know you wont use it but ill post it anyway for you to check out 4:45 to 4:54. =love.

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Very simple... you shouldn't have a problem with it. :thumbsup:

I came up with another one for you, i know you wont use it but ill post it anyway for you to check out 4:45 to 4:54. =love.

You are right I won't use it but recon I could learn a thing or two from this guy!!!

Thanks!

Concert is tomorrow so will get something done today. (might try to post an .mp3)

S.

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Funny what you say about Bohnam, cause the ending you linked sounds very Bonham tripletish to me...

Limelight. try that, great ending. YYZ too.

Mr.Saturn I completely forgot about the master of endings Bonham! Disn't quite fit with the style I'm playing.

I also tried just going for it but it sounded like the start of the evening when the band is setting up and the drummer bashes around the kit making sure it's set up right.

However I think this may fit if I can get it right in time:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQScQvOqlNk

Nice one Jimmy!

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Funny what you say about Bohnam, cause the ending you linked sounds very Bonham tripletish to me...

Limelight. try that, great ending. YYZ too.

Mr.Saturn I completely forgot about the master of endings Bonham! Disn't quite fit with the style I'm playing.

I also tried just going for it but it sounded like the start of the evening when the band is setting up and the drummer bashes around the kit making sure it's set up right.

However I think this may fit if I can get it right in time:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQScQvOqlNk

Nice one Jimmy!

umm maybe I'm listening to too many now and getting (easily) confused.!!

Still I just tried a couple so will post those in a new thread...

S.

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Very simple... you shouldn't have a problem with it. :thumbsup:

I came up with another one for you, i know you wont use it but ill post it anyway for you to check out 4:45 to 4:54. =love.

Ooooohhhh... look at Carter GO! One day I shall accomplish a fill/ending/song as awesome as that and then I will stand up, take a bow, and fall over dead. :P

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im just happy to make it through the song correctly without majorly screwing up let alone put a Carter quality end on it!!! though I do like the Bonham touch on anything I can muster up!!!

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"im just happy to make it through the song correctly without majorly screwing up..."

Hehehe - I second that!

Jeremy

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Very simple... you shouldn't have a problem with it. :thumbsup:

I came up with another one for you, i know you wont use it but ill post it anyway for you to check out 4:45 to 4:54. =love.

Ooooohhhh... look at Carter GO! One day I shall accomplish a fill/ending/song as awesome as that and then I will stand up, take a bow, and fall over dead. :P

That is just ridiculous....not even the ending...but the whole song. Wow.

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