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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 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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jazz drumming idea 29 | Hand to Foot Control | on jazz drumming

Hand to Foot Control

Some control exercises between the snare drum and bass drum with straight eighth note feels...

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jazz drumming idea 28 | Advanced Comping Ideas | on jazz drumming

Advanced Comping Ideas

Some examples of how to interpret a rhythmic figure with more advanced comping ideas...

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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 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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