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Practice Techniques and Strategies By Jason Tiemann

1. Why Practice? No such thing as natural talent Musical Nirvana Athletes of the small muscle groups Practice so that it is impossible NOT to do something The 10,000 hour rule (Malcom Gladwell) 2. Get Organized (part 1) Find a good teacher/mentor Keep a journal Use a metronome Review your goals Pursue your goal with passion 3. Warmup is not practice Improvised warmup (singles, doubles, Triples, Moeller stroke, Flam paradiddles) Transition to warmup on drumset 4. Get organized (part 2) Determine your path Learn to speak like the masters (just as we learn to speak english) Tony Williams Groove Technique Creativity Budget your time Create your own syllabus and start a library Example goals: Afro-Cuban rhythms Brazilian Rhythms Jazz coordination Soloing over tunes Soloing over ostinatos
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up tempo jazz time Linear funk African Rhythms for Drumset The Real Book 5. Practice!!!! Groove studies Play with records and listen to recordings that knock you out Creative metronome practice Technique Triplet grid/quarter note system Paradiddles ala Max Roach Ted Reed Creativity studies Tunes Happy B-day Flintstones Mary Had a Little Lamb More tunes from Real Book(All The Things You Are, Autumn Leaves, Blue Bossa, Doxy, On Green Dolphin Street, Song for my Father, Take the A train, I Got Rhythm) Philly Joe Jones solo vocabulary

Suggested Text (By no means a comprehensive list) Afro-Cuban Rhythms For Drumset - Frank Malabe/ BobWeiner Brazilian Rhythms for Drumset - Duduka De Fonseca The New Breed - Gary Chester Future Sounds - David Garibaldi Progressive Steps to Syncopation - Ted Reed The Jazz Drummer's Reading Workbook - Tom Morgan West African Rhythms for Drumset - Royal Hartigan (very difficult) Drumset Control - Marvin Dahlgren Hi Hat Integration - Jan Prins The Art of Bop Drumming - John Riley Beyond Bop Drumming - John Riley Essential Techniques for Drumset - Ed Soph
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