Sir Duke

Most professional drummers will be asked to perform this Stevie Wonder hit at some point in their careers. From the critically acclaimed album Songs In The Key Of Life it is widely hailed as one of Stevie’s greatest songs during his “classic period”.

There are numerous tight phrases to catch with the horns and bass player, making this an exciting piece to play and one that is sure to keep you on you toes. Have a look at the full transcription and notice how closely the drummer keeps to the groove when going in and out of those hits. The importance of this can’t be underestimated if you want to keep that dance floor full.

The drummer is Raymond Pounds, who has performed with many major artists such as Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, James Brown and Quincy Jones. That’s a CV that speaks for itself!