Introduction to Jazz Drumming

Categories: Drums, Genres & Styles
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About Course

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

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What Will You Learn?

  • 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.

Course Content

Jazz Independence
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.

  • Introduction to Jazz Drumming
  • Jazz/Snare Independence
  • Bass Drum Independence
  • Hand to Foot Independence

Well You Needn’t and Lady Bird
Jason will use the two songs " Well You Needn't " by Thelonious Monk and the song "Lady Bird " by Tadd Dameron as examples of different types of Jazz drumming.

Trading 4s
Jason will discuss the process and meaning of Trading 4's and will demonstrate how to use a combination of each trade.

Jason will introduce Jazz Brushes and discuss the most common use , patterns and rhythms and how they are used for Ballads.

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.

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