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Coordination exercises for Latin Jazz drumming - Lesson 1


Download Latin Jazz coordination 1 pdf  Arrow   The drum sheet of this drum lesson dedicated to coordination and independence in Latin Jazz drumming,
contains a series of easy exercises on the drum set, with a constant playing on cymbal and hi-hat.


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Introduction to the drum lesson: Latin Jazz 1

This series of lessons deals with the various combinations of strokes on a basic Latin Jazz pattern, a 4/4 measure with a steady right hand playing on the ride cymbal, and every bar second and fourth fourth played by the hi-hat.

The drum sheet splits the staff in two parts: the upper one shows the ride and hi-hat steady pattern, the lower one shows the snare and bass drum strokes.
The first exercise presents the basic Latin Jazz pattern, the following ones add various combinations of left hand single strokes.

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This first drum lesson dedicated to Latin Jazz coordination is a part of the published basic drum lessons.
The basic drum lessons, the first part of this method for drums, deal with the right posture, which is the basic condition to develop speed, endurance and precision with your playing. The style and the role of drumming have evolved with time, but the basic drums technique hasn't changed much, and all the great drummers still build their own style from the same basis of musical theory.

Topics in the basic drum lessons and in the online drum lessons published drum sheet music are: Rudiments & Fundamentals, Coordinated independence, Basic drum beats, Snare drum studies, Drums grooves, and Songs drum parts, with transcriptions of songs and grooves by John Bonham, Phil Collins, Stewart Copeland, Steve Gadd, Ian Paice, Jeff Porcaro.