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Dynamic Shaping

Posted by on Mar 7, 2019 in Technique, Vocabulary | 0 comments

One of Brian Blade’s many devices that makes his approach so captivating. Luckily, it’s something we can all adopt fairly easily.

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Stick on Stick Phrases

Posted by on Feb 20, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

A handful of easy-to-apply stick on stick phrases that use the same sticking pattern.

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Bird on the Drums: Moose the Mooche

Posted by on Jan 27, 2019 in Uncategorized, Vocabulary | 0 comments

The final chapter in this exploration into Charlie Parker’s language and how it translates to the drums. Let’s dive into his 32-bar masterpiece: Moose the Mooche.

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Time Wars: Your. Own. Time.

Posted by on Dec 17, 2018 in Performance | 0 comments

I believe it’s the #1 reason drummers have time issues playing with a band when we don’t have them in the practice room.

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Flam Buzz Lick

Posted by on Nov 8, 2018 in Vocabulary | 0 comments

Here’s a lick I’ve been playing a lot lately. It’s fairly common, but I’ve really been having fun with it. Easy to grasp if you’re looking for a Quick Hit.

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Applying Bird’s Language

Posted by on Oct 11, 2018 in Vocabulary | 0 comments

As we round the corner and head home on this Charlie Parker course, here’s a look at a practical application of taking one of his licks and applying the stickings, voicing, and phrasing ideas discussed in previous lessons.

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Bird on the Drums: the Third Hand

Posted by on Sep 12, 2018 in Vocabulary | 0 comments

Incorporating the bass drum as a “third hand” adds an important layer of depth to these Parker phrases.

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