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Andrew Hare
Works at Levine School of Music
Attends University of Maryland, College Park
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Jeff's Brush Comping  I am going to assume that if you are reading this blog you are already familiar with Jeff's incredible brush technique, as well as the video on the right where he describes his approach to brushes (and takes one of the best solos on a ballad that I have ever heard).  If you haven't yet had a chance to check out this video, I can summarize Jeff's approach as follows: * Strike the drum laterally instead of ve...
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New Home For The Melodic Drummer!
Where this blog lives now The bad news is I will no longer be posting at this blogger site.  The good news is, I have a dedicated webpage which I will be using for future posting.  Thank you all for the support thus far, and feel free to visit my website at...
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Kenny Washington Picking right up where we left off with last weeks brush comping exercise: 3.  Practice comping using dotted quarter notes with music By playing a simple dotted quarter note comping rhythm with your left ha...
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Lists imply hierarchy Any list, no matter whether it is intended to or not, implies a hierarchy.  People generally seem to feel that things closer to the beginning of any list have a higher priority.  George Lawrence Stone's ...
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   Philly Joe Jones Melodic Drumming isn't new Melodic drumming is not a new or avant-garde technique. Especially in the jazz tradition, drummers have been directly or indirectly referencing melodies for almost as long as the instrument has been around. Because the drum set is not considered a pitched instrument, many people (certainly including other drummers) don't hear the connection between what a drummer is playing and the me...
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hey Andrew, Jamal was in town over the break and we wanted to visit but we ran 
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A simple experiment Recently I noticed something peculiar about my comping with brushes.  Depending on what rhythm I was comping, I would change my left hand sweeping pattern.  As with any discussion about brushes, this sound...
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Brush Comping and Sweep Direction Part 1
A simple experiment Recently I noticed something peculiar about my comping with brushes.  Depending on what rhythm I was comping, I would change my left hand sweeping pattern.  As with any discussion about brushes, this sounds more complicated than it actua...
A simple experiment Recently I noticed something peculiar about my comping with brushes.  Depending on what rhythm I was comping, I would change my left hand sweeping pattern.  As with any discussion about brushes, this sound...
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Food For Thought: A Minor "Stick Control" Revision
Lists imply hierarchy Any list, no matter whether it is intended to or not, implies a hierarchy.  People generally seem to feel that things closer to the beginning of any list have a higher priority.  George Lawrence Stone's classic  "Stick Control For The ...
Lists imply hierarchy Any list, no matter whether it is intended to or not, implies a hierarchy.  People generally seem to feel that things closer to the beginning of any list have a higher priority.  George Lawrence Stone's ...
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Uptempo Jazz 8: Fast Brushes Continued
Since my last post about uptempo brush playing I have made some progress and I thought I would share some helpful ideas.   One of the top-selling jazz albums of all time! Take five of these and see me in the morning The center of my practice is playing alon...
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