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DRUM LESSONS (Course #8) Swing / Jazz Beats

——   Created by Jim McCall

Jazz and Swing Beats with Triplet Fills Intermediate to Advanced skill level

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1h 26m
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This course introduces the basic Swing beats commonly used in drumming. Swing patterns are used in many of the music genres including Jazz, Rock, Country and Big Band and should be a part of every drummers repertoire. The Swing beats became popular in the 1930's and 40's with the Big Band jazz artist like Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington and the Dorsey brothers. Later the swing beats evolved into the 50's era Rock & Roll, Country and the Bebop Jazz scene. In the modern day, Swing rhythms are used in a variety of musical styles with a wide range of tempos. The swing rhythm has a nice flowing bounce with a triplet type of feel. In this course students will explore 10 different swing patterns and 5 popular triplet fills. These excellent sounding swing beats work great when played in combination with the triplet fills. Students will have fun learning these cool rhythmic patterns and remember, 100% Drumming Fun is Guaranteed !


The course project

The best way to practice this course is to learn each lesson thoroughly before advancing to the next video. Practice slowly at first while maintaining strict tempo before increasing speed. Make sure to count out loud, this will expedite the learning process. All the lessons are presented in progressive order and best results will be achieved by studying the lessons in the order they are listed. At the conclusion of each practice session try improvising and playing the exercises by memory. When playing beats and fills together, it is smart practice to play 4 measures beat combined with 4 measure fill.

15 Lessons

7 mins
Swing Jazz Beats 1
6 mins
Swing Jazz Beats 2
7 mins
Swing Jazz Beats 3
7 mins
Swing Jazz Beats 4
6 mins
Swing Jazz Beats 5
7 mins
Swing Jazz Beats 6
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7 mins
Swing Jazz Beats 7
7 mins
Swing Jazz Beats 8
7 mins
Swing Jazz Beats 9
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7 mins
Swing Jazz Beats 10
5 mins
Triplet Fill 1
5 mins
Triplet Fill 2
5 mins
Triplet Fill 3
6 mins
Triplet Fill 4
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6 mins
Triplet Fill 5
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About the instructor

Jim McCall
Jim McCall
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Internationally acclaimed drummer Jim McCall has performed for millions worldwide. Jim’s lifelong dedication to drumming excellence and the percussive arts energizes audiences with his exceptional …

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