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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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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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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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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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Understanding the Jazz Cymbal Pattern - on jazz drumming

How To Understand The Jazz Cymbal Pattern

This is probably the single most important aspect of jazz drumming - good cymbal time. Here we look at how to conceptualize and practice it. Essential for beginners but also a helpful reminder and review for the rest of us.

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