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John Bonham's drum groove from the Led Zeppelin 1970 hit, "Immigrant Song", released as a single from their third album, Led Zeppelin III.

The groove reminds of playing Single Paradiddles between the Kick and Snare drum; right hand part on the Kick, left hand on Snare. In fact, you could think of this groove as being broken Single Paradiddles, dropping the two of the left hand strokes on the Snare drum. The sixteenth-note in the parenthesis on the Snare is a ghost-stroke.

The Immigrant Song drum groove has a great rolling effect; repeating throughout the entire song, working with the guitar and bass riff. Get this groove down and you have 95% of the tune finished!




John Bonham - Immigrant Song


Bart Elliott

Bart Elliott is a degreed professional musician with a Bachelor of Music in Percussion Performance, and Master of Music post-graduate work. His 40 years in the music and entertainment industry, over 100 album recordings to his credit, as well as an exhaustive understanding of contemporary and classical music makes him a complete and skilled master musician.

Bart continues to work as an active drummer, percussionist, composer, producer, music arranger, director, comedian, MC, educator, writer and visual artist. He is the creator of DrummerCafe.com, which he founded in December of 1996.



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