Do Nasheet and I look like we're about to drop the hottest rap record of 2015? You can thank my buddy Sean for the graphic design, and the observation. I hope the lesson's as good as the thumbnail!
All joking aside, I thought it was high time to circle back to the jazz kit, and talk about a life-changing lesson with Nasheet Waits. One that's been affecting my outlook and approach to jazz ever since. Almost my whole approach - from the "hip hop beat" method for determining what to do with the left foot, to my "back and forth sweep" with the brushes - boils down to one simple exercise Nasheet showed me in his practice studio. One I was too young and stupid to appreciate at the time.
Anyway, in this lesson I'll talk about -
- The famous Nasheet exercise, adapted from one of the great drummers of the early 20th century.
- How adapting the exercise for brushes can actually help your stick playing more.
- How to start with just 3 simple idioms and build a great swing vocabulary.
As usual hope you find this lesson helpful!
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