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Coordination exercises for Jazz drumming - Lesson 1

Download Jazz Straight time coordination 1 pdf  Arrow   The drum sheet of this lesson dedicated to coordination and independence in Jazz drumming, contains some easy exercises on the drum set, with classic swing playing.

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Jazz Straight time coordination 1 - Drum lesson preview

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Introduction to the drum lesson: Jazz Straight time 1

This series of lessons deals with the various combinations of strokes on the traditional Jazz pattern called Straight time: a 4/4 measure with a steady right hand swing on the ride cymbal, and every bar second and fourth fourth played by the hi-hat.

The drum sheet splits the staff in two parts: the upper one shows the ride and hi-hat configuration, the lower one shows a combination of snare and bass drum strokes.
The first exercise presents just the basic Straight time Jazz pattern, the following ones add various left hand combinations of single and double strokes.

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This first drum lesson dedicated to Jazz coordination is a part of the published basic drum lessons.
The basic drum lessons, the first part of this method for drums, deal with the right posture, which is the basic condition to develop speed, endurance and precision with your playing. The style and the role of drumming have evolved with time, but the basic drums technique hasn't changed much, and all the great drummers still build their own style from the same basis of musical theory.

Topics in the basic drum lessons and in the online drum lessons published drum sheet music are: Rudiments & Fundamentals, Coordinated independence, Basic drum beats, Snare drum studies, Drums grooves, and Songs drum parts, with transcriptions of songs and grooves by John Bonham, Phil Collins, Stewart Copeland, Steve Gadd, Ian Paice, Jeff Porcaro.