Systems, Book 1: Drumming Technique and Melodic Jazz Independence -
76 S.; Technik u. Patterns für Jazz Drumset; ed. Michael Dawson
Can you say four-way
coordination? This book will vastly improve students' creative melodic
independence and help broaden the musical possibilities of improvisation
through theme and variation. This is an in-depth look into jazz
comping, using melodies that stress the second triplet note. Each
"system" is designed to help drummers prepare for the world of highly
rhythmic band improvisation. This intermediate to advanced level book
includes hand warm-ups, flam warm-ups, swing prerequisites, triplet
displacements, and much more. Audio examples are available for download.
"Those familiar with Ari Hoenig will be aware of his melodic
drumming style and this great book gives an insight into that style. ...
a serious study in coordination, requiring diligent practice, which
will help the student make a vast improvement in their coordination and
interpretation of phrases. Five Stars!"