Here is a selection of
videos featuring Steve and his various projects.
You can expand videos to full-screen.
Make sure to check out
Steve's YouTube channel for
a complete selection of videos!
Steve Smith: From The Practice Room
Steve has been
distancing at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.
But during this time, he has been creative and
Steve has been posting videos
as part of a series called "From The Practice
Room." The series includes videos about brush
playing, Indian konnakol, and much more. We will
be updating this page with more and more videos
from Steve's practice room. Make sure to follow
YouTube for the latest!
Practice Room: A Drumset Application of
Konnakol and South Indian Rhythms Pt. 1
Steve Smith teaches about South Indian
rhythms and applies them to the drumset.
Download two helpful PDFs, below, for a
transcription of what Steve played in this video
- and to learn about konnakol syllables,
suggested stickings, and the form of the Korvai
The Paul DeLong
transcription PDF features the konnakol and
drumset transcriptions used in the video, below.
The Ram Swaminathan transcription PDF features
more traditional spelling of the konnakol
syllables, suggested stickings and the form of
the korvai (rhythmic composition) is notated.
This PDF is also based on Steve's video, below.
From The Practice Room
Steve Smith and Tony Monaco: "Oleo"
Drummer Steve Smith and Hammond B3 master
Tony Monaco are swinging hard on Sonny Rollins'
"Oleo." This tune was recorded in each
musician's home during the COVID-19 pandemic.