Drum Sheet – Claude François – Comme d’Habitude

Artist : Claude François
song : Comme d’Habitude
Album : Comme d’Habitude – 1967
Style – Tempo – Signature – Length : Pop – 86 – 4/4 – 4:10
Musician :
pages : 2
Version : Album
Level : Intermediate

SKU PBTCFCDH Category Tags ,

Comme d’Habitude,” a timeless French classic, finds its roots in the creative collaboration between French singer-songwriter Claude François and his team of composers. For a drum enthusiast, understanding the rhythmic backbone of this iconic piece adds another layer of appreciation to its narrative.

The song’s genesis dates back to the late 1960s when Claude François, seeking a new anthem for his repertoire, commissioned renowned French composers Jacques Revaux and Gilles Thibault to craft a melody. Their initial efforts yielded a hauntingly beautiful tune, but it lacked lyrical depth. It wasn’t until the arrival of Belgian lyricist duo Claude François and Jacques Revaux that the song found its soul-stirring lyrics.

As the composition took shape, the drum arrangements became pivotal in defining its dynamic rhythm. The driving force of the drums, characterized by its steady beat and punctuated fills, infused “Comme d’Habitude” with an irresistible energy. The drum patterns provided the song with a sense of urgency and momentum, perfectly complementing François’ impassioned vocals.

The song’s debut performance took place in 1967 at the Olympia, Paris’ legendary music hall, during one of Claude François‘ electrifying concerts. The pulsating rhythm of the drums reverberated throughout the venue, captivating audiences with its infectious groove. From the moment the first drumbeat echoed through the hall, it was evident that “Comme d’Habitude” would leave an indelible mark on music history.

Following its debut, “Comme d’Habitude” quickly ascended the charts, becoming a chart-topping hit across Europe. Its universal appeal transcended language barriers, resonating with listeners worldwide. The drum-driven arrangement, characterized by its dynamic interplay between percussion and melody, became synonymous with the song’s enduring popularity.

Over the years, “Comme d’Habitude” has been covered by numerous artists in various languages, each interpretation paying homage to the original while adding a unique twist. Yet, it is the timeless allure of the drum-driven rhythm that remains at the heart of the song’s enduring legacy. Whether performed in a packed concert hall or played on the airwaves, the unmistakable sound of the drums in “Comme d’Habitude” continues to captivate audiences, transcending generations and genres alike.

Sample drum sheet of Comme d'Habitude by Claude Francois


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Drum Sheet – Claude François – Comme d’Habitude”