Art Blakey – Are You Real (Drum Trading 4’s)

Here’s the last drum transcription of the year… the famous trading fours played by Art Blakey on the tune Are You Real, from the Jazz Messengers album Moanin’ (1958). The tempo of the tune is approximately 220 beats per minute.   Here below the link to download the transcription. DOWNLOAD THE PDF     For any request, … More Art Blakey – Are You Real (Drum Trading 4’s)

Reed Interpretation: Afro-Cuban 6/8 Counter-Rhythms

Ted Reed’s “Progressive Steps to Syncopation” (in particular the exercises in the middle of the book, pages 37 to 44) is a great resource to study different things on drums: stickings, linear phrasing, coordination and music styles (jazz, latin, rock, shuffle, funk). There are many interpretations and the possibilities are endless… playing Afro-Cuban 6/8 moving … More Reed Interpretation: Afro-Cuban 6/8 Counter-Rhythms