Got To Give It Up

From Beat Sheets

Got To Give It Up - Beat Sheet_000001A classic groove found on a million soul, disco and funk tracks; “Got To Give It Up” is a perfect example of a four-on-the-floor groove with open hats on the “and” of 4. What a shame it’s in the press this week because of the “Blurred Lines” controversy (no comment), this Marvin Gaye hit deserves to be remembered simply for being a fantastic piece of pop music. Bugsy Wilcox is the drummer…. not sure who is playing the cowbell…

Got To Give It Up – Beat Sheet

Uptown Funk

From Drum Charts

Uptown Funk - Drum Chart

Here is a drum chart for the song “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson. Not only does Bruno Mars feature as vocalist on this recording, he lays down some PHAT drums as well! Also check out the FUNK in Jamareo Artis’s bass lines… Beautiful. I’ve made an “Essential Fills” sheet for this as well as a “Notebook” with some ways to approach the outro groove and more fills transcribed from the recording. Enjoy and let me know how you get on….

Uptown Funk – Drum Chart
Uptown Funk – Essential Fills
Uptown Funk – Notebook