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Old 08-15-2012, 09:53 PM
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Default syncopation by Ted Reed help

hello drummers, ok so i bought the book syncopation by Ted Reed not long ago but i just

dont now have to practice, i just want to inprove my genaral independence and syncopation

skills with this book but how should practice?, i know some drummer like to play the

exercises with like some kind of a jazz swing but will this improve your general drumming or

just my jazz drumming and i know im not a jazz drummer for the moment but i guess it

always great to practice it right? but if that the case shouldnt i just get like a normal jazz book like

"advanced techniques for the modern drummer" or something? just asking,. just give some

tips on have to inprove by practicing this book and how much i should practice everyday.

and i would be grateful. by the why i do not have a drum teacher for the moment and i will

probably not have one for a while now so il just have to count on the internet at the moment.
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:00 PM
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Default Re: syncopation by Ted Reed help

Play the exercises with both hands. Keep a simple beat with your hands and play the exercises with you foot (or feet). Play fours on the bass drum, keep a beat with your ride hand, and play the exercises with your snare hand. Play fours with the bass drum, play two and four on the snare, and play the exercises with your ride hand. All of that should keep you busy for a while. Peace and goodwill.
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Old 08-16-2012, 03:12 AM
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The exercises in Syncopation are rhythms - as you might see in a lead sheet or big band chart. Drummers often rely too much on seeing each limb written out. On the gig, you will need to see a figure and interpret it as a section figure, ensemble figure, or the rhythm of a melody line.

Here is a list of ways to practice Syncopation that I contributed on another Drummerworld thread on the subject. http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...ht=syncopation

Jazz
1. RH – Jazz Ride
RF – Quarter Notes
LF – 2, 4
LH – Melody

2. RH – Jazz Ride
LH – Cross-stick on beat 4
LF – 2, 4
RF – Melody

3. RH – Jazz Ride
LF - 2, 4
LH – Short notes (8th notes)
RF – Long notes (quarter notes or longer)

4. RH – Jazz Ride
LF – 2, 4
RF – Melody
LH – Triplet partials not used in melody

5. RH – Jazz Ride
LF - 2, 4
LH – Melody
RF – Triplet partials not used in melody

6. RH – Jazz Ride
RF, LF – Alternate Melody
LH – Triplet partials not used in melody

7. RH – Jazz Ride
RF – Quarter Notes
LH – Short Notes
LF – Long Notes

8. RH – Jazz Ride
RF – Quarter Notes
LH – Cross-stick on 2, 4
LF – Melody

9. RH, RF – Melody
LF – 2, 4
LH – Triplet partials not used in Melody

10. RH - Jazz Ride
LH - Quarter Note Triplets
LF - 2,4
RF - Melody

11. RH - Jazz Ride
LH - Melody
LF - 2,4
RF - Quarter Note Triplets

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Old 08-16-2012, 03:20 AM
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The exercises in Syncopation are rhythms - as you might see in a lead sheet or big band chart. Drummers often rely too much on seeing each limb written out. On the gig, you will need to see a figure and interpret it as a section figure, ensemble figure, or the rhythm of a melody line.

Here is a list of ways to practice Syncopation that I contributed on another Drummerworld thread on the subject. http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...ht=syncopation

Jazz
1. RH Jazz Ride
RF Quarter Notes
LF 2, 4
LH Melody

2. RH Jazz Ride
LH Cross-stick on beat 4
LF 2, 4
RF Melody

3. RH Jazz Ride
LF - 2, 4
LH Short notes (8th notes)
RF Long notes (quarter notes or longer)

4. RH Jazz Ride
LF 2, 4
RF Melody
LH Triplet partials not used in melody

5. RH Jazz Ride
LF - 2, 4
LH Melody
RF Triplet partials not used in melody

6. RH Jazz Ride
RF, LF Alternate Melody
LH Triplet partials not used in melody

7. RH Jazz Ride
RF Quarter Notes
LH Short Notes
LF Long Notes

8. RH Jazz Ride
RF Quarter Notes
LH Cross-stick on 2, 4
LF Melody

9. RH, RF Melody
LF 2, 4
LH Triplet partials not used in Melody

10. RH - Jazz Ride
LH - Quarter Note Triplets
LF - 2,4
RF - Melody

11. RH - Jazz Ride
LH - Melody
LF - 2,4
RF - Quarter Note Triplets

Jeff

thank you for typing that

I did not have the patience

:)
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Old 08-16-2012, 03:38 AM
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thank you for typing that

I did not have the patience

:)
Like I said, I contributed that a few years ago - so it was cut and paste!

To the OP - I didn't mention in my previous post that Syncopation is in 4/4. If you are interested in similar exercises in 3/4, 4/4, and 5/4, I would suggest Steve Fidyk's Jazz Drum Set Independence book. Below is an excerpt in 3/4.





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