The Grudge (by Tool) – Closing Drum Solo

This is the last thirty seconds of The Grudge by Tool…which pretty much the drum set solo of the song. I first transcribed it…and have now made a video. Let me know what you think!


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5 Responses to The Grudge (by Tool) – Closing Drum Solo

  1. Heather says:

    I’m thinking…

    I love the slow motion, especially at the end. Awesome job David!

    And I’m wondering who conceived and/or invented cymbals….

  2. FADI says:

    The origins of cymbals can be traced back to prehistoric times. The ancient Egyptian cymbals closely resembled our own. The British Museum possesses two pairs, thirteen centimetres in diameter, one of which was found in the coffin of the mummy of Ankhhape, a sacred musician. Those used by the Assyrians were both plate- and cup-shaped, those of the Ancient Persians large-sized plates, made of brass, known as Sanj. The Greek cymbals were cup- or bell-shaped, and may be seen in the hands of innumerable fauns and satyrs in sculptures and on painted vases. The word cymbal is derived from the Latin cymbalum, which itself derives from the Greek word kumbalom, meaning a small bowl.

  3. Heather says:

    Awe, thanks Drew. I was aiming more for the thoughts running through the person’s mind as they created the first one. (it’s original purpose/motivation/inspiration) I mean, I doubt it was, “I make shiny round disk and then bang with stick, make music”… But I guess you never know. 🙂

  4. Valter says:

    Listen to drummers like Buddy Rich, Bill Bruford (YES), John Bonham, Will Kennedy. They all play 4 and 5 piece sets. Most polepe play 4 and 5 piece sets. The best drummers are the ones who can make a 4 piece set sound like an entire orchestra. Your main goal should be to have great time, and to be a musical drummer who doesn’t overplay. The more drums and cymbals you have, the more things you’re going to want to hit. That’s the nature of us drummers. the drummers who get the most gigs and earn the most money, are the guys and gals who know how to play for the song. Most traditional jazz and rock, Latin and country gigs, don’t require a drummer to be doing a bunch of fills and showing off. However, some situations require a larger set, and different percussion instruments.My suggestion, learn to play a 4 or 5 piece set well. Learn your craft. Sound great before looking cool.References :

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