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Rush - "Der Trommler"

Rush Der Trommler

Release Type: User
Audio Type: Single-track
Reductions: Yes (Authored)
Pitched Vocals: (no vocals)

Pro Keys:
Pro Guitar:
Pro Bass:

Author Notes

~ Released as part of the C3X 'Rush & Roll' pack on April 12th, 2019 ~
Make sure to continue reading towards the end for information about Upgrade Files for players who use an eKit!
This is Neil Peart's drum solo from Rush's "R30" 30th Anniversary World Tour. Peart also released a DVD that same year titled "Anatomy of a Drum Solo" which presented the concepts and techniques behind each segment of this nine-minute drum solo. I mention this because that DVD came with a pdf transcription of the entire* solo, which I was able to convert into Rock Band and release to everyone. That means this custom should be as accurate as possible to the original... in all of it's difficulty and glory!
A lot* of work went into condensing down over 30+ drums/sounds/effects into only 8 notes (5 on a stock kit), and there we a lot of special authoring decisions that needed to be made to ensure a good balance between playability and authenticity. One obvious example being the snare sections being split across 3 pads to provide non-accented, left hand accented, and right hand accented hit possibilities.
Additional Authoring Credits:
- MrPrezident for the Preview Video
Notes on the Upgrade Files for eKit Players:
- I have provided additional upgrade files for players who use an eKit with the snare between their legs (more similar to a true drum kit setup). These upgrade files will switch the Red and Yellow notes during the snare sections which were originally charted for Stock Kit users by preference.
- The Upgrade Files and Instructions can be found via the 'Other Downloads' link.
- You still need the base 1x and/or 2x projects if you are upgrading!


Hey thanks for thinking of us e-kit drummers. :D Awesome job.