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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 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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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 14 | Triplet Paradiddle Inversions | on jazz drumming

Triplet Paradiddle Inversions

The paradiddle is one of the most useful rudiments. In this idea we simple look at the paradiddle played as triplets.

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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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