FO2 Solo

I think I may have found a winning structure for my Fusion Orchestra 2 solo at last! It has taken a lot of experimentation but I think I’ve found something that:

a. Suits my playing style

b. Is something I will enjoy playing and extemporising upon.

Have a look and see what you think:

I was aiming to include nearly all the strokes I could say i had some control over. So we start with the buzz roll, then some fills including the double bass pedal. Next, some more single stroke rolls with accents and so on around the kit.

Throughout I’ve also tried to show the art of control – both in speed and control. My first thoughts are that overall, it’s a little fast over all but I don’t know – is that what would please an audience and convince them they’ve seen a capable player?

Hmm, tricky!

Til next time,


(p.s. just adding this – I made the mistake (?) of watching Neil Peart performing his solo in Munich the night after I’d recorded mine…made me wonder whether to put mine up at all!…but then I thought, hey, we’re all different and at our different stages. Some of us seemingly unreachable but hey…)


About Stuart Dyer

Stuart Dyer, Christian Writer and Musician living in West Sussex, England. Works in the hope of producing the worthy novel or solo; giggles at Oliver Hardy, Peter Sellers and Spike Jones; admires Hudson Taylor, Dickens, Salinger, Bill Bailey and Neil Peart; listens from Wagner to Miles with lots of stops in between; dances to motown and aims to achieve balance in all things.
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  1. Pingback: FO2 – basic solo parts | rattledrum

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