TSM Drums 2.1

TSM Drums 2.1

by Joost Lijbaart

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Lesson1 the cymbal sheet 1
title: Time playing in slow and medium swing, the cymbal hand
example/explanation: use of cymbal hand / Hihat 2 and 4
Introduction: think ‘up’ not down, think of the room between the notes, think of a basketball, use the repond of the stick
assignment: Repeat the exercises in 4 different tempos, 70, 90, 100 and 120 bpm

Lesson2 sheet 2

title: the bassdrum

example/explanation: use of four on the floor in relation to the cymbal and hihat in slow/medium tempos

Introduction: play bassdrum in 4/4 slow tempo

practice: excersie with 4ths/8ths / triplets / 8ths

assignment: practise excersise in different tempos and play the bassdrum with swing in 4 different tempos, 50, 60, 70, 80 beats per minute

Lesson3 sheet 3

title: easy snare drum comping 1

example/explanation: swing + different snaredrum patterns 1-2 notes / bar

Introduction: play swing + different snare drum comping patterns

practice: play swing + different snare drum comping patterns

assignment: practise variations from sheet

Lesson4 sheet 4

title: easy snare drum comping 2

example/explanation: swing + different snaredrum patterns 2-3 notes / bar

Introduction: play swing + different snare drum comping patterns

practice: play swing + different snare drum comping patterns

assignment: practise variations from sheet

Lesson5 sheet 5

title: easy snare drum comping 3

example/explanation: swing + different snaredrum patterns 3-4 notes / bar

Introduction: play swing + different snare drum comping patterns

practice: play swing + different snare drum comping patterns

assignment: practise variations from sheet

Lesson6 sheet 6

title: warming up excersices in swing

example/explanation: swing + different snaredrum patterns in triplets (8 variations)

Introduction: play swing + different snare drum comping patterns

practice: play swing + different snare drum comping patterns

assignment: practise variations from sheet

Lesson7 sheet 3/4/5

title: Bassdrum / Hihat intergration

example/explanation: swing + different bassdrum and hihat patterns 

Introduction: play swing + different snare drum comping patterns filling in the bassdrum and / or hihat from
Lesson3 and 4
Play first only bassdrum or only hihat, after that do combinations

practice: play swing + different comping patterns

assignment: practise variations from sheet

Lesson8 sheet 3/4/5

title: Bassdrum / Hihat / Snaredrum intergration

example/explanation: swing + different bassdrum, snaredrum and hihat patterns 

Introduction: play swing + different snare / bassdrum / hihat comping patterns filling in the bassdrum / snaredrum and / or hihat from
Lesson3 and 4
Make different combinations

practice: play swing + different comping patterns

assignment: practise variations from sheet

Lesson9

title: rudiments 1

example/explanation: 

Introduction: play basic rudiments, single, double, paradiddle, double paradiddle, 5/7/9 stroke roll and make combinations

practice: all the different rudiments in different tempos start slow

assignment: all the different rudiments in different tempos

Lesson10 sheet 10

title: rudiments 2 paradiddles

example/explanation: combinations of single and double paraddidles in variations

Introduction: play 

practice: play start slow and keep tempo

assignment: practise variations from sheet

Lesson11 sheet 11

title: rudiments in triplets

example/explanation: 8 variations

Introduction: play

practice: play 1 bar swing + 1 bar of variations

assignment: practise variations from sheet over the drumset

Lesson12 sheet 12

title: 2 bar phrases

example/explanation: swing + prases with snare drum / bassdrum or snare bass drum combination

Introduction: play swing + different comping patterns

practice: play swing + different snare drum comping patterns

assignment: practise variations from sheet

Lesson13 sheet 13

title: 4 bar phrases

example/explanation: swing + prases with snare drum / bassdrum or snare bass drum combination

Introduction: play swing + different comping patterns

practice: play swing + different snare drum comping patterns

assignment: practise variations from sheet

Lesson14 sheet 14 + sheet 14 A

title: orchestrating simple melodies 1

example/explanation: take 4 bars of tenor madness or billies bounce

Introduction: play swing + pattern

practice: play swing + pattern and mame different subdividions on the set in the style of syncopation

assignment: practise variations

Lesson15 sheet 13

title: syncopation

example/explanation: go back to sheet 13 and use syncopation variations on the different patterns
swing + different snaredrum patterns in triplets (8 variations)

Introduction:: variations are:
-play line with snare drum
-play line with bassdrum
-play line with snare drum and bassdrum after each other
-play line with snare drum and bassdrum in different order
-play line with snare drum, fill bassdrum in eight rests
-play line with bassdrum, fill snaredrum with eight rests
-play line with bassdrum, fill snaredrum in triplet rests
-play line with bassdrum, fill snaredrum in triplet rests, play cymbal with bassdrum

practice: play swing + different patterns

assignment: practise variations from sheet

Lesson16 sheet 3 + sheet 15

title: fills and accents

example/explanation: use sheet 3, play accents with bassdrum and cymbal together, play 1 snaredrum 1 eight note before the accent if the accent is on a quarter note, play 2 eight note snare drums if the accent is on a syncopated eight note (after a quarter note)

Introduction: play swing + patterns

practice: play swing + patterns

assignment: practise variations from sheet also with longer fills (see sheet 15) and use toms as well

Lesson17 sheet 16

title: using triplet rudiments on toms

example/explanation: play right single note on floortom, left single note on hi tom, doubles on snare drum

Introduction: play variations from sheet

practice: play variations from sheet

assignment: practise variations from sheet

Lesson18 sheet 17

title: more triplets in swing

example/explanation: swing + different variations see sheet

Introduction: play swing + different patterns

practice: play swing + different patterns

assignment: play swing + different patterns

Lesson19 sheet 18

title: ride cymbal variations

example/explanation: swing incombination with variations on the ride cymbal

Introduction: play swing + different variations from the sheet

practice: play swing + different variations from the sheet 

assignment: play swing and different variations from the sheet in different combinations

Lesson20

title: time
practice

example/explanation: put metronome on medium tempo, play 4 bars swing, 4 bars even eights groove, half time / double time
Play swing with hihat on 2/4, 1/2/3/4, 1and/2and/3and/4and

Introduction: play swing + different snare drum comping patterns

practice: play in different tempos this exercise

assignment: play in different tempos this exercise

Lesson21 sheet 19

title: quarter triplets

example/explanation: swing + triplets (8 variations)

Introduction: play swing + variations using snare drum and bassdrum

practice: play swing + variations using snare drum and bassdrum

assignment: play swing + variations using snare drum and bassdrum

Lesson22 sheet 19A

title: 12/8 feel 1

example/explanation: 12/8 is a basic groove from Africa, used a lot in jazz

Introduction: play different variations (first part)

practice: play different variations (first part)

assignment: play different variations (first part)


Lesson23 sheet 19B

title: 12/8 feel 2

example/explanation: give extra examples (Michael Brecker Esher sketch, steve reich drumming)

Introduction: play different variations (second part)

practice: play different variations (second part)

assignment: play different variations (second part)


Lesson24 sheet 20

title: eight notes combinations

example/explanation: swing + different snaredrum and bassdrum variations

Introduction: play swing + different variations

practice: play swing + different variations 

assignment: play swing + different variations 


Lesson25 sheet 21

title: 3 over 4

example/explanation: swing + variation in 3 over 4 with snaredrum

Introduction: play swing + snare drum variations

practice: play swing + snare drum variations, use the exercise also with bassdrum or the ride cymbal

assignment: play swing + snare drum variations, use the exercise also with bassdrum or the ride cymbal


Lesson26 sheet 22 + 23

title: brushes part 1

example/explanation: ballad and medium swing with brushes

Introduction: play ballad and medium swing with brushes

practice: play balled (2 variations), swing (2 variations) with brushes

assignment: practise variations from sheet

Lesson27 sheet 22 + 23

title: brushes part 2

example/explanation: accents with brushes

Introduction: medium swing with eight note accent left and right

practice: medium swing with eight note accent left and right and ballad accents

assignment: practise accents

Lesson28 sheet 24

title: snare drum technic and reading

example/explanation: show example sheet 24 combination of 16th notes + rolls and dynamics

Introduction: play exercise

practice: practice in different tempos

assignment: practice in different tempos with bassdrum in quarters


Lesson29

title: uptempo playing

example/explanation: uptempo cymbal playing

Introduction: play uptempo cymbal, show dhump technic and phrasing on cymbal (more to even eight notes)

practice: play different tempos

assignment: play different tempos + using the cymbal variations (sheet 18)

Lesson30

title: form playing over a blues

example/explanation: explain blues form (3 chords 1-4-5), 12 bars

Introduction: play swing + 1 bar pattern on snare drum

practice: play swing + 1 bar pattern (snare drum for 1, tom for 4, floortom for 5)

assignment:
practice with real music

Lesson31

title: form playing over a AABA form standard (Stompin at the savoy)

example/explanation: make a difference in A and B

Introduction: play swing + different pattern in A and B

practice: play swing + different pattern in A and B

assignment: practise variations with real music

Lesson32

title: form playing over a ballad (Body and Soul)

example/explanation: explain to memorize the melody

Introduction: play ballad and melody on drum set

practice: play ballad and melody on drum set

assignment: practise with real music

Lesson33 sheet 25

title: bossa nova

example/explanation: bossa nova (Brazilian style)

Introduction: basic bossa nova

practice: bossa nova with all variations from sheet

assignment: bossa nova with all variations from sheet
and also with brushes (or one brush and 1 stick)

Lesson34 sheet 25

title: samba ‘feel’

example/explanation: play samba feel

Introduction: play samba feel with variations on snare drum

practice: play samba feel with variations on snare drum

Lesson35 

title: 5 stroke rolls on the drumset

example/explanation: play 5 stroke rolls on the drum set

Introduction: play swing with 5 stroke roll fills also explain phrase transformed in 5 stroke rolls

practice: make your own 5 stroke roll fills on the drum set

assignment: make 5 stroke rolls with different rythmical phrases

Lesson36 sheet 27

title: basic 6/8

example/explanation: play 6/8 swing feel

Introduction: play swing and left hand comping

practice: play 6/8 feel with left hand comping

assignment: play 6/8 feel with left hand comping

Lesson37 sheet 28

title: play 5/4

example/explanation: play 5/4 swing feel 

Introduction: play 5/4 swing feel with snaredrum, hihat and bassdrum

practice: different variations

assignment: make your own variations on snare drum

Lesson38 sheet 29

title: 4 after 4 solo

example/explanation: what is 4 after 4 solo?

Introduction: give different ideas about what to play in 4 after 4 using question and answer phrases

practice: different ideas

assignment: different ideas from sheet and make your own variations

Lesson39 sheet 30

title: comping in up tempos

example/explanation: what do you play with the snare drum and bassdrum in uptempos

Introduction: give different ideas about what to play, the more you play weith the righthand, the less you play with the left hand and the bassdrum 

practice: practise uptempo with………. And play excersices from sheet 30
assignment:

Lesson40 sheet 31

title: open latin ideas

example/explanation: what means a ‘latin’ feel

Introduction: give different ideas about what to play 

practice: different ideas

assignment: sheet 31

Lesson41 sheet 32

title: metric modulation

example/explanation: what is metric modulation, relation of 3 and 4

Introduction: give different ideas 

practice: different ideas
assignment: sheet 32

Lesson42 sheet 33

title: ¾ relation in jazz and afro cuban

example/explanation: what is the relation of 3 and 4

Introduction: give different ideas in jazz and afro cuban

practice: different ideas
assignment: sheet 33

Lesson43 sheet 34

title: ghost notes in beats 

example/explanation: what is a ghost note and function

Introduction: give different rythms

practice: excercises
assignment: sheet 34 + own variations

Lesson44 sheet 35

title: shuffles

example/explanation: what is shuffle

Introduction: shuffles with and without ghost notes

practice: sheet 35 with ghost notes
assignment: sheet 35 + different bassdrum patterns

Lesson45 sheet 36

title: linear playing in fills in uptempos

example/explanation: play linear over toms + set in up tempo

Introduction: give different ideas

practice: different ideas
assignment: sheet 36

Lesson46 sheet 37

title: ¾ triplets in 4/4

example/explanation: play ¾ in 4/4 swing

Introduction: give different ideas

practice: from sheet 37
assignment: make own variations


Lesson47 sheet 38

title: rudiments flams and drags

example/explanation: show flam / drag rudiments

Introduction: give different ideas + combinations

practice: from sheet
assignment: from sheet + own combinations


Lesson48

title: flams and drags on drumset

example/explanation: 

Introduction: give different ideas

practice: play with me
assignment: make your own variations


Lesson49 sheet 39

title: warming up in swing-2

example/explanation: show bd/sd triplets

Introduction: give different ideas

practice: sheet 39
assignment: make combionations


Lesson50 sheet 40

title: translating simple rudiments to fills

example/explanation: see sheet

Introduction: give different ideas

practice: with me
assignment: sheet 40 + play in the style of this idea


Lesson51 sheet 41

title: linear playing in beats

example/explanation: paradiddle groove

Introduction: explain sheet

practice: different ideas
assignment: sheet 41


Lesson52 sheet 42

title: more ¾ in 4/4

example/explanation: comes from sheet 41+1 note

Introduction: give different ideas

practice: different ideas + different subdivision on drumset
assignment: sheet 42 + own variations


Lesson53 sheet 43

title: play backwards in swing

example/explanation: show 1 idea in jazz and funk

Introduction: give different ideas

practice: different ideas also on snare drum with normal cymbal pattern
assignment: sheet 43


Lesson54 sheet 44

title: comping in a straight beat

example/explanation: play groove

Introduction: what to play on snare drum + bassdrum

practice: sheet 44 with different subdivisions
assignment: sheet 44


Lesson55 sheet 45

title: different hihat patterns

example/explanation: play groove

Introduction: give different ideas

practice: from sheet with different extra snaredrum notes
assignment: sheet 45


Lesson56 billie’s bounce


Lesson57 straight no chaser

Lesson58 autumn leaves

Lesson59 latin grooves in swing (cascara and mambo)


Lesson60 green dolphin street


Lesson61 caravan

Lesson62 A night in Tunesia



Lesson63 more comping in up tempo
Question and answer , 3 groups in 4



Lesson64 how to
practice: 
long term focus / short term focus


Lesson65 klankvoorstelling en frasering


Lesson66 Bigband frasering


Lesson67 triolen met bassdrum en fills


Lesson68 snaredrum dynamiek in swing


Lesson69

title: technic feeling from the hand for the stick

example/explanation give relaxing excersises

Introduction: enjoy the movement

practice
assignment:

Lesson70 sheet 47

title: Odd meter playing 7/8

example/explanation

Introduction: 

practice
assignment:


Lesson71 sheet 48

title: groups of 5 and 7 in triplets

example/explanation

Introduction: 

practice
assignment:


Lesson72 sheet 48

title: Advanced Odd meter (combined)

example/explanation 17/16 = 5/4+7/8

Introduction: Make different groups

practice Focus on a clave pattern in the groove
assignment: practise with different subdivisions


Lesson73

title: improvisation with comping

example/explanation

Introduction: 

practice
assignment:


Lesson74

title: improvisation with a form

example/explanation

Introduction: 

practice
assignment:


Lesson75

title: free improvisation

example/explanation

Introduction: 

practice
assignment:


Lesson76

title: tone improvisation

example/explanation

Introduction: 

practice
assignment:


Lesson77 sheet 49

title: Play fills in different styles with accents 

example/explanation

Introduction: 

practice
assignment:


Lesson78

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Lesson79

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Lesson80

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