Jazz Drum Soloing Course

Play smooth, confident and musical Jazz drum solos.
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This is the ultimate Jazz Drum soloing course. Learn to solo like a pro.

Jazz Drum Soloing Course

  • Instructor: Von Baron
  • Level: Intermediate-Advanced
  • Study time: 5 hours
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Course Overview
This is the ultimate Jazz Drum soloing course. Learn to make music with your drum solos. Trade fours and eights, play chorus solos, vamp solos, arrangement solos and open solos.

This course teaches you how to stoke your own creativity rather than playing drum licks or copying what other drummers do. Play smooth, confident and musical Jazz drum solos like never before.

  • Drum Lessons Video: 5 hours
  • Drum Lessons: 31
  • Instructor Playing Examples: 12
  • Lesson PDF Downloads: 5
  • Drum Practice Tracks: 6
  • PDF Drum Charts (Drum Sheet Music): 5
  • Drum Solo Practice Videos: 2
  • Drum Lab Monthly Drum Class

Let's Talk Jazz Drum Soloing

So, you've got the drumming bug, and you're itching to dive into Jazz drum soloing. Great choice! This isn't just another drumming style, it's a unique musical journey that's worth every beat. 

Jazz drum soloing is a continuation of the musical conversation we have in Jazz music. Like Jazz drum comping, soloing is an opportunity for us drummers to shine and uplift the music. 

Why My Jazz Drum Soloing Course Rocks

By the end of my Jazz Drum Soloing course, you'll be able to solo on the drums with confidence.

Express Yourself:
 
Jazz drum soloing is like your musical canvas. In my course you'll learn how to throw in your own colors and textures to every solo, creating something new and exciting every time.

Boost Your Skills
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If you're all about leveling up your drumming game, my Jazz Drum Soloing course pushes your technical and musical skills to the max. You'll learn to nail complex rhythms, improve your musical instincts, never get lost again when you solo and play lyrical solos like a pro.

5 Types of Jazz Drum Solos:
In the course, you'll learn the 5 main types of Jazz drum soloing.

  • Trading 4's and 8's
  • Chorus Solos
  • Open Solos
  • Vamp Solos
  • Arrangement Solos

Get Your Solo On

In my Jazz Drum Soloing Course you'll learn how to never get lost when playing your solos.  You'll also master 11 tools to shape your solos and use 9 creative ways to come up with endless drum solo ideas. 

By the end of this course you won't be intimidated by Jazz drum soloing ever again! 

THE LESSONS

01 COURSE INTRODUCTION

Learn the purpose of drum soloing
  • INTRODUCTION 02:54

02 DRUM SOLOING TOOLS

Learn tools you can use to make your solos smooth, creative and musical.
  • SPACE 03:12
  • REPETITION 02:28
  • DYNAMICS 02:44
  • ACCENTS 02:49
  • SYNCOPATION 03:00
  • CALL AND RESPONSE 01:58
  • BEBOP FEEL 04:39
  • ARTICULATION 07:46
  • PITCH 06:02
  • CONTRAST 06:29
  • MARKING THE SONG FORM 06:47

03 NEVER GET LOST AGAIN

Learn the musical cues that will help you start and end your solos with confidence.
  • HOW TO NOT GET LOST 24:37

04 BUILD YOUR SOLO VOCABULARY

Learn 9 creative ways to come up with endless drum soloing ideas.
  • BEBOP PHRASING 05:41
  • MOTIVES 14:20
  • RUDIMENTS 11:54
  • GROOVING 07:06
  • THE SONG MELODY 12:15
  • OTHER SONG MELODIES 05:54
  • BORROWING FROM THE SOLOIST 07:09
  • BORROWING FROM THE RHYTHM SECTION 05:21
  • SINGING 09:52
  • FILLING IN BETWEEN THE NOTES 14:46

05 TYPES OF JAZZ DRUM SOLOING

Learn the 5 primary ways we solo on the drums in Jazz music.
  • TRADING FOURS AND EIGHTS 16:37
  • PRACTICING FOURS WITH MOTIVES 14:28
  • TRADING FOURS PRACTICE 11:14 
  • TRADING EIGHTS PRACTICE 11:32
  • TRADING FOURS WITH BRUSHES EXAMPLE 01:07
  • TRADING EIGHTS AND FOURS EXAMPLE 03:20
  • CHORUS SOLOS 10:56
  • BUILD A CHORUS SOLO 14:07
  • TRADING FOURS AND CHORUS SOLO EXAMPLE 02:17
  • TRADING EIGHTS AND SIXES EXAMPLE 03:20
  • CHORUS SOLO #2 EXAMPLE 01:06
  • CHORUS SOLO #3 EXAMPLE 01:22
  • CHORUS SOLO #4 EXAMPLE 01:52
  • CHORUS SOLO #5 EXAMPLE 01:07
  • OPEN SOLOS 18:49
  • OPEN SOLO EXAMPLE 03:42
  • OPEN SOLO #2 EXAMPLE 04:51
  • VAMP SOLOS 06:48
  • VAMP SOLO EXAMPLE 01:56
  • ARRANGEMENT SOLOS 05:00
  • ARRANGEMENT SOLO EXAMPLE #1 00:29
  • ARRANGEMENT SOLO EXAMPLE #2 00:59

06 COURSE CONCLUSION

Final thoughts and inspiration for soloing.
  • CONCLUSION 01:26

Course reviews

I proceeded with your solo-course and find it excellent and very practical, thank you!
Jukka S.
I've been working on the soloing course. It's great!
Scott S.

PREVIEW THE COURSE

Here's some of the lesson on Trading 4's and 8's.  There is a PDF download for this and many of the lessons when you enroll. 
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The Jazz Drum Soloing Course

FOCUSED

This course saves you time and money by focusing on the most important drum soloing skills you need to play Jazz drum solos like a pro.

By the end of these online drum lessons, you'll play creative and  musical drum solos. 
  • 5 hours of online drum lessons
  • 31 drum lesson videos with PDF's 
  • 6 drum practice tracks with drum scores
  • 2 Drum solo practice videos
  • 12 video examples from real gigs playing each of the 5 different types of solos
  • Drum Lab Monthly Drum Class

AFFORDABLE

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

PAINLESS

Learn with a relaxed, step-by-step method at your own pace.

You can also track your progress and see how much you have accomplished. Example below is from the Brushes Mastery Course.

Need a little more help with your drum solos?

Book a private online drum lesson with me. See my store for more details about my lessons!

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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