Length: 27:52 Minutes
Description: In part two (2 of 2) of this jazz drums masterclass, professional drummer Brian Floody teaches you a variety of jazz drumming techniques. Brian shows you how to play stylistically common and important grooves, how to blend your sound with other instruments, how to play with a bassist, how to use dynamics effectively and how to be musical within different contexts.
Topics Covered: the jazz shuffle, the blues shuffle, the shuffle beat with brushes, the conga beat, the boogaloo beat, musical dynamics, blending your sound with the other instruments, dynamic control exercises, the role of the bass drum, keeping time with the bass, feathering the bass drum, playing two-beat feel, the role of the hi-hat, emulating great drummers, learning from the classic jazz drummers, etc.
Drums, Jazz, Technique, Bossa, Accompaniment, TIme
Drums, Jazz, Technique, Boogaloo, Conga Beat, Shuffle
Brian Floody has performed and/or recorded with:
Howard Alden, Eric Alexander, Junior Mance, Brad Mehldau, Norah Jones, Diane Schuur, Glen Miller Orchestra, David “Fathead” Newman, Frank Weiss, Toledo Symphony Orchestra, Ian Hendrickson-Smith, Lapis Luna, Spike Wilner, Teddy Kinjo, Naomi Shelton, Alex Graham, The Expressions, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, John Lang.
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