Funk Drumming Masterclass with Dennis Chambers

  • Publicado el 27 sep 2022

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  • Drumeo
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  • P-diddy21
    P-diddy21 Hace 2 meses +112

    Love that you guys give these legends exposure on this platform these days. I strongly believe some younger folks would never see/hear of them if it wasn't for drumeo or other music-focused channels. I've played for 20+ years and only lately realizing the greatest joy is that there's always something to learn. These dudes are a wealth of knowledge from a lifetime of playing, making mistakes, and learning. The world and the industry has changed a lot for musicians, but being someone who is teachable and able to adapt this stuff in your toolkit will always be valuable.

    • Mark Doherty
      Mark Doherty Hace 2 meses +1

      Fantastic, thanks for having Dennis on he’s is a legend of drumming.

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  • Tic Toc Bang
    Tic Toc Bang Hace 2 meses +52

    Dennis always leaves me breathless with his groove, urgency and limitless toolbox. I’ve never seen a more thunderous player in concert. Thanks Drumeo!

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      herve dupre Hace 2 meses

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  • Coach Crane
    Coach Crane Hace 2 meses +38

    It's great seeing Dennis back playing after all his hardships. I love his attitude and passion for playing funk. I just joined a funk band and can't wait to take the course to get me more prepared to groove with emotion and passion.

    • Eli Erol Kebudi-FILMS
      Eli Erol Kebudi-FILMS Hace un mes

      Such a positive and good hearted musician. Watched his other videos here in drumeo, inspiring musician!

  • Convisis
    Convisis Hace 2 meses +15

    Prime 90s DC was just the most insane drumming experience with his endless chops, rhythms and displacements, all while keeping the deepest groove imaginable. Possibly the most naturally gifted player to ever play drums.

  • Martijn van Beek
    Martijn van Beek Hace 2 meses +22

    Hi Dennis, good to see you back, especially after having had this liver transplantation! I hope you will be doing fine in the near and further future with your blessed new liver. I can relate to that myself. Being thankful and having had the opportunity to go on and live a new life. Bless you and the donor and his/her family!! I wish you all the best.

    • Martijn van Beek
      Martijn van Beek Hace 2 meses

      Drumming sound comes through better this way, the music being somewhat less loud. The craft of Dennis Chambers is amplified this way, nice approach for this. Great drumming man, wow.

  • Jody Barnabas
    Jody Barnabas Hace 2 meses +6

    Good to see Dennis looking well again. Keep up inspiring us, my ultimate drum hero

  • Ben Stallone
    Ben Stallone Hace 2 meses +25

    Dennis Chambers is the man and didn't reach even 10% of his power level in terms of syncopation, chops and complexity in this exhibit.
    I suppose he wants to teach through example more than show off... groove before chops.

    • Jeffrey Hyder
      Jeffrey Hyder Hace 2 meses +1

      You fool! That was only his first form!

    • Corey Mark
      Corey Mark Hace 2 meses

      Exactly. The essence of being a mindful teacher, humble artist and consummate professional 👍🏽

  • ejeckk
    ejeckk Hace 2 meses +13

    Dennis, glad to see you back on the map. Thank you for continuing to share your gift with a new generation.

  • Paco Side
    Paco Side Hace 2 meses +10

    Dennis, one of the GOATs to have drummed the earth. Thank you Mr. Chambers and Drumeo.

  • Stw
    Stw Hace 2 meses +2

    One of the all-time great masters right there, Dennis Chambers, amazing!❤️🥁

  • Keith Hudson
    Keith Hudson Hace 2 meses +3

    It's amazing to me to see how much different even a simple beat sounds when a professional plays it. There's so much conviction in the strokes and I feel like it has a fuller sound. Like the way a guitarist will have a different tone just by the little nuances in the way they fret a string.

  • Arthur Andrew 🎃
    Arthur Andrew 🎃 Hace 2 meses +18

    *Grandmaster Dennis Chambers!*
    He simply owns that pocket.
    Godfather Of Soul James Brown wanted Dennis Chambers to go on tour with him when he was still just a little kid, so then you know he's really good!
    The way he laid down those grooves for Parliament/Funkadelic back in the day is still unmatched.
    Not even talking about his Jazzrock/Fusion work.
    And he does everything with such ease!
    I'm glad this legend is still alive to teach us all and give us masterclasses like these.

  • bouncingdude
    bouncingdude Hace 2 meses +2

    We love you Dennis! You are amazing and kind! Thank you for sharing! Many of us had to come back after hardship, including me. Drumming is a journey often a healing one. God bless!

  • tdrum21
    tdrum21 Hace 2 meses

    Great seeing Dennis on here imparting wisdom & groove. Love that finish on the kit too.

  • Giannis Veronis
    Giannis Veronis Hace 2 meses +4

    Great video to repeat! Dennis you are such a Beast! I wish you good health and many years ahead of amazing drumming...

  • Marc Vass
    Marc Vass Hace 2 meses +17

    Thank you Mr Chambers . “ it’s not about me it’s about us” . That’s the thing
    I love your feel .🙏🏼🖖

  • F
    F Hace 2 meses +7

    Such a legend. I didn’t know he had a liver transplant. That’s some heavy stuff my old man had one and it ain’t no joke. Love you Dennis 🔥

  • City Drums
    City Drums Hace 2 meses +1

    Just his straight ahead, no-frills grooves sound beautiful. Makes me want to revisit the basics...

  • M.A. Nathaniel
    M.A. Nathaniel Hace 2 meses +4

    Absolutely love this guy and his playing! ♥️

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  • Brandon Toews
    Brandon Toews Hace 2 meses +1

    This was such a cool lesson. Thank you, Dennis! And thank you for agreeing to play all of these tracks minutes before the session 🙏🏻😂🔥

  • mattshank22
    mattshank22 Hace 2 meses +8

    I saw Dennis w/ Mike Stern shortly before Covid broke out. Have also seen him twice w/ Victor Wooten. Amazing player and a legend on the kit IMHO.

  • Stan Libuda
    Stan Libuda Hace 2 meses +8

    It's fantastic to see one of the greats and I'm not even a drummer

  • DrumboTron
    DrumboTron Hace 2 meses +1

    the man hasnt lost a beat. hearing him play "pick hits", i just had to laugh to myself when he whips through those fills in the intro, its just soooooooo good. inspiring stuff, dennis is the man!

  • brainswashedthisways
    brainswashedthisways Hace 2 meses +1

    Beautiful playing, and beautiful he’s rising above hard times. Dang, i wanna go hear him play live with 2 other blistering groove drummers! His feel is so solid and soulful, it’s a party every time he plays. I love that he can play wild technical stuff but most of the time he is just locking the audience in to the pocket. The mark of a great player, giving the music exactly what it requires, no less no more.

  • Max S
    Max S Hace un mes

    So happy to seeing Dennis back in shape and stilling has it all!

  • DavidT
    DavidT Hace 2 meses +3

    I should have become a drummer - really! If I had, I would want to be the drummer that Dennis Chambers - IS! Keep Killin' It, Dennis! I absolutely LOVE your style! ☮

  • M 6hill
    M 6hill Hace un mes

    Playing with authority... I've heard that phrase long time ago.. It's the first thing that came into mind in the first track.. Great lesson!

  • steve polius
    steve polius Hace 2 meses +1

    Wow great to feel an see you my brother back2back on the best
    Always on 🔥💯
    Been following from the early p fonk days
    Beautiful to see you full of energy

  • Casper Gimbrere
    Casper Gimbrere Hace 2 meses +3

    Mr. Chambers with John Scofield and Gary Grainger, amazing loud funkiness! I’ll love it forever:)

    SLIDETHEDOSS Hace 2 meses +2

    If you haven't seen Dennis play live it's hard to appreciate the volume he is producing while playing. He holds his sticks almost in his palm at the very end of the butt, so the kinetic force he creates on the downstroke is like a whip.

  • Raymond Karlsson
    Raymond Karlsson Hace 2 meses +5

    Heard Dennis with Scofield in 1988. Clearly got his super groove beneath his super chops. I even char(ed) a couple of Denni’s employers then as a Swedish drummer. Inspiring to get his message again!

  • helpya badself
    helpya badself Hace 2 meses +1

    Ya gotta watch the vid of the live performance or listen to live album of the tour he did with Parliament/Funkadelic, Dennis's drumming is way more exquisite than this example. He is the greatest. ❤


    His playing with the Niacin & Cab projects are amazing!

  • Andreas Halvardsson
    Andreas Halvardsson Hace 2 meses +3

    So great to see Dennis play this music 👍 awesome as always.

    • Drumeo
      Drumeo  Hace 2 meses

      Cheers Andreas!

  • Scott Lowell
    Scott Lowell Hace 2 meses +5

    Dennis is a metahuman monster.. Dennis lays it down, in a deep pocket. His drumming reminds a lot of people how rigidly they play.

  • Patrick Insulani
    Patrick Insulani Hace 2 meses +3

    Unbelievable groove!

  • Stefan Bainbridge
    Stefan Bainbridge Hace 2 meses +3

    Last time I saw a vid of Dennis he didn't look well at all so it's awesome that he's back to looking healthy again. Such a fantastic and inspiration to all drummers. Thank you Drumeo for bringing him in again to do his magic ❤️

  • Mlaack Mlaack
    Mlaack Mlaack Hace 2 meses

    What a damn sweet jive what magic comes through Dennis playing

  • Bill X
    Bill X Hace 2 meses +3

    Hi Dennis im so glad you are doing well now!!! Greetings from belgium!

  • happy little trees 239
    happy little trees 239 Hace 2 meses

    Glad Dennis is looking healthy again, God bless him and his monstrous funk

  • BradsGonnaPlay
    BradsGonnaPlay Hace 2 meses +2

    “So You Say” has got to be one of the most comfortable performances I’ve ever seen by a drummer.

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  • Mark Chaves
    Mark Chaves Hace 2 meses

    Thank you Drumeo for letting us learn from and enjoy this legend.

  • Eli Erol Kebudi-FILMS
    Eli Erol Kebudi-FILMS Hace un mes

    Love this guy! Very positive and inspiring. Also, I like his drumming eyes closed. So focused 😀

    MONEY BOT Hace un mes +1

    His playing with front page and Greg Howe is fucking insane

  • Jean-François Robitaille

    Wow!!! The tone of that bass drum is insane!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Sacred Night
    Sacred Night Hace 2 meses

    Dennis always plays with incredible dynamics, precision, and musicality! I have been a fan for decades!

  • James Crispin
    James Crispin Hace 2 meses

    Dennis is an absolute master!! Love watching him play.. must admit though was not loving the snare sound though..

  • ernest lee morell sr
    ernest lee morell sr Hace un mes

    Dennis, man you are a living treasure, and you don't even have to prove it to anyone. I thank God for you and your family, sorry about all the mixed up bumps, slips, trips and falls in the middle of the road, some time these are the very things that bring about your character. Dennis Chambers! You is because you is.

  • Phatback Beat
    Phatback Beat Hace 2 meses +1

    Dennis was/is a major influence in my drumming..!

  • Luke Jones
    Luke Jones Hace 2 meses

    I'd like to see how he'd react to the song "The Goat" by Polyphia.
    Just because of how uniquely every instrument plays off each other!!
    Especially, of course, the bass and the drums.

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    Christopher Hernando Hace 2 meses +4


  • Greengelacid
    Greengelacid Hace 2 meses

    What an absolute pleasure to watch Mr Chambers play...when it comes to funk, I love his approach...amazing, thank you Mr. Chambers

  • Felix Jones
    Felix Jones Hace 2 meses +4

    Nice one Drumeo! Been waiting for this!

    • Drumeo
      Drumeo  Hace 2 meses

      Cheers Felix!

  • Andrew Stewart
    Andrew Stewart Hace 2 meses

    I love that the opening song that Dennis plays is a nostalgia trip to “Good Burger” lol, awesome video guys

  • DJ HeadRush
    DJ HeadRush Hace 2 meses

    A go go by John Schofeld is one of my favorites to play along with

  • Alessandro Coronas
    Alessandro Coronas Hace un mes

    Saw Dennis live in my small hometown in Sardinia back in 91 with Bob Berg and a year later with Steve Khan. He was one of my absolute drum idols back then and learned so so so much from him by playing on top of his wonderful parts in "Pick Hits live" and "Tokyo Live" with JML and Joey Di Francesco countless times until I got them (almost) right. Having him in such a small remote village in a small remote island was bonkers. It was in small club, a former disco club so there were no chairs no nothing and I was sitting right behind him on stage 1 meter away. I couldn't take my eyes off him. It was just jaw droppin'. Long Live DC

  • Esko Niiranen
    Esko Niiranen Hace 2 meses +1

    I think ironically some of their generation's biggest chops players, Cobham, Chambers, etc. are actually people who just have such a foundation of just playing an amazing pocket.

  • Charlie's Drum Shed
    Charlie's Drum Shed Hace 2 meses

    Dennis is the man when it comes to funk and jazz I’m rock metal guy but love music makes me want to try a new direction his groove and feel is absolutely amazing

  • Steve Wilcock
    Steve Wilcock Hace 2 meses +2

    We've got Dennis,We've got the funk!
    Cheers Dennis.
    Cheers Drumeo.
    Many thanks.

    • Drumeo
      Drumeo  Hace 2 meses

      Cheers Steve!

    MONEY BOT Hace un mes

    Great example of difference of feeling the song listen to Dennis play mother tongues with John McLaughlin and then listen to mark mondesir play the same track with John McLaughlin. Both amazing

  • Jeffrey A. Smith
    Jeffrey A. Smith Hace 2 meses

    Glad Dennis is ok after all the stuff he went through in the last 6, 7 years. Man.

    Tim TPDRUMS Hace 2 meses +2

    He’s back! On 🔥

  • David
    David Hace 18 días

    One of the most universally respected drummers in the world. Dennis is a legend.
    Also I find it hilarious that through 50 years of drumming technology they still cant figure out how to make a cowbell not move when being played... reminded me of watching the video of Bonham playing Moby Dick in the early 70's...

  • Chris Dorr
    Chris Dorr Hace 2 meses +2

    I wish he played the live versions of the P-Funk tunes. Check out P-Funk Live at the Beverly Theater for some of the best funk drumming you will ever hear.

  • Christopher Sharp
    Christopher Sharp Hace 2 meses

    Legend! A true blessing to witness.

  • Bobby Tubbs
    Bobby Tubbs Hace 2 meses

    Super !! Dennis is a legend

  • Alessandro
    Alessandro Hace 2 meses +3

    Best drummer ever 😍❤️

  • eschaef71
    eschaef71 Hace 2 meses

    If lovin Dennis Chambers is wrong, I don't wanna be right!! I met him in '84 in FtL. He was in Downbeat magazine, great guy and sweet drummer!!!

  • Julio Cesar
    Julio Cesar Hace 2 meses

    O único melhor do mundo

  • Geoff Roubik
    Geoff Roubik Hace 2 meses +2

    More pockets than a pair of old cargo shorts. Just phenomenal

  • Jonatan Taddei Simancas

    that sound 👏

  • alex dornelli
    alex dornelli Hace un mes

    still tryin to shake my nerves after his performance back in the 90's with the buddy rich band memorial, alongside other greats; Dennis was a menace

  • J M
    J M Hace un mes

    That snare is popping

  • Maxmainstrim
    Maxmainstrim Hace 2 meses

    Привет! С большим интересом смотрю и слушаю хиты из 90-х, Деннис как всегда, неподражаем. Исполнял его вещи, - это непросто, а исполнить как он - невозможно. Спасибо за позитив, феноменальную технику и за то, что ты есть!

  • Philip Summers
    Philip Summers Hace 2 meses

    Great basic advice on playing to records, I've often tried to do exactly what the recording drummer is doing

  • JR Shield
    JR Shield Hace 28 días +1

    Instead of rattling off all the artists that Dennis played, maybe mention as well how lucky those artists were to have Dennis playing behind them ?? He's the guy the most of us viewers came here to see ?

  • Michael Henagan
    Michael Henagan Hace 2 meses

    Mr Chambers is the funkiest to ever do it! Seeing/hearing him with Parliament is what made me want to play the drums!!!

  • Steven Nettles
    Steven Nettles Hace 2 meses

    Dennis playing By his self man!

  • Pearl guy
    Pearl guy Hace 2 meses

    Now that’s drumming at its finest true master of his craft and of course playing on the best drums in the world

  • Remander
    Remander Hace 2 meses +1

    Currently tuning my 7 piece kit to his Tunebot settings. I thought my kit sounded good, but I love what I'm hearing from it now! #legend

  • william McConnell
    william McConnell Hace 13 días

    I wish I had the opportunity to ask Dennis did he had the chance to meet, "Tiki Fulwood". He was Funkadelic first drummer on the first 3 to 4 Funkadelic album. If you don't know look it up..

  • Robert Dowler
    Robert Dowler Hace 2 meses

    Mr.Chambers is strictly Pro, just watching and listening to his playing is a Class Course in Percussion.

  • Paul Bentley
    Paul Bentley Hace 2 meses +1

    More cowbell... Nice. 7.45. So you say. Beautiful. That Schofield 2nd groove is incredible.

  • Smash Studios
    Smash Studios Hace 2 meses

    Love the adjusting of the cowbell mid-groove. Had to do it many times...just not as smooth as Dennis.
    Wait, isn't it George Clinton's Birthday today???

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  • M-A. Robinson
    M-A. Robinson Hace 2 meses

    In a master class by himself now. Big👏for Drumeo. Exposing another generation to the theory of Fatback grooving. And for those of us who think we know. You know what that term means.🤫

  • William Weiss
    William Weiss Hace 2 meses

    Met Dennis, seen him blow up his drums. Chill, cool, relaxed beast of a player.

  • Ro
    Ro Hace 2 meses

    He just really love that one cymbal 🤣he got like 4 others but hitting one 😂

  • Philip Hitchcock
    Philip Hitchcock Hace 2 meses

    Even when he plays more on the simple side.... Holy crap, man. I mean, talk about feel and soul. DAMN!!!

  • spydaaa14
    spydaaa14 Hace 2 meses

    This guy is fantastic

  • antonio kofoed
    antonio kofoed Hace 12 días

    I'm so glad he is better after that health scare.

  • Musical Seizure Guy
    Musical Seizure Guy Hace 2 meses +1

    I love some Parliamentarians! I love the whole funking history of FUNK!

  • Joseph Havalotti
    Joseph Havalotti Hace 2 meses +2

    Just Awesome !!

  • Jonathan A
    Jonathan A Hace 2 meses

    That opening groove is SO John Bonham on a small bit. Chambers is evidence to me that Led Zeppelin's Bonham was a funk drummer more than a hard rock drummer

  • Andrew Austin
    Andrew Austin Hace 2 meses +1

    Saw Dennis with John Scofield & Gary Grainger round about Still Warm time - brilliant!

  • Anant Akash Khalkho
    Anant Akash Khalkho Hace 2 meses

    23:34 Literally me!😂😂

  • César González
    César González Hace 2 meses

    I saw Pepe Espinosa with a drumeo t-shirt in one of his last videos and I thought he had already been in your program. You have to invite him! Cuban percussion star! Viva la timba cubana!

  • Udo Matthias drums
    Udo Matthias drums Hace 20 horas

    still love your drummimg!!

  • Sirius Aldébaran
    Sirius Aldébaran Hace 2 meses

    I am a big fan of Parliament -Funkadelic and of course big fan of Mr Chambers. Amazing musicien . Merci for this great video. Merci drumeo

  • Luis Angel
    Luis Angel Hace un mes

    Perfecto 👌