Swing Style Drum Lessons
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Swing Style Drum Lessons:
In the following Drum Charts, keep the top-line Right-Hand Swing Pattern going and at first count the bottom-line loudly, then bring in some of them with the Left-Hand on the Snare Drum and/or Tom-toms until you can bring them all in without messing up the Up-on-1 & 3 and Down-on-the-2 & 4 RH swing motion. Let the momentum of the “Down” help you to ‘skip like a flat rock across a pond’ on the Lazy-A’s into the 1 & 3. The entire RH motion can sway like a swing-set, but better yet, make the whole pattern as parts of a circle so that you can take advantage of the free energy of momentum and eliminate the stop-start energy-draining force of inertia problem with straight-lines! Reverse all of this if you are Left-Handed. You can also play the bottom-line with the Bass Drum or variously split the rhythm between the Snare/Toms and Bass as I show in the PDF Comping Patterns further below.
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PDF: Using Linear Stick-Control patterns for Comping
Video – Easy Groove – Slow Jazz-Swing Drum-Set Comping on Snare & Bass Drum with Zeke Para on guitar
Video Playlist: Drum Metronome Loops for Swing Rhythm
Video: Older Jazz – Louis Armstrong’s ‘Dream a Little Dream’
Video: Older Jazz – Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington’s ‘It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing’
Video: Older Jazz – Sam Cooke’s ‘Twistin’ The Night Away’
Video: Modern Swing – The Brian Setzer Orchestra’s ‘Jump Jive An’ Wail’
Video: Creole Jazz – Kid Ory’s Creole Jazz Band’s ‘Tin Roof Blues’
Video: Gospel Swing – LaVer Baker’s ‘On Revival Day’
Video: New Orlean’s Swing – Viper’s ‘Dixieland’
Video: Rock swing style – Queen’s ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’
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