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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 9 | Applying the Six Stroke Roll to Jazz Time | on jazz drumming

Applying the Six Stroke Roll to Jazz Time

In this third part in exploring the six-stroke roll we look at some ideas for applying it to jazz time ...

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jazz drumming idea 8 | six=stroke roll | on jazz drumming

Six-Stroke Rolls as Triplets

The second in a three-part series exploring the six-stroke roll, looks a triplet variations...

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six-stroke rolls | jazz drumming idea 7 | on jazz drumming

Six-Stroke Rolls

The first in a three-part series exploring the six-stroke roll...

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uptempo headroom quavers | jazz drumming idea 6 | on jazz drumming

Uptempo Headroom Quavers

Some "headroom quavers" for up-tempo co-ordination and control...

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Jeff "Tain" Watts fill | jazz drumming idea 5 | on jazz drumming

Jeff "Tain" Watts Fill

A little fill inspired by Jeff "Tain" Watts...

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Placement of the 5 stroke roll | jazz drumming idea 4 | on jazz drumming

Placement of the 5 stroke roll

Some exercises for placing the five stroke rolls at medium to fast tempos...

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triplet groupings | jazz drumming idea 3 | on jazz drumming

Triplet Groupings

Here are some ideas for grouping triplets into groups of four...

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Triplet 3/4 Co-ordination | jazz drumming idea 2 | on jazz drumming

Triplet 3/4 Co-ordination

Some snare drum to bass drum triplet co-ordination for 3/4...

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a little fill | jazz drumming idea 1 | on jazz drumming

A little fill

This is a tasteful lick that you can drop into your time playing to give the music a lift...

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