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Style : Jazz

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Jazz and the birth of the drumset

Jazz is born in the begining of the XIXth century; the drumset also. From the early years till today many different jazz styles give different drumming. The most representative form is the one played with the ride cymbal end the hi-hat foot.

To go further with this lesson you can play the etude "4 Esprits" available at The Shop.

You want to know more about the drumset, jazz and rhythms from all around the world, have a look on Le Voyage du Tambour.

Introducing the brushes




Introducing Jazz

PATTERN #1 : on Ride Cymbal

Tempo = 132bpm ; count in = 1234



jazz-ex01

   |1--2--3--4--||
RC |x--x-xx--x-x||
HP |---x-----x--||

PATTERN #2 : on Hi-Hat

Tempo = 132bpm ; count in = 1234



jazz-ex02

   |1--2--3--4--||1--2--3--4--||
HH |o--x-xo--x-x||
HP |---x-----x--||

PATTERN #3

Tempo = 132bpm ; count in = 1234



jazz-ex03

   |1--2--3--4--||
RC |x--x-xx--x-x||
BD |o--o--o--o--||
HP |---x-----x--||

PATTERN #4 : Four on the Floor

Tempo = 132bpm ; count in = 1234



jazz-ex04

   |1--2--3--4--||
RC |x--x-xx--x-x||
BD |o--o--o--o--||
HP |---x-----x--||

PATTERN #5

Tempo = 132bpm ; count in = 1234



jazz-ex05

   |1--2--3--4--||
RC |x--x-xx--x-x||
SD |---o-----o--||
BD |o--o--o--o--||
HP |---x-----x--||

PATTERN #6

Tempo = 132bpm ; count in = 1234



jazz-ex06

   |1--2--3--4--||
RC |x--x-xx--x-x||
SD |---------x--||
BD |o--o--o--o--||
HP |---x-----x--||

PATTERN #7 : Afro-Jazz

Tempo = 132bpm ; count in = 1234



jazz-ex07

   |1--2--3--4--||
RC |x--x-xx--x-x||
T1 |---------o-o||
SD |---x--------||
BD |o--o--o--o--||
HP |---x-----x--||

PATTERN #8 : "Comping" on snare drum #1

Tempo = 132bpm ; count in = 1234



jazz-ex08

   |1--2--3--4--||
RC |x--x-xx--x-x||
SD |---o--------||
BD |o--o--o--o--||
HP |---x-----x--||

PATTERN #9 : "Comping" on snare drum #2

Tempo = 132bpm ; count in = 1234



jazz-ex09

   |1--2--3--4--||
RC |x--x-xx--x-x||
SD |------o-----||
BD |o--o--o--o--||
HP |---x-----x--||

PATTERN #10 : "Comping" on snare drum #3

Tempo = 132bpm ; count in = 1234



jazz-ex10

   |1--2--3--4--||
RC |x--x-xx--x-x||
SD |-----o------||
BD |o--o--o--o--||
HP |---x-----x--||

PATTERN #11 : "Comping" on snare drum #4

Tempo = 132bpm ; count in = 1234



jazz-ex11

   |1--2--3--4--||
RC |x--x-xx--x-x||
SD |--------o---||
BD |o--o--o--o--||
HP |---x-----x--||

PATTERN #12 : "Comping" on snare drum #5

Tempo = 132bpm ; count in = 1234



jazz-ex12

   |1--2--3--4--||
RC |x--x-xx--x-x||
SD |---o-o------||
BD |o--o--o--o--||
HP |---x-----x--||

PATTERN #13 : "Comping" on snare drum #6

Tempo = 132bpm ; count in = 1234



jazz-ex13

   |1--2--3--4--||
RC |x--x-xx--x-x||
SD |------o-o---||
BD |o--o--o--o--||
HP |---x-----x--||

PATTERN #14 : "Comping" on snare drum #7

Tempo = 132bpm ; count in = 1234



jazz-ex14

   |1--2--3--4--|
RC |x--x-xx--x-x|
SD |--oo--------|
BD |o-----o-----|
HP |---x-----x--|

PATTERN #15 : "Comping" on snare drum #8

Tempo = 132bpm ; count in = 1234



jazz-ex15

   |1--2--3--4--||
RC |x--x-xx--x-x||
SD |-----oo-----||
BD |o--o--o--o--||
HP |---x-----x--||

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