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The Musical Drummer


Develop your sense of musicality as a drummer. While difficult to define, this is a quality ascribed to those drummers who make the others around them sound great. Masters like Roy Haynes, Tony Williams, Elvin Jones and Jack DeJohnette are discussed, as well as contemporary players such as Bill Stewart and Ari Hoenig. Explore a wide variety of concepts, including time feel, meaningful interaction, melodic soloing, dynamic balance, and the development of an individual sound. Prerequisites: basic 4-limb coordination and some jazz drumming experience.

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“Nowhere else can you learn from such a talented staff in a setting that is devoted to the art form. People at the school obviously care – the instructors, the staff, the other students. Having a welcoming environment devoted to jazz is a powerful aid to those of us just getting started.”

— Harry