Jazz drumming

KenDoken

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There's lot of good advice in here mostly by players more knowledgeable than myself so I'll just drop a couple of quotes by some of the greats mentioned that have helped me:

Art Blakey "If you make a mistake, repeat it 2 more times and no one will notice"

Max Roach "I don't tune my Tom's to a note. A good drummer is able to beat his drums into the key of the song"

NB: please don't take these as verbatim quotes, I cannot find the original interviews or transcripts they came from
 
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Wbp

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There's lot of good advice in here mostly by players more knowledgeable than myself so I'll just drop a couple of quotes by some of the greats mentioned that have helped me:

Art Blakey "If you make a mistake, repeat it 2 more times and no one will notice"

Max Roach "I don't tune my Tom's to a note. A good drummer is able to beat his drums into the key of the song"

NB: please don't take these as verbatim quotes, I cannot find the original interviews or transcripts they came from
I've found sometimes my mistakes aren't
That at all but just an idea trying to get out. Thank you for that food for thought.
 

Wbp

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That album is a pearl. I'm listening to it for the first time now and it's as if it has always been there. I got that same feeling with certain older Stevie Wonder albums. There's just so much else connected to it.
I've listened to it front to back now twice.
It's gone into my rotation for practice later, not a weak song on it.
 
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