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Carmine, I'm a huge fan of you and John Bonham both, and I can definitely hear your influence in his playing. I have a question regarding your bass drum pattern on the Vanilla Fudge song "That's What Makes a Man." I can't seem to hear those famous bass drum triplets everyone talks about. Is there a specific point in the song that those occur? Any help would be appreciated. Thank you. Eric Fischer efisch@teleweb.net

 


Hello Eric,

The foot patterns you are talking about are on "Ticket To Ride" from the 1st album. I did the triplet one time as John Bonham repeated it.

Carmine

 


**"That's What Makes a Man." I can't seem to hear those famous bass drum triplets everyone talks about. Is there a specific point in the song that those occur?**

Hi Eric,

I'm not Carmine, but I'll discuss Fudge music any hour of the night, which it happens to be quite late here now! I'd like to ask you who "everyone" is that talks about the bass drum triplets. By your mentioning them as the "famous" triplets, I'm assuming you mean they must be fast or very pronounced. Without listening to the CD, I believe there are some right at the beginning of the song and every time that C# F# B E A D G C progression repeats. Shame we can't create musical notes here but that hook has a triplet feel- 1 trip-let 2 A 3 A 4 R 1 trip-let 2 A 3 A 4. Also after those chords are finished and they go from the Bm to E, Carmine does a triplet fill between the snare and bass drums. Without listening there may be all bass drum behind the snare too? Could that be the famous triplets only because that is a signature type fill of his he uses in many songs?

Pete

 


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