Can you learn how to swing? Yes, and this book will show you
how, giving you a huge vocabulary of creative triplet grooves and fills
to play in every style. The book does this by taking common, comfortable
16th-note patterns and adapting them into a triplet feel. The results
are amazingly musical and refreshingly creative, and will give any
drummer tons of new ideas to play within any swing-based groove.
Salem covers many concepts, including solidifying your basic triplet
grooves in various styles, moving around the drumset with triplets,
incorporating the bass drum into your fills, creating interesting
triplet grooves using 16th note-based rhythms, applying paradiddle
concepts to triplet grooves and fills, incorporating rests into your
swung phrases, and more.
In the later chapters, the triplet
rhythms presented are applied to fills that can be used in blues,
R&B, rock and hip-hop settings, and are also applied specifically to
jazz concepts to broaden your independence and vocabulary in a
traditional swing setting.
An introductory section with basic
triplet feels and a listening guide is designed to start beginning-level
drummers on the right path to understanding swing-based styles.
book comes complete with an MP3 CD presenting play-along tracks in many
styles, which are designed for you to apply the concepts learned in the
book. The disc also includes demonstrations of nearly every example in