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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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Milestones - Philly Joe Jones - on jazz drumming

Philly Joe Jones on Milestones

Philly Jo Jones swing groove on the outstanding Miles Davis track, Milestones...

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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 idea 25 | The Other Phrase - Phrases and Unisons | on jazz drumming

The Other Simple Phrase - Phrases and Unisons

The second in a series working on ways to interpret another simple common rhythmic pattern. Second: phrases and unisons.

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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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triplet jazz drumming comping figures - on jazz drumming

Triplet Comping in Jazz Drumming

Once your main jazz cymbal pattern is flowing and comfortable, it is time to think about adding comping figures with the snare drum and bass drum.

 

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jazz drumming idea 21 | A Simple Phrase - Phrases | on jazz drumming

A Simple Phrase - Phrases and Unisons

In the this second part of the series, we look at applying the rhythmic phrase to the ride cymbal, as comping patterns, and as unisons.

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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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