The Bebop style of jazz drumming emerged in the 1940’s. Max Roach, Philly Joe Jones, Joe Jones, Kenny Clark were just some of the drummers who helped pioneer the emerging style. Prior to that, Jazz drummers were primarily playing elementary patterns using the traditional jazz drum set pattern which consisted of the basic jazz ride cymbal pattern, the hi-hat foot on 2&4, the snare drum on 2&4, and the bass drum on 1,2,3,4, but because jazz is improvisational, it was certain that the basic drum set rhythm was poised to evolve; and it did! It evolved into a much more complex and interesting style of jazz drumming know as bebop.
In Jazz Drumming – Bebop, you will find an introductory lecture, where you will learn a bit about the history of bebop and where we’ll also disseminate the essence of the bebop drumming style. Following that are 9 video lesson with each lesson providing 5 musical phrases for you to practice. These musical phrases will help you to begin to develop the different types of bebop rhythms along with the all important independence and 4-way coordination of the bebop style of jazz drumming. This class concludes with some solo improvisation in the jazz bebop style.
LEVEL: late intermediate to advanced