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Ideas and Exercises
For Jazz Drumming

In this section you will find a a lot of jazz drum exercises, looking at everything from applying jazz drum rudiments to jazz comping for drums. There are ideas for jazz drum fills as well as exercises for developing your creativity in playing jazz drum patterns and rhythms.

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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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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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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jazz drumming idea 35 | Inverted 9 Stroke Roll Fills | on jazz drumming

Inverted 9 stroke rolls

Based on an inverted 9 stroke roll idea that was more for rock and funk drumming, this is an similar concept applied to jazz time.

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jazz drumming idea 34 | Mixed grouping fills | on jazz drumming

3 Mixed Grouping Fill Ideas To Add To Your Solos

Here are 3 ideas for mixed group fills with some ways to voice them around the kit.

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jazz drumming idea 33 | Triplet Hand Co-ordination | on jazz drumming

Triplet Hand Co-ordination

This set of exercises works on playing a different triplet pattern in each hand to build co-ordination...

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jazz drumming idea 32 | 7 Beat Ideas | on jazz drumming

7 Beat Jazz Drum Comping Ideas

A collection of some miscellaneous seven beat ideas and applications to jazz playing...

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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 30 | 5 Beat Ideas | on jazz drumming

5 Beat Jazz Drum Comping Ideas

A collection of some miscellaneous five beat ideas and applications to jazz playing...

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