Transcription #2 - Jacob Schrodt
This installment of the NDP’s transcription series spotlights just a small handful of killer performances from Jacob Schrodt. As one of Nashville’s best up-and-coming drummers, Jacob is making a name for himself as a passionate, creative, and energetic player, landing him the drum chair with artists such as Chris August, Andrew Ripp, and Dave Barnes. (Check out Jacob’s NDP interview here - http://bit.ly/gKicef)
Here are a few comments from Jacob on each of these excerpts from his performances:
“Yahweh” - This track was produced by one of my biggest drumming influences, Will Hunt. Will and I came up with the groove for the verses. The song has a pretty standard 6/8 feel, but we spiced up the verses with a syncopated and sometimes linear type groove using the hi hats and floor tom.
“Starry Night” - One of my favorite grooves is a beat that Will Hunt turned me on to back when I lived in Dallas. It uses a very common kick pattern, one that normally begins on beat 1. By starting the pattern on beat 3, it gives the groove an entirely different feel. This groove can be heard on the second verse of “Starry Night.”
“When The Deal Goes Down” (Intro) - The intro groove of this tune was actually inspired by a video Andrew showed me of Dave Barnes behind the kit. Dave was playing a really funky beat with the snares off. This was my take on Dave’s groove. Paul Mabury played drums on the rest of the track.
(Audio clips from each of these tracks are featured above.)