Essential Jazz Drumming Techniques for Beginners

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Jazz Drumming Techniques For Beginners

Discover the Joy of Jazz Drumming

Jazz drumming is an exciting and dynamic art form that allows you to express yourself creatively. My Beginner Jazz Drums Complete Course Pack provides you with everything you need to get started. From drum set up to Jazz drumming techniques for beginners and mastering more complex concepts and skills, this course is designed to help you build a solid foundation.

By the end of this course pack, you'll be swinging, comping, trading some 4's and 8's, playing with other musicians and more, all with both sticks and brushes! 

Jazz Drumming Techniques For Beginners Course Lessons

My course pack includes a variety of resources to ensure you have a well-rounded learning experience. You'll receive detailed video lessons, comprehensive practice exercises, and downloadable sheet music and practice songs.

My Jazz drumming techniques for beginners lessons are crafted by my 35-year pro drumming career experience to guide you through each step of your Jazz drumming journey.

Affordable and Accessible

I believe that quality drumming education should be accessible to everyone. That's why I've made this Beginner Jazz Drums course pack affordable.  

It would cost you 1000's of dollars in private lessons to learn all of the Jazz drumming techniques for beginners that I share in these courses.  I want you to save money and get the top-notch instruction you deserve.

Below are the courses included in this drum lessons course pack that will teach you all the Jazz drumming basics you need. Dive into the world of Jazz drumming without breaking the bank and start your musical journey today!

#1 Beginner Drum Kit Set Up

When you're just starting out, you might not know what kind of drum gear to buy or how to set it up. This course will help you take the stress out these first important steps.

In here, you'll get my recommendations for drum kits, cymbals, drum heads, sticks, brushes, drum thrones, drum rugs, drum bags and a lot more. 

You'll also learn how I set up my drum kit to make your drumming more fluid and help you avoid injury. 

#2 Intro To Jazz Drumming

This course is a must for all beginner drummers learning Jazz.  In here, you'll learn crucial Jazz drumming techniques for beginners and gain essential Jazz drumming skills that will form the foundation for your drumming future. 

Improve your drum set independence, play Jazz Swing drum grooves and fills, trade fours and more. 

#3 Jazz Drum Comping

This is the next course I recommend. Here, you'll learn how to "comp" on the drums. The word "comp" is short for "accompanying." It's when we use our drums to communicate with the other musicians in the band. 

In here, you'll learn the next level of independence exercises. You'll also improve your listening and know when to play and what to play in real music situations. 

This course will take you up through intermediate level Jazz drumming. A great choice for your drumming now and later. 

#4 Brushes Mastery Course

Brushes are as important as sticks in playing Jazz on the drums.  Brushes give us another texture, tone and color option that blends beautifully with ballads to Bossas. 

My Brushes Mastery Course takes you from Jazz drumming techniques for beginners, like how to hold your brushes and the different sounds you can make, all the way up to using them in dozens of styles of music, playing fills and soloing. 

You'll be able to use this course through advanced level drumming.  A super choice for your Jazz drumming now and down the road. 

The first two sections of the course are great for beginners and will give you all the Jazz drumming basics you need to get up and swinging your brushes in no time.  

#5 Backing Tracks For Drums

Now that you've got some real drumming technical skill under your belt, you'll want to practice with more music to hone your Jazz drumming skills. 

With over 120 drumless backing tracks, you'll be able to practice your new abilities and use the tracks for future course practicing too. 

#6 Odd Meter Jazz Drumming

In Jazz drumming we often get asked to play songs in 3/4 and 5/4 meters. When starting out, most of the songs we play are in 4/4 (4 beats to a measure) but it's good to be prepared for odd meters too.

As you progress in your Jazz drumming you'll start to encounter songs in 3/4 (3 beats to a measure) and 5/4 (5 beats to a measure). 

Don't worry if this all sounds confusing. In here, you'll replace your confusion with confidence. You'll be able to play both Swing drum grooves and drum fills in 3/4 and 5/4.  

This course will help you with Jazz drumming techniques for beginners up through intermediate level drumming. An excellent choice to expand your drumming skills now and in the future. 

#7 Jazz Funk Drumming

Believe it or not, swinging your Funk beats is an important skill in Jazz drumming. Almost every gig I play involves this drumming feel at some point. 

In here, you'll learn how to take any Funk groove and swing it like Hip-Hop. Learn how to get this unique feel, 5 grooves for both hi-hat and ride cymbal and some cool drum fills. 

#8 Secrets of Jazz Drumming

This course takes you into the minds of the great Jazz drummers. Learn over 100 tips for what pro Jazz drummers think and play in real music situations. 

Jazz drumming is more than just technique, it's about playing music. From cleaning up your drumming sound, trading fours, playing with the soloist to a whole lot more, this course covers a lot of ground. 

Knowing these essential concepts will deepen your drumming prowess and get you more opportunities to play. This course will take you all the way to advanced level drumming. Definitely a great investment in your drumming future. 

#9 Drum Lab

Got questions about your courses and Jazz drumming? Join my free monthly Drum Lab live stream class. 

Just by purchasing any course or course pack, you are automatically enrolled into Drum Lab. Instructions for connecting to the class can be found on the Drum Lab course page

All Jazz Drumming Techniques for Beginners Included In This Course Pack

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Learn all the Jazz drumming techniques for beginners you need to get swinging on your drums and save yourself a bunch of money!

This course pack is a one-time payment for lifetime access to all 9 courses on this page.

By the end of these online drum lessons, you'll be swinging, comping, trading some 4's and 8's, playing with other musicians and more, all with sticks and brushes!

  • 40 hours of online drum lessons
  • 160 drum lesson videos
  • 65 pages of lesson PDF's
  • 45 drum practice MP3's
  • Drum Lab Monthly Drum Class
  • And a lot more!

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One-Time Payment. Lifetime Access to your course. Pay once, drum forever!

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THE LESSONS

BEGINNER DRUM KIT SET UP COURSE

Everything you need to set up like a pro.
  • INTRO - 03:20
  • BRUSHES, MALLETS AND STICKS - 09:01
  • DRUM MAKERS, SIZES AND MATERIAL - 12:21
  • MY COMPACT DRUM KIT 19:15
  • DRUM HEADS AND TUNING - 25:33
  • TUNING UP A DRUM KIT 16:35
  • SNARE DRUMS - 04:52
  • BASS DRUM PEDALS AND HARDWARE - 08:07
  • CYMBALS - 20:32
  • DRUM THRONES AND CUSHIONS - 02:58
  • THRONE CUSHION FOR BACK PAIN 09:07
  • DRUM CASES, RUGS AND CARTS - 09:25
  • SETTING UP THE KIT PART 1 - 10:49
  • SETTING UP THE KIT PART 2 - 19:54
  • CONCLUSION 00:42

INTRO TO JAZZ DRUMMING COURSE

Essential lessons for a solid foundation in Jazz drumming.
  • READING MUSIC 09:55
  • JAZZ DRUMMING GRIPS 12:39
  • THE MOELLER TECHNIQUE 08:53
  • THE QUARTER NOTE 10:53
  • THE JAZZ ACCENT 11:13
  • JAZZ RIDE CYMBAL 09:13
  • JAZZ HI-HAT 14:41
  • BASS DRUM TECHNIQUE 08:50
  • BASIC JAZZ BEAT 14:53
  • COORDINATION EXERCISES 19:50
  • COORDINATION EXERCISES PRACTICE 05:27
  • JAZZ DRUM FILLS 13:22
  • PUTTING IT TOGETHER - TRADING FOURS 13:27
  • KEEP SWINGING! 01:53

JAZZ DRUM COMPING COURSE

Learn to comp with the finesse of a pro!
  • INTRO - 1:00
  • WHAT IS JAZZ DRUM COMPING? - 14:59
  • 4 WAYS OF COMPING - 13:15
  • BEGINNER COMPING INDEPENDENCE - 11:35
  • 15 JAZZ DRUM COMPING EXERCISES - 10:19
  • MODERN COMPING SYNCOPATION EXERCISES - 09:41
  • COMPING WITH DRUM FILLS - 12:52
  • ADVANCED COMPING CONCEPTS - 20:01
  • BEBOP COMPING EXAMPLE #1 - 02:18
  • BEBOP COMPING EXAMPLE #2 - 0:53
  • BEBOP COMPING EXAMPLE #3 - 01:26
  • BEBOP COMPING EXAMPLE #4 - 01:34
  • GROOVE COMPING EXAMPLE - 03:49
  • MODERN COMPING EXAMPLE - 09:52

01 BRUSHES MASTER COURSE - BASICS OF BRUSHING 

Learn the basics of brushing and the equipment you need to get the best sound.
  • INTRODUCTION 02:56
  • BRUSH SOUNDS 05:14
  • BEST BRUSHES TO BUY 06:03
  • TRADITIONAL GRIP 07:29
  • BRUSH MOTIONS 06:08
  • DRUM HEADS TO BUY 03:17
  • DRUM TUNING 20:21

02 JAZZ SWING

This section covers all of the Swing patterns I use, a very flexible pattern for any style and a warm-up.
  • QUARTER NOTE PULSE PATTERN 06:41
  • WINDSHIELD WIPERS PATTERN 04:27
  • 5-MINUTE WARM UP 05:58
  • SWING PATTERN #1 08:38
  • SWING PATTERN #2 05:32
  • SWING PATTERN #3 06:443
  • SWING PATTERNS WITH FEET 06:42
  • JAZZ SWING DEMONSTRATION 02:20

03 ACCENTS AND RUDIMENTS

Learn important accents and the 17 most useful rudiments for playing brushes.
  • BACKWARD SLAP ACCENT 10:47
  • SLAP ACCENTS PART 2 04:11
  • SINGLE STROKE 4 05:02
  • REVERSE DOUBLES 05:29
  • 5-STROKE ROLL 04:30
  • 6-STROKE ROLL 03:25
  • 7-STROKE ROLL 02:34
  • THE DRAG 02:44
  • SINGLE DRAGADIDDLE 02:24
  • TAP-DRAG-TAP 02:25
  • VON'S 4 PARADIDDLES 04:49
  • PARADIDDLE-DIDDLE 04:21
  • INVERTED PARADIDDLE-DIDDLE 04:19
  • THE FLAM 03:51
  • FLAM TAP 02:35
  • FLAM ACCENT 02:31
  • FLAM DRAG 03:46

04 TRIPLET FILLS

In this section, learn some useful triplet fill patterns for any style of music.
  • TRIPLET FILLS PART 1 07:56
  • TRIPLET FILLS PART 2 04:54
  • TRIPLET FILLS PART 3 03:56
  • TRIPLET FILLS PART 4 07:15
  • STRAIGHT TRIPLET FILLS 06:04

05 PLAYING IN "2" AND JAZZ ACCENTS

This section teaches you how to play in "2" and Jazz accents and accent phrases.
  • PLAYING IN "2" 09:04
  • FEELING THE TIME 08:47
  • MOST IMPORTANT ACCENT IN JAZZ 03:31
  • 2-MEASURE TRIPLET ACCENT PHRASE 07:30
  • SWITCHING UP THE 2-MEASURE ACCENT PRHASE 06:57

06 BALLAD PLAYING

This section focuses on ballad brush playing. You'll learn how to be smooth, expressive and always stay in time.
  • BALLAD BRUSHES PART 1 - THE C PATTERN 10:49
  • BALLAD BRUSHES PART 2 - THE CIRCLE TAP 07:19
  • BALLAD BRUSHES PART 3 - THE FLUTTER STROKE 06:16
  • BALLAD BRUSHES PART 4 - CYMBAL COLORS 10:13
  • JAZZ BALLAD DEMONSTRATION - WHEN I FALL IN LOVE 04:04
  • BALLAD BRUSHES PART 5 - USING THE SINGLE STROKE 4 09:42
  • THE POWER OF SUBDIVISION 09:03
  • THE SWINGING BALLAD ACCENT 07:54
  • DOUBLE TIME FEEL IN BALLADS 04:28
  • JAZZ BALLAD DEMONSTRATION - MY ROMANCE 01:12
  • JAZZ BALLAD DEMONSTRATION - I FALL IN LOVE TOO EASILY 05:59

07 BOSSA NOVA AND SAMBA

This section covers how to play Brazilian Bossa Nova and Samba grooves with brushes.
  • ESSENTIAL BOSSA NOVA-SAMBA HAND MOTION 12:00
  • 6 BOSSA NOVA-SAMBA RHYTHMIC PATTERNS FOR BRUSHES 10:13
  • THE 6 BOSSA NOVA-SAMBA RHYTHMIC PATTERNS WITH FEET 08:41
  • SKIPPING WIPERS SAMBA PATTERN 12:13
  • MIXING THE 2 BOSSA NOVA-SAMBA PATTERNS 08:11
  • CHOOSING THE BEST BOSSA NOVA - SAMBA RHYTHM FOR A SONG 05:26
  • BACKWARD SLAP ACCENT WITH BOSSA NOVA AND SAMBA 04:38
  • BOSSA NOVA DEMONSTRATION - SO NICE 01:06
  • BOSSA NOVA DEMONSTRATION - MANHÃ DE CARNAVAL 01:16
  • SAMBA DEMONSTRATION - BLACK ORPHEUS 02:39
  • USING A BRUSH AND A STICK FOR BOSSA NOVA & SAMBA 11:39

08 DRUM FILLS WITH THE 17 BRUSHES RUDIMENTS

This section uses the 17 brushes rudiments to help you improve your hands and learn to play interesting and musical drum fills.
  • SINGLE STROKE 4 FILLS 12:56
  • 5-STROKE ROLL FILLS - PART 1 10:48
  • 5-STROKE ROLL FILLS - PART 2 08:49
  • 6 AND 7-STROKE ROLL FILLS 18:47
  • DRAG, SINGLE DRAGADIDDLE AND TAP-DRAG-TAP FILLS 15:30
  • PARADIDDLE FILLS - PART 1 10:49
  • PARADIDDLE FILLS - PART 2 12:39
  • PARADIDDLE-DIDDLE FILLS 14:58
  • INVERTED PARADIDDLE-DIDDLE FILLS 05:09
  • FLAM, FLAM TAP, FLAM ACCENT AND FLAM DRAG FILLS 13:07

09 ADVANCED JAZZ SWING

This section contains videos on advanced Jazz Swing brush playing.
  • PLAYING 3/4 SWING 14:45
  • FAST SWING 15:54
  • JAZZ SHUFFLE 08:26
  • 5/4 AND OTHER ODD METERS 10:07

10 MORE LATIN GROOVES

This section covers many other styles I use besides the Bossa Nova and Samba we already covered in section 7.
  • BAIÃO 08:57
  • CHA CHA 14:33
  • BOLERO 09:51
  • SONGO 16:59
  • MAMBO PART 1 10:51
  • MAMBO PART 2 15:53
  • AFRO-CUBAN 6/8 AND BEMBÉ 12:53
  • CALYPSO-SOCA 09:48

11 BONUS GROOVES

Here are a few more grooves to add to your tool kit.
  • HIP-HOP AND FUNK 19:48
  • FUNK BRUSHES GROOVE AND DRUM SOLO 01:41
  • SECOND LINE - PART 1 16:01
  • SECOND LINE - PART 2 12:10
  • 12/8 BLUES 07:23
  • STRAIGHT 8THS (ECM) 15:51
  • POP 10:57
  • THE TRAIN BEAT 09:05
  • CHANGING FEELS 09:24

12 SOLOING

This section covers essential concepts and skills for trading 4's and 8's and soloing.
  • MOTIVIC SOLOING 14:30
  • TRADING FOURS & EIGHTS AND SOLOING 26:53

13 ADVANCED CONCEPTS

This section focuses on developing skills beyond the basics of brush playing. These videos will help you to be more responsive to the music.
  • BRUSH FLAIR 13:57
  • SWITCHING FROM BRUSHES TO STICKS 17:36
  • HOW TO READ A DRUM CHART 08:48
  • USING RHYTHM TO CREATE 12:59
  • COUNTING OFF THE SONG 10:57
  • IMPORTANT SONG FORMS 15:56
  • SETTING UP THE BAND 19:15
  • THE 25% RULE 09:36

14 LISTENING RECOMMENDATIONS

This section only has one video that gives my recommended listening. These are the brush players that impacted my playing the most.
  • BRUSH PLAYERS AND RECOMMENDED LISTENING 13:16

15 CAREER ADVICE FOR DRUMMERS

This section has a 3-part interview with great Jazz pianist Dr. Phillip Strange. Loads of important tips and concepts to help you connect with the music.
  • BE A BUSY WORKING DRUMMER - PART 1 14:42
  • BE A BUSY WORKING DRUMMER - PART 2 16:31
  • BE A BUSY WORKING DRUMMER - PART 3 19:10

16 PRACTICE VIDEOS

Use these videos to hone your brushing skills with top tier musicians in a real musical situation.
  • JAZZ SWING PRACTICE - CONTEMPLATION - 170BPM NO DRUMS 08:30
  • BOSSA NOVA PRACTICE - INSENSITIVITY - 100 BPM NO DRUMS 09:15
  • JAZZ BALLAD PRACTICE - MOODY - 55 BPM NO DRUMS 09:35
  • JAZZ SWING PRACTICE - BELLMONT AVE - 160 BPM NO DRUMS 05:45
  • JAZZ WALTZ PRACTICE - TOOTS IT! - TAKE 1 - 140 BPM NO DRUMS 07:34
  • JAZZ WALTZ PRACTICE - TOOTS IT! - TAKE 2 - 140 BPM NO DRUMS 06:11
  • FAST SWING - ANOTHER THANG - 250 BPM NO DRUMS - TAKE 1 06:35
  • FAST SWING - ANOTHER THANG - 250 BPM NO DRUMS - TAKE 2 06:20
  • STRAIGHT EIGHTS - BEAUTIFUL HEART - 60 BPM NO DRUMS 09:34
  • SECOND LINE - KALEIDOSCOPIC - 180 BPM NO DRUMS 04:32
  • EASY SWING - SHADY SIDE - 120 BPM NO DRUMS 06:40
  • PARTITO ALTO AND SAMBA - IT'S GOT TO BE LOVE - TAKE 1 - 180 BPM NO DRUMS 05:09
  • PARTITO ALTO AND SAMBA - IT'S GOT TO BE LOVE - TAKE 2 - 180 BPM NO DRUMS 05:06
  • 12-8 BLUES FEEL - ATLAS - TAKE 1 - 60 BPM NO DRUMS 06:38
  • 12-8 BLUES FEEL - ATLAS - TAKE 2 - 60 BPM NO DRUMS 06:35
  • BAIÃO AND SWING - GREEN STREET GROOVE - TAKE 1 - 200 BPM NO DRUMS 07:35
  • BAIÃO AND SWING - GREEN STREET GROOVE - TAKE 2 - 200 BPM NO DRUMS 07:35
  • POP - STANDBY - TAKE 1 - 115 BPM NO DRUMS 07:11
  • POP - STANDBY - TAKE 2 - 115 BPM NO DRUMS 07:27
  • CALYPSO-SOCA - STEEL PAN MAN - TAKE 1 - 200 BPM NO DRUMS 05:49
  • CALYPSO-SOCA - STEEL PAN MAN - TAKE 2 - 200 BPM NO DRUMS 05:25
  • 5/4 SWING - TAKIN' MY TIME - TAKE 1 - 150 BPM NO DRUMS 05:59
  • 5/4 SWING - TAKIN' MY TIME - TAKE 2 - 150 BPM NO DRUMS 05:51

01 BACKING TRACKS - JAZZ SWING DRUMS TRADING FOURS AND EIGHTS

A collection of Jazz Swing drumless tracks for your drum solo practice.
  • ALL BLUES 3/4 (Chords) - BASS DURING DRUMS 4's - 110 BPM (5:57)
  • ALL BLUES 3/4 (Chords) - BASS ONLY - 110 BPM (5:57)
  • ALL BLUES 3/4 (Chords) - NO BASS DURING DRUMS 4's - 110 BPM (5:57)
  • BYE BYE BLACKBIRD 4/4 (Chords) - BASS DURING DRUMS 4's - 140 BPM (5:59)
  • BYE BYE BLACKBIRD 4/4 (Chords) - BASS ONLY - 140 BPM (5:59)
  • BYE BYE BLACKBIRD 4/4 (Chords) - NO BASS DURING DRUMS 4's - 140 BPM (5:59)
  • DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES 4/4 (Chords) - BASS DURING DRUMS 8's - 150 BPM (4:43)
  • DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES 4/4 (Chords) - BASS ONLY - 150 BPM (4:43)
  • DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES 4/4 (Chords) - NO BASS DURING DRUMS 8's - 150 BPM (4:43)
  • JUST FRIENDS 4/4 (Chords) - BASS DURING DRUMS 8's and 4's - 190 BPM (4:30)
  • JUST FRIENDS 4/4 (Chords) - BASS ONLY - 190 BPM (4:30)
  • JUST FRIENDS 4/4 (Chords) - NO BASS DURING DRUMS 8's and 4's - 190 BPM (4:30)
  • ROUTE 66 4/4 (Chords) - BASS DURING DRUMS 4's and 8's - 140 BPM (6:39)
  • ROUTE 66 4/4 (Chords) - BASS ONLY - 140 BPM (6:39)
  • ROUTE 66 4/4 (Chords) - NO BASS DURING DRUMS 4's and 8's - 140 BPM (6:39)
  • SOMEDAY MY PRINCE WILL COME 3/4 (Chords) - BASS DURING DRUMS 8's - 140 BPM (5:19)
  • SOMEDAY MY PRINCE WILL COME 3/4 (Chords) - BASS ONLY - 140 BPM (5:19)
  • SOMEDAY MY PRINCE WILL COME 3/4 (Chords) - NO BASS DURING DRUMS 8's - 140 BPM (5:19)

02 BOSSA NOVA - SAMBA DRUMS TRADING FOURS AND EIGHTS

A collection of Bossa Nova and Samba drumless tracks for your drum solo practice.
  • DINDI (Chords) - (BOSSA NOVA) - BASS DURING FOURS - 85 BPM (6:44)
  • DINDI (Chords) - (BOSSA NOVA) - BASS ONLY - 85 BPM (6:44)
  • DINDI (Chords) - (BOSSA NOVA) - NO BASS DURING FOURS - 85 BPM (6:44)
  • GIRL FROM IPANEMA (Chords) - (BOSSA NOVA) - BASS DURING FOURS - 120 BPM (5:50)
  • GIRL FROM IPANEMA (Chords) - (BOSSA NOVA) - BASS ONLY - 120 BPM (5:50)
  • GIRL FROM IPANEMA (Chords) - (BOSSA NOVA) - NO BASS DURING FOURS - 120 BPM (5:50)
  • MANHÃ DE CARNAVAL (Chords) - (SAMBA) - BASS DURING FOURS AND EIGHTS - 260 BPM (7:22)
  • MANHÃ DE CARNAVAL (Chords) - (SAMBA) - BASS ONLY - 260 BPM (7:22)
  • MANHÃ DE CARNAVAL (Chords) - (SAMBA) - NO BASS DURING FOURS AND EIGHTS - 260 BPM (7:22)
  • O BARQUINHO (Chords) - (BOSSA NOVA) - BASS DURING EIGHTS AND FOURS - 130 BPM (5:31)
  • O BARQUINHO (Chords) - (BOSSA NOVA) - BASS ONLY - 130 BPM (5:31)
  • O BARQUINHO (Chords) - (BOSSA NOVA) - NO BASS DURING EIGHTS AND FOURS - 130 BPM (5:31)
  • ONE NOTE SAMBA (Chords) - (SAMBA) - BASS DURING FOURS - 190 BPM (5:26)
  • ONE NOTE SAMBA (Chords) - (SAMBA) - BASS ONLY - 190 BPM (5:26)
  • ONE NOTE SAMBA (Chords) - (SAMBA) - NO BASS DURING FOURS - 190 BPM (5:26)
  • SÓ DANÇO SAMBA (Chords) - (SAMBA) - BASS DURING FOURS AND EIGHTS - 180 BPM (4:42)
  • SÓ DANÇO SAMBA (Chords) - (SAMBA) - BASS ONLY - 180 BPM (4:42)
  • SÓ DANÇO SAMBA (Chords) - (SAMBA) - BASS DURING FOURS AND EIGHTS - 180 BPM (4:42)

JAZZ SWING 4/4 DRUMMING

Straight ahead Swing groove tracks to get you time, feel and comping together.
  • AUTUMN SWING 105 BPM (RHYTHM SECTION & BASS ONLY) - (3:53)
  • LOVE TO SWING 180 BPM (RHYTHM SECTION & BASS ONLY) - (3:00)
  • MOONLIGHT SWING 100 BPM (RHYTHM SECTION & BASS ONLY) - (4:05)
  • SOMBER SWING 110 BPM (RHYTHM SECTION & BASS ONLY) - (3:41)
  • SPRING SWING 145 BPM (RHYTHM SECTION & BASS ONLY) - (2:50)
  • SWING WITH ME 160 BPM (RHYTHM SECTION & BASS ONLY) - (3:24)
  • SWINGING AWAY FROM IT ALL 120 BPM (RHYTHM SECTION & BASS ONLY) - (3:26)
  • SWINGING BLUES FOR YOU 110 BPM (RHYTHM SECTION & BASS ONLY) - (3:13)
  • SWINGING MY WAY BACK HOME 130 BPM (RHYTHM SECTION & BASS ONLY) - (3:09)
  • SWINGING TOGETHER 115 BPM (RHYTHM SECTION & BASS ONLY) - (3:32) 
  • THAT SWINGING FEELING 125 BPM (RHYTHM SECTION & BASS ONLY) - (3:16)

04 AFRO-CUBAN LATIN DRUMMING

Afro-Cuban Latin drum practice tracks. Authentic music played by real musicians with 4 individual mixes per track.
  • AFRO-CUBAN HUSTLE 101 BPM (BASS ONLY, NO PERCUSSION, PERCUSSION ONLY, WITH PERCUSSION) THIS TRACK ALSO HAS A DRUM SOLO BREAKDOWN SECTION - (5:52)
  • AMOR SOFISTICADO 90 BPM (BASS ONLY, NO PERCUSSION, PERCUSSION ONLY, WITH PERCUSSION) - (4:34)
  • CHA-CHA-CHA AHA! 110 BPM (BASS ONLY, NO PERCUSSION, PERCUSSION ONLY, WITH PERCUSSION) - (4:55)
  • ESTA NOCHE 120 BPM (BASS ONLY, NO PERCUSSION, PERCUSSION ONLY, WITH PERCUSSION) - (3:26)
  • GOTTA GO GUAGUANCO 102 BPM (BASS ONLY, NO PERCUSSION, PERCUSSION ONLY, WITH PERCUSSION) - (3:58)
  • LOCO LOLITA 180 BPM (BASS ONLY, NO PERCUSSION, PERCUSSION ONLY, WITH PERCUSSION) - (4:26)
  • MAMBOLEO 165 BPM (BASS ONLY, NO PERCUSSION, PERCUSSION ONLY, WITH PERCUSSION) - (4:04)
  • PEQUEÑA CHA-CHA-CHA 125 BPM (BASS ONLY, NO PERCUSSION, PERCUSSION ONLY, WITH PERCUSSION) - (4:19)
  • SONGO A GOGO 210 BPM (BASS ONLY, NO PERCUSSION, PERCUSSION ONLY, WITH PERCUSSION) THIS TRACK ALSO HAS A DRUM SOLO BREAKDOWN SECTION - (3:49)

05 ALMOST JAZZ STANDARDS VOL. 1-3 DRUMLESS TRACKS

This is the complete collection of all rearrangements of famous Jazz standard songs for drum practice. Practice with 2 of the top Jazz musicians in Japan!
Volume 1
BELLMONT AVENUE - If I Were A Bell - (5:48) - Jazz Swing
CONTEMPLATION - Confirmation - (8:29) - Jazz Swing
INSENSITIVITY - How Insensitive - (9:10) - Bossa Nova
MOODY - I'm In The Mood For Love - (9:36) - Jazz Ballad
TOOTS IT! - TAKE 1 - Bluesette - (7:37) - 3/4 Swing
TOOTS IT! - TAKE 2 - Bluesette - (6:09) - 3/4 Swing
Volume 2
  • ANOTHER THANG - TAKE 1 - Just One of Those Things - (6:35) - Fast Swing
  • ANOTHER THANG - TAKE 2 - Just One of Those Things - (6:22) - Fast Swing
  • BEAUTIFUL HEART - My Foolish Heart (9:35) - Straight 8ths
  • IT'S GOT TO BE LOVE - TAKE 1 - This Can't Be Love - (5:14) - Partito Alto/Samba
  • IT'S GOT TO BE LOVE - TAKE 2 - This Can't Be Love - (5:11) - Partito Alto/Samba
  • KALEIDOSCOPIC - Fascinating Rhythm - (4:35) - New Orleans Second Line
  • SHADY SIDE - On The Sunny Side of the Street - (6:40) - Jazz Swing
Volume 3
  • STEEL PAN MAN - TAKE 1 - St. Thomas - (5:50) - Calypso-Soca
  • STEEL PAN MAN - TAKE 1 - St. Thomas - (5:28) -   Calypso-Soca
  • ATLAS - TAKE 1 - At Last - (6:38) - 12/8 Blues Feel
  • ATLAS - TAKE 2 - At Last - (6:37) -   12/8 Blues Feel
  • GREEN STREET GROOVE - TAKE 1 - On Green Dolphin Street - (7:36) - Latin/Swing
  • GREEN STREET GROOVE - TAKE 1 - On Green Dolphin Street - (7:36) - Latin/Swing
  • STANDBY - TAKE 1 - Stand By Me - (7:12) - Light Pop
  • STANDBY - TAKE 2 - Stand By Me - (7:29) - Light Pop
  • TAKIN' MY TIME - TAKE 1 - Take Five - (6:01) - 5/4 Swing
  • TAKIN' MY TIME - TAKE 2 - Take Five - (5:54) - 5/4 Swing

06 BONUS DRUMLESS TRACKS

Here are some other drumless tracks used in courses at Jazz Drum School.
  • TAKIN' IT EASY WITH ACOUSTIC PIANO AND BASS JAZZ BALLAD 60 BPM (06:50)
  • IN A MELLOW TONE DRUMLESS TRACK (05:10)
  • BLUEGRASS DRUMLESS TRACK (05:16)

ODD METER JAZZ DRUMMING COURSE

Play in both 3/4 and 5/4 with more confidence. 
  • INTRO & HOW TO READ 3/4 & 5/4 - 05:11
  • PLAYING IN 3/4 PART 1 - 19:15
  • PLAYING IN 3/4 PART 2 - 08:17
  • PLAYING IN 5/4 - 10:59
  • 3/4 DRUM FILL PART 1 - 14:15
  • 3/4 DRUM FILL PART 2 - 12:04
  • 5/4 DRUM FILL - 12:34
  • CONCLUSION - 00:29
  • 3/4 PERFORMANCE EXAMPLE - 01:43
  • 5/4 PERFORMANCE EXAMPLE - 01:50

JAZZ FUNK DRUMMING COURSE

Essential lessons for swinging your Funk grooves.
  • HOW TO GET THE FEEL 12:12
  • 5 HI-HAT GROOVES 10:13
  • SPICE UP YOUR HI-HAT PLAYING 03:00
  • 5 RIDE CYMBAL GROOVES 03:36
  • DRUM FILLS 18:16
  • CONNECTING TO THE MUSIC 20:28
  • INSTRUCTOR PERFORMANCE #1 03:50
  • INSTRUCTOR PERFORMANCE #2 04:55
  • INSTRUCTOR PERFORMANCE #3 03:46
  • LISTENING RECOMMENDATIONS 03:03

01 SECRETS OF JAZZ DRUMMING COURSE - INTRO

The most important Jazz drumming skills you need to know
  • INTRODUCTION 01:21

02 4/4 JAZZ SWING BLUES

  • RED'S BLUES - Sax Solo 56:50
  • RED'S BLUES - Piano Solo 11:35
  • RED'S BLUES - Drums Trading 4's 12:23
  • RED'S BLUES (SAX, PIANO, DRUMS SOLOS) 06:44

03 JAZZ SAMBA

  • 26-2 - Piano Solo 32:07
  • 26-2 - Sax Solo 11:49
  • 26-2 - Bass Solo 07:56
  • 26-2 (SAX, PIANO, BASS SOLOS) 06:04

04 3/4 JAZZ SWING & 9/8 (3/4) AFRO-CUBAN LATIN BEATS

  • RAIN WALTZ - Piano Solo 37:57
  • RAIN WALTZ - Sax Solo 10:05
  • RAIN WALTZ - Bass Solo 06:31
  • RAIN WALTZ (SAX, PIANO, BASS SOLOS) 08:01

05 STRAIGHT 8THS/ECM FEEL

  • SAIL AWAY - Piano Solo 24:15
  • SAIL AWAY (PIANO SOLO) 03:38

06 JAZZ BALLAD

  • STAR-CROSSED LOVERS - Sax, Piano, Bass Solos 24:45
  • STAR-CROSSED LOVERS (SAX, PIANO, BASS SOLOS) 05:20

07 4/4 JAZZ SWING 16-MEASURE

  • DOXY - Sax, Piano, Bass, Drums 38:48
  • DOXY (SAX, PIANO, BASS, DRUMS SOLOS) 07:14

08 COURSE CONCLUSION

  • CONCLUSION

DRUM LAB MONTHLY CLASS

Get extra help for your Jazz drumming
  • Every month, I'll answer you burning Jazz drums questions in a live stream class. Free for all enrolled Jazz Drum School students. 

Need a little more help with your Jazz drumming?

Send me a direct message in the School and ask your questions in my monthly Drum Lab class. Just some of the perks for joining Jazz Drum School! 

Von Baron

Jazz drummer, educator, composer

About YOUR TEACHER

Performing regularly on stage and in the recording studio for 35+ years, Von Baron is one of the busiest drummers in Japan. 

Playing with Stanley Jordan, Benny Golson, Eddie Henderson, Geoff Keezer and many others gave Von the opportunity to hone his Jazz drumming skills. 

It's with this real world experience, Von created this course to give you a solid foundation for your Jazz drumming.
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