November 29th, 2014

Idea #24: Hand and Foot Triplet Co-ordination #2

This is the same as Idea #23, except that the accent is now on the off-beat/up beat, with the other limbs filling in the triplets as before. Again, once comfortable with the quarter notes, play it against jazz time.

Jazz Drumming Idea #24, Jazz Drumming
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October 11th, 2014

Idea #23: Hand and Foot Triplet Co-ordination #1

This is really just one of Jim Blackley's ideas from his classic "Syncopated Rolls" written out. It's a pretty simple idea but quite challenging to execute. Basically the Snare Drum is playing a quarter note accent and the HiHat and Bass Drum are filling in the remaining triplets. What makes this tricky is that the pattern alternates every beat. In exercises two and three the accent is moved to the Bass Drum and then the HiHat. Once you are comfortable, try it against jazz time and a shuffle.

Jazz Drumming Idea #23, Jazz Drumming
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August 4th, 2014

Idea #22: Sticking Transitions

Another simple idea that can be used as a warm and a way to develop double strokes. The trick here is to transition smoothly between the different stickings 1 - 6 and back again. Pay particular attention to 3 & 6 which shifts the double stroke by a beat; this can be awkward as there is a danger of slipping into the usual double stroke position. Start off slowly doing one bar of each, then 2 bars and finally 4 bars. Work on increasing the tempo and moving the hands around the kit.

Jazz Drumming Idea #22, Jazz Drumming
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