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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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Solar - Roy Haynes - on jazz drumming

Roy Haynes on Solar

A transcriptions of a couple of choruses of Roy Haynes on Solar, with Pat Metheny and Dave Holland.

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jazz drumming idea 28 | Advanced Comping Ideas | on jazz drumming

Advanced Comping Ideas

Some examples of how to interpret a rhythmic figure with more advanced comping ideas...

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The Sidewinder - Billy Higgins - on jazz drumming

Billy Higgins on the Sidewinder

Billy Higgins groove on the classic Blue Note track "The Sidewinder"...

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jazz drumming idea 27 | Rolls at different tempos | on jazz drumming

Rolls At Different Tempos

Here is an outline of how to think about rolls at different tempos, while keeping an accent on the last beat of the triplet.

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