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Introduction to Jazz Drumming

Learn how to play drums in the jazz style.

Introduction to Jazz Drumming

Learn how to play drums in the jazz style.

Description

Jason Gianni goes over the different styles and techniques associated with jazz drumming.

Objectives

  • Develop limb independence.
  • Learn how to trade 4's as a drummer.
  • Learn how to play with brushes in various styles.
  • Learn how to play in a 2-feel.

Lesson Plan

  • 1
    Jazz Independence
    In this step, Jason will give a brief history lesson on Jazz and its form , style and rules. Jason will touch on how to develop independence on between your hands and each part of the drum set.
  • 2
    Well You Needn't and Lady Bird
    In this step, Jason will use the two songs " Well You Needn't " by Thelonius Monk and the song "Lady Bird " by Tadd Dameron as examples of different types of Jazz drumming.
  • 3
    Trading 4s
    In this step, Jason will discuss the process and meaning of Trading 4's and will demonstrate how to use a combination of each trade.
  • 4
    Brushes
    In this step, Jason will introduce Jazz Brushes and discuss the most common use , patterns and rhythms and how they are used for Ballads.
  • 5
    The "2-feel" and the "Double Time" feel
    In this step, Jason will introduce two different feels such as the " 2-Feel and " Double Time Feel " and will demonstrate how to play them in different patterns and variations.