SECRETS OF JAZZ DRUMMING

Learn to use over 100 pro Jazz drummer tips and tricks and play great in any Jazz group.
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Play great in any Jazz group with over 100 first-call drummer secrets.

The Secrets of Jazz Drumming Course

  • Instructor: Von Baron
  • Level: Beginner-Advanced
  • Study time: 5 hours
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Course Overview
In this course, I walk you through the songs I play on one of my gigs. You'll learn what, how and why I'm playing what I'm playing.

This course has more than 100 tips to play great in any Jazz group. These are the same tips I have used to become a first call drummer in Seattle, Honolulu and Osaka and you can use them too!

  • Drum Lessons Video: 5 hours
  • Drum Lessons: 8
  • Instructor Playing Examples: 6
  • PDF Downloads: 6

INNOVATIVE DRUM LESSONS

Secrets of Jazz Drumming is a course of innovative drum lessons that walk you step-by-step through what I play in an actual live performance. I break down for you what I play, when I play it and why I play it.  Through this series of online drum lessons you'll learn:

  1. How to line up your limbs
  2. The role of your ride and hi-hat in Jazz
  3. How to leave space
  4. Hi-hat set up tips
  5. Easy and effective triplet drum fills
  6. My on-stage listening checklist
  7. How to play the Jazz Shuffle beat
  8. How to play a one-handed buzz roll
  9. How to match the articulation of the music
  10. The art of Jazz drums Comping
  11. Traditional vs. Matched grip
  12. How Jazz drumming is different from every other style
  13. Who you should listen to on the bandstand
  14. Inverted Paradiddle Drum Fill
  15. How to tripletizing the inverted paradiddle
  16. How to anticipate and join in musical moments
  17. The power of cymbal color
  18. How to choose musical moments (when to play and not to play)
  19. How to respond to the rhythm of the soloist
  20. Call and Response
  21. The powerful Triplet Accent Pattern
  22. How to crash cymbals
  23. Single Paradiddle fills
  24. How to use repetition
  25. When to imitate the soloist’s rhythm
  26. How to Recover from mistakes
  27. How to match dynamics
  28. How to use quarter note triplets
  29. How to use double-time feel
  30. How to leave space
  31. My 25% rule for Jazz Drumming
  32. How to match dynamics of improvised kicks
  33. How to make your ride playing swing harder
  34. Quoting melodies of famous Jazz tunes
  35. How to trade fours on the drums
  36. How to use melodic drumming during fours
  37. How to sing your solos
  38. How to shape your solos with dynamics
  39. Tips for using hemiola patterns in your solos
  40. Tips for clean double stroke rolls
  41. How to use double stroke rolls around the drums
  42. Transition drumming
  43. How to play Samba Brushes
  44. Bass drum technique
  45. How to embellish the Samba Brushes groove
  46. Using drum fills to mark the song form
  47. How to use rhythmic Tension
  48. Double-time caution
  49. Leaving space for the soloist
  50. Importance of musical support
  51. How to recover from mistakes with bossa/samba
  52. Using foot ostinatos
  53. How to use the single stroke 4
  54. How to move from brushes to sticks
  55. How to play stick flams
  56. How to choke cymbals
  57. How to use the push-pull/drop-catch technique
  58. How to deadstick
  59. How to transition from section to section
  60. The kind of musicians you should play with
  61. Drumming with hands
  62. When to use drum sticks or drum brushes
  63. How to play 4/4 and 3/4 Swing on the drums
  64. Ballad drum brushes playing
  65. Latin drumming
  66. How to play straight 8ths/ECM drum grooves
  67. How to play smooth and swinging drum fills
  68. How to play drums with the other instruments in the band
  69. Jazz Standard Song form
  70. And tons more...

DRUM LESSONS ONLINE

Drum lessons online at other sites usually focus only on how to play drum beats and drum fills. They don't help you learn how to play in real musical situations. My Secrets course and every course change all of that. Now you can learn secrets used by the greatest Jazz drummers and play great with other musicians.

This course is great for intermediate to advanced skill level drummers but is also helpful for a beginning drummer learning Jazz.  If you are looking for beginner drummer lessons, I encourage you to also check out my Intro To Jazz Drumming Course.  

When you finish this course, you'll know what to play and when to play it.  These drum lessons will help you be your best behind the drums in almost any Jazz drumming situation. 

The great part about learning these secrets, is you can use them in any other style of drumming you want to play.  Even if you play Rock or Funk drums, these secrets will make you a more successful drummer. 

LEARNING JAZZ DRUMS

The great part about learning these secrets and Jazz drumming, is you can use these new skills in any other style of drumming you want to play.  Even if you play Rock or Funk drums, learning Jazz drums will make you a more successful drummer. 

Jazz drumming is really a World Music style of playing because we use beats from all around the globe. In this course alone, you'll learn 6 of the most important drumming styles we play in Jazz drums:

  • 4/4 Swing
  • 3/4 Swing
  • 9/8 or 3/4 Afro-Cuban
  • Jazz Ballad
  • Samba
  • Straight 8ths/ECM


After you finish these drum lessons you may want to go deeper.  Check out my Brushes Mastery Course to learn more about drumming with brushes in various styles of music.

My Afro-Cuban Latin Drumming course will also improve your drummer independence and give you many new grooves you can play on the bandstand.

I'm looking forward to sharing over 100 powerful drumming secrets with you today!

THE LESSONS

01 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

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Course reviews

I bought the the secrets to jazz drumming and love this course. Really well done - lots of great tips - information.

Wayne C.
The lessons were well-structured and Von's passion for Jazz drumming is infectious.  Overall, I highly recommend this course to anyone looking to improve their Jazz drumming skills.

Isabel G.

PREVIEW THE COURSE

Here is a preview from the hours of drum lessons in this course. Notice how the teaching follows the music.  There is also a PDF download for most of the drum lesson videos when you join the course. 
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The Secrets of Jazz Drumming Course

FOCUSED

This course saves you time and money by focusing on the most important skills you need, to learn how to play Jazz drums.

At the end of this course, you will understand how to play Jazz drums in real musical situations.

You'll develop essential drumming skills through:

  • 5 hours of online drum lessons
  • 8 instruction videos 
  • 6 Instructor demonstration videos 
  • 6 drum lesson PDF's.

AFFORDABLE

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

Monthly, 6-Month and Annual GROOVE PASS subscriptions also available. See below to learn more!

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.
Easy as one, two or three

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Monthly Groove Pass

$29.95/Month
Dive into the world of Jazz drumming using the Monthly Groove Pass. Every course is within reach with an affordable monthly investment in your passion!
  • Full access to over 300 lessons
  • Ask Von Baron questions anytime
  • Track your drumming progress
  • Try it for a day for free

6-Month Groove Pass

$150/6-month
Discover your Jazz drumming excellence with the 6-Month Groove Pass— access all courses for a budget-friendly semi-annual investment in yourself!
  • 1 month free
  • Full access to over 300 lessons
  • Ask Von Baron questions anytime
  • Track your drumming progress
  • Try it for a day for free

Annual Groove Pass

$270/Yearly
Immerse yourself in the universe of Jazz drumming through the Annual Groove Pass! All courses are at your fingertips with a budget-friendly yearly commitment to your musical journey!
  • 3 months free
  • Full access to over 300 lessons
  • Ask Von Baron questions anytime
  • Track your drumming progress
  • Try it for a day for free

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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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