Play That Funky Music

by Wild Cherry

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"Play That Funky Music" as recorded by Wild Cherry

Drum sheet music transcribed by James Morton. Immediate PDF download.

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Difficulty Level: Intermediate Genre: Classic Rock, Funk

Frontman Rob Parissi wanted to write a hit song, and his plan was to copy from the best. He read Billboard magazine, which charts the hit songs. When it arrived each week, he would pick out a song or two to copy, making it just different enough to avoid getting sued. After some time doing this, he wrote the one that became his #1 hit, in 1976 The song he copied: “Fire” by The Ohio Players.

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All the drum sheet music found on this page and throughout the site are full, note-for-note transcriptions transcribed by James Morton--long-time professional drummer, author of over a dozen books with Mel Bay Publications, and creator of the "Rock Charts" column formerly found in Modern Drummer--over the course of his 40+ year career.

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I have been using the Classic Rock Drum Charts collection for many years. There is nothing better to practice and rehearse to, than these charts transcribed by James Morton.

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