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Jazz and Big Band Drumming

Comping, Reading, Singing and Playing

What you'll get:

  • Jazz Coordination "Comping" exercises
  • Chart reading checklist: style, road map, ink.
  • Playing big band set-ups that will clearly and effectively support the band.
  • Ride cymbal techniques for slow, medium and fast tempos.
  • Hi-hat techniques for 2-beat, “rocking the foot” and “heel up.”
  • Bass drum techniques on how to “feather” and “drop bombs.”
  • Snare drum techniques for cross-stick, rim shots and stick shots.
  • Jazz shuffles, 3/4, ballads, Latin, R&B, funk and rock play-along tracks.
  • Five complete big band play-along charts: with and without drums.
  • Discography of recommended Big Band recordings.
  • Develop an Effective Practice Routine with a Practice Chart and Practice Schedule.
  • Feel more Knowledgeable about How to Practice - Practice as a Meditation -Breathing, Pacing, Dynamics and Repetition using vocalizations of counting and/or singing/“Beat” Boxing Rhythms.
  • Feel much more confident and skilled at improving.
    Feel more comfortable being around other drummers and other musicians.
  • Learn how to successfully audition for a band by understanding Style and Song Structure - Creating a ”Road Map” for the songs.
  • Learn how to overcome Performance Anxiety - Eliminating the “Imposter” syndrome - understanding the “Inner Game” of drumming and the Law of Attraction and Polarity
  • Become clear and focused on what you want to accomplish, why you are doing it and Setting Goals.

    With the completion of this course you will have the knowledge and skills required to become an outstanding Jazz and Big Band Drummer.