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Friday, April 16, 2021
Transcription: Roy Haynes - It's Time
Roy Haynes playing behind Herbie Hancock's solo, on the title track of Jackie McLean's record It's Time. There's a lot of wh...
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
A player's analysis of drumming
For a long time I've been thinking about developing a system of analysis for drumming, like the harmonic analysis you do in college theo...
Friday, April 09, 2021
A little writing experiment, like my old Funk Control pages, and my Philly Joe solo page . Here we have a lot of jazz soloing clichés, to p...
Thursday, April 08, 2021
A small item for your consideration and experimentation. On a drumming forum, a user was complaining that practicing paradiddles didn'...
Wednesday, April 07, 2021
John and Nate's jazz drumming page
I wrote this for a couple of my younger students— it's a collection of simple jazz patterns that we went over verbally in a lesson. It...
Thursday, April 01, 2021
Youtubed: practicing Syncopation
I'm feeling a little irked at the existence of YouTube drumming videos today, so let's do a search of a subject near and dear to me,...
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
“Honor Your Mistake as a Hidden Intention.” - Brian Eno, Oblique Strategies “It’s not the note you play that’s the wrong note – it’s the not...
Friday, March 19, 2021
Reed tweak: filling the long gaps
Here's a tweak to an ordinary straight 8th note Syncopation practice method: right hand plays the melody rhythm, left hand fills in the ...
Friday, March 12, 2021
What I'm practicing
I'm at the point where I've published so much stuff on the site, I'm a little embarrassed. I don't want people thinking I...
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