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jazz drumming idea 25 | The Other Phrase - Extensions | on jazz drumming

The Other Simple Phrase - Extensions

The third in a series working on ways to interpret another simple common rhythmic pattern. Finally: extensions - applying the figure to longer phrases.

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jazz drumming in 3/4 | jazz drumming fundamentals | on jazz drumming

How To Play Jazz Drums in 3/4

Once you have become comfortable with playing jazz in 4/4, you will need to work on playing in 3/4, a jazz waltz. You will start to find that there are some popular tunes played in 3/4 - a good exam is “All Blues” from the Miles Davis album “Kind of Blue” - and that on a gig a couple of the tunes are likely to be in 3/4.

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John Riley Headroom Triplets | On Jazz Drumming

John Riley's Headroom Triplets

I've mentioned John Riley's Headroom triplets in some posts so here's the original video and a PDF of the exercises. 

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jazz drumming idea 20 | Blue Monk Voicings | on jazz drumming

Blue Monk Voicings

Voicing the melodic rhythm of Blue Monk with jazz time.

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jazz drumming idea 13 | More Hand Co-ordination for Latin Playing | on jazz drumming

More Hand Co-ordination for Latin Playing

Here are some more ideas for working on hand co-ordination that focus on keeping an ostinato in the left hand while getting more creative with the right hand.

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jazz drumming idea 11 | Interpreting Eight Note Comping Figures | on jazz drumming

How to interpret eight-note comping figures

This is a simple set of exercises to give you some ideas to begin interpreting eight-note comping figures.

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jazz drumming idea 11 | Hand Co-ordination for Latin Grooves | on jazz drumming

Hand Co-ordination for Latin Grooves

This is a set of exercises inspired by Antonio Sanchez for developing better hand co-ordination and independence...

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