Steve Davis: The Ultimate Play Along for Jazz Drummers
The goal of this play along series is to provide the jazz drummer with play along and practice material that will be challenging, informative, and musical.
The series contains important jazz tunes based on the standard jazz repertoire. While there is no written melody, there are a number of melodies that one can sing over the existing chord changes.
Author Steve Davis, Sendmemusic Summer School Drum Tutor, has been giving similar recordings to students through the years and this set has been created as a result of the feedback about their wants and needs as players. For Steve, it has always to made sense to practise in the context of a tune adhering to the form and melody.
These play along tunes provide you with a musical backdrop to hone your own skills. These tunes give you a place to practice comping, soloing, trading fourths and eighths, working on your ride cymbal sound, etc. Your development is limited only by your imagination!
The tempos range from quarter note equals 100 to quarter note equals 320. You can work on these in any given order but we suggest the slower tempos first. Steve also gives you a suggested listening list of essential jazz standards and drummers that exemplify this kind of musical drumming.
Book/3CDs (slow-medium tunes, fast tunes, drum tracks), 65 pages.