CJC E-News
* Email  

Sign Up

 

Support

Support

You can help the California Jazz Conservatory grow and keep its fees affordable for all. Please visit our Support page to learn about the many ways to help sustain America's national art form!

 

DONATE NOW

 

Drills, Rudiments and Rituals for The Jazz Drummer

poly-rhythms

New-diamond_06

Overview

Many students who’ve never dialed in a disciplined practice routine wonder why they feel limited or stuck in their creative life. It is often through developing an organized and disciplined practice regimen that creativity can be unleashed. This creative unleashing is the main goal of any serious jazz musician. We will discuss what kinds of drills, rudiments and rituals make sense as musical, professional and personal goals change and evolve. Alan will share some rituals he learned from his teacher, the great Alan Dawson in addition to some of his own approaches. We will also discuss how you, the serious student, can go about developing and structuring your own set of routines.

Mondays 8:15 – 9:45 pm
4/9 – 6/11 (9 weeks) no class 5/28
Alan Hall • $375

Registration

DEPARTMENT: Drums

Teacher contact: Alan Hall

ahall@cjc.edu

COURSE TITLE: Drills, Rudiments and Rituals for The Jazz Drummer

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Many students who’ve never dialed in a disciplined practice routine wonder why they feel limited or stuck in their creative life. It is often through developing an organized and disciplined practice regimen that creativity can be unleashed. This creative unleashing is the main goal of any serious jazz musician. We will discuss what kinds of drills, rudiments and rituals make sense as musical, professional and personal goals change and evolve. Alan will share some rituals he learned from his teacher, the great Alan Dawson in addition to some of his own approaches. We will also discuss how you, the serious student, can go about developing and structuring your own set of routines.

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.

jazzdrumming.com

Jazzschool Catalog
September Events