Top Ten Hardest Dream Theater Songs to Play On the Drums
The Top Ten
So many time changes and it's very hard to remember it
A great and very underrated song with insane drumming in it. I mean, it is like a drum solo with music in the background!
Most people use toms for one part but you need 4 octobans!
The ending is fantastic! ! !
The second verse took me over two weeks to master
This whole album should be in the top ten
I tried playing this song a couple of times and still can't get it.
This is the song that inspired me to come to this list. Drums never jump out at me in songs, but in this one they did the entire time, because it just sounds insanely difficult. Listen to this and then vote. - Songsta41
This song is the hardest in my opinion because of the physical endurance it takes to play accurately for the entirety of the song.
Harder than metropolis.
Listen from 14:25 to 15:00.
Love the sound of that drum
Would think any Dream Theater song would be hard to play on the drums.
Took me three weeks to learn this one - V4noM
Avery good song right here
(Yes I'm counting the entire song). This song is one of the most complicated (and long) songs I've ever heard, and even in what sounds like just an easy jam (goodnight kiss solo) it's still difficult. Mike Portnoy is a drumming legend, and his raw emotion is always converted to his playing.
The Dance of Eternity shouldn't be number 1, it's really all about memorizing the song by heart. Yes it definitely belongs to the top 5, but certainly not the top.
Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence is a little over 40 minutes of complex styles and techniques. It just has it all! The heavy metal bits in "the test that stumped them all", the really soft parts in "goodnight kiss", the pop-y style in "solitary shell", and even orchestral drumming in "overture". To anyone who actually tried drumming along DT songs, this is an absolute challenge that requires a lot more than just memory
The solo is insane.
I learnt this a fortnight ago, really hard - V4noM
Because you have to play in 15/8, 7/4, 10/4, 9/4, 13/8, 6/4, 8/4, 12/8, 11/8, 6/8, 9/8, 5/8, 2/4, 3/4, and yes, even 4/4.
There's so many different things one has to master to play this song... Marching beats, syncopated marching beats, double bass triplets, thirty-second note hi-hat hits, and time signature changes just to name a couple.
Just finished learning this one, quite tricky - V4noM