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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 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 26 | Improving One Hand Endurance | on jazz drumming

Improving One Hand Endurance

An exercise for developing one hand endurance and technique, based on Stick Control and an idea from Alan Dawson...

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jazz drumming idea 25 | The Other Phrase - Extensions | on jazz drumming

The Other Simple Phrase - Extensions

The third in a series working on ways to interpret another simple common rhythmic pattern. Finally: extensions - applying the figure to longer phrases.

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jazz drumming idea 25 | The Other Phrase - Phrases and Unisons | on jazz drumming

The Other Simple Phrase - Phrases and Unisons

The second in a series working on ways to interpret another simple common rhythmic pattern. Second: phrases and unisons.

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jazz drumming idea 25 | The Other Phrase - Stickings | on jazz drumming

The Other Simple Phrase - Stickings

The first in a series working on ways to interpret another simple common rhythmic pattern. First: stickings.

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jazz drumming idea 24 | Hand to Foot triplet co-ordination 2 | on jazz drumming

Hand to Foot Triplet Co-Ordination 2

This follows on from the previous idea, and works on hand and foot co-ordination with triplets...

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jazz drumming idea 23 | Hand to Foot triplet co-ordination 1 | on jazz drumming

Hand to Foot Triplet Co-Ordination 1

A simple but challenging exercise voicing triplets between the hands and the feet...

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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 21 | A Simple Phrase - Exstensions | on jazz drumming

A Simple Phrase - Extensions

In the this third part of the series, we look at applying the rhythmic phrase to bar four bar cycles for time keeping and solos.

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jazz drumming idea 21 | A Simple Phrase - Phrases | on jazz drumming

A Simple Phrase - Phrases and Unisons

In the this second part of the series, we look at applying the rhythmic phrase to the ride cymbal, as comping patterns, and as unisons.

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