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This lesson explores some sixteenth-note triplet fill patterns to explore around the kit.
Improve your jazz drumming. In this lesson I'll teach you how to play "Push Beats" from a jazz/swing feel. Purchase Transcription. http://www.JOHNXDRUMS.com/Pages/Video_lessons.html A push beat is method of ending a jazz phrase on the upbeat of a measure. Become a better jazz drummer by incorporating this hip, great sounding technique into your playing.
The samba foot pattern is an excellent foot exercise to develop strength and endurance. It's not only fun to play but sounds cool, too.
In this video lesson we are going to create a nice little one bar drum fill using 16th notes broken up into groups of three. We are going to play both hands at the same time for the first two 16th notes and then a kick for the third. When played four times as solid 16th notes we will end up at 'a' of beat 3, giving us some options for beat 4. In this video we are going to experiment with this concept by moving the hands around the kit for a bit of variation, explore a couple of ideas for beat 4, and double the kick drums into the 32nd notes. I hope you enjoy!
Last week's lesson explored using the crash cymbals to create new levels and dimensions within drum fills. Another overlooked concept is including crashes to create new layers and dimensions in your drum beats. Who says crashes are only for drum filling? This lesson explores some ideas of adding crash cymbals to a foundational groove.