DRUMMERWORLD OFFICIAL DISCUSSION FORUM   

Go Back   DRUMMERWORLD OFFICIAL DISCUSSION FORUM > Drum Technique

Drum Technique Tips - Tricks - Practice - Rudiments - Educational DVDs & Books.....

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 09-15-2012, 03:11 PM
bluesquaresound bluesquaresound is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 20
Default Mark Walker Trading Fours Jazz Video (Easy to Difficult)

Mark Walker Trading Fours Jazz Simple to Complicated

Coolidge Hill Studio just posted a great video of Mark Walker (Berklee Percussion Instructor) trading Jazz fours on the drum set (overhead view.) The video starts out simple and becomes more complicated over 64 bars.


www.markwalkerdrums.com
www.coolidgehillstudio.com
Yamaha Beech Drum Set
Paiste Twenty Custom Collection Cymbals
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-15-2012, 03:42 PM
Anthony Amodeo
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Mark Walker Trading Fours Jazz Video (Easy to Difficult)

very nicely done and nice licks as well

I think a great challenge is to not end 4's with a crash on the 1

thats something I work on quite a bit and find myself having to fight the temptation being a rock drummer for so many years
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-16-2012, 02:03 AM
Toolate Toolate is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: CT, USA
Posts: 1,793
Default Re: Mark Walker Trading Fours Jazz Video (Easy to Difficult)

I am years from playing that or even getting it. That guys 12" tom is cranked though. Way hi.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-16-2012, 09:22 AM
Piebe's Avatar
Piebe Piebe is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Frozenlands of Holland
Posts: 394
Default Re: Mark Walker Trading Fours Jazz Video (Easy to Difficult)

Loving his playing and the sound of the kit too!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-16-2012, 09:47 AM
kafkapenguin's Avatar
kafkapenguin kafkapenguin is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Aspen Colorado
Posts: 120
Default Re: Mark Walker Trading Fours Jazz Video (Easy to Difficult)

Nice video! Thanks for the link.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-16-2012, 09:35 PM
m-dub m-dub is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Natick, Massachusetts
Posts: 8
Default Re: Mark Walker Trading Fours Jazz Video (Easy to Difficult)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Toolate View Post
I am years from playing that or even getting it. That guys 12" tom is cranked though. Way hi.
One reason so many jazz drummers tension their toms higher is for the response at lower volumes. Imagine playing mezzo piano on a loose tom. The sound would be floppy and would probably sustain too long. With a tight tuning you also have more of a variety of tones available, like the timbale-like sound from rim shots.

If you want to play at forte and above, I would suggest a looser tuning. This way you can get more bottom end and depth from each hit. If you tune the top head looser, you can also get a nice pitch bend in the sound.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-16-2012, 09:42 PM
m-dub m-dub is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Natick, Massachusetts
Posts: 8
Default Re: Mark Walker Trading Fours Jazz Video (Easy to Difficult)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Toolate View Post
I am years from playing that or even getting it. That guys 12" tom is cranked though. Way hi.
Well, in a playing situation, we're playing on the structure of a tune...In this case, Satin Doll, by Duke Ellington. I played 4 bars just keeping the groove, and in the next 4 bars (bars 5-8), I improvised a little solo. Since I play 64 bars, I played 2 choruses (twice through the tune), and improvised every second set of 4 bars. I tried to think of of melody that would fit the tune.

After I posted this, a friend of mine got so inspired, he put down some piano and bass on this track! I'll post that soon.

if you're just getting your feet wet with trading fours, check out Max Roach, particularly his recordings with Clifford Brown. Also check out Milestones, by Miles Davis, for some great fours with Philly Joe Jones.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-16-2012, 09:46 PM
m-dub m-dub is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Natick, Massachusetts
Posts: 8
Default Re: Mark Walker Trading Fours Jazz Video (Easy to Difficult)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gvdadrummasum View Post
very nicely done and nice licks as well

I think a great challenge is to not end 4's with a crash on the 1

thats something I work on quite a bit and find myself having to fight the temptation being a rock drummer for so many years
I don't think there's anything wrong with crashing on one, as long as it's not every bar or two. Anything static tends not to sound that good in swing, with the exception of shuffles.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-16-2012, 10:27 PM
haredrums's Avatar
haredrums haredrums is offline
Silver Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 509
Default Re: Mark Walker Trading Fours Jazz Video (Easy to Difficult)

Great stuff, thanks for sharing.
__________________
Check out my website: http://www.themelodicdrummer.com/
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are Off
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off




All times are GMT +2. The time now is 09:29 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Bernhard Castiglioni's DRUMMERWORLD.com