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Comping, Fills and Set Ups

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Overview

The jazz drummer’s main job is comping and establishing a comfortable, appropriate “groove” upon which the tune and musicians can “float,” “rip” or “explode.” But without the glue provided by fills and set-ups, we can only do part of our job. Though statistically less frequent in any given song, fills and set-ups are no less important than comping. We’re going to work on techniques and strategies with the goal of holistically mastering all three of these elements.

Mondays 8:15 – 9:45 pm
9/17 – 11/26 (10 weeks) no class 11/19

Alan Hall • $415

Registration

DEPARTMENT: Drum

COURSE TITLE: Jazz-Based Stickings

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

The jazz drummer’s main job is comping and establishing a comfortable, appropriate “groove” upon which the tune and musicians can “float,” “rip” or “explode.” But without the glue provided by fills and set-ups, we can only do part of our job. Though statistically less frequent in any given song, fills and set-ups are no less important than comping. We’re going to work on techniques and strategies with the goal of holistically mastering all three of these elements.

Recommended Material: Bobby Gabriel’s “Chartreading for Drum Set “ or Steve Houghton’s “Studio and Big Band Drumming”

 

Week 1-­‐time to a one-­‐beat set-­‐up/ down-­‐beat hit

 

Week 2-­‐time to a one-­‐beat set-­‐up/ up-­‐beat hit

 

Week 3-­‐consecutive upbeats

 

Week 4-­‐mixed hits, lead sheets

 

Week 5-­‐catching articulations, stop time

 

Week 6-­‐musicality, marking, pedal point, broken time, song forms

 

Week 7-­‐setting up groove changes

 

Week 8-­‐setting up ½ time and double time changes

 

Week 9-­‐appraoches in Latin and Funk settings

 

Week 10-­‐ big band charts, section figures, ensemble figures

Alan Hall (drums)

Advisor, Drum Program. Former assistant professor at Berklee College of Music; adjunct faculty at UC Berkeley; clinician; author; performed with Ernie Watts, Paul McCandless, Eddie Harris, Bruce Wilamson, Art Lande, Tom Coster, Kit Walker, Rebecca Parris, Kai Eckhardt, Stuart Hamm; artist endorsement with Zildjian Cymbals, Vic Firth Sticks, Aquarian Accessories.

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