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The Beauty Of Simplicity | A Steve Smith Drum Solo Breakdown

By May 31st, 2022No Comments1 min read


Complexity is the death of your self expression, and the way through this is to have faith in the power of SIMPLICITY. Used in a solo or groove this takes the audience on a journey, reaching everyone on an emotional level through the power of STORY. Just like a great martial arts master, great simplicity can give the ILLUSION of complexity, but our instinct knows there is a connecting thread that speaks to our soul like great art always does.

This is a breakdown of Steve Smith’s solo on the recent Journey tour, looking at subdivisions, Konnakol, and jazz history.