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So What Licks - Jimmy Cobb - on jazz drumming

3 Great Jimmy Cobb Licks

Jimmy Cobb's playing on Miles Davis's "Kind of Blue" is a lesson in the art of jazz drumming. Here are three licks or fills that he uses to propel the time into the next section.

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

A Simple Phrase - Extensions

In the this third part of the series, we look at applying the rhythmic phrase to bar four bar cycles for time keeping and solos.

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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 19 | Blue Monk Stickings | on jazz drumming

Blue Monk Stickings

Playing the melodic rhythm of Blue Monk with various sticking patterns.

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Winard Harper - Learning to play drums - On Jazz Drumming

Learning to Play the Drums - Winard Harper

Jazz drummer Winard Harper gives a masterclass on how to play jazz drums, and talks about rudiments and playing melodically...

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jazz drumming idea 16 | Uptempo Paradiddle Inversions Between the Snare and Kick | on jazz drumming

Uptempo Paradiddle Inversions with Snare and Kick

This idea explores paradiddle inversions as comping ideas for uptempo playing.

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jazz drumming idea 15 | Triplet Paradiddle Inversions Between the Snare and Kick | on jazz drumming

Triplet Paradiddle Inversions with Snare and Kick

This time we looking at the triplet paradiddles voiced between the snare and the kick.

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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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beginner jazz drumming comping figures - on jazz drumming

How To Begin Jazz Drum Comping

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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