1/8 Note Brushes

Pete Magadini

Brushes: Fusion 1/8 Note Brushes

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As the brushes move in the windshield-wiper motion, each
hand plays alternate eight notes: The right hand plays the
beats and the left hand plays the "&'s":

The following diagrams will give you an idea of how the brushes move across the drumhead.


In this information-packed DVD, master jazz drummer and clinician Peter Magadini reveals the essential ingredients of jazz drumming. Inspirational live performances, concise explanations, demonstrations and exercises provide a comprehensive overview of traditional and contemporary jazz drumming styles and techniques, including: playing the jazz ride cymbal • playing with a “two” feel • the ride cymbal and independence • jazz form and structure • Latin and Latin jazz patterns, including Samba, Cascara and more • techniques for improvising on the drumset • playing fours and eights • how to trade solos with the band • brush technique • interpreting drum charts in all styles • jazz-rock fusion • and more. Includes a booklet with notated examples of the exercises and patterns on the DVD, with extra details of on-screen demonstrations. Running time: 1 hr, 12 min.