Larnell Lewis Hears A Song Once And Plays It Perfectly

  • Publicado el 30 abr 2020
  • Want to see Larnell Lewis hear a drumless song once and nail it, form and feature, on his first run through? Hit that play button!
    How can Larnell learn songs so quickly? How did he learn almost the entire We Like It Here album by Snarky Puppy on a 7.5 hour flight to record in Europe?
    Watch him work through his process of listening to the song’s details, understanding sections and forms, and looking for shots and nuances.
    As Larnell says, it’s important to practice listening and imagining yourself playing the drums - mental practice was huge for him in this exercise but is also crucial when he’s away from the drums. He also listens to what the other musicians are playing and understands that when those things happen, “you have certain options you can draw from on the kit.”
    Think you can nail it on the first go like Larnell? The song is called ‘Chick’s Pain’ by Mathieu Fiset and is available in the Drumeo Members’ area!
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Comentarios • 7 292

  • Drumeo
    Drumeo  Hace 10 meses +95

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  • bubbyskittles
    bubbyskittles Hace 2 años +34228

    This man inspired me to stop playing the drums.

    • Daniel Silva
      Daniel Silva Hace 2 días

      I never laughed so hard about a commentary on youtube 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

    • xyon
      xyon Hace 3 días


    • vault boy
      vault boy Hace 7 días


    • Travis
      Travis Hace 9 días

      Lol I know what you mean
      This guys amazing
      It ain't right

    • Dennis T
      Dennis T Hace 9 días

      Why… it should do the opposite!

  • jamessullenriot
    jamessullenriot Hace 6 meses +433

    Drumeo should be contacting me soon for my instalment in this series. Its called ... "James listens to a song 1,000 times and gets it kind of close but not really"

    • Jay Lane
      Jay Lane Hace 8 días

      Story of my life.. Nearly there but not fully.

    • kerim cabbar
      kerim cabbar Hace un mes

      Hahaha ahah

    • Techie Time With GD Three
      Techie Time With GD Three Hace un mes +1

      Can I come? I might need an extra 1k if that’s cool., see you in 5 years brother! 😂

    • K
      K Hace 2 meses


    • HorizonMelt
      HorizonMelt Hace 2 meses +2

      Hahaha. :)

  • m v
    m v Hace un año +1222

    I’ve never played drums, but after watching this I realized how easy it is. So I’m ordering the best drum kit there is!

    • Lolomolgames
      Lolomolgames Hace 3 meses

      Bruh I been playing since I was about 5. I'm 15 now. Nowhere near this guy's level

    • 444neptune
      444neptune Hace 3 meses

      Uhhhhh about that

    • Sanjay Dwivedi
      Sanjay Dwivedi Hace 3 meses +1

      @Daniel Rodriguez 😀 True bro.
      Maybe one should get the zen like JD Beck kit instead 👍👍

    • Daniel Rodriguez
      Daniel Rodriguez Hace 3 meses +1

      @Sanjay Dwivedithe guitar center first time drummer pitch right here

    • ThinkForYourself
      ThinkForYourself Hace 3 meses +1

      I forget how easy it is to Troll people when there is no context. Props to you sir

  • N1ckUs
    N1ckUs Hace 10 meses +417

    Organiser: Hey Larnell, we need a drummer to substitute in one band
    Larnell: Sure, when is the show?
    Organiser: It's next Friday at 6PM
    Larnell: Ok. I'll be there at 5:55PM
    Organiser: Wait, what about the rehearsal?
    Larnell: About what?

    • Don John
      Don John Hace 7 meses +5

      @Chris Connors he's like Allen Iverson, he dont do practices

    • Caz Mataz
      Caz Mataz Hace 8 meses


    • Chris Connors
      Chris Connors Hace 10 meses +19

      We're talking bout practice.

  • BroFrog
    BroFrog Hace 6 meses +374

    “I THINK I’m ready to GIVE IT A TRY”
    Proceeds to make a masterpiece

  • Fábio Silva
    Fábio Silva Hace 2 años +12880

    I was expecting him to hear a song WITH drums, this dude doesn't joke around

    • AshyLarry98
      AshyLarry98 Hace 18 días

      @pianojonathan It actually also says he listened once when it clearly states its more than once so I would say that part haha

    • AtanoK Si
      AtanoK Si Hace 27 días

      @Game Thogic clickbate HAHAHHAHA please learn to spell

    • mala3isity
      mala3isity Hace 3 meses

      Thank Goodness you said that. I didn't hear any drums and thought something was wrong with my machine.

    • NotNathan
      NotNathan Hace 3 meses

      Yeah me too

    • CptEgo
      CptEgo Hace 4 meses

      Isn't this easier though? Improvising instead of replicating..

  • The G Bear
    The G Bear Hace 7 meses +196

    It’s not just that Larnell composed a drum part in 2 listens. It’s that every single hit he played accentuated the voice of the instrument he was playing for. It’s like he was there in the live session playing off the rest of the band. Unreal.

  • Flowers for Ferdinand
    Flowers for Ferdinand Hace 7 meses +159

    Above all else what I noticed is that he's giving leading instruments their time to shine (like staying steady during a solo), but as they "wear out their welcome" he adds in his flourishes.
    Also when the "vibe" changes he stays steady but switches it up a little, to stay supportive of the lead but also keep things interesting.
    Super cool and thoughtful stuff that I hadn't appreciated before.

  • TheStereoClub
    TheStereoClub Hace 2 meses +22

    Impressive! I love his admission of being just a bit nervous- he is comfortable with being uncomfortable. It's an important part of learning anything, no matter how accomplished one might be. I just wish we could hear this live and Larnell-propelled.

  • Bennyboy
    Bennyboy Hace 4 meses +52

    he's such a humble and likable guy. no ego, no bravado, just true musicianship.

  • TC
    TC Hace 2 años +4919

    Sessions are time and time is money. You pay this guy his price and he shows up and delivers. No waste, no fuss; a true professional.

    • Martin Kulik
      Martin Kulik Hace 10 meses

      @Lucait yeah go play with drum machine and come back. No comparison for any good drummer

    • Martin Kulik
      Martin Kulik Hace 10 meses

      How much cost

    • Nyasha Goodangel Matope
      Nyasha Goodangel Matope Hace 2 años

      @Lucait Well, I doubt that the drum machine would be able to replicate that feel and nuance and vibe changes, but its an option if you into hip hop

    • bm phil
      bm phil Hace 2 años +2

      @Stephen Irlam when you cash the check and hear your music on a car commercial.... .

    • Owen Ware
      Owen Ware Hace 2 años +1

      Well said.

  • Mark S
    Mark S Hace 7 meses +14

    What's incredible to me is, not just that he was able to play along, but he had the right style of drums to accentuate what the other instruments were doing for their solos and each part. He knows when to fade to the back, and when to take over. And he's super likeable too.

  • GRezende
    GRezende Hace 3 meses +25

    This is insane. I've been a musician for almost 30 years of my life, and I've never seen anything like this. Man, I'd pay a lot to be able to just sit down with this man for 3 hours in a studio and chat, play some stuff, and learn.

  • Jacob Wojcik
    Jacob Wojcik Hace 8 meses +78

    "The shortest pencil is longer than the longest memory". Not only can he play the tastiest licks but spit bars as well? What can't this man do. Absolute legend and inspiration.

  • Justin
    Justin Hace un año +47

    This man is a savant. It’s crazy hearing him break songs down as he listens. Dude is like the Rain Man of drumming or something (I mean no disrespect with that comparison lol, I just don’t have a better comparison 😂)

  • Salim N.
    Salim N. Hace 2 años +2372

    My expectations were absurdly high yet he still managed to exceed them.

    • Eduardo Barcelos
      Eduardo Barcelos Hace 2 años


    • Psychonaut Pupildiallater
      Psychonaut Pupildiallater Hace 2 años +8

      @Really Joe Really I have learned literally "thousands" of songs on guitar, many by just watching other players and copying them, but the songs that stick in my memory and stay over the coarse of years are the ones I've taken the time to learn by reading and transcribing them. Suffice it to say, I've forgotten more then I've written, LoL

    • Really Joe Really
      Really Joe Really Hace 2 años +12

      The saying is actually "A blunt pencil is better than a sharp memory" - in our profession as journalists, this is a golden rule. :-)

  • Sub Neural
    Sub Neural Hace un año +17

    I’ve heard this song on its own, and Larnell’s version is still way better than the original.

  • Absolution7
    Absolution7 Hace un año +86

    6:40 is where his playthrough starts for those of you looking for a quick timestamp :)

    • JanoMusic
      JanoMusic Hace un año +3

      they can't even clap to happy birthday song on tempo, thats why

  • Izzima
    Izzima Hace 6 meses +15

    This man is really playing the best drumming I've ever heard and his shoelaces aren't even tied

  • King Bradley
    King Bradley Hace un año +13

    It's amazing that at every different section or vibe as he calls it in the song, his drumming pattern changes. Especially at 9:22 when the bass changes its vibe, he just completely changes up the sound. Every section sounds so unique when accompanied by those drums

  • Dunkaroos
    Dunkaroos Hace 2 años +12981

    Oh, so that’s what a professional musician looks like.

    • Comments on Comments
      Comments on Comments Hace 7 meses

      @Pop Corns you're jealous

    • Jason U
      Jason U Hace 7 meses

      @Pop Corns Never get on your knees so others can feel tall, that's not how humans dare to reach higher heights.
      Their is the mind that admires greatness and it inspires them to pull out the greatness in themselves, and also the mind that resents greatness and does not want to be bothered by or compared to their accomplishments.

    • larnell lewis
      larnell lewis Hace un año

      @Morgan_Fucking_Freeman ❤️❤️Thanks a lot for your lovely and support❤️❤️.if you feel like Chat me up private drop your email or cell number

    • SwanDuck
      SwanDuck Hace un año

      @Morgan_Fucking_Freeman no the word professional implies a self ordering aimed at integrity; such as taking pride in work well done and treating people with respect and dignity.

    • yes no
      yes no Hace un año

      @NickB beginner, amateur, professional,expert,bot

  • Robert Martian
    Robert Martian Hace un año +11

    He actually merged his rhythm with the song and made it match. So many drummers try to make it about their drums and wind up over powering the song. This was very well balanced.

    • larnell lewis
      larnell lewis Hace un año

      Thanks a lot for your lovely and support❤️❤️.if you feel like Chat me up private drop your email or cell number

  • Glitch Xero
    Glitch Xero Hace 6 meses +3

    There are no words for how incredibly talented this guy is. He's going to go down as one of the greatest of all time, of that I'm sure. Such an amazing grasp of how all the parts fit together, and of his own place in it as the drummer.

  • Bennyboy
    Bennyboy Hace 10 meses +11

    He did such a phenomenal job I actually wanna hear other drummers' take on this as well!

  • astragek1
    astragek1 Hace 2 meses +1

    This man! He's an absolute legend! I can't get enough of listening to him!

  • David Bosak
    David Bosak Hace un año +2930

    Remember that he is a composer and multi-instrumentalist. He understands the whole thing, not just the drums. That helps a lot.

      UNKNOWN Hace 2 días

      He is great. Many even younger drummer s can play this song out too

    • david johnson
      david johnson Hace un mes

      IM glad you said that because I was freaking out on how good he was I’m a drummer myself and I have to go over a song quite a bit to get the changes down pat if I’m trying to do a perfect drum cover

    • Amazing Username
      Amazing Username Hace un mes

      It also helps that this is quite a simple tune. Not trying to take anything away from the guy but any half-decent session drummer would be able to do the same.

    • Nieder Bayer
      Nieder Bayer Hace 2 meses

      He is? Well then boring!!

    • Richardo Montobahn
      Richardo Montobahn Hace 4 meses

      Musical theory. This man has mastered it.

  • Stoutdrums
    Stoutdrums Hace 9 meses +4

    His drum tones are PERFECT! Oh, and so is his playing... he has the best touch around

  • The English Teacher Abrie
    The English Teacher Abrie Hace 7 meses +2

    Blow my mind every time, Larnell you understand drums... The sound of the drums, the touch, the professionalism, you are a legend!

  • Rob Hargis
    Rob Hargis Hace 2 meses +1

    this guy is so great! I'm a rock drummer but love listening and trying to include jazz style fills and licks into what i'm doing. Awesome, Larnell!

  • Aleister Broley
    Aleister Broley Hace 10 meses +9

    Absolutely amazing. And to hear someone else, especially someone of such superhuman skill, address mental practice was gratifying. I've had times where I've taken prolonged breaks from guitar and come back not only with the fresh perspective that such breaks can give you, but also with improved skill from mental practice and visualization.
    According to a study I read about decades ago, when you visualize playing, the same synapses fire, and even the nerves and musculature are slightly activated just as they are when you actually play, just to a lesser degree. The mind-muscle connection is immensely powerful; studies on bodybuilders have shown that beginners can make very large gains in strength even before actually building any muscle-- just the brain and body synching up properly enables them to work with much more weight even without any significant increase in muscle mass.
    The human mind and body are absolutely incredible creations. And Mr Lewis illustrates that unbelievably well here.

    • wpc456cpw
      wpc456cpw Hace 5 meses +1

      I’ve found the same thing with my painting. When I take downtime from actually physically painting, I still practice mentally / in my mind’s eye and it actually gives me skills to bring back to the canvas when I actually go in with my hands and brushes again. Mental practice is a major part of skill building surely.

  • Violet Aurora
    Violet Aurora Hace 2 años +3667

    I don't like people passing this off as having a gift or being a genius alone, this is years of practice, muscle memory, and a SHIT TON of creativity. That does not come naturally. Larnell worked his ass off to get this far and it shows.

    • Skorch64
      Skorch64 Hace 10 meses

      A hard worker can be better than someone who is talented, until the talented person figures out hard work

    • Mike
      Mike Hace 11 meses

      @William Rodríguez yes, and if you take a talented person who put in average effort versus an person who put in extraordinary effort; the one who put in the effort typically prevails

    • foodank_atr
      foodank_atr Hace un año

      Talent vs Skill:
      The skill is built on talent. Being born with talent does not grant skill, only enables you to take the skills better.
      One with all the skill and no talent will never be as good as one with the same level of skill built on talent. The talent makes the calling of the skill effortless.

    • Andrew Karp
      Andrew Karp Hace un año

      Trust me, talent is overrated. If he did not have the discipline, work ethic, and commitment to greatness, he’d just be the best drummer in his town. But he does, and now he can harness and mould that talent to create singular and incredible things.

    • Ignacio Cortorreal
      Ignacio Cortorreal Hace un año

      It's the perfect mix of both gift and practice.

  • Moby Whale
    Moby Whale Hace 4 meses +1

    What a great drummer you are!
    I like you’re “storytelling” playing
    All the best!

  • Mitch Weiner
    Mitch Weiner Hace 9 meses +1

    This guy never ceases to amaze me! I wish I had musical talent!

  • Julia Podgorsek
    Julia Podgorsek Hace 7 meses +1

    I love this guy so much!!! He seems so sweet! Makes me want to keep practicing :)

  • Larenz C
    Larenz C Hace 2 meses +2

    Literally as a drummer of 16 years, just watching his left hand gets me going. Also keep a constant beat on his left foot is probably the most impressive part.

  • Caleb Winegardner
    Caleb Winegardner Hace 2 años +8716

    Next Up: Larnell Lewis Plays a song perfectly before hearing it

  • Paddywiggle
    Paddywiggle Hace 4 meses +1

    I used to play drums from age 9 to 16. When I would want to learn a new song on my drum kit, my instructor would listen to the song a few times and make sheet music of the drum part after listening 1-2 times. It was amazing! He was a great instructor and made it easy for me to succeed.

  • Gareth Savin
    Gareth Savin Hace 11 meses

    Wow! Just found your channel Larnell and was totally gobsmacked. You have so much talent and such natural feel and flow. I'm a punk/metal bass player of over 30 years and I wish I'd had drummers like you in the bands I've played in. Im not just into that scene and love a lot more musical flavours such as funk,blues and all those slap bass dudes. Best wishes with your channel.

  • Seth Macomber
    Seth Macomber Hace un año +1

    Ah yes, the original video that made this man an absolute icon. Class level, instant legend and Hero to All.

  • zaya anderson
    zaya anderson Hace un mes

    3:59 is why larnell is the best, he can predict the improv solo and ads his own flavor on the kit. this man amazes me

  • Fraliu Music
    Fraliu Music Hace un mes

    This is so helpful. I'm playing Bass with classic rock bands doing covers and needed to organize my practice time efficiently enjoying the process and making the best effort to reproduce the bass parts with respect to the original performance.Im applying his technique with learning the drum parts to a song on the bass and and I think it's making a huge difference.Thak you Larnell and Drumeo ✌️😎

  • Drama•Drama
    Drama•Drama Hace 2 meses +1

    From an ear musician, it’s a blessing and a curse. The drum set is one animal, actual notes on the other hand is an entirely different monster. Props to Darnell!

  • Rose Villareal
    Rose Villareal Hace 9 meses +1

    Music like this makes me miss hearing live music shows so, so much. Big loss this pandemic 😑 I salute you sir!! Ang galing mo.

  • woody Dawson
    woody Dawson Hace 4 meses

    That was great. If I had heard this without watching you there is no way I would have ever guessed that you learned added these drums in a few minutes, much less one take.

  • my31and37
    my31and37 Hace 2 años +1933

    The first time I listened to Snarky's "we like it here" recording, I thought it must have taken Larnell weeks to learn the songs. When I found out he learned them on the way to the session it just blew me away..what a drummer!

    • Jon Foster
      Jon Foster Hace 2 años +2

      I went to one of Larnell’s drum clinics and he told us that if you close your eyes, singles, doubles and paradiddles should all sound the same. He did it and it was perfect 👌 I’ve been working on it ever since! 👇🏻ídeo.html

    • GoodLifeMedicine
      GoodLifeMedicine Hace 2 años

      @IQ I cunna believe that.

    • GoodLifeMedicine
      GoodLifeMedicine Hace 2 años +1

      I actually didn't believe it when I read that. Now I do.

    • Beard Man
      Beard Man Hace 2 años +6

      Dude, Snarky Puppy is insane. NOBODY WAS READING MUSIC!

    • Milos Obradovic
      Milos Obradovic Hace 2 años +3

      Whoever missed it, here is an excerpt from We like it here DVD :ídeo.html Pure genius.

  • imchrisjamezz
    imchrisjamezz Hace 3 meses +1

    I’ve watched this 10 times. I have no interest in the drums but this talent is impressive and engaging.

  • SpicyNagaraya
    SpicyNagaraya Hace 4 meses +1

    He's not just a drummer, he's percussionist.

  • Jordan Weimer
    Jordan Weimer Hace 16 días

    Beautiful framing. There is only perfection when you're writing your part.

  • Gringo Starr
    Gringo Starr Hace 4 meses +1

    Oh God damn I love the sound of your drums tuning and sound, but the playing and the groove is perfect too 👌

  • An orange with a Capybara underneath it.

    My drummer watched this. Now he’s a cameraman

  • Fernando Floriano
    Fernando Floriano Hace un año

    Wow man!!! First time here, first time listen you and now I'm trying to pick up the pieces of my shattered ear from the floor.
    Thanks God for your life and talent! Keep up this awesome work! Best regards from Brazil!

  • Daplin1
    Daplin1 Hace 24 días +1

    I absolutely love when he can't help but chase the bass after the dismissal. Modern philosophy in action.

  • ijcp5
    ijcp5 Hace 3 meses

    Starting at 9:39 I have no idea how he catches the snare so often and In rhythm along with all those ghost notes. Larnell never ceases to amaze my mere mortal mind.

  • Rodney G
    Rodney G Hace 23 días

    Larnell is so fluid. One of my favorite drummers. Smoothness

  • Rebecca Grandfield
    Rebecca Grandfield Hace un año +4892

    This title is misleading lol. He heard a song twice, composed a drum part on the fly, and recorded it in one take. What he did is even more impressive than the title implies

    • Petey Beatstraw the Producer ♪
      Petey Beatstraw the Producer ♪ Hace 6 meses

      Lol come Rebecca. You knew it was too good to be true when you clicked. This is the world, clickbait.

    • Imani Russell
      Imani Russell Hace 7 meses

      “Larnell Lewis Composes Drum Part in Just Two Listens” maybe??? something like that

    • Jerome
      Jerome Hace 7 meses

      Lol thinking the exact same thing

    • MaggaraMarine
      MaggaraMarine Hace 8 meses +2

      I disagree. I think it would have actually been more impressive if he really had only listened to it once and remembered all of those details. This is very much a Spain (by Chick Corea) influenced track (I mean, it's basically a rip off), and he's clearly familiar with that tune, so I don't think coming up with a drum part in that style after 2 listens is _that_ impressive (he has probably played Spain many times and improvised over it, and he can do all of those same things here - it isn't a completely new tune, it's highly derivative). The tricky part here is the weird unison melody with that time signature change in the end. Everything else is really just different instruments soloing over a samba-style groove that is something I would expect a professional drummer to be able to play quite easily, and it's mostly in groups of 8 bars. Very standard jazz structure - something he has probably played a thousand times before.
      These are all things that I would expect a professional jazz/fusion drummer to be able to do. I mean, sure, that is of course impressive (a skilled drummer playing anything is impressive). I guess it depends on who we are comparing him to. My point is, it's not _exceptional_ - I would expect most professional jazz/fusion drummers to be able to do the same thing. Listening to a song only once and nailing it without taking any notes would be much more exceptional.
      The video title could also have been "a spontaneous drum cover of Spain by Chick Corea (with a twist)".

    • TwoLeftShoes
      TwoLeftShoes Hace 9 meses

      Yeah but "Drummer hears a song twice, composes a drum part on the fly, and records it in one take" is a bit wordy.

  • Rob C.
    Rob C. Hace 5 meses +4

    His entire kit, cymbals and all are just so dam beautiful sounding.

  • Albin Nilsson
    Albin Nilsson Hace 6 meses

    Huge thanks for this video! I just finally found the amount of motivation I needed to never touch a drum set ever again.

  • My Name
    My Name Hace 10 meses

    That totally sounded like the drums should have been included with his addition. Wow!!!

  • Lennard Balkaran
    Lennard Balkaran Hace un año

    You are just incredible. It takes a good memory to do that and a good ear and timing listening to the other musical instruments.

  • Central Processing Unit
    Central Processing Unit Hace 8 meses +1

    to me he is the greatest of all times.
    many people can play rock and smack the drums and make a lot of noise, but to do this jazz in one take and with such finesse and precision.
    is unheard of.

  • Rob Fulton
    Rob Fulton Hace 2 meses

    You are amazing! My son can do this with guitar. Blows my mind. Your talent is otherworldly!!!

    SEFER Hace 4 meses

    Great Video, I also really love this dry sound of the toms. How did you achieve this sound? Is it mostly the post processing or is it the drum heads?

  • Craig
    Craig Hace 8 meses

    I can't even wrap my head around how amazing this is

  • Noah Marchais
    Noah Marchais Hace 2 años +4083

    I came here a drummer and left here someone who wants to learn how to be a drummer

    • Daniel M
      Daniel M Hace un año


    • Ruby Bell
      Ruby Bell Hace 2 años +1

      Omg how did you sum up this video perfectly in one sentence pahahah

    • Thomas Holland
      Thomas Holland Hace 2 años +1


    • Lonnie James
      Lonnie James Hace 2 años +1

      IKR!!! He is so fucking good and for some reason and I despise him. ;)

    • Absolute Absurd
      Absolute Absurd Hace 2 años +1


  • QraQrJaq
    QraQrJaq Hace 11 meses

    That kit sounds so good, love the tom fills

  • Anonymous 07
    Anonymous 07 Hace un año

    Woah, this guy is skilled. I learned quite a bit, thanks man! :D

  • Richard Ian Badoraya
    Richard Ian Badoraya Hace 8 meses

    This is sick....An all around drum machine.. I was unaware my mouth was left open the whole time he played that piece...Amazing!!!!! A true inspiration (for me to stop drumming)!!

  • Dirt Cakes
    Dirt Cakes Hace 11 meses

    All those spooky ghost notes just in time for Halloween!
    How have I not seen this video until just now?! Absolute incredible musicianship from Larnell lewis.

  • Christian Tasi
    Christian Tasi Hace 2 años +3287

    “The shortest pencil is longer than the longest memory” that’s sick haha

    • Real Dude Uprising
      Real Dude Uprising Hace 2 años


    • Chinsy Mcgee
      Chinsy Mcgee Hace 2 años +1

      Quote for the books there

    • Crookqt
      Crookqt Hace 2 años

      My grandfather use to say to my dad and my dad to me. "Only fools try to memorize, smart people write it down"

    • TheAshbro
      TheAshbro Hace 2 años

      Out Of Pocket Broadcast Live sir/ma’am you dropped this 👑

    • Matt Arbon
      Matt Arbon Hace 2 años

      @N6 Productions 10 4

  • J.B. Beverley
    J.B. Beverley Hace 10 meses

    I’ve been kicking skins since 1989, and am humbled to see such epic talent. Truly inspiring!

  • Armen Dumalagan
    Armen Dumalagan Hace 7 meses

    Simply awesome love it!🙂❤

  • mr_ticketmaster
    mr_ticketmaster Hace un año

    This guy is some kind of genius, so impressed………… the geezer smashed it

  • Nelly Van De
    Nelly Van De Hace 6 meses

    This sort of talent is incredible to watch play out truly inspiring

  • Sven Amundsen
    Sven Amundsen Hace 2 años +907

    This, in my opinion, is the mark of a mature, skilled and experienced musician. He doesn't try to "overplay" the music but rather slides right in and compliments all of the instruments. When it's the right time, you hear the drums "speak up". Mr. Lewis is such a versatile musician and a humble guy. Love his style.

    • M S
      M S Hace un año +3

      Exactly this is what really good drumming is about. So many drummers try to compliment their skills by overplaying which can lead to impressive drum performance but actually really poor music performances.

    • Jesse Lee Humphry
      Jesse Lee Humphry Hace 2 años +11

      Yeah when he said "We went right into a solo, so I have to watch my activity" I nearly creamed.

    • Leviathan queen
      Leviathan queen Hace 2 años

      I agree

  • Alexander Serrano
    Alexander Serrano Hace un año +1

    He absolutely destroyed this. Thank you for sharing you musical talent Larnell!

  • Daniel Luna
    Daniel Luna Hace 10 meses +1

    "I'm just curious." That's the key to being great. Stay curious and work. The fire to learn and the dedication to put in the work.

  • Jack Frost
    Jack Frost Hace 4 meses

    Absolutely an amazing talent. Bravo

  • Azaereth
    Azaereth Hace un año +1

    The guy is obviously supernova on the drums, but this is beyond that. Dude has incredible understanding of music and how all the instruments come together. This is more than just laying down a drum track, I have no doubt if he trained dexterity for other instruments he could flawlessly play them too - LL seems like an encyclopedia of music theory, not just drum theory.

  • James Bayford
    James Bayford Hace 2 años +977

    Imagine being the drummer who actually played on this recording and hearing this.

    • John Smith
      John Smith Hace 2 años +1

      His name is Stéphane Chamberland, and he killed it. He keeps crazy good time and has great feel.
      This is Stéphane for Drumeo on how to build tastier fills:ídeo.html

    • Mr Random
      Mr Random Hace 2 años +1

      "I spent half a year just trying to figure out what the keyboardist is doing, this guy undid all this work in one listen, one take."

    • Fitawrari Fitness
      Fitawrari Fitness Hace 2 años +4

      "we decided, we're not going with your take, no hard feelings"

    • Good Fella
      Good Fella Hace 2 años +1

      Ahahahha good though

    • Alex
      Alex Hace 2 años +60

      i mean there's a fair chance it was a session drummer who played over this track and had to do exactly the same thing. you gotta be a tight player to make an income as a session player

  • Magnus Og Ola Playz
    Magnus Og Ola Playz Hace un año

    This is absolutely inspiring and amazing

  • Combo Jerman
    Combo Jerman Hace un año

    this guy is amazing! the second time i hear or see something from him. the first i saw him was a2 days ago and he played enter sandman.
    im really impressed! just a couple of hours - hearing, writing, youtubeing and then BANG! drums written and finished. WTF!
    this is way to crazy!

  • Tanner Svanda
    Tanner Svanda Hace un año +1

    I almost clapped and cheered out loud! Thats amazing my man! Real talent and ability 👏

  • Діма Ложніков
    Діма Ложніков Hace 19 días +1

    Beautiful drum playing 🔥🔥🔥

  • Jack Barnard
    Jack Barnard Hace 2 años +832

    as a bassist, this is the kinda drummer we all wanna hold a groove with

    • Ren Drennan
      Ren Drennan Hace 2 años +1

      and this is the drummer I inspire to be. yeah chops are cool and all, but pocket will get you the better jam and album.

    • DV
      DV Hace 2 años +1


    • Vitty V.
      Vitty V. Hace 2 años +2

      Yeah. The bassist was killing it.

    • Pbearodactyl
      Pbearodactyl Hace 2 años +10

      You can't carry a groove if you don't have a pocket!

    • Mali Vanhie
      Mali Vanhie Hace 2 años +4

      yes please

  • MauricioljBR
    MauricioljBR Hace 6 meses

    This guy is on another level... simply amazing.

  • Culture Crash
    Culture Crash Hace 2 meses +3

    In case nobody's already said it, I'm going to guess that song title is a reference to jazz great Chick Corea -- it's VERY much in his style. Also this is BLOODY AMAZING. 💥

  • spintheblackcircle33
    spintheblackcircle33 Hace 11 meses +1

    Legit question; when you get to the Drumeo studio to do a session like this do they have fresh sneaks to choose from or do they tell you to pick some up on the way over?

  • Rik Ver Mar
    Rik Ver Mar Hace 6 meses

    The way he did Metallica "Enter Sandman" is definitely up there with one of the best videos i have ever seen on youtube, i love the song and yet Larnell had never even heard of it but omg he absolutely nailed it, the way he listened to it picking out all the various beats he literally by halfway through the song he was calling out what beat was coming up - again he opted to just go for it first time and i was just in shock at how good he was, he was awesome - what a talent, we need more

  • Two Broken Thumbs
    Two Broken Thumbs Hace 2 años +2120

    The only flaw in this was that his shoe was untied. I'm surprised he didn't tie it while playing. I'm sure he could have.

    • Mickey Mouse
      Mickey Mouse Hace un año

      Bad spellers of the world untie.

    • Nils Vermeire
      Nils Vermeire Hace un año

      or how to untie your shoe in one song...

    • scott peterson
      scott peterson Hace un año +2

      He can adjust his ear buds, straighten his glasses and tie his shoes and not miss a beat. I love this guy........

    • Amanullah M
      Amanullah M Hace un año

      IKR, probably he was being a bro, didn't want to steal all the chicks from us.

    • SloppyDog
      SloppyDog Hace un año +1

      @StupidjimmyInc yep. Simply amazing. And does that with the coolest demeanor on Earth.

  • AJ Beltran
    AJ Beltran Hace 3 meses +1

    Who else waited for the song but heard no drum beat then he played it to perfection. Literally mind blowing! Damn!

  • boots ubtrippin
    boots ubtrippin Hace 4 meses

    You sir are a amazing drummer. I wish I could play

  • Taggart Templin
    Taggart Templin Hace 6 meses

    1st video I've seen of this astonishing musician. Really made me smile as a (nearly) savant level music math theorist. Mr. Lewis, you are absolutely beyond the pale. I'll be back frequently. Just Wow.

  • Randall on PC
    Randall on PC Hace un año

    SHIT..... you look so comfortable behind the drums. I only had the pleasure of playing with one person who made it look so effortless and it was a pleasure to jam and make music with him. keep it up and i hope you inspire other drummers.

  • max donches
    max donches Hace 2 años +603

    There is a reason why other drummers even real big name guys love him so much. His combination of technique and skill is incredible. He never seems to be showing off, he serves the music as needed. One of my too 3 favorite drummers and an incredibly nice person as well.

    • Dennis Park
      Dennis Park Hace 2 años

      I would agree! The best type of musician - complements the overall track without going overboard. This is class and maturity.

    • Russell Smyth
      Russell Smyth Hace 2 años

      So who are the other 2!

    • MistressPrime
      MistressPrime Hace 2 años +1

      @Larnell Lewis Music That was fantastic! Thank you for sharing your process.

    • day is now.
      day is now. Hace 2 años +2

      @Larnell Lewis Music You are awesome man! Thanks for spreading your creativity and passion! Much love

    • dbdaylights games
      dbdaylights games Hace 2 años +1

      check out mario duplantier hes a metal drummer but his first genra of music he learned was jazz wich really influenced is metal drumming and hes a machine one of my favorite drummer

  • K Denyse
    K Denyse Hace 11 meses

    What a dope talent you have. Snaps and claps for you Sir!

  • a speedingdrunk
    a speedingdrunk Hace 3 meses

    I learn every single song I know by ear. I can barely read music but I’ve been playing almost 30 years. I play mostly punk drums which is kind of really easy to play by ear. Still impressed by this though, it would take me an hour or so to memorise this.

  • joeashbubemma
    joeashbubemma Hace 7 meses

    He's the kind of genius who could completely change the original recording and it would still sound good.

  • Joni Ikäläinen
    Joni Ikäläinen Hace 21 un día

    Why would you name this "hears a song once" when he clearly listens it at least twice? Be as it may, incredible as always

  • MDNDrums / Matt
    MDNDrums / Matt Hace 2 años +885

    As someone who learns everything by ear, this is insanely impressive and inspirational!

    • b_pesos
      b_pesos Hace 2 años

      Caleb, i strongly disagree i myself have been playing drums since the age or 1 (no kidding) im a self taught drummer ive been playing for 17 and i cannot read sheet music to save my life, i play by ear and i must say i can play along to a song that ive never heard before just by listening while playing along, even when i dont know the notes i still know when the notes are gonna drop or go up again idk if thats how u call it when the singer change from note to note because i play by ear and playing by ear is a beautiful gift because it allows you to play anything and get creative with it plus it doesn’t slow down the creativity on how to approach a song, but don’t get me wrong if you can only play by reading music thats fine too

    • OrdinaryLatvian
      OrdinaryLatvian Hace 2 años

      @René Uyumaz - Official ESclips Channel How the hell would you write music, nevermind for an orchestra, if you can't read sheet music?

    • Danny Puga
      Danny Puga Hace 2 años

      @SmartyThePants username checks out

    • LeahAnn Lafemmebear Music Mitchell
      LeahAnn Lafemmebear Music Mitchell Hace 2 años

      @Zetaga i k ow basic chord charts at best but i have an impeccable ear. Like people who can read will say to me, "do you realize how complicated what your playing is?" And my answer is no cus we were to poor for a piano teacher so i learmed every ahmad jamal song by ear... i jave been a musician in professional studio and live gig sessions and the compliment i always get is, you play so soulful and unbothered. Or 6 months ago i was in on a session jukping from guitar to piano amd to of the guys literally said "thank you for just hearing the music, we were stuck in a theory hole before you got here". Everyone cant have an ear like mine i know, but theres a new school of teaching children to paly by ear and basic theory, cus alot of theory folx have a hard time just sitting in and playing quickly because they really rely on sheet music
      Hear me when i say this, i cant recall a time it ever heald me back from work that i couldn't read well or at all. I will say ive learmed some theory over the years when i started guitar two years ago, im now gigging out having onplayed guitar for two years. I think the secret to me learning instruments so fast is i dont care about what rules say i have to know the ins and out 9 melodian tonal structure of everything i play, i just listem to a song and it feels good and makes sense where it is based on how songs normally move based on years of listening to music and playing it. You theory guys sound like ego heads maybe just say different folx learn different, its fine if you dont learn by ear and sheet music makes you feel comfortable. For some it doesn't can we just be more chill, no your gifts work what you have enjoy it for you, not to be better or supperior to anyone. Walk in truth, best of wishes.

    • Steinhauer
      Steinhauer Hace 2 años

      @LilHaseProductions Paco de Lucía couldn't read music, and he was the greatest guitarist that ever lived.