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Ideas and Exercises
For Jazz Drumming

In this section you will find a a lot of jazz drum exercises, looking at everything from applying jazz drum rudiments to jazz comping for drums. There are ideas for jazz drum fills as well as exercises for developing your creativity in playing jazz drum patterns and rhythms.

jazz drumming idea 24 | Hand to Foot triplet co-ordination 2 | on jazz drumming

Hand to Foot Triplet Co-Ordination 2

This follows on from the previous idea, and works on hand and foot co-ordination with triplets...

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jazz drumming idea 23 | Hand to Foot triplet co-ordination 1 | on jazz drumming

Hand to Foot Triplet Co-Ordination 1

A simple but challenging exercise voicing triplets between the hands and the feet...

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jazz drumming idea 22 | Sticking Transitions | on jazz drumming

Stroke Transitions

This is a simple warm-up using an inverted double stroke ...

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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 21 | A Simple Phrase - Stickings | on jazz drumming

A Simple Phrase - Stickings

The first in a series working on ways to interpret a simple common rhythmic pattern. First: stickings.

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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 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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jazz drumming idea 18 | Stick Transitions Warm Up | on jazz drumming

Stick Transitions Warm Up

A simple warm-up that moves through some common stickings.

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jazz drumming idea 17 | Triplet Subdivisions for fills and comping | on jazz drumming

Triplet Subdivisions for fills and comping

Subdividing the triplet can provide some useful phrases for fills and comping, especially at slower tempos.

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