Flying Colors “Forever In A Daze”

Prog drumming legend Mike Portnoy here performs the track "Forever in a Daze" from the band Flying Colors, and then provides six additional lessons containing concepts used in the song, including some of his signature creative ideas for both grooves and fills.

Drumming superstar Mike Portnoy has created several lesson packs exclusively for Drum Guru™! Mike is one of the most popular drummers in the world, and an acknowledged master in the progressive and metal styles. Here he presents you with some great drum lessons that you can apply to your own playing.

Mike’s “Song Packs” feature an exclusive in-studio performance of a song followed by individual lessons that analyze the techniques contained in that song. This is the Mike Portnoy Song Pack 4, in which Mike performs the Flying Colors song “Forever in a Daze.” Mike demonstrates his drum parts both at normal speed and at a slow tempo, and the “practice mode” includes note-for-note transcriptions of all the grooves and fills that are explained.

Here are the lessons that appear in this pack:

  • “Forever in a Daze” Performance
  • “Forever in a Daze” Main Verse Groove
  • “Forever in a Daze” Fill into 2nd Verse
  • “Forever in a Daze” Adding Splash to Groove
  • “Forever in a Daze” Adding Stax to Groove
  • “Forever in a Daze” Instrumental Section Grooves
  • “Forever in a Daze” Fill out of Solo




  • Mike Portnoy


  • Drums


  • Double Bass
  • Metal
  • Rock

Skill Level

  • Advanced
  • Intermediate
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