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Learning to Solo In The Style Of Max Roach

Max Roach was an American jazz drummer and composer. He was born on January 10, 1924, in New Land, North Carolina. He was raised in Brooklyn...

How To Develop Musical and Organized Jazz Drum Solos

Playing drum solos is one of the first great challenges a jazz drummer faces in his/her career. Keeping the audience hooked to a long...

How to Play Drum Rudiments In A Musical Way

Ever since I was a kid learning to play the drums, I've been aware of the debate about rudiments. Many drummers argue that rudiment...

Developing Your Jazz Drum Comping

"Comping" is a term coined by jazz musicians, which means accompaniment. It is what the rhythm section players do while the lead player plays...

How To Get The Most Out of Your Drum Solo Transcriptions (Part 2)

Hey guys, welcome back to my monthly lesson!Last time we discussed some basic concepts I use in order to learn new soloing and...

How to Get the Most Out of Your Drum Solo Transcriptions (Part 1)

Back in my college years, I used to spend countless hours transcribing drum solos, trading solos and comping phrases from all the jazz master...

Jazz Drumming: Mastering The Ride Cymbal Part 2

Hello everyone, and welcome to the second part of our lesson series: Mastering The Ride Cymbal. In Part 1, we solely focused on listening to jazz records...

Jazz Drumming: Mastering the Ride Cymbal Part 1

In jazz music, the ride cymbal is king. It shapes the feeling and rhythmic subdivision of the tune, and creates a foundation for everyone...

A Beginner’s Guide To Implied Metric Modulations

Implied metric modulation is a device used to create rhythmic tension, by giving the impression of shifting to a new tempo or playing what...

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