Drum Classes for Young Musicians

THE JAZZSCHOOL AT CJC

Drum Classes for Young Musicians

Jazzschool-Online Young Musicians Program Notes
Scheduling for all Young Musicians Program classes is TBD, based on student scheduling preferences submitted with the application form following each class description. Classes begin the week of September 21st, 2020 and meet for 90 minutes once a week for 10 weeks, with a break for the week of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Jazzschool-Online Technical Notes
All Jazzschool-Online classes meet online via Zoom. Technical requirements include: computer, tablet or phone with a reliable internet connection. Computer (laptop or desktop) is preferred, but a tablet or phone is also possible, with somewhat limited functionality. Optional for improved sound quality: external microphone, either connected via USB or XLR cable to audio interface. For a budget USB mic option, we recommend the Samson Go, currently retailing for around $50 new. Additional technical requirements are listed for specific classes below.

10-WEEK FALL QUARTER / SEPTEMBER 21 – DECEMBER 6 / ALL CLASSES VIA ZOOM / ALL TIMES PACIFIC

Jazz Drumming Language
The class explores different ways to hack into jazz comping, jazz drumming hand techniques, and jazz soloing.
Alan Hall, $395

Linear Drumming in Jazz and Funk
The class examines various approaches to linear drumming as utilized in jazz and funk contexts. We’ll explore linear approaches to both grooving and soloing.
Alan Hall, $395

Alan Hall

A Drummer’s Perspective: Lead Sheets and Big Band Charts
The class aims to equip students with the ability to interpret and musically execute both lead sheets and big band drum parts. Ability to read 8th note and 1/4 note rhythms is needed.
Alan Hall, $395

Funk Drumming Styles
Funk drumming has evolved from the early soul jazz styles through to the modern ‘Dilla” type grooves of today. In this class we will explore the key features of several varieties of funk drumming.
Alan Hall, $395

Drumming for All
In this class, open to non-drummers and beginning drummers, you’ll be introduced to basic drumming and rhythmic skills through the use of standard and alternative notation. The goal is to help you strengthen your own sense of rhythm while simultaneously learning some standard jazz, funk and Latin drum set grooves.
Alan Hall, $395

David Rokeach

Around the World on a Drum Set
In this class, we will examine the influence different musical styles have had on jazz, as well as the influence that jazz has had and continues to have on other styles of music. In addition to playing swing and straight-ahead jazz, we will play Brazilian, Afro-Cuban, blues, New Orleans, funk and rock grooves. We’ll work on coordination exercises that will help students become more fluid in all of these styles. An introduction to basic polyrhythms will also be included and we will work on reading skills. This class is designed to give drummers the confidence to play in almost any musical situation.
David Rokeach, $395

Jazz Drum Soloing Skills
If you’re unhappy with your soloing it’s probably due to one of several things: technique misfires, losing your flow, nervousness or losing the thread of an idea. In this class we’ll touch upon all these areas and learn ways to improve them and start along the path to becoming a solid, exciting and musical drum soloist.
Alan Hall, $395

The Foundations of Jazz Drumming
An introduction to technique, key rhythms and musicality on the drum set.
Lorca Hart, $395

10-WEEK FALL QUARTER / SEPTEMBER 21 – DECEMBER 6 / ALL CLASSES VIA ZOOM / ALL TIMES PACIFIC

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