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acutal proof - Mike Clark, Herbie Hancock, funk drum groove - on jazz drumming

Mike Clark on Actual Proof

Mike Clark's fantastic groove from Herbie Hancock's "Actual Proof"...

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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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give the drummer some | red bull radio podcast | on jazz drumming

Give the Drummer Some

Give the Drummer Some, was a mini-series from Red Bull Radio, that featured in-depth interviews and insights from some of the greatest drummers playing today.

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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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jazz drumming idea 11 | Interpreting Eight Note Comping Figures | on jazz drumming

How to interpret eight-note comping figures

This is a simple set of exercises to give you some ideas to begin interpreting eight-note comping figures.

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How to practice jazz drums

Practice, practice, practice. That’s what they say and it’s true. The key to getting good at anything, from jazz drumming to languages, is to practice. However, any old practice won’t do, you need to pay attention to how you practice. In this post, I will give you a few tips on how to get the most out of your practice sessions ...

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