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Introduction to Jazz Drumming Series:
Part 1: The Basic Pattern https://youtu.be/qz1EOtI-R3E
Part 2: The Jazz Shuffle https://youtu.be/G13NEVAm6-o
Part 3: Basic Left Hand Patterns https://youtu.be/7UYLdkGyTjU
Part 4: Comping Phrases https://youtu.be/rZvbpUx9FkI
Part 5: Solo Phrases https://youtu.be/g1l-7yo6rno
Beginning students may choose to play the hands alone before adding the feet. Remember to count out loud and take your time with each pattern. Focus on quality before speed. If you can play something simple and make it sound good, you are already playing at a high level.
The three patterns are first played at 60 beats per minute, then again at 120 beats per minute. Practice on your own to work your way up to 120 beats per minute. I would recommend increasing your tempo by 2-10 beats per minute at a time. Only proceed to the next speed after you feel solid at a given tempo.
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