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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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jazz drumming idea 36 | Moving Triplets Under Jazz Time | on jazz drumming

Moving Triplets

The simple exercise focuses on playing groups of three triplets between the snare drum and bass drum.

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Ask Me Now - Brian Blade - on jazz drumming

Brian Blade on Ask Me Now

Brian Blade's wonderful comping on Ask Me Now, from the album Real Book Stories.

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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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