The Pulse of Jazz
By Nic Marcy
Item: 00-42349
UPC: 038081470788
ISBN 10: 1470610353
ISBN 13: 9781470610357
PRICE: $16.99
Category: Percussion - Drum Set Method or Collection
Format: Book & CD
Instrument: Drum Set
Level: Late Elementary / Early Intermediate
With The Pulse of Jazz, drummer/educator Nic Marcy provides a complete method for building a jazz timekeeping vocabulary. Building on other classic jazz methods, the book provides exercises based around common timekeeping approaches from simple to very advanced (called “time lines”), and provides exercises to develop independence and comping facility with each approach. In this way, the book covers topics such as jazz shuffle ideas, Elvin Jones and Tony Williams concepts, displacement, polyrhythmic comping, comping in 3/4, three-and four-way interdependence exercises, metric modulation and more. The included disc contains 21 MP3 tracks (including play-along songs) and 34 QuickTime videos totaling over 20 minutes of running time.
Expanded 3/4 Over 4/4
"Comping the Walking Bass Line"
"A Burrito Supreme"
"Gumbo Parade"
"So There"
"Status Q"
Hi-Hat "Trip"
Workbox for 2-3 Clave/Standard Jazz Ride
2-3 Clave & Jazz Ride
Comping in 3/4 with an Orchestrated Cymbal Pattern
Swingin' Feet
Ting Chic Workbox
Ting Chic
Workbox for 3-2 Clave/Standard Jazz Ride
Implied Modulation
Three-Voice Comping Against a Fragmented Time Line
Quarter-Note Triplet Hat/Ride
Quarter-Note Triplet in the Feet/Ride
Compressed 3 Over 4
Expanded 5 Over 4
Expanded 5
Contemporary Timekeeping
Standard Time Line Workbox
Standard Jazz Time Line with Improvisational Hi-Hat
Comping the Walking Bass Line Workbox
Comping the Walking Bass Line
3-2 Clave & Jazz Ride
Displaced 2
Displaced 3
Comping the Walking Bass Line Part II
2 Over 3
Standard 4/4 Over 3/4
Hi-Hat "Let"
About the Author
Quarter-Note Core
Quarter-Note Pulse
Eighth-Note Shuffle
Standard Time Line with Triplet Comps
Timekeeping Concepts
Expanded Time in 3/4
Hi-Hat Tickling
Tracks and Charts
Eighth-Note Jazz
Three-Part Comping in 3/4
Second Line
Other Important Jazz Studies
Recommended Listening
About the Disc