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Old 11-02-2012, 10:39 AM
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Help with being diverse


Greetings all. I have been a drummer for quite a while now (close to 24 years). When I first got into drumming, I was diverse. I played rock, jazz and some latin. After high school, I was predominantly a rock drummer, but now wanting to diversify myself again. Can any of you suggest play along tracks or songs to play along with to help aid in getting back on the diverse track again?
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Re: Help with being diverse


I would have to say hit the Jazz hard then, as it is the foundation for many genres.

Maybe play along to some Chuck Mangione, Spindoctors or something similar.
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Re: Help with being diverse


I quite like Tommy Igoes groove essential book. It covers loads of styles each in two tempos with 3 different grooves for each style. Then you can start applying the grooves in different styles. I quite like using the mozambique and songo in funk. I hope that helps.

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Re: Help with being diverse


Mimic the styles, grooves and riffs to get a blast from the past of your favorite drummers from way back when and then apply your own to get the best of yourself into play naturally.

I do this once in a while when I get into a rutt.
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I don't know about playing along, but if you want some inspiration, then watch some YouTube videos of Damien Schmitt. He's got the jazz, progressive side covered with his Jean Luc Ponty gigs plus all of his fun jams at trade shows include neat rock and latin tricks like the one-handed gravity blast. Another versatile drummer who inspires me to play all styles is Greg Bissonnette. I have his yellow submarine CD and he's got monster rock, jazz and latin tunes on it.
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Take 5, progressive rock, throw in some Santana and your getting there.
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listen to more blues, folk, country and bluegrass, done.
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Re: Help with being diverse


Here are a few great rudimental links.

Flam Paradiddle Diddle
http://youtu.be/j37hpaBxxQs

Double Paradiddle
http://youtu.be/cKrz3nkv1gQ

Five Stroke Roll
http://youtu.be/IPZvzStnNrk

Double Stroke Roll
http://youtu.be/F3jy3U9_Fqo

Single Flammed Mill
http://youtu.be/JUVwvC1KcpA

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