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How your body and brain learns during practicing | jazz drumming inspiration | on Jazz drumming

How your body and brain learns during practicing

All musicians struggle with practice and how to practice effectively. What to practice is very much dependent on your level and your playing goals. How to practice usually means focusing on what you can't do, or at least on what you can't do well enough. But few of us know why practising works and what is going on in the body and brain.

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jazz drumming idea 39 | Quarter Note Triplet Comping | on jazz drumming

3 Essential Quarter Note Triplet Comping Patterns

A few simple ideas to get you started on quarter note triplet comping between the snare drum and the bass drum with three essential patterns.

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Basic Placements | Jazz Drumming Fundamentals | On Jazz Drumming

Beat Placements - An Essential, Comprehensive Practice Tool

Beat Placements are simply about placing a figure or idea on every possible place in the bar to systematically cover all possibilities. This is an essential practice tool that I find constantly useful.

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jazz drumming idea 38 | 3/4 Paraiddle | on jazz drumming

3/4 Paradiddles

This idea applies a paradiddle between the kick and snare drum underneath 3/4 time.

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jazz drumming idea 37 | Mixing Rolls | on jazz drumming

Mixing Rolls

This idea combines 5 stroke, 7 stroke, and 9 stroke rolls into some interesting phrases.

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Basic Rhythmic Scale | Jazz Drumming Fundamentals | On Jazz Drumming

1:2:3:4 - The Basic Rhythmic Scale

The rhythmic scale and the transitions between the primary ways of sub dividing the beat is an essential element in your development as a jazz drummer. It will also open up many more possibilities in your drumming.

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A website of jazz drumming transcriptions, ideas and exercises, that charts my investigation into drumming and jazz, and proivdes rescources for other asipring jazz drummers. Focusing more on the interpretation and accompaniment of music through comping and grooves, rather than just solos and soloing.

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