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Creative Timekeeping for the Contemporary Jazz Drummer

By Rick Mattingly

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Drums, Percussion
Percussion. Softcover. 64 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.6621764).

Item Number: HL.6621764

ISBN 0793519519. 9x12 inches.

Combining a variety of jazz ride cymbal patterns with coordination and reading exercises, Creative Timekeeping develops true independence: the ability to play any rhythm on the ride cymbal while playing any rhythm on the snare and bass drums. It provides a variety of jazz ride cymbal patterns as well as coordination and reading exercises that can be played along with them. Five chapters: Ride Cymbal Patterns; Coordination Patterns and Reading; Combination Patterns and Reading; Applications; and Cymbal Reading.