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Swing Style 101, Part 2: The Other Half

Jazz Drummer’s Workshop Swing Style 101 Part 2: The Other Half by Justin Varnes One of the main reasons why it can be so hard to make jazz sound and feel right is that here the basic timekeeping elements of…

Modern Drummer
Feb 23, 2017

Swing Style 101 - Part 3: The Most Common Song Forms

To finish out the series, we’re going to prepare you for when it comes time to play some jazz tunes on the bandstand, by discussing the most standard forms used in this style. Understanding these forms is the key to…

Justin Varnes
Feb 23, 2017