Jazz Drumming: Step By Step

(7 customer reviews)

$19.95

212 page paperback. Includes 11 audio track exercises in a downloadable CD.

A great book!

– Vic Firth

A lifetime of learning in one book.

– James Moody

Jazz Drumming Step By Step is a fantastic, very comprehensive book on jazz drumming! It will lead one to a great education and vast skills in coordination, jazz history, vocalizing, keyboard basics, creativity, phrasing, soloing, stickings, ear training, musical insight and more. I can’t wait to use it with my students!”

Dan Britt, musician, educator, author of Drumopedia

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Jazz Drumming Step By Step is a comprehensive approach to developing jazz drumming skills. In addition to the standard comping and coordination exercises that one would find in other jazz drumming books, jazz history, ear training, vocalizing, and creative challenges are arranged throughout the book. The skills and knowledge that you will gain from applying yourself to this book will make you a more musical drummer, informed by history and a musical ear.

7 reviews for Jazz Drumming: Step By Step

  1. Kevin Morton

    “A great book!”
    – Vic Firth

  2. Kevin Morton

    “A lifetime of learning in one book.”
    – James Moody

  3. Kevin Morton

    “Jazz Drumming Step By Step is a fantastic, very comprehensive book on jazz drumming! It will lead one to a great education and vast skills in coordination, jazz history, vocalizing, keyboard basics, creativity, phrasing, soloing, stickings, ear training, musical insight and more. I can’t wait to use it with my students!”
    – Dan Britt, musician, educator, author of Drumopedia

  4. Kevin Morton

    Possibly the last jazz drumming book you may need.

  5. Kevin Morton

    Love this book. Been using it with students… The triplet stickings are so unique and there are so many – we are enjoying it!

  6. Michael Sheahan

    Having studied with four private teachers over the years, out of their chosen books, I will say this instructional book not only covers the bases but combined with the CD makes it easy to understand. I’m making this book my musical bible to study from for improvement in all aspects of drum set playing.

  7. Bill Stieger (verified owner)

    I wish this book was available when I was learning the difficult art of jazz drumming. No book covers it all; yet James Morton makes a valiant attempt. And he comes close. Of particular merit is the ear training basics that all drummers need for complete musical awareness. The text covers the history of jazz drumming and supplies the names of the drummers who are the true source of jazz drum proficiency. Though I have been a professional drummer for over forty years, I am at present “in-the-shed,” working with “Jazz Drumming Step-by-Step.”

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