Berklee Jazz Drums

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Berklee Jazz Drums

Series: Berklee Guide Publisher: Berklee Press Format: Softcover Audio Online Author: Casey Scheuerell

Play jazz with tremendous facility and authentic vocabulary. Learn to develop your own sound, perform a wide variety of essential jazz time feels, and improvise dynamic fills and solos, taught in the tradition of Alan Dawson and other Berklee luminaries of drum education. This approach to jazz drumming presents a unique blend of four-way coordination, comping vocabulary, and soloing/improvisation concepts, infused with world rhythms. It will help you to develop a deep, practical understanding of how to play jazz drums, and to develop your own personal sound and style.

You will learn to:

• Deepen your sense of swing and overall timing

• Understand the ride cymbal's critical role in jazz time-keeping

• Apply the rudimental language of jazz

• Develop your independence, via some of the great Alan Dawson's signature exercises and “The Rudimental Ritual”

• Play brushes and brush patterns

• Improvise captivating drum set solos

• Incorporate world rhythms into jazz

• Read and interpret drum charts

  • Drums

$24.99 (US) Inventory #HL 50449612 ISBN: 9780876391594 UPC: 884088516833 Width: 9.0" Length: 12.0" 162 pages


  • “One of the most comprehensive and practical drum books I have ever seen. Each chapter addresses a specific aspect of jazz drumming in a clear and organized manner. Much of what he shares could only have come from someone who actually works as a jazz drummer. As a fellow Berklee drummer and former Alan Dawson student I am honored to endorse it.” – Joe La Barbera
  • “I was lucky enough to study privately with Casey at Berklee for a few semesters in the mid '90s. I was always awestruck by his encyclopedic knowledge about drums and music, but more importantly, his teaching method and philosophy made the transition from practice room to performance attainable and logical. This excellent book exemplifies his concise, practical, and easy-to-grasp approach, greatly needed because a lot of drummers suffer from too much practicing without properly being able to translate technique into actual musical thoughts. Berklee Jazz Drums is a must-have for serious drummers that want to think of themselves as musicians first. Very well structured, easy to understand and no bull. Congratulations Casey, on a beautiful, monumental work.” – Antonio Sanchez
  • “Casey's book Berklee Jazz Drums is amazing. I have never before seen a book that has everything you want to know about jazz drumming: reading the charts, some very hip exercises. Exceptional book. A great work!” – Colin Bailey

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