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Syncopation Companion

Instrumental Tutor | Tuition
Instrumentation Drum Kit
Author Bryan Bowman
Publisher Sher Music Co.
Syncopation Companion is a must-have book for those who seek to improve their rudimental technique, sight-reading, and four-way coordination on the drum set. This unique investigation of Ted Reed’s Syncopation seeks to recast and reinterpret familiar 8th note rhythmic fi gures (using half-time 4/4, 8th note triplet, 6/4, and 12/8 interpretations) to expand the possibilities hidden within this legendary sight-reading textbook. This integrated approach to rudimental drumming, involves learning specifi c sticking formulas and rhythmic treatments of a four-bar phrase, and then activating them by sight-reading through numerous rhythmic etudes in Syncopation. Explore the many ways Syncopation can be applied to the drum set within the context of Jazz, Afro Cuban, and Brazilian styles. Includes an extensive study of jazz comping possibilities inspired by famous drummers such as Tony Williams, Jack DeJohnette, Roy Haynes, and many others.
Language ENG
Store Tuition
Product Format Instrumental Tutor
Genre Studies & Exercises
Release Date 2021
Pages 168
ISBN 9780997661781
Edition Number 9780997661781
Catalog No. 9780997661781
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  1. Introduction:
  2. Why Use Syncopation Companion?
  3. An Important Note on How to Use This Book
  4. First Learn Syncopation Etudes as Written
  5. Introducing the Primary Phrase
  6. Short Notes and Long Notes
  7. Interpretations of the Primary Phrase
  8. Recap for how to use Syncopation Companion
  9. Section One – Snare Drum:
  10. Chapter 1 – Common Snare Drum Rudiments as Applied to Syncopation
  11. Chapter 2 – Buzz Rolls, Rufs and Flams Applied to Syncopation
  12. Chapter 3 – Sticking and Endurance Exercises
  13. Section two – drum set:
  14. Chapter 4 – Linear Applications with Bass Drum Fill–ins
  15. Chapter 5 – Drum set Applications of Syncopation
  16. Playing Syncopation as Written with Foot Patterns
  17. Applying Three Sound Sources to Syncopated Figures
  18. Chapter 6 – Applying Syncopation to Jazz Comping on the Drum set
  19. Chapter 7 – Exploring the Quarter Note Interpretation of Syncopation for Drum set
  20. Chapter 8 – Syncopated Ride Cymbal Variations
  21. Ride Cymbal Pattern Follows the Quarter Note Syncopation
  22. Playing Multiple Notes on the Ride Cymbal
  23. Chapter 9 – Playing Broken Time with Syncopation
  24. Chapter 10 – Bass Drum Applications with Ostinatos
  25. Chapter 11 – Bossa Nova and Samba Applications of Syncopation
  26. Chapter 12 – Afro–Cuban Applications of Syncopation
  27. 3–2 Clave Applied to Syncopation
  28. Afro–Cuban 12/8 Bell Pattern Applied to Syncopation
  29. 3–2 Clave in 12/8 Applied to Syncopation
  30. Afterward:
  31. Suggestions for Further Study
  32. About the Author
  33. Acknowledgements
  34. Endorsement
  35. Appendix A – Foot Patterns
  36. Appendix B – 32 Bar Etude Foldout
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