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Improve Your Bottom Line Part 3: Bass Drum Comping in 5/4

Welcome to the third and final installment in this series on bass drum comping. This time we’ll be working in 5/4. The phrases included here are intended to help you develop dynamic balance with your bass drum foot in unison…

by Steve Fidyk
Apr 26, 2018

Improve Your Bottom Line Part 1: Bass Drum Comping in 4/4

Drummers depend on the bass drum to help drive the band and provide depth to their time feel. Throughout the 1920s and ’30s, the bass drum was the “solid four” timekeeper of the rhythm section. Many modern jazz drummers use…

by Steve Fidyk
Apr 19, 2018