This exercise focuses on playing melodies on the ride cymbal, combining ideas from an Elvin Jones clinic and Ted Reed’s book, “Syncopation”.
This exercise uses Ted Reed’s book, “Syncopation”:
Right hand plays the “short” notes,
Hi hat plays the “long” notes,
Left hand keeps a sweeping quarter note pulse,
Bass drum feathers quarter notes.
"Triangle" rolling triplets - coordination exercise around the drums that uses comping melodies from the John Riley book, "The Art Of Bop Drumming"
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Grooves & Styles for Drumset (pdf)Download
Grooves & Styles notes (pdf)Download
Jazz Brush Patterns (pdf)Download
Syncopation Introduction (pdf)Download
Syncopation Variations - part 1 (pdf)Download
Syncopation Variations - part 2 (pdf)Download
Triplet Accents (pdf)Download
Triplet Accents for Drum Set (pdf)Download
Build the Phrase: Wilcoxon Solo #46 (pdf)Download
Rock With You - J.R. Robinson (pdf)Download
Beginner Hi Hat Exercises (pdf)Download
"Care Of Cell 44" - The Zombies (pdf)Download
"I Feel Good" - Drumset Transcription (pdf)Download
"Ticket To Ride" - The Beatles (pdf)Download
"Berimbau" - Sergio Mendes (pdf)Download