Introduction to Volume I
Chapter 1 ~ Musical
Chapter 2 ~ 4-Way
Chapter 3 ~ Selected
Chapter 4 ~ Abstract
Chapter 5 ~ Basic
Polyrhythms & Hemiola
Chapter 6 ~ Contemporary
Chapter 7 ~ Modern
Chapter 8 ~ Soloing
Introduction to Volume II
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Chapter 7 ~ Modern Jazz Grooves
The musical art of Jazz also gave birth to the drumset in the early 20th Century. The bass drum pedal allowed one to play both the downbeat and the backbeat in a 2/4 ragtime style, combining European drums and rudimental tradition with polyrhythms indigenous to the descendants of African culture. A strong "four-on-the-floor" pulse evolved in the Swing Era, and as mid-century approached the be-bop drummers redefined the rhythmic expression, shifting the timekeeping foundation from the bass drum and snare drum to the ride cymbal and hi-hat.
This lighter emphasis of the downbeat/backbeat pulse also opened the door for more syncopation to be utilized within the groove-a unique approach that has remained standard and is the foundation for the Ostinato Studies.
WATCH Cross Referencing Chapter Studies - a FREE video demonstration interpreting a single musical motive throughout the book, spotlighting its use in a Two-Voice Comping context as seen on pg. 102 of the Ostinato Studies.
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Jazz is built around freedom of improvisation and social democracy in its practice. As the music has evolved, freedom for the drummer has expanded as well. From the mid-20th Century forward, the influence of world culture introduced new rhythms, odd meters, and advanced polyrhythmic concepts into the language of jazz. This emphasis gave drummers the impetus to expand further into the front lines of expression. A looser, "multi-directional" approach to timekeeping was established and is the focus of the Modulation Studies.
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