Chop Suey Drum Cover - Bruce Becker

  • Publicado el 2 abr 2019
  • Sometimes you wake up, grab a brush, and put on a little makeup. And sometimes you wake up as Bruce Becker, pick up your drumsticks, and head to the Drumeo studio to lay down one of the best-known tracks by System Of A Down.
    Today is Bruce's 60th birthday! And, of course, whether you're 30, 60, or 90, age doesn't actually matter when it comes to playing drums. When your body and mind are ready to go, you can make virtually any song happen. Just don't forget your morning routine!
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    About Bruce Becker:
    An educator for over 30 years, Bruce Becker's studies with Freddie Gruber influenced his approach to drum education. His reputation has led heavy hitters like David Garibaldi, Mark Schulman, Daniel Glass, Glen Sobel, and many more to seek his teachings. Founding member and drummer of the David Becker Tribune, Bruce has recorded and co-produced 10 critically acclaimed recordings.
    Bruce plays: DW Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Evans Drumheads, and Vic Firth Drumsticks.

Comentarios • 1 478

  • The Road To Pro Drums
    The Road To Pro Drums Hace un año +182

    Bruce has mastered his playing technique to the point where he makes playing Chop Suey look like he is playing chill jazz. It's amazing to see just how little energy he is actually putting into his hands, but how great the kit sounds when he hits it.

  • Daniel Castillo
    Daniel Castillo Hace 2 años +801

    I just turned 50 and I was contemplating about putting away the drums thinking I'm too old to do it but...I just saw this video and maybe it's not too late to give it one last fling! Awesome job btw! Thank you for the inspiration!

    • Shane Quigley
      Shane Quigley Hace 2 meses

      Im pretty late here so you would be 52 53. Now. My dad is 57 played since he was 14... Still has the same Tama kit. His second kit. First kits are practice ones lol... But plays on a 40 year old kit that is still sharp as hell... It's only got like one scratch on it and that's from me when i was like 8.. But he was saying the same thing to me cause he thinks hes getting sloppy. I said your dumb dad. When you practice you play the same set of songs you did ten years ago. Or course your gonna trash them. Your bored. I recorded him playing for my younger cousin. Just him doing him. Yea he kicks ass. Couldnt even tell you if he was playing trips or damn paradidles or what... So my point you may have gotten bored playing. Change it up check out bands you havent heard. There is some pretty amazing drummers out there you never see. I'm 33 and only hope to be as good as my dad. I got the double bass on him even though he can do it with one most the damn time lol... There's always something new to learn. Rock on all!

    • E-Gamer Pro
      E-Gamer Pro Hace 8 meses

      Too old? When you get old its hobbies and passions for things like drums that keep the youth in your soul..ill be playing till I'm dead

    • Mammon Tustado
      Mammon Tustado Hace 10 meses +1

      Drummer for life bro!

    • Mr.K Vlogs
      Mr.K Vlogs Hace 10 meses

      No, stallone now he's at 76. And hes look great and shape. Just dont use drug thats all. Dont look at ozzy, he using many drugs back then.,also clapton. Try look steve gadd ,76.still rockin mann.. Be positive..

    • ᚹᚣⳘᚳ ᚣᛖꓦ
      ᚹᚣⳘᚳ ᚣᛖꓦ Hace 10 meses

      keep doing this until you're too old. too old is like around 75.

  • Marco Dias
    Marco Dias Hace un año +129

    I love the concept that playing the drums should be like a dance, not a fight. This video is the perfect example of that. Graceful performance of a heavy song.

    • The One
      The One Hace un año +2

      No man! Fuck that! New metal is played with feeling. Not with wet Hans lol

  • Diatonic5th
    Diatonic5th Hace 3 años +2813

    The drum keys falling out of his pockets was a great idea!

    • DeuceGenius
      DeuceGenius Hace 10 meses

      haa i didnt know wtf those were till i read this

    • Swapnil patil
      Swapnil patil Hace un año

      carkey was at his right pocket 😅

    • rDRyan
      rDRyan Hace un año +1

      Drummer inside joke! love it xD

    • Ordinary Pete
      Ordinary Pete Hace un año +1

      @Dave Tourle 😆🔥

    • The Pebble
      The Pebble Hace un año +1

      That whole intro was creative af

  • TheRealMalady
    TheRealMalady Hace 3 años +63

    I always enjoy the expressions on older musicians' faces. They speak of heart and soul, and dedication, both emotional and physical, and it's beautiful honestly!

  • Rex Gogobebe
    Rex Gogobebe Hace 3 años +4089

    I didnt know proffesor X can play drums damn.

  • Aadi
    Aadi Hace 2 años +4

    So much soul in his playing! Love it!

  • Geo Lima
    Geo Lima Hace 3 años +3

    Muito bom! Raro entre bateras mais experientes curtirem um som mais pesado.

  • Randy Hanley
    Randy Hanley Hace 3 años +1739

    You can see that his technique is perfect. Stick just floats in his hand.

    • Enthusiastic Zestful Villainy
      Enthusiastic Zestful Villainy Hace un mes

      @liamlovesyoualot title of the video says it's a 'cover' you know artist are known to come up with their own version when they do covers.

    • NintenDubs
      NintenDubs Hace 10 meses +2

      @liamlovesyoualot Nothing he said is false, this song is extremely easy. It does the job, but it’s not a very enjoyable song to play if you play as recorded.

    • Conrad Marten
      Conrad Marten Hace 10 meses


    • Pannacotta Fugo
      Pannacotta Fugo Hace un año

      @UC7humkLbo--ac8IsGTnmQOQ sounds to me like you're saying you're dogshit at drumming.

    • TheWatcher1009
      TheWatcher1009 Hace un año

      Agreed. Not a drummer here. it seems he does everything cleanly and with the least effort?

  • Jesus Pastor
    Jesus Pastor Hace 3 años +10

    I really enjoyed your interpretation of this song. Your cymbals sound amazing I especially like the way thay ride sounds 😎

  • Frank Burdo Drums
    Frank Burdo Drums Hace 2 años +9

    There is something very special about this video. I wasn't a big fan of the band or this song yet here I am watching this again. Maybe it's the lightheartedness way about it.
    I don't know but I'm grateful to you guys for putting it together.

  • Audun Kippenes
    Audun Kippenes Hace 3 años +3

    Congratulations on 60! I've been covering this a few time, and this gave me so many ideas! First of all - a bigger drumset lol

  • Paulo Pereira (Tio Paulo)
    Paulo Pereira (Tio Paulo) Hace 2 años +1

    Impressionante!!!!, adorei essa performance!!!.

  • Drumeo
    Drumeo  Hace 3 años +2796

    Happy 60th Birthday, Bruce, from all of us at Drumeo!

    • Clan Waddell
      Clan Waddell Hace 10 meses

      Thanks for this video. Y'all have basically been my teacher as I started playing Drum set only a few years ago (played bass and guitar in bands also taught myself piano) and love all the lessons and pros. The Johnathan Moffet videos are some of my favorite to practice bass to. Cheers

    • GOFtm
      GOFtm Hace un año +1

      @Sidney LaCroix Maybe it makes Bruce happy knowing he is watched from all over the world

    • Sidney LaCroix
      Sidney LaCroix Hace un año

      @Jacson Alves 🤦🏻‍♂️ no one cares ur from Brazil

    • Jamie Wilkinson
      Jamie Wilkinson Hace 2 años +1

      Best wishes Bruce Becker. I have just completed your Level 3 Motions lessons using the Method on Edge. System of a Down are my fave band too, so what a coincidental joy to stumble across this one! 😬😬😬

    • Big jay Cooper Cooper
      Big jay Cooper Cooper Hace 2 años


  • Юрий Алексеенко

    Awesome! That moves are so eco and precise at the same time. You are just like a conductor commanding an percussion orchestra to make sounds.

  • J. Juarez
    J. Juarez Hace 10 meses +4

    Bruce makes the drums tell an emotional story. One that is set apart, yet adds to the original song.

  • Paul Davies
    Paul Davies Hace 10 meses +2

    I love your set sir, sounds great. Thank you for putting this up

  • Angelo Bilac
    Angelo Bilac Hace 10 meses +2

    Muito bom! Massa essa edição no início 🤘🤘🤘👌👌👌.

  • Ricardo Alfaro
    Ricardo Alfaro Hace un año +14

    That ending is just perfect. Never seen that "cymbal?" before.

  • John Mangalonzo
    John Mangalonzo Hace 3 años

    This is freakin nice! You inspire me to practice this piece! Rock on!

  • slickcross
    slickcross Hace un año +1

    Can we all appreciate the sound, EQ, and tone of that drum set..... amazing.

  • Douglas Xavier
    Douglas Xavier Hace un año +1

    Incrível, parabéns vc arrebenta na batera ,sem palavras 👏👏

  • Sergio
    Sergio Hace 3 años

    Muy bien! Felicitaciones! 👍

  • CarbineFiber
    CarbineFiber Hace un año

    Man that was so perfect, it sounded quantized. Amazing playing

  • Vinnie Gorman
    Vinnie Gorman Hace 3 años +1

    This is fantastic! Loved the whole beginning skit too! A+ video!

  • Wanderson Viana
    Wanderson Viana Hace 3 años +11

    A simplicidade é tudo.

  • Graham Beveridge
    Graham Beveridge Hace 3 años

    Big happy Birthday Bruce! Great cover! Effortlessly executed which is a testament to your teaching methods!

  • Frank Burdo Drums
    Frank Burdo Drums Hace 2 años +1

    That's a sick ride cymbal what a great sound and I hadn't seen anyone have that spiral cymbal all stretched out like that but that also sounded good.

  • Justin fiscus
    Justin fiscus Hace 3 años +21

    The mix off that kit is crispy. Love the bass drum it’s solid

  • IgnacioRodriguezWeb
    IgnacioRodriguezWeb Hace 2 años

    Awesome! Accurate, precise, with taste of his own but still faithful to the original. Love it :-)

  • Michael Mesbur
    Michael Mesbur Hace 3 años +1321

    Happy 60th Bruce. Remember, that's just 15 bars of 4!

    • netotnabokov ex nii
      netotnabokov ex nii Hace 2 años +1

      Third twenty ;-)

    • DRFTR
      DRFTR Hace 2 años

      @Nope Nopeti am I gonna get woooshed for this

    • Nope Nopeti
      Nope Nopeti Hace 3 años +5

      I think he has been to more than 15 bars, they drank a lot back when he was young.

    • Michael Galvan
      Michael Galvan Hace 3 años +11

      Or 4 bars of 15/4

  • Dennis Johney
    Dennis Johney Hace 2 años

    Never heard such a clean chop suey version..😮❤️

  • the bare foot Drummer
    the bare foot Drummer Hace 3 meses

    Awesome love the fills very solid everything sounds great

  • DougJK
    DougJK Hace 3 años +2

    Such a great drummer, I always love watching him play!

  • Antox BadaX
    Antox BadaX Hace 3 años

    Just simply hit to the point...
    This is AWESOME !!! 🤘

  • Sal
    Sal Hace 3 años

    This is awesome on some many levels! Really cool!

  • Whose Money
    Whose Money Hace 3 años

    Just found a whole new appreciation for this song...what a killer drum arrangement

  • ToxleyMoxley
    ToxleyMoxley Hace 3 años

    Sounds awesome! Good job🤘🏻

  • Eisher Cherigo
    Eisher Cherigo Hace un año +6

    Watching veterans like Bruce being so open minded is just pure gold.

  • Lucas
    Lucas Hace 3 años +97

    the kit sounds amazing, the performance was tight AF too, congrats and happy birthday!

  • Alexandre Freitas
    Alexandre Freitas Hace 2 años +1

    Gostei muito dessa versão. Técnica bastante aprimorada!!!!
    Virei seu fã!!!!

  • Mitchell Rage Quit
    Mitchell Rage Quit Hace 3 años +45

    This dude has skill great stick work and control 🎵🎶😄👍🏼

  • ZERX_SkillZ
    ZERX_SkillZ Hace 2 años

    I just love how he’s feeling the music run thru him.

  • Ajubski
    Ajubski Hace 3 años +3719

    Rare footage of Jigsaw playing drums

  • Sinyo Irwan
    Sinyo Irwan Hace 3 años

    Love that snare and kick tone 🤘

  • Dana Gasumova
    Dana Gasumova Hace 2 años

    He's absolutely phenomenal!!!

  • Timing Tempo
    Timing Tempo Hace 3 años +1

    Sweet nice cover!!!!!!!
    I wish i had all his gear to record my own covers :(

  • atuder der
    atuder der Hace un año +1

    That right hand control and consistency is sick!🔥👌

  • Luis Paulo Barraza (batero)

    Sos un genio !
    Me encanto colega!!

  • DKTheDarkKnight
    DKTheDarkKnight Hace 2 años

    Man what a talent. Absolutely love it.

  • Kardiakko Media
    Kardiakko Media Hace 2 años

    Very inspirational. Thanks for doing this. Sick drumset!

  • NeferPitou
    NeferPitou Hace 2 años

    Great!! Very technical, control and keeping the tempos

  • pablo roca
    pablo roca Hace 3 años

    Simplemente épico el mejor cover de chop suey

  • JulianFernandez
    JulianFernandez Hace 3 años

    Best Drumeo intro ever! Kudos to Bruce!

  • mario rodriguez
    mario rodriguez Hace un año

    Inspirador!!!! Excelente baterista!!!!! Saludos desde México!!!!

  • skyhighmike2000
    skyhighmike2000 Hace 3 años

    Awesome dude! Drums sound amazing 🤘🤘Rock on

  • Elsden F.
    Elsden F. Hace 3 años

    Melhor que a original, kk. Gostei!

  • F
    F Hace 3 años

    The intro to this alone sold me, and a great cover to boot!

  • Lowell Upchurch
    Lowell Upchurch Hace 10 meses +1

    I'm glad there are drummers out there covering sick ass drum songs on youtubes. I love seeing how its done. Not like a music video. Good shit, holmes.

    SLICK TV Hace 3 años

    Excellent stuff, thank you for sharing!

  • MrBrandongoodwin
    MrBrandongoodwin Hace 3 años +185

    Woowoowoo!!! Happiest of birthdays to you Bruce! I hope I can rock like you at 60!

  • Junglist Trot
    Junglist Trot Hace 3 años

    Amazing. Outstanding drum cover

  • DA Reyes
    DA Reyes Hace un año

    that snare drum sounds awesome... oh yeah , great playing too!

  • Brenda Organ
    Brenda Organ Hace 2 años

    That was amazing 😀

  • DEAD eD
    DEAD eD Hace 3 años

    He hit the cymbals and toms so fluid its beautiful..

  • ali hs
    ali hs Hace 3 años

    Incredibly done! 🔥👌🏾👌🏾👌🏾

  • ElMeroMero SaborRanchero

    This song came out the exact day I was born, and Bruce is playing this for his birthday so I think I have something in common with such a nice drummer

  • Marc
    Marc Hace 2 años

    The guy rocks. Love it!

  • No Name
    No Name Hace 5 meses

    Bruce made it look so easy. I want to play like him! 😅

  • Niklas Lund Brock
    Niklas Lund Brock Hace 2 años

    Wow, I sincerely enjoyed that. I might just be into watching drum covers now

  • Nic Dunn
    Nic Dunn Hace un año

    Love his take on the starting Tom groove, very elegant

  • R Caleb
    R Caleb Hace 10 meses

    Your cymbal selection sounds beautiful on that song.

  • Дмитрий Ольгович

    Начало отличное) Дядя в отличной форме, хорошо слышит то, что играет.

  • Arka Sengupta
    Arka Sengupta Hace 3 años

    A belated happy birthday buddy. That cover was bewildering. Great.

  • Experi Metalfan
    Experi Metalfan Hace 3 años +12

    Just the intro already deserved the likes =)
    Congratz on hitting the 60, while still hitting it!

  • alejandro cisternas
    alejandro cisternas Hace un año +1

    Nada más q decir solo aplaudir 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

  • Shiels Productions
    Shiels Productions Hace un mes +1

    Great music and amazing sound quality.

  • Chuck H
    Chuck H Hace un año

    Nice playing. Great sounding kit!

  • scenczyk1429
    scenczyk1429 Hace un año

    This is one of few drum beats for me (as someone that doesn't play drums) i find more powerful than anything else on the track (which says a LOT)
    I understand the drums are in charge but usually they take a sort of back seat, where as this they are front and centre. Splitting ear drums from the get go.
    And i love it

  • Marquitos Pino
    Marquitos Pino Hace 3 años

    Happy birthday sir! To one unknown drummist to one great! Awesome video!

  • Joshua Schmidinger
    Joshua Schmidinger Hace un año

    Love this and that intro was so funny(and so how a drummer is, I used to tap on everything and everyone hated me haha)all i can say is that that k ride needed some love cuz you really couldn't hear it but everything else was spit on 😎👍😊👏🔥❤🤯

  • Mick C. Horror and Pop Culture🎃

    Great performance. The drum keys falling out of pocket, priceless.

  • Kuya Baldo
    Kuya Baldo Hace 2 años

    Amazing! He’s doong it so perfect, smooth and non chalant. Damn! What a talented man.

  • vientosolar9
    vientosolar9 Hace 3 años

    Perfect idea. Great play, very very good video. Congratulations

  • Sunset 🎀
    Sunset 🎀 Hace 10 meses

    This was so elegant!!! I don't know the first thing about drumming but this... Is... A beautiful sight. 😍

  • stella
    stella Hace 3 años +630

    He walks drums, drinks drums, speaks drums,eat drums. HE LIVES DRUMS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!😂😂

  • Georgios Athanassiou
    Georgios Athanassiou Hace 3 años

    Love it, that you have let your own groove and style being a part of the song!

  • Jack Brown
    Jack Brown Hace un año

    i want to see this man cover many more songs like this lol

  • rob d cargeek
    rob d cargeek Hace 3 años

    Brilliant and fantastic video and drumming. Really enjoyed

  • Adrian's Drums Tracks
    Adrian's Drums Tracks Hace 3 años +227

    I just discovered that Mike Ehrmantraut plays drums and the best is that he likes System of A Down !

    • Thomas Johnson
      Thomas Johnson Hace 2 años +1

      “I’ll handle it”.

    • M Nz
      M Nz Hace 2 años

      Exactly. I thought it was mike from the thumbnail

    • Cristopher Torres
      Cristopher Torres Hace 2 años +5

      He took a full measure

    • Bill R
      Bill R Hace 3 años

      Haha Bruce could be a Mike E
      double on Better Call Saul

  • Nox Culture
    Nox Culture Hace 3 años +14

    wow, his energy is still there, one of my favourite song~

  • Adriano Lima
    Adriano Lima Hace 3 años

    Amazing, i love it

  • Harry Dick Huntlebun
    Harry Dick Huntlebun Hace 3 años +25

    This is beautiful, only thing I would change is the second hit of snare in chorus would be strong

    • AmarJeet Ghatak
      AmarJeet Ghatak Hace 2 años +1

      Yes! I was expecting someone to point that out!

  • backatya1999
    backatya1999 Hace 3 años

    This was a PLEASURE to watch! Happy 60th!

  • AshVsTheDeadite
    AshVsTheDeadite Hace 3 años +142

    George carlin is just bad ass in everything he does! Great cover.

    • AlexDM
      AlexDM Hace un año +1

      I came here looking for this comment xD

    • Tyler Bailey
      Tyler Bailey Hace 3 años +6

      Drumeo are so amazing, they brought George Carlin back from the dead so he could play drums.

  • rhythmantic - Sal D'Amato
    rhythmantic - Sal D'Amato Hace 3 años +4

    Happy blessed birthday Bruce. You're still a young man!
    Tight cover and fabulous solid sound.

  • Peer van Empelen
    Peer van Empelen Hace un año

    It's people like Bruce that made me pick up a new bass and start to learn something new at 43.
    I'm realistic in knowing i will never reach that level of mastery, but i'm gonna give it my all!

  • Samowhise
    Samowhise Hace 2 años

    Those symbals pure magic sound!

  • Ed. Paul
    Ed. Paul Hace un año

    Perfect execution! 🤘🤘🥁🎶🎶🎶🎶

  • Mitch Dungy
    Mitch Dungy Hace 3 años

    I'm loving those cymbals!