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Syncopation Revisited Part 3: 5/4 Applications

We continue this month with more ways to interpret Ted Reed’s classic book Progressive Steps to Syncopation for the Modern Drummer. This time we’ll be converting the written manuscript from its original 4/4 form to 5/4 time. The following applications…

by Steve Fidyk
Feb 16, 2018

Syncopation Revisited Part 2: 3/4 Applications

We continue this month with more of my favorite ways of interpreting the classic Ted Reed book Progressive Steps to Syncopation for the Modern Drummer. This time we explore ways of converting the written manuscript from its original form to…

by Steve Fidyk
Feb 15, 2018

Syncopation Revisited Part 1: Basic Applications

This month’s Jazz Drummer’s Workshop features some of my favorite applications of the classic Ted Reed book Progressive Steps to Syncopation for the Modern Drummer. Syncopation has been a staple since it was first published in 1958 and is regarded…

by Steve Fidyk
Feb 14, 2018