The Sound of Jazz Drumming - Creativity and development in melodic phrasing [Australian & N. Zealand residents ONLY]
Subjects covered in the book:
Technical exercises for intermediate to advanced level, including single stroke and double strokes and combinations of these
Illustrations of detailed explanation of how to develop the Push-Pull technique with tailor-made exercises
Stick patterns (exclusive paradiddle variations) to develop fluidity, control and speed
Coordination patterns and specific practise method to develop fluidity within straight 8's with an eye to the ECM drum sound made famous by Jon Christensen
Templates to encourage the reader to work out their own patters and exercises
Exercises to develop setups when playing in larger ensembles e.g. Big Band
Two phenomenal solo transcriptions by Jeff "Tain" Watts, and Frankie Dunlop - with info on how to take things to the next level including examples of how to develop your own vocabulary for your drum solos.
Exploration and application of quintuplets and septuplets in the context of the Swing/triplet feel
Comes with downloadable Mp3 files recorded by the author of selected examples in the book
... and a full page of recommended listening
Sophisticated technical exercises along with illustrations of developing the 'push-pull' technique that enables players to facilitate clean and strong double strokes. A total of 100 examples of creative suggestions to be creative with a two bar melodic phrase. Exercises to strengthen coordination within the straight 8's feel and much more ....