Fusion emerged as a musical genre in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. A landmark album that helped establish the genre was an album titled Bitches Brew by the critically acclaimed jazz trumpeter Miles Davis. During the years that followed, fusion developed into a full blown, complex, intense and technically challenging genre of music.
I am preparing a full class of lessons on fusion drumming. Currently, I have recored an introductory lecture on Fusion Drumming. In this introduction, you will find a detailed description of Fusion Drumming; what it is, and what the characteristic elements of the style are as it pertains to drumming and drummers. Also included is a little bit of historical information on the style. Please check back later for more lessons with beats, fills, and musical examples of this complex, intense, yet rewarding, musical genre.