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Monday, May 16, 2022
Max on the bass drum
An exchange on the evolution of the bass drum in jazz, from Max Roach, circa 1981, from his Modern Drummer interview with Scott K. Fish . SF...
Sunday, May 15, 2022
Reed interpretation: Matt's double bass method - 03
More of an expansive double bass method using the book Syncopation, that I've been developing with a student. Here we'll get into 1...
Friday, May 13, 2022
Stewart Copeland: complete clown
Stewart Copeland's statements about jazz came up on line recently, and I was curious about that, so I dug around and found some things. ...
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Syncopation rhythms - quarter note triplets
The need for this arose when I was practicing yesterday, so here we go— two pages of syncopation rhythms including quarter note triplets and...
Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Page o' coordination: quasi-samba - bass drum variations
More student stuff! Someone needed a Latin rhythm for a tune he's playing in a rehearsal combo, and this repeating quasi-samba pattern i...
Sunday, May 08, 2022
Converting 3/8 hemiola patterns to 2/4
That's it, CRUISE SHIP DRUMMER! is now an all what-I'm-teaching-in-lessons web site. I'm preoccupied with other stuff right now...
Tuesday, May 03, 2022
More Tiki Fulwood funk fills
Another item I was working on with a student, for everyone waiting for the other shoe to drop on that 2013 Tiki Fulwood/Funkadelic fills pos...
Monday, May 02, 2022
Afro 6 - advanced bass drum ideas/coordination
A page of patterns I'm playing around with, in an Afro 6 feel , that are difficult or unusual for varying reasons— either the bass drum ...
Sunday, May 01, 2022
Reed interpretation: Matt's double bass method - 02
Continuing a double bass drum method I'm developing with a student. I don't play double bass, and have very little to teach on the ...
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