(Berklee Guide). Play jazz with tremendous facility and authentic vocabulary. Learn to develop your own sound, perform a wide variety of essential jazz time feels, and improvise dynamic fills and solos, taught in the tradition of Alan Dawson and other Berklee luminaries of drum education. This approach to jazz drumming presents a unique blend of four-way coordination, comping vocabulary, and soloing/improvisation concepts, infused with world rhythms. It will help you to develop a deep, practical understanding of how to play jazz drums, and to develop your own personal sound and style. You will learn to: * Deepen your sense of swing and overall timing * Understand the ride cymbal's critical role in jazz time-keeping * Apply the rudimental language of jazz * Develop your independence, via some of the great Alan Dawson's signature exercises and "The Rudimental Ritual" * Play brushes and brush patterns * Improvise captivating drum set solos * Incorporate world rhythms into jazz * Read and interpret drum charts
This three-volume series teaches you to play the drums using carefully selected beats and fills from hit songs that shaped modern music. Level 2 teaches you to play with over 50 authentic blues and jazz beats and fills by legendary drummers, including Steve Jordan (The Blues Brothers), Chris Layton (Stevie Ray Vaughan), Max Roach (Miles Davis), Buddy Rich, and many more. You'll also learn to play double-stroke rolls, buzz rolls, the 9-stroke roll, accents, rim clicks, ghost notes, crescendos, and decrescendos. And you'll learn valuable concepts like call and response, reading and playing cues, and improvisation. Tips, tools, and terms are used throughout the book to introduce key drumming concepts at just the right pace, and the included audio CD contains all the beats and fills presented in the book.
"This series makes it fun to learn to play, learning pieces of inspirational drumming performances to build a rhythmic foundation." - Robin Tolleson, Modern Drummer
"By the time you complete the course, you'll understand the essentials of being a good drummer and have a well-rounded vocabulary of more than 100 beats gleaned from experts like Art Blakey, Mitch Mitchell, Buddy Rich, Max Roach, Ringo Starr, Steven Adler, Levon Helm, and Alex Van Halen." - Making Music magazine
This volume explores a musical approach to developing jazz vocabulary around the drumset, featuring 60 exercises ranging in duration from short passages to extended solos. The book aims to teach a fundamental understanding of the jazz language, with an emphasis on musical components, such as melodicism, articulation, phrasing, texture, dynamics, and much more. Whether a beginner or seasoned pro, rock drummer or classical percussionist, the book will enhance every drummer's ability to play more musically.
(Percussion). This book provides challenging solos for drummers interested in supplementary lesson material or in expanding his or her recital and solo competition repertoire. Songs include: Brush Fire * Feel the Jazz * Five's the Time * Latin Fantasy * Roar * Uptown Waltz * Voyage East.
(Berklee Guide). Integrate double bass drums into your beats. Two bass drums give you more power, speed, and flexibility, allowing you to create new dimensions of drumbeats. These timetables and other road-tested exercises methodically introduce the double pedal patterns into your beats, helping you play them intuitively, and revealing the possibilities of double bass drums. You get access to 38 online audio tracks for download or streaming, using the unique code inside this book. This will ensure you understand how each exercise could sound. These pedaling techniques and patterns will be useful in helping you to keep time, and playing solos and fills in jazz, funk, rock, world and any style of drumming. Online audio is accessed at halleonard.com/mylibrary
Designed to teach jazz basics to students with 1-2 years playing experience (but no prior experience playing jazz), Essential Elements for Jazz Ensemble is great for individual or classroom use. Teaches the basics of swing style in a step-by-step approach, using well-known songs Â· Improvisation made easy, starting with simple two-measure phrases Â· Scales and basic theory introduced in an easy-to-understand format Â· Play-along tracks for every exercise included Â· Seven full band arrangementsÂ· Sample solosÂ· Jazz history and people. Book also includes My EE Library * (myeelibrary.com) - Instant Stream/Download/Audio CDs * Internet access required for My EE Library (book includes instructions to order free opt. CD-ROM)
This is an essential exploration of 12 world-renowned jazz drummers, their influences, the music they made famous, and the gear they played. Authentic transcriptions and easy-to-follow lessons are included for 36 legendary beats and solos. You will gain insight into the development of the jazz genre and it's many subgenres. The CD includes performances that demonstrate all the beats and solos in the book.
All paths lead to jazz. Trace back to the origins of most any style of music and you'll find that all paths lead to jazz. The most influential masters of rock, funk, reggae, progressive rock, and even metal drumming cite the legendary jazz drummers and the music they created as at least part of their inspiration. Jazz, more than any other genre, embodies the creative spirit and the basic human instinct to push boundaries. This book dives into the genre we all know and love and explores it from a drummer's perspective. You'll learn about jazz, its roots, and all of the significant events that happened as it flourished. You'll learn about a dozen drummers that impacted the style, the gear they used, the licks and solos that made them famous, and the significant albums that defined their genre. Welcome to On the Beaten Path: Jazz! Enjoy the ride.
Featured artists include: Art Blakey * Jack DeJohnette * Jeff Hamilton * Elvin Jones * "Papa" Jo Jones * Philly Joe Jones * Gene Krupa * Joe Morello * Buddy Rich * Max Roach * Bill Stewart * Tony Williams.
"This is an excellent approach to learning the drumset, not only because of the great examples in the book, but also because a student going through the book will learn the value of the process of listening, transcribing, and learning to perform transcriptions." --Percussive Notes
The Best of Belwin Jazz: First Year Charts for Jazz Ensemble is a collection of twelve outstanding jazz ensemble arrangements for the young player. Each chart is written by experienced educational arrangers and composers in various styles and tempos: swing, Latin, ballad, waltz, holiday and pop.
This collection is written for full instrumentation---five saxophones, three trumpets, three trombones, and four rhythm---but is designed to sound full and complete with reduced instrumentation of three saxes, two trumpets, one trombone and three rhythm. Optional parts are available for flute, clarinet, tuba, horn in F, and baritone T.C.
The rhythm section parts offer suggestions for rhythms, piano voicings, and guitar chord frames. All solos are written out in improvised sections. The conductor's book includes full-length CD recordings of all titles.
Titles include: "Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home," "Birth of the Blues," "Embraceable You," "First Time Around," "Gospel," "Hot Chocolate," "Jazzmin Tea," "Jingle Bell Rock," "Poco Loco," "Splanky," "Sunday Morning," "TMI" This title is available in SmartMusic.
Enormous demands are placed on the control and manual dexterity of the contemporary drum set player, particularly in the Jazz idiom. Today's drummer is expected to have developed limb coordination to a degree that would have been thought unachievable a few short years ago. This text presents an effective method of dealing with the mastery of drum set coordination by breaking it down into four sections: 1) Ride Cymbal - Right hand; 2) Snare Drum - Left hand; 3) Bass Drum - Right foot; 4) Hi-hat - Left foot.
The Conga and Bongo Drum in Jazz by Trevor Salloum with Bobby Sanabria MB #30512 The first book ever published on how to play the conga and bongo drum in jazz. This text is an essential tool for band teachers and drummers playing Latin Percussion in jazz with special emphasis on swing. Includes chapters on history, description, tuning, position/posture, notation, strokes, rhythms, etc. Complete with photos, interviews, music transcriptions and video links. This much-needed text fills a niche in the application of the conga and bongo drum in jazz. Special features include archival photos, a rare interview with legendary jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell, companion video with Candido and Bobby Sanabria and the most comprehensive discography ever complied on the use of conga and bongo drums in jazz with over 100 listings and commentary including Candido, Ray Barretto, Armando Peraza, Willie Bobo, Luis Miranda, Patato Valdez, Willie Rodriguez, Tata Guines and many more.