Polynesian Nightmare - Deconstructed

In today's post, in what is unintentionally turning out to be a lunchtime video lesson series, I'd like to share a clip from an instructional video that changed my life, Jens Hannemann's Complicated Drumming Technique.  If you own a set of rototoms, a mounted gong drum(s) or more than one Steve Vai album, then you'll find this video to be chocked full of useful tips that you can then share with your customers at Guitar Center.

Enough of me talking...  it's time for Jens to breakdown the rhythmic masterpiece that is "Polynesian Nightmare".  And don't forget:

"It's a little more of a groove than it is a rock beat."
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matt

matt said:

Holy Crap – who would’ve thought that Fred Armisen (http://www.fredarmisen.com/) could rock so hard!

Also – maybe it’s just because I’m a dumb bass player – I don’t hear Motown in ANYTHING he is doing.

Craig

Craig said:

This is a horrible and useless demonstration. This guy fails as a teacher, as a clinician, and as a drummer. Zero starts all around.

FunkySkilla

FunkySkilla said:

A drum tab of this would be much appreciated.

Ed

Ed said:

I love Fred…he is totally making fun with this. I am sure he loves music, is behind this facad honoring serious musicians and would love to be able to WAIL!!!!

Rodd

Rodd said:

Hilarious.

Mat

Mat said:

!!! This guy is brilliant- one of the funniest men on earth. I just about wet myself!

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Ray Palagy

Ray Palagy said:

Best drum instructional video EVER!

Jodeo

Jodeo said:

I am so over Neil Peart now.

Jeff Faustman

Jeff Faustman said:

HILARIOUS! Fred is a comic genius. Yeah, I’d like to see a tab of this as well! HA!

Ed Genovese

Ed Genovese said:

well he has a lot of drums !! Hmmmm

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