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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.

EXERCISE #1

Basic patterns.

Tempo = 132bpm ; count in = 1234

Each bars are played 8 times.



jazz-ex01

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

EXERCISE #2

Feet patterns.

Tempo = 132bpm ; count in = 1234

Each bars are played 8 times.



jazz-ex02

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

EXERCISE #3

Variations #1.

Tempo = 132bpm ; count in = 1234

Each bars are played 8 times.



jazz-ex03

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

The next patterns are used for comping.

EXERCISE #4

Variations #2.

Tempo = 132bpm ; count in = 1234

Each bars are played 8 times.



jazz-ex04

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

EXERCISE #5

Variations #3.

Tempo = 132bpm ; count in = 1234

Each bars are played 8 times.



jazz-ex05

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

EXERCISE #6

Variations #4.

Tempo = 132bpm ; count in = 1234

Each bars are played 8 times.



jazz-ex06

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

EXERCISE #7

Variations #5.

Tempo = 132bpm ; count in = 1234

Each bars are played 8 times.



jazz-ex07

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

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