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Rhythmic Composition


20 highly detailed Porcupine Tree drum transcriptions by Terry Branam and in-depth commentary from Gavin Harrison.

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Rhythmic Composition documents Gavin’s work with the popular progressive rock band Porcupine Tree. The book includes 20 highly detailed drum transcriptions by Terry Branam and in-depth commentary from Gavin Harrison taking you through the concepts of each song. Included are some of Gavin’s most legendary drum parts, including “Blackest Eyes,” “Trains,” “The Sound of Muzak,” “Futile,” “Halo,” “Anesthetize,” “Nil Recurring,” “Cheating the Polygraph,” and others.

Following an enlightening foreword by drumming legend Neil Peart of Rush, Gavin discusses the drum parts of each song, and often details the recording process and the source of his ideas for the drum parts and songs themselves. Overall, the book provides a fascinating and educational look at the conceptual, creative, and technical  sides of Gavin’s drumming.

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