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What if funk/fusion drummer Dennis Chambers was the drummer for Tool?

(Don’t tell Danny Carey.)

Dennis is known for his legendary backbeat and funky style. So of course we felt mischievous and we dared him to try playing “Schism”, one of Tool’s biggest songs. It’s full of odd time signatures, quick, complex changes and unexpected accents, and Dennis had never heard it before.

But we didn’t ask him to learn the real drum parts: we wanted to see what he’d come up with on his own after hearing the song once. While you’ll hear the song with drums in this video, Dennis was actually listening to a drumless track.

“This is not me,” he warned us as he listened through the track, but “in my younger days, this would’ve been up my alley!”

How will Dennis Chambers not only learn a song he’s never heard before, but in a style he’s unfamiliar with - and in odd time, at that?

Since the song doesn’t have a drum track, he listens for two things: the style and the time signature. Watch Dennis’ playthrough where he gives it his own spin. It’s solid, it’s groovy, and there’s some unexpected footwork later on. It’s amazing how much a song can change with a different approach on the drums.

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Drumeo
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Mike Rancour
Mike Rancour 8 dias atrás
@Juan L. Alonso G. He studied I believe
Mike Rancour
Mike Rancour 8 dias atrás
Hahaha yes piece's fitdarnright! Like the drumline good set tune a bit.... dealing with this great band always gets a Smile for they brought for us from mid 90$
Aaron Mutch
Aaron Mutch 12 dias atrás
Holy crap. BRvid has been trying to get me to watch this video for weeks. I’m so glad I finally clicked on it. This dude is a genius to just make up drum licks for a song he heard once. Absolutely amazing rendition and super funky
Casper Maul
Casper Maul 13 dias atrás
@Juan L. Alonso G. Iii
Maciej Naruk
Maciej Naruk 15 dias atrás
@Juan L. Alonso G. you uh7yl
Eric
Eric 15 dias atrás
He may not like it, but he knows the pieces fit.
Squirtle squad
Squirtle squad 19 horas atrás
Bro if I was I woman I’d get with you for how smooth that was
Eric
Eric Dia atrás
@SEVERED EDGES I mean, he said out loud in the video that he doesn't. I'm going to take his word for it.
SEVERED EDGES
SEVERED EDGES Dia atrás
Nice! lol , nah Bruh you know he likes it !!
Jonny Rayner
Jonny Rayner 2 dias atrás
So true dude
FleaStar
FleaStar 2 dias atrás
Man I was stoned and sleepy and didn't got the joke till the third time
Matthew Rapp
Matthew Rapp 2 dias atrás
Dennis, that was truly impressive. I've been a fan of Tool since my teen years in the early '90's and for the first run through of the song, without ever hearing the drum track, I'm just floored. Bravo sir!
Dustin Hellstern
Dustin Hellstern Dia atrás
As a Bassist who LOVES Tool, I’ve been saying it for years: Justin C. has NO low end. He may have a degree & a picky producer…but a Bassist with no low end is usually the product of a Guitarist who ends up playing bass..lol
George J
George J 19 horas atrás
Yeah, but it sounds cool
Parrish Muhoberac
Parrish Muhoberac 20 horas atrás
@Dustin Hellstern YES!! ok I've been trying to explain that to people for so many YEARS!!! It's like the Bass and Guitar have switched roles. The guitar has way more low end, and mainly 5th chords, whereas the BASS does the higher, more melodic stuff. What I've noticed about earlier things like AENIMA album is that the guitar will stay on D, yet if you listen closely, the bass moves from chord to chord. it's INTERESTING, and it's what creates their "SIGNATURE" sound.
Craig Soderberg
Craig Soderberg 12 dias atrás
I would've liked to have seen Dennis hearing what the actual recording sounded like for his reaction to the actual parts.
C N
C N Dia atrás
@benharrison8855 hahah it's all good, I wasn't trying to be a dick either just pointing out I can't see a link here no matter how hard I try. Have a good one brutha
benharrison8855
benharrison8855 Dia atrás
@C N must be, my bad
C N
C N 2 dias atrás
@benharrison8855 or links aren't allowed, setting like that. Obviously not ahadowbanned because I'm replying to you here
C N
C N 2 dias atrás
@benharrison8855 maybe you're shadowbanned or something, there's no link in this thread any amount of days ago.
benharrison8855
benharrison8855 2 dias atrás
@C N 7 days ago, use your eyes.
Politic Fish
Politic Fish 11 dias atrás
This is what greatness looks like. It’s not perfect, it’s real. Seeing him learn in the moment was badass. Keep making moves!
K-Los
K-Los 7 dias atrás
Love that. “It’s not perfect, it’s real” 🙏🏼
ShartimusPrime
ShartimusPrime Mês atrás
Thank you so much Drumeo and Dennis Chambers!! This was so freaken awesome to see, I loved it!!
Ryan The Guitar Guy
Ryan The Guitar Guy 2 dias atrás
yo i remember watching you when i first got a transformers toy and i would watch you instead of reading the instructions because i always liked learning from watching and you were my favorite
TruthUnderFire
TruthUnderFire 11 dias atrás
WORD!
Toku_Visor
Toku_Visor 19 dias atrás
The early 2000’s really are coming back it seems lol
Red
Red Mês atrás
Heeeey Shartimus!
Dahhm Life
Dahhm Life Mês atrás
Shartimus, Shartimus, Shartimus, Prime!
clarkwgriswold22
clarkwgriswold22 8 dias atrás
as always he can and does deliver... but i would love stage 1 the song, stage 2 his interpretation, and stage 3 him hearing what the drummer did. not because he does a bad job but cause i'd love to hear his take of what was actually done for the song vs his one take. granted his one take is at a HUGE disadvantage. but it'd be cool
Sterling
Sterling Dia atrás
I had the same thought
Luis Afonso
Luis Afonso 3 dias atrás
so damn cool video, seeing him playing with his eyes cosed and feeling the vibes and the tunes to perform his own version, so delightful!!! Great video
Gun Drummer
Gun Drummer 7 dias atrás
Dang that was really good haha
Sebastian Ag
Sebastian Ag 5 dias atrás
At the end you should have played the real song back to him and filmed his reaction to it. Would be really interesting to hear him compare his interpretation of the song to the real one. I did enjoy this a lot regardless and Dennis did a superb job with his interpretation!
m
m 2 dias atrás
I can't believe they don't do this. This is the first one of these I've watched, and I was waiting for it.
Christian Kelley
Christian Kelley Mês atrás
Please do more of these concepts where people try to play over a song they’ve never heard. I saw the Enter Sandman one & that one’s brilliant too but this concept is awesome. I loved this.
Arthur Henrici
Arthur Henrici 4 dias atrás
Whiskey In The Jar, Suicide & Redemption, Would?, Smoking Snakes, Land of Confusion.... So many great songs to try out
mastod0n1
mastod0n1 8 dias atrás
@Nicholas P yes. By Larnell Lewis, best known as the drummer for Snarky Puppy. He had the drum track included with what he was given to listen to, which is important to know when reading and contributing to the conversation here. Larnell is a legend in his own right, in my opinion, so him having the drum track to go off of shouldn't discredit how well he did in that video either.
mastod0n1
mastod0n1 8 dias atrás
@Harvey Gitarista that's extra unfair because Polyphia writes a lot of their stuff in DAWs with midi before figuring out how to play it on their instruments. That's what gives them their unique sound. They are all world class musicians in their own right but the way they write their parts is soooo different from the traditional approach.
Nicholas P
Nicholas P 9 dias atrás
Was the enter sandman one done on this channel?
Ryan Lerigo-Jones
Ryan Lerigo-Jones 4 dias atrás
So much respect for Dennis, a true legend and yet here's proof of absolutely no ego whatsoever. Amazing player, amazing human.
Sheridan Lacy
Sheridan Lacy 4 dias atrás
Around 8:30 he let the music take him imo, really cool to see 🥁 the whole song was amazing 🤩 thanks for sharing 🙏
O P
O P 9 dias atrás
5/8 and 7/8 in the verses, 6/8 and 7/8 in the interludes. He starts playing time in 4/4 over the existing 5/8 7/8 groove at 6.30ish. Super super cool the way he can play fluently over the odd time stuff. Made it sound super musical and expressive.
king Buzzo
king Buzzo 6 dias atrás
my god. understandably, he got tripped up a little from a few of the time changes but for a first attempt "sight reading", this is absolutely amazing. if he gave it 2 more runs, it would have been note for note perfect.
Dalian Moya
Dalian Moya 24 dias atrás
“I’m quite sure it was wrong, but it felt great to me.” A real musician.
zaxmaxlax
zaxmaxlax 4 dias atrás
@Gateway833 Exactly my point, I'm not dissing tool, I'm just stating facts.
Gateway833
Gateway833 4 dias atrás
@zaxmaxlax the bass riff and lyrics is the entire song basically you can change the drums and the song would still be the same for the most part basically like you said
C N
C N 4 dias atrás
@zaxmaxlax yeah true if you're just jamming along like in this video
zaxmaxlax
zaxmaxlax 5 dias atrás
@C N Yes, the original drum track is totaly irrelevant
C N
C N 5 dias atrás
@zaxmaxlax what does that even mean? The original drum tracks are irrelevant to the song? Are you attemtping to have a controversial Tool take or something?
Rileybob
Rileybob 2 dias atrás
"This is not my cup of tea." But of course, close your eyes, ride the spiral until the end... and find the pieces fit. Crushed it! 🤘🤘
SonikGold
SonikGold 2 dias atrás
Dennis Chambers is an amazing drummer, but it's obvious he's not comfortable with the track, yet. I'd love to hear what a polished version by him sounds like. Mad respect for him allowing such raw footage to be shown. Saw him live a couple decades ago.
Carl Stanton
Carl Stanton 4 dias atrás
I always find it fascinating how different drummers interpret a song,back when I was in a band,we went through a few drummers over the years. the same song played by a different drummer,with a different style, playing a different rhythm/beat can drastically change the sound of a song. this was a really interesting video,and great to see you still challenge yourself and come out on top. bravo friend,love the original,and love your version too. 🎉
Keenan Powers
Keenan Powers 3 dias atrás
I'd love to hear him react to the actual song afterwards including the drums
John Prather
John Prather Mês atrás
Yeah we definitely need him hearing the original drum part, and we DEFINITELY need "Danny Carey reacts to Dennis Chambers writing a drum part for his song".
Tim Dooley
Tim Dooley 9 dias atrás
I agree with this on an existential, political, religious, esoterical level
Scrapsteen Life In The Forks
YUP!!!! @tool
Good Medicine
Good Medicine 11 dias atrás
I'd love to see it both ways! Would be cool to watch Dennis listen to the original and like you said Danny's reaction to Dennis version which was made on the spot!
Dave Furbush
Dave Furbush 12 dias atrás
YES!!!!
Dino Spumoni
Dino Spumoni 12 dias atrás
@Tony Allen I listened to him listening to the song with full percussion idk what you were listening to
Lucian V.
Lucian V. 4 dias atrás
That was mind-blowing!!! And it was his first attempt at it, start to finish with some improve at the end. Just...amazing.
Null
Null 20 horas atrás
This was cool af. It was really rad to watch him learn and assemble grooves while playing. The double bass was totally unexpected.
Stoney Girl
Stoney Girl 5 dias atrás
Blown away, love this song (as-is) but I love this rendition. Would love to see Danny Carey react to it, he'd probably love it.
Coastfog
Coastfog 4 dias atrás
When a first try is better than any try I could ever play... Amazing skill on many levels!
Turkinator101
Turkinator101 26 dias atrás
The way he just fell in the groove like he was meant to be there, despite the style being totally out of his element.. Masterclass musicianship, nothing short of it!!
Andrew Hazlewood
Andrew Hazlewood 19 dias atrás
@Jake Zee brvid.net/u-shortsotjgtBs2RLk?feature=share here’s Dennis’ reaction after hearing Danny’s part included, I think Dennis done a great job all things considered, I felt he was along the right lines obviously with us knowing how it originally sounds , it was never going to be perfect but had he listen to it a few times I think it would of been really interesting to see how much different it would of been
Jake Zee
Jake Zee 20 dias atrás
gotta disagree. He totally missed the groove because he was never shown it. He didn't even get to hear the original drums, which is the forefront of the song itself.
Math.
Math. 20 dias atrás
Proving that, when we're talking music, there's no "wrong" answers!
thegreatmrp
thegreatmrp 24 dias atrás
​@Casey Casey for real I wasnt expecting or ready, it just took me.
Casey Casey
Casey Casey 25 dias atrás
gave me chills.....
Jax Teller
Jax Teller 15 horas atrás
This Guy Rocks I’m impressed you’ve never heard Tool before but you picked it right up. Great ear for drum beats. 😁👍🏻
Oscar Tovar
Oscar Tovar 21 hora atrás
Incluso, me atrevo a decir de que el tema se escucha aún más complicado con la composición de Dennis! Impresionante como coloco el Crash a ambientar un poco...
screamengine
screamengine 7 dias atrás
Dennis is incredible. He knew where the pieces fit. Kept a beat and never fell away! :)
The Nth Eric
The Nth Eric 6 dias atrás
The start was a bit timid and I was kind of expecting Dennis to be caught off guard by the middle part where the whole theme suddenly changes. However, what really sold it to me was the end. It flowed amazingly naturally and delivered a strong finish for the song. As others said: The pieces fit.
S Howard
S Howard 3 dias atrás
The start gave me chills within seconds, he really stepped up and it surprised me!
Brandon Scott
Brandon Scott Mês atrás
I really appreciate Dennis showing us this vulnerable side of his playing. I’ve had to play songs at gigs that I’ve never heard before and I feel like it’s a very important/overlooked skill to learn as a working musician. Great Job!!!
dh
dh 18 dias atrás
I got fired from my band of 12 years so I had to join several new bands and I've been spending a lot of time playing songs I don't know I keep my eyes closed I can't waste any energy with my eyes
J D Jones
J D Jones 25 dias atrás
Massive
Rick Simmons
Rick Simmons Mês atrás
Well said!!!
Julian Sundström
Julian Sundström Mês atrás
@Myprivateyoutube that made zero sense but whatever. . Byeee
Myprivateyoutube
Myprivateyoutube Mês atrás
@Julian Sundström LoL This is like people who say Phil Rudd is awesome cuz "pocket" Y'all are funny
Eric Iocca
Eric Iocca 10 dias atrás
That was crazy! Toward the end there were parts where he really started sounding like how Danny plays it. Nice work man!
Spacey Cave Co.
Spacey Cave Co. 8 dias atrás
Give Dennis a day or less and I think we wouldn't be able to tell the difference between he and Danny anymore. For his first time, that's very impressive!
Saw Boss
Saw Boss 8 dias atrás
That was really neat
Eric Iocca
Eric Iocca 8 dias atrás
@Tyler Stecker no kidding!
Tyler Stecker
Tyler Stecker 8 dias atrás
Yeah that's what I thought too! Obviously there are differences but so many similarities too! Amazing to see him come up with that on the spot.
Dominic King
Dominic King 12 dias atrás
The way he smiles at 10:06 you can tell he's really enjoying the pure musicianship of it despite tool not being his thing
Andrew Hinds
Andrew Hinds 10 dias atrás
@CQBFugitives Damned right!
CQBFugitives
CQBFugitives 10 dias atrás
Hearing and playing along to something that makes u smile like that has gotta be the best feeling in music
phil day
phil day 11 dias atrás
I wonder if he is smiling at the lyric "I know the pieces fit" after playing this song with goofy time signatures
Jeffrey Arroyo
Jeffrey Arroyo 11 dias atrás
That's how a lot of people get turned onto tool. I've had several friends who absolutely did not listen to or even like tool. I've turned a few of them by getting them to actually listen to the "technical" aspect of it. Once they actually "listened" to it, they saw the genius behind their orchestration.
ruben
ruben 9 dias atrás
“Not my cup of tea”, proceeds to do it perfectly as if he was destined to play this.
Thomaz Maciel
Thomaz Maciel 3 dias atrás
@Wakefield He's not off... He's playing it in a different style altogether. But musically, he's not off in any way.
Jourdan Sarpy
Jourdan Sarpy 4 dias atrás
@Wakefield he was playing he’s own original drum piece dude.
Wakefield
Wakefield 5 dias atrás
Bruh he was was way off 😂.. on time but way off
The Wrist Rebellion
The Wrist Rebellion 9 dias atrás
Wooooow. This was not only impressive, but somehow watching him play this and get into it actually gave me such a deep emotional feeling. Awesome. More videos with this man doing this very thing, please!
The Wrist Rebellion
The Wrist Rebellion 2 dias atrás
@Joe Hammond totally agreed... When he started smiling at the end it hit me so hard dude. Like this man was working hard for so much of this song to try and nail it, and at the end he really just let go and freed himself mentally of that responsibility to instead play what felt right and you can see exactly when it happens. I couldn't help but smile at the same time. It was almost a reflex. I've been there while jamming with people. I know that smile.
Joe Hammond
Joe Hammond 2 dias atrás
I was watching with my mouth hanging open and a level of joy from hearing this interpretation of a song I love so much that I haven’t felt in a long time
Robert Brown
Robert Brown 7 dias atrás
Right! Gave me goosebumps
Axolot
Axolot Mês atrás
Please have Danny Carrey react to this !
DrDisInfect 😷
DrDisInfect 😷 13 dias atrás
Wtf no
Kitchens. With Leon
Kitchens. With Leon 14 dias atrás
Danny Carrey likes this 👍
BazzfromtheBackground
BazzfromtheBackground 25 dias atrás
@Aussie Hardwood So why did you watch the video? Or are you just here to comment you don't like a thing?
Poopface Loser
Poopface Loser 25 dias atrás
@TaintRight yes, a ton of posers still buy tickets to tool, just as they did with limp biscuit. (= And let's put it this way, if you can't handle my opinion then you can't handle anything more than a boring band like Tool. Get well soon.
TaintRight
TaintRight 25 dias atrás
@Poopface Loser really? Last time I checked their tickets are over 300 for nosebleed sections..and none of your favorite bands can do what they do..
colin atherton
colin atherton 4 dias atrás
This is absolutely fascinating, not only is it incredibly impressive how Dennis can flow and be so creative with a very challenging song but just to see a brilliant musician produce a completely fresh take on the entire song is brilliant. Thanks Dennis.
FerrisLedbetter
FerrisLedbetter 11 dias atrás
He said he had “a problem with this.” He said “it wasn’t his cup of tea”. But by minute 10:08 he knew…the pieces fit.
I_don't_give_a_care
I_don't_give_a_care 7 dias atrás
Hey same exact joke as 30 other people. Good job.
JAKE W JONES
JAKE W JONES 14 horas atrás
Kudos to Dennis for taking this challenge and doing so well with it. You can see it is a tough struggle but his talent pulls it off. It isn't a matter of lack of talent. It is just a lack of knowing the song. He kicks ass keeping up with it. Great job.
Sal Paradise
Sal Paradise 2 dias atrás
I Love DC's Pearl Masters kit in 'Purple Craze II', and he does a great job of putting beats to the Tool track. He sounds a bit like Bill Bruford, who was a prog drummer with a bit of funk!
Simon
Simon Mês atrás
"I'm quite sure it was wrong... But it felt great to me" is the absolute essence of drumming just for the vibes. You don't always have to be practiced and perfect in every situation, just enjoy yourself. Gotta respect that.
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Dude I thought it was cool. Gave me chills
evanisovich
evanisovich 26 dias atrás
@Mezmerizer02 hehe, that’s why (or should be why) we get into it in the first place 😄
Jesse Ellis
Jesse Ellis Mês atrás
Nice freestyle brother!. Well done
Draeas
Draeas Mês atrás
@RainbowGravity Absolutely, enjoyment is the key. We do this because we love it! For 99% of us, music is never chosen as a 9-5, it's something we loved that turned INTO a living.
Draeas
Draeas Mês atrás
Was about to say the same thing- there are no 'wrong' timings or notes in music! If it sounds 'wrong' to you, it's probably just heavy jazz and you're not ready yet 😜 (Just kidding obviously)
Fugo TheGhoul
Fugo TheGhoul 2 dias atrás
as soon as he started i got goosebumps all over my body, this is really good man 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Abdullah Usman
Abdullah Usman 10 dias atrás
I love Tool and this song as well, but Dennis absolutely floored me with this man! No complaints! This was amazing to watch!
Aaron Newman
Aaron Newman 13 dias atrás
Even as a non musician, it is clear this man has mastered his craft and that alone makes the video worthwhile, and to see him do a fantastic interpretation of one of my favorite songs by one of my favorite artists is icing on the cake. Superb job truly.
Alexander Sillan
Alexander Sillan 7 dias atrás
Dennis is the man… What a champ, just shut his eyes and let his heart go for it. I love TOOL and I reckon Dennis could step in for Danny any day
Gimpit
Gimpit Mês atrás
I wish youd have showed his reaction to hearing the actual parts after his rendition. That wouldve been really cool
Teddy Bullard
Teddy Bullard Mês atrás
Naw. Dennis version better
Warghoul
Warghoul Mês atrás
@Col. Radec sure it would have
Col. Radec
Col. Radec Mês atrás
That would have added. Nothing to the video
Warghoul
Warghoul Mês atrás
Me toi
Karrax
Karrax Mês atrás
Yea
TheFutureofScience
TheFutureofScience 4 dias atrás
I see so many “So and so professional drummer hears Tool for the first time,” and you know that it’s total clickbait bullshit. But with this one, I definitely believe that he hadn’t heard them before. It’s a joy to watch someone with such a strong musical background discover Tool.
Stez'
Stez' 15 horas atrás
@Gus Maia Leaning toward that too Gus. He did a great job and I respect the talent on display, but you can't tell me he hadn't listened to the actual song with Danny's drumming first to get a feel for how it's supposed to sound etc. Highly doubt this is just straight off the bat. There is camera and scene cuts for reason.
Gus Maia
Gus Maia 2 dias atrás
I think this is clickbait bs as well, just with better production and acting
Luke Autosymbol
Luke Autosymbol 3 dias atrás
I got that impression as well. You can see it as he listens...he clearly takes feeling the groove and finding the pocket seriously.
Matthew Ehlert
Matthew Ehlert 7 dias atrás
I'm a huge Tool fan, bravo, thoroughly enjoyed your interpretation.
Ron Allen
Ron Allen 12 dias atrás
That was so good! Eyes-wateringly good.
WaywardVerve
WaywardVerve 12 dias atrás
The build at 9:15.... incredible! Then the breakdown follows and you can see dennis crack that grin and look across "you cheeky buggers" He was so in it! This man is a god amongst mortals.
Flynn's Arcade
Flynn's Arcade Mês atrás
I'm in awe really. Imagine being 60 years old and never heard a TOOL song in your life much less Danny Carey. Then someone springs "Schism" on you for 1 play and says "Now you play it" for the whole internet and TOOL fans to hear and judge. This is a stunning effort. Dennis is just beyond incredible. If you think you could do better, go listen to something like “Above & Below” by The Brecker Brothers one time and see how you fare.
Conor M. H.
Conor M. H. 11 dias atrás
He has definitely heard Tool before, it’s just not something he ever paid any attention to.
Koi Noval
Koi Noval 15 dias atrás
@Travis Prugh yeah some, but remember also the god's drummers favorite is Buddy Rich and Purdie and so many more in jazz, funk genre
Travis Prugh
Travis Prugh 16 dias atrás
@Koi Noval just remember your favorite drummers favorite drummer is John Bonham.
Joseph Smith
Joseph Smith 26 dias atrás
My only complaint is maybe a little too much snare for me, but other than that it was pretty good.
Shaun Curtis
Shaun Curtis 29 dias atrás
@Waywolf Jones Resist!
Gerad Deuvall
Gerad Deuvall 2 dias atrás
I absolutely love Dennis Chambers and Danny Carey, both. THis was very interesting to listen to and I was very much entertained at how this turned out. I was not disappointed at all :)
Whoisnt Whoisit
Whoisnt Whoisit 9 dias atrás
By the second verse he was pretty well aligned with the song! Sounded pretty damn good from then on, just got better and better as he got comfortable with the song! My face was lit up like a christmas tree by the end! Loved it!
cryptorich
cryptorich 9 dias atrás
Chills man! Actual chills. That was truly incredible! 🤘
Andrew Baier
Andrew Baier 19 horas atrás
Got into a good groove after the first 1st min of playing. Sounds great Gotta love that smile at the end
Jeffrey Cooley
Jeffrey Cooley Mês atrás
"I'm pretty sure that was wrong, but it felt great to me." That felt great for all of us. That was awesome to listen too. These kind of super fresh takes by masters will only be a joy to listen to. Keep 'em coming.
Wade Brashear
Wade Brashear Mês atrás
Seriously, it gave me tingles watching him almost effortlessly navigate his way through the song. It was so good! While there are songs I've successfully played after hearing once, none of them were Tool songs or anything else as intricate as Schism. Crazy good!
Mr Ren
Mr Ren Mês atrás
The way he said it was so genuine and encouraging
drumcatnau
drumcatnau 14 horas atrás
Imagine if he'd had the chance to put in some syncopation… very impressive.
MTheoryCrypto
MTheoryCrypto 2 dias atrás
Impressed. I would love to hear what he thinks about Danny Carey and his drumming ability. I feel Danny is God mode.
Jonathan Dedit
Jonathan Dedit Dia atrás
An instant smile on my face. This man sure not as mathematic as carey but bruh this is just insane how you put your groove in there.
Phil Knowles
Phil Knowles 3 dias atrás
I was lucky enough to see Dennis a long time ago when he came to Christchurch for a drum workshop in the 90s. And the guy from Living Colour came at one stage too. Amazing talent!
Parrish Muhoberac
Parrish Muhoberac 18 horas atrás
@Phil Knowles yeah, one of these videos he's using 7as, and it's a promo for Vic firth I think.. but he's playing 4 time signatures on each limb. It's crazy. The double kick. Nuts.
Phil Knowles
Phil Knowles 20 horas atrás
@Parrish Muhoberac epic! I will have to look them up. Honestly he was amazing live, and here in little old Christchurch of all places. I remember him having this big rant about size 7A drumsticks being the only ones he used or something, but it was thirty years ago 😂😂
Parrish Muhoberac
Parrish Muhoberac 20 horas atrás
@Phil Knowles YEAH LIVING COLOUR - Will Calhoun is AMAZING, and does a bunch of these types of videos on here... theres a 17minute solo where he's also using these finger-triggered multi-pad things. AWESOME STUFF. have a search for them!
Brent Brewington
Brent Brewington Mês atrás
“I’m pretty sure it was wrong, but it felt right to me” Right on, Mr. Chambers. That’s totally the mindset I love with this video
RobsTone
RobsTone Mês atrás
Would have been funny if we could see him listen to the original right after his attempt.
John Connors
John Connors Mês atrás
If only we could be so “wrong”, right?
Lubar1279
Lubar1279 Mês atrás
El mejor comentario
AZTECHOPS
AZTECHOPS Mês atrás
I’m weak! 🤣🤣
John Jarrell
John Jarrell Mês atrás
This just underscored Danny Carey's role in creating the Tool sound. Really it's kinda messed up that he listened to this song without drums as his introduction to Tool.
StockChartArt
StockChartArt Dia atrás
He completely kills it. Beautiful! True professional!
Mircea Agrigoroaie
Mircea Agrigoroaie 6 dias atrás
That's years of experience right there. Amazing how he adapted the pieces on the timings
Shuborno Biswas
Shuborno Biswas 4 dias atrás
That was magnificent - what a wonderful interpretation.
Johnny Hunter
Johnny Hunter 12 dias atrás
It'd be cool to include some snippets of him hearing the track with the original drums *after* he plays his interpretation, so we can see his reaction to how Carey played some of the sections.
Adam
Adam Mês atrás
The fact that he can just HEAR a Prog song and jump in with never even hearing the original part let alone the song before is just a testament to how skilled of a musician Dennis is. 10/10 amazing job. Drumeo, awesome editing and production as usual, you guys are amazing for the drumming community! Love it guys!
Guy Whose opinions will offend you
@Pandemos I'm not classically trained at all of the instruments that I play, but I'm trained with vocals. I was always really good at listening to music, and I could repeat without sheet music and I doubt that I could be classically due to my dyslexia/dyscalculia because I'm lost if I'm forced to read music. I didn't know that Danny would be classically trained, but I'd figure suggest that his work reflects that.
Pandemos
Pandemos 5 dias atrás
@Guy Whose opinions will offend you i work with a guy who is classically trained and has been all over the world as a professional percussionist with dozens of orchestras and groups. He said doing a Danny Carey course was one of the more interesting things he's learned because it was so different and the timing was so esoteric. I've seen this same guy listen to a song once and perfectly replay it, even guessing how the drum set is lined up. It's nuts to see people with that sort of experience.
Scott Allen
Scott Allen 11 dias atrás
@Bogme That's a great analysis.I have reasonably good ears and have had cover songs and such thrown at me that as a bass player i can pick up 90% of the before the end.Also have the added advantage of looking at what the guitar players are doing if its a riff/set chord structure to follow/learn from as well. But it is a learned "trick".I can make a bass part that will fit for a song I've never heard but it wont be like the original.
Matheus de Souza
Matheus de Souza 13 dias atrás
*A great percussionist
Diogo Mori
Diogo Mori Mês atrás
He's a genius drummer, badass!
Lord_Dingles
Lord_Dingles 11 dias atrás
I stumbled upon this video and it’s so freakin cool. His interpretation is so good and he adapts to unexpected changes so fast! This was honestly delightful to watch
Diesel
Diesel 2 dias atrás
As much as this *really* threw me off at my core, I was surprised at how well he nailed the change at "the poetry that comes..." and super impressed that within a beat or two of a time/rhythm/motif change he could tell if he'd "missed" it and seamlessly carry his drum line into it or keep a simple-ish cymbal rhythm until he felt it out. I'm thoroughly impressed with his control, understanding, confidence in not hesitating or faltering just because he doesn't know a song top to bottom, and really just his overall skill. Plus, the face of anyone with a level of musical understanding taking in TOOL for the first time is priceless, I just want to see his reaction to *actually* hearing Danny Carey 😁😁
msdhark
msdhark 5 dias atrás
This was great, I thouroughly enjoyed this. I'd love to see more videos in this format, but also add the reaction to the real drum part and some opinion/commentary about it.
Consciouscool's everyday life.
Some of the most amazing playing I've ever heard in person has been studio musicians. The difference is they can copy and modify ANYTHING while the originators just whip up the weirdest flyest work.
J_Laf
J_Laf Mês atrás
Give him another hour and I bet you'd have a pretty sick interpretation of this song. Definitely out of his comfort zone so props ti him!!
Stephen Kriksciun
Stephen Kriksciun Mês atrás
Dude I almost like this better than the original! This is so great! Killer job, Dennis!
moochee22
moochee22 Mês atrás
We need an update video, to see Chambers final effort (after he knows the song like the back of his hand). I think I'd pay to see that.
murilo
murilo Mês atrás
Yep! Let's not forget Carey and the band have to work shit out, they don't just play off the cuff an entire song and call it a day. Very solid attempt here, there are places that pulling back would be chosen and other spots he nailed already IMO. Music is so badass!
Tanzkatzen
Tanzkatzen Mês atrás
@Vagelis Moulakakis Yeah would be a whole different thing, you can hear him being careful and still listening to what's going on, if he knew the song by heart he'd be building and putting in fills that would make everyone smile!
Vagelis Moulakakis
Vagelis Moulakakis Mês atrás
yeah he needed more time
Michael Savigar
Michael Savigar Dia atrás
amazing well done Dennis that was spot on sir . glad I click on it . it's mad my day so thank you Dennis u now officially rock 👌👌👍
posinker
posinker 13 dias atrás
Hey man that was awesome. That’s a great tip, just understanding that time signature and then you can jam to some very different tunes. Very much feeling the rhythm, great job
Lazarus
Lazarus 7 dias atrás
This is really amazing stuff right here. This is a dude with a GOAT jazz/jazz-funk/fusion resume (steely Dan, bill Evans, John McLaughlin, Victor bailey, breaker bros, etc..) interpreting Tool, a style he has never really been exposed to. On top of that he didn't even hear the drum track, in addition to never hearing the band. So this is as candid of an interpretation as it gets. This is amazing. Drummers and musicians in general from both styles can learn a lot from this exercise.
Parrish Muhoberac
Parrish Muhoberac 20 horas atrás
oh and I also love the way he changed the time signature in the first two choruses. He accented the "8 - and" as the START of the CHORUS, and continued from there, the same way, TWICE. I thought "what an interesting way to interpret it", as it IS technically correct on sheet music.
hackshadows
hackshadows Mês atrás
this is absolutely FASCINATING. Danny Carey's groove seems like it's the only possible thing that could go with these riffs, but Chambers' is such a different feel and yet it also works *so well*
swimant0
swimant0 21 dia atrás
@Craig Walker GREAT COMMENT!
G0dspelronin
G0dspelronin 25 dias atrás
@Craig Walker Excellent analogy
Craig Walker
Craig Walker Mês atrás
it is like hearing a language, but the accent is different. Both are amazing
Drumeo
Drumeo Mês atrás
Glad you like it!
Parrish Muhoberac
Parrish Muhoberac 20 horas atrás
Dennis Chambers has ALWAYS been a major influence as a drummer for many DECADES... If that REALLY IS his FIRST TAKE, he did a fantastic job, as the time distance between brain and sticks hitting the drums, while consistently counting, is VERY HARD. Dennis, I know, had an almost debilitating muscle condition years back, and recovered from it, too. Which makes this all the more impressive. Anyone who disagrees may not have the years of experience as Dennis, me, or a lot of others, do.. and that's fair enough. But wow listen to "JOSIE" (STEELY DAN Live in Arizona), and his drum solo. was nearly 30 years ago... SO BRILLIANT.
Shawn Johnson II
Shawn Johnson II 12 dias atrás
Mr. Chambers has those drums locked down can’t begin to imagine all the music this man has made and played over the years
Andrew Visser
Andrew Visser 7 dias atrás
Incredible!! Now I'd like to see him react to the original drum track.
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