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Jazz Time Part One - The Basics

By Frank Briggs

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Drum set - Beginning-Intermediate
Composed by Frank Briggs. Saddle-stitched, Style, Percussion: Drum Set, Technique, Theory and Reference, Method. Jazz. Book and online audio. 40 pages. Mel Bay Publications, Inc #97215M. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.97215M).

Item Number: MB.97215M

ISBN 9780786687060. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

A collection of 120 drum set exercises designed to help the beginning to intermediate drummer develop coordination, independence and accompanying skills between the snare and bass drum while keeping steady jazz time on the ride cymbal. The play-along tracks will help students develop the ability to recognize the 12-bar blues and 32-bar AABA form, two of the most popular song forms in jazz music. Practicing with the tracks will also help you develop better clock time and should inspire some creative interaction with the recorded music. Exercises include patterns using quarter notes, quarter and eighth note combinations, and triplets and other combinations. The 32-bar AABA song form is practiced with and without drums, and at slow and fast tempos with a bass track. The 12-bar blues form is practiced with various combinations including drums, bass, both, or neither. All tempos from the audio download are indicated in the book. A helpful glossary of musical signs and symbols is also included. Includes access to online audio.

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