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Here we are looking at developing some ideas with a triplet partial pattern. It uses four beats - two doubles on the snare and two doubles on the bass drum. We look at some different ways to vary and use it.

Bill Evan Jazz Piano trio in 1965 | jazz drumming inspiration | on Jazz drumming

Bill Evans' influence on jazz is huge, not least in what he achieved with Miles Davis on Kind of Blue (1959). Outside of that, he redefined what a piano trio could be, turning it into a chamber group rather than simply a vehicle to showcase his talents. This is a great example of that with a trio concert from his European tour in 1965.

jazz drumming idea 40 | Developing Hand Technique | on jazz drumming

This idea works on building hand technique in the left, non-lead, hand using beat placements with time playing.

Palm Grease - Mike Clark - on jazz drumming

A transcription of Mike Clark's groove on Palm Grease.

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

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.

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

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.