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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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Bossa Nova Beats | jazz drumming fundamentals | on jazz drumming

3 Essential Bossa Nova Beats

Playing Bossa Nova is an essential part of playing jazz drums. Here are three basic Bossa Nova beats to get you started.

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jazz drumming idea 31| Triplet Flow | on jazz drumming

Triplet Flow with Jazz Time

A simple idea to work on moving from playing jazz time to solos with triplets...

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jazz drumming idea 27 | Rolls at different tempos | on jazz drumming

Rolls At Different Tempos

Here is an outline of how to think about rolls at different tempos, while keeping an accent on the last beat of the triplet.

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jazz drumming idea 22 | Sticking Transitions | on jazz drumming

Stroke Transitions

This is a simple warm-up using an inverted double stroke ...

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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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how to practice jazz drums - on jazz drumming

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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Understanding the Jazz Cymbal Pattern - on jazz drumming

How To Understand The Jazz Cymbal Pattern

This is probably the single most important aspect of jazz drumming - good cymbal time. Here we look at how to conceptualize and practice it. Essential for beginners but also a helpful reminder and review for the rest of us.

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