Jazz Drums Now! Vol. 1
Based on over 20 years of performing and teaching experience, Keith Hall has compiled a complete jazz drum method that takes the developing drummer from simple patterns and musical phrases to playing with a rhythm section. Finding ways to integrate new ideas into musical situations can be tricky but Jazz Drums Now! eliminates the confusion and guides the student in a practical and fun way.
Book and MP3 CD featuring the Total Play-Along System!
Jazz drumming legend Billy Hart says…
“This is uniquely the most thorough book of its kind!”
The Total Play-along System
The Total Play-along System immediately gives the student the experience of playing with a pro rhythm section. Tempos range from 80-340 bpm and each exercise has appropriate play-along tracks that can be customized based on the student’s ability and comfort level. With The Total Play-along System you will be playing Jazz Drums…Now!
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Praise for Jazz Drums Now! Vol. 1
“Like our most fondly remembered schoolteachers, author Hall has that special knack for guiding students to their goals in a shrewdly uncluttered and non-intimidating manner. And students get a meatier tutoring than they might first realize. This volume presents basic jazz patterns and phrases that are later applied to rhythm section playing. An effective MP3 CD packed with examples and play-along tracks illuminates the package. Along the way, readers receive wise advice that’s rudimentary enough for beginners yet weighty enough for the advanced. “Say it with me,” Hall writes, “the quarter note is KING.”
- Jeff Potter, Modern Drummer Magazine, July 2011
“Jazz Drums Now! is a tremendous educational resource for students at all levels. Keith provides a perfect step-by-step method for teaching young drummers how to become proficient jazz musicians. The book has become the standard method we use for all of our jazz drummers.”
- Marc Townley, Band director Byron Center, MI
“Keith Hall’s “Jazz Drums Now!” is a must have book for Drummers and Educators. Keith’s detailed and useful information is like his Drumming….tasty…appropriate….right on time! The additional play along CD swings hard and gives you a chance to sit in with a great trio and put your new skills to use. You simply must have this book if you are serious about the art of Jazz Drumming.”
- Sammy K, Independent Aritist/Educator with Remo, Zildjian and Yamaha, Los Angeles, CA
“What a wonderful book, I will be recommending it to my students and friends.”
- Bill Dowdy, Jazz Drum Legend, Battle Creek, MI
“It is so good — really full of a ton of important stuff all the up-and-comers need to know. It is presented well and seems quite clear.”
- Jack Wagner, band director Ann Arbor Community High, MI