View Full Version : VIDEO LESSON: Tony Williams Lick

12-05-2008, 05:32 AM

Another simple lick, this one made popular by the late Tony Williams. I found it in a book I have about Dennis Chambers, called Serious Moves. It'd be cool to see other people try it and maybe share with us more applications.

Enjoy :)


12-05-2008, 07:35 AM
Cool stuff, man. I actually stumbled upon this lick myself while experimenting with Bonham triplets...didn't realize that it was attributed to Tony. I also like to play these with the bassdrum on the downbeat (Bass, tom, tom, etc).

12-05-2008, 10:03 AM
Awesome video,
I'll have to try and apply it to a 4 piece... well done Jez.

Retarded Chipple
12-05-2008, 11:41 AM
Cool as a lick but I didn't really like it as a fill. It just sounds spazzy the way it goes from groove to "contaminate the air with notes."

Would make a nice embellishment at the end of a fill with more space in it imo.

12-05-2008, 01:16 PM
Yeah I agree, but I imagine Tony would have played it during one of his really spacy solos anyway, with his epic tom melodies and whatnot.

As I said, it'd be cool to hear other people try the lick and see what they come up with. Thanks for watching guys :)

12-10-2008, 12:46 PM
Jezen got banned?

Re: Thread - That was pretty cool. As soon as my exams end, I'm going to practice that :).

I don't know why, bot Bonham Triplets throw me off.

12-11-2008, 03:04 PM
thats the intro to "red mask"


Cygnus Vismund Cliffen
07-14-2009, 10:20 AM
Awesome video. I really like that lick. Tony had some great fills.

11-24-2009, 11:28 PM
Cool stuff. I'm not really a drummer(although I'd like to be), but I enjoy watching what others do in order to see how I can apply it to my instruments of choice.

11-24-2009, 11:29 PM
Not to mention Tony Williams is one of my favorite drummers anyway.