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jazz drumming idea 34 | Mixed grouping fills | on jazz drumming

3 mixed grouping fill ideas

Here are 3 ideas for mixed group fills with some ways to voice them around the kit.

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Chameleon - Harvey Mason - on jazz drumming

Harvey Mason on Chameleon

A basic transcription and a few variations of Harvey Mason's jazz-funk groove from Herbie Hancock's Chameleon.

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Brian Blade | 1970 playlist | On Jazz Drumming

Brian Blade: A 1970 playlist

Brian Blade suggests a special playlist of tunes from 1970 for JazzTimes magazine, in celebration of the magazines 50th anniversary. The list is interesting in it's own right, but also revealing of Blade's musical influences.

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jazz drumming idea 33 | Triplet Hand Co-ordination | on jazz drumming

Triplet Hand Co-ordination

This set of exercises works on playing a different triplet pattern in each hand to build co-ordination...

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Capatin Bacardi - Claudio Slon - on jazz drumming

Claudio Slon on Captain Bacardi

A transcription of Claudio Slon's bossa nova grooving on Jobim's "Captain Bacardi".

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jazz drumming idea 32 | 7 Beat Ideas | on jazz drumming

7 Beat Jazz Drum Comping Ideas

A collection of some miscellaneous seven beat ideas and applications to jazz playing...

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jazz drumming idea 31| Triplet Flow | on jazz drumming

Triplet Flow with Jazz Time

A simple idea to work on moving from playing jazz time to solos with triplets...

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jazz drumming idea 30 | 5 Beat Ideas | on jazz drumming

5 Beat Jazz Drum Comping Ideas

A collection of some miscellaneous five beat ideas and applications to jazz playing...

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11 essential jazz drummers you should listen to | jazz drumming inspiration | on Jazz drumming

11 Essential Jazz Drummers You Should Check Out

When you are starting out with jazz drumming one of the most important things you need to do is listen a lot. In fact this is true whether you are a beginner or not. In order to understand the rhythms, the feeling, the swing, you have to listen widely and historically. Time spent listening to the music and what the drummers do, is as valuable as practicing, and not listening enough was a mistake I certainly made when I was starting out. In fact, I still need to listen more which is part of the reason I wrote this post.

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jazz drumming idea 29 | Hand to Foot Control | on jazz drumming

Hand to Foot Control

Some control exercises between the snare drum and bass drum with straight eighth note feels...

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