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JAZZ & BIG BAND DRUMMING 

WHAT IF PLAYING DRUMSET IN A BIG BAND WAS FUN AND EASY BECAUSE YOU KNEW EXACTLY WHAT TO DO?

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DO ANY OF THESE SOUND FAMILIAR?

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YOU'VE BEEN STUCK

You have been stuck on following the band instead of reading the chart and leading the band

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YOU DON'T HAVE TIME

You don't have time to waste and want a plan to learn all the skills you need to drive your Big Band Bus...

 

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YOU ARE GUESSING

You are guessing at rhythms, confused about set-ups and struggling for months with little to no results to show for it.

WHAT IF YOU COULD...

  • Engage in a highly-organized game plan for tackling the demands of the big band drum chair that could be smooth and stress-free? (SPOILER ALERT... IT CAN BE.)
  • Imagine being able to ditch the reading struggle for good. You’ll go from a headache to having a strategic jaw-dropping counting system and ability to interpret your charts and expand your knowledge of styles?
  • Eliminate taking months to develop highly effective counting skills and set-ups... Picture being able to count big band figures/rhythms in just a couple of hours?
  • Develop the right method, repel the old habits to help you build your confidence and grow your skills?
  • Master this whole chart reading and big band drumming thing, so you can share your zone of genius while playing music with your big band with confidence.
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Tommy Igoe  (Birdland Big Band, Tommy Igoe Groove Conspiracy, author of Groove Essentials series)

“This book, [Drummer's Guide to Big Band] along with the accompanying tracks, videos, and charts, provides a concise, informative and fun introduction to the world of big band drumming."

INTRODUCING

JAZZ & BIG BAND DRUMMING 

An 8 Week Online Course Teaching Jazz and Big Band Drumming

HERE'S WHAT YOU'LL GET

🥁 8 week strategically crafted and designed classes transforming your knowledge and abilities to apply and expand your jazz and big band drumming. 

🥁  Chart reading checklist: style, road map, ink. Learn the process to quickly scan the chart and gain as much knowledge as possible before playing.

🥁  Playing big band set-ups that will clearly and affectively support the band. You will learn sixteen unique set-ups the work for slow to fast tempos.

🥁  Ride cymbal techniques for slow, medium and fast tempos. You will learn how to adjust your ride cymbal playing techniques from six strokes (slow tempos) to four strokes (medium tempos) to only two strokes (fast tempos).

🥁  Hi-hat techniques for 2-beat, “rocking the foot” and “heel up.” You will learn three different hi hat peddling techniques for different tempos, dynamics and different sounds.

🥁 Bass drum techniques on how to “feather” and “drop bombs.” You will learn three bass drum peddling techniques for different tempos, dynamics and sounds.

🥁  Snare drum techniques for cross-stick, rim shots and stick shots. You will learn how to accurately achieve a variety of different sounds from your snare drum.

🥁  Jazz shuffles, 3/4, ballads, Latin, R&B, funk and rock play-along tracks. You will be introduced to the most common grooves and tempos used in big band.

🥁  Discography of recommended big band recordings. Listening to big band music is essential to playing it well. There are some classic big band recordings recommend for your musical development.

🥁  There are 99 DVD tracks and 101 MP3 tracks included in the book that accompanies this course. With this course you will receive a copy of, Drummer's Guide to Big Band written by Garey Williams and endorsed by Jeff Hamilton, Tommy Igoe, Steve Houghton and Daniel Glass.

TWO PAYMENT OPTIONS

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$297

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  • Over 6 hours of instruction
  • Video lessons & Tutorials
  • Lifetime Access
  • Downloadable PDFs and MP3s
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2 Monthly Payments of $175

Top features

  • Instant Access
  • Over 6 hours of instruction
  • Video lessons & Tutorials
  • Lifetime Access
  • Downloadable PDFs and MP3s
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Jeff Hamilton (Jeff Hamilton (Jeff Hamilton Trio, Ray Brown, Oscar Peterson, Diana Krall, Ella Fitzgerald)

"I’ve listened to a lot of drummers and you have something few drummers have. You hear the subtleties in music. You sound great!”

INCLUDED IN THIS COURSE
  • Module 1: Swing Feel and Jazz Comping Rhythms - $97 Value
  • Module 2:  The Role of the Jazz and Big Band Drummer - $197 Value
  • Module 3: Chart Analysis and Setting Up The Big Band - $97 Value
  • Module 4: Embellishing Your Set-ups, Jazz and Shuffle Rhythms - $197 Value
  • Module 5:  Jazz Two-Beat and 3/4 Swing - $197 Value
  • Module 6: Brushes - Ballad Strokes Swing and 2-Beat Strokes - $197 Value
  • Module 7: World Beat Rhythms - $197 Value
  • Bonus: Contemporary Rhythms and Ride Cymbal Playing Techniques - $197 Value

Total Value = $1,573

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THIS IS FOR YOU IF...

🥁 You need to learn how to read big band drum charts and play with solid time and effective set-ups.

🥁 You want to understand how to play in different time signatures, styles and tempos.

🥁  You're looking to develop a mature and authentic big band sound like the pros.

THIS IS NOT FOR YOU IF...

 You want to just play by ear and follow the band instead of reading and leading the band.

❌ You're not interested in learning how to play in a variety of styles or how to play with brushes.

❌ You're just not interested in listening to jazz and big band music and think that just reading charts alone will help you become a good big band drummer.

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Steve Houghton (Professor of Jazz and Percussion - Indiana University, PAS Past President)

“Garey has put together a wealth of great material in a very effective, logical manner. His practice tips, musical philosophies, and performance suggestions are right on the money. The play-along tracks are fresh and musical with Garey really getting “inside” the music. This will help many aspiring players for years to come.”

MEET GAREY WILLIAMS

Garey Williams has been teaching drumming to students of all ages for over 30 years. As a professional drummer, he has been a 1st call session player in the Pacific Northwest for both live gigs and recording sessions. Notable musicians he has played with include Diana Krall, Kristin Korb, Bud Shank, Barney McClure, Howard Roberts, Joe Williams, Dizzy Gillespie, Clay Jenkins, Inger Jensen, Eddie Daniels, Bob Hammer, Greta Metassa, Johnny Conga, Michael Powers, Darren Motamody, Geoffrey Castle, The Jim Cutler jazz Orchestra, The Jazz Police, The Full Circle Jazz Ensemble, the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra, as well as many other stars of the local scene. As a member of the jazz fusion trio Ecstasy In Numbers, Garey has been reviewed in Modern Drummer, Rhythm Magazine, Percussive Notes, and numerous regional and local newspapers.

Besides teaching and performing, Garey is the author of several method books including The High-Hat Foot & The Drummer’s Guide to Big Band with WizDom Media with distribution through Alfred Music.

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Good stuff to know

Last thing...

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Daniel Glass (Royal Crown Revue, Brian Setzer, author of The Century Project , The Roots of Rock Drumming , and The Commandment)

“Playing in a big band is one of the most complex and nuanced jobs that a drummer can face. Garey Williams’ new book The Drummer’s Guide to Big Band sets out a highly-organized game plan for tackling the demands of the big band drum chair. In addition to a thorough explanation of charts, grooves, song forms, set ups and other figures, the book includes a multimedia disc with both video and audio examples. Great stuff. I look forward to using this book with my own students!” 

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DOWNLOADING YOUR FILES

Made simple and seamless. After you purchase the Jazz and Big Band Drumming course, you'll receive an email with your receipt to download files and access your online members' portal.

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LIFETIME ACCESS + UPDATES

...So you’re not in it alone. Complete with short, easy to follow videos, MP3's, and PDF's to download accompanied by the book, Chart Reading Workbook for Drummers.

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PRIVATE COACHING OPTION

In our Members Portal, you can purchase a private coaching session to receive the assistants you need to accelerate your learning.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

WARNING...

Purchasing Jazz and Big Band Drumming may lead to...

  • MORE IMPROVEMENT: You will notice increased reading and listening abilities, an understand of how to set-up Big Band figures and how to play in a variety of styles. So get ready to grab your Drumsticks and Brushes to convert doubt into confidence.
  • RECOGNITION: When your Jazz drumming sounds good with this strategic drumming course, you help you and your band members to like, trust, and count on you to "drive the bus". 
  • PROFESSIONALISM: Your drumming skills will sound musical ensuring your band members are taken care of from count off to cut off. 
 
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