How about starting out with the all time best selling jazz record, Kind of Blue by Miles Davis. The tunes are highly approachable for a jazz initiate, and the personnel on that record are jazz giants in their own right: "Cannonball" Adderley, Paul Chambers, Jimmy Cobb, John Coltrane, Bill Evans...
Here's an exercise which was inspired by both John Riley's and Andrew Hare's works. It lends itself nicely to really mastering longer rhythms, drawing more ideas from your rhythmic vocabulary and getting familiar with phrases that flow over the barlines.
Here's one for rudimental scholars. The Solo No. 42 introduces inverted drag taps as dotted sixteenths and 32nd notes at bar 8. I was wondering what is the proper (traditional) way of phrasing them.
So far I've ended up with two possibilities: either play them tight or loose (well duh!). It...
Our band, Seed Husk, recorded seven original tunes a while back. I did my parts in a bit of a haste, but overall it sounds pretty good. Take a listen and tell me what you think!
I used a Kumu four piece (14"x5,5", 12"x9", 14"x12", 20"x17")...
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...my ex being my first drum kit.
- Remo Acousticon 18" x 15" BD, 12" x 10" FT, 10" x 9" TT and Ludwig Acrolite 14" x 5" SD
- Coated Emperors and clear...
Re: the moler technique
Two snare drum passages; the first is single-height, forte all the way, and the second is a two-height passage played with alternating hands. I marked the strokes one should use when playing the second example: Down strokes, Taps and Up strokes. If you don't pre-empt...
Sound clips ohoy! Here's some shoddy playing after a week's break. The cymbals are the same as in the pictures, plus a Meinl Byzance 16" Thin crash and a Paiste Signature 10" splash. I used just an SM57 to record the whole kit, and added some reverb for some color.
They're here! My good ol' snare was finally joined by the rest of his family:
The pictures don't really do justice to the real thing, but trust me when I say they are utterly and entirely beautiful works of art!
Snare 14" x 5,5"
Tom-tom 10" x 8"
Floor tom 14" x 12"
Bass drum 20" x...