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
FREE AUDIO & VIDEO COMPANION ~ CHAPTER BY CHAPTER
Chapter 8 ~ Soloing Applications
The song of the drum solo has been sung in many ways over the centuries. Its evolution on the drumset touts syncopated cadences, "jungle drumming," improvised snare drum exhibition, song form adaptation, abstract "free-form" textures, double bass drum thunder, orchestrated compositions, and realized melodies, among its highlights.
Common settings for drumset soloing include the open solo, free-form, soloing over song form, and soloing over a vamp. A solo could simply be you alone playing an irresistible, hypnotic groove. Whatever the setting, you have the spotlight. Drum soloing concepts can vary as much as the settings they are applied to.
Interpreting Rudimentmal Studies is a subjective, personal art. The applications presented in the book serve as examples for you to use your creative imagination to develop musical variations of your own. They are largely based on classic vocabulary for the drumset to provide a focal point and foundation for further exploration.
The Melodic Linear Motive Studies offer vocabulary beyond interpreting rudiments. Linear means "resembling a line." This relates to the definition of a melody-a logical, memorable succession of tones in rhythm. No voices on the drumset are played simultaneously in linear drumming. The above ideas combine to produce phrasing both linear in foundation and melodic through the arrangement of selected tones.
WATCH Cross Referencing Chapter Studies - a FREE video demonstration interpreting a single musical motive throughout the book, spotlighting the Inverted Double-Stroke Roll on pg. 118, of the Interpreting Rudimentmal Studies chapter, and an Eight-Note Motive from the Cross-over Sticking Variations on pg. 131 of the Melodic Linear Motive Studies.
WATCH Cross Referencing II - a FREE video demonstration interpreting Single Paradiddle variations throughout the book, spotlighting two voicing examples of the rudiment around the drumset, as seen on pg. 119.
WATCH a FREE video demonstration highlighting the Melodic Triplet Progressions, on pg. 182 of the Melodic Linear Motive Studies.
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