Contemporary Brush Techniques
A complete introduction to all styles of brush playing, this volume includes conventional brush strokes, Latin brushes, special effects, solo exercises, rock beats, and a stereo recording of Louie Bellson demonstrating each example, concluding with a ten-minute drumset solo.
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Right and Left Hand Accents
Variations on the Conventional Stroke
Unaccented Swish Movements
CHAPTER llLatin Brushes
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9 o'clock Accent played adding the bass arrow basic figures bass drum Beats three bottom 5 o'clock Buddy Rich circle per beat complete clockwise circle Conventional Brush Stroke conventional stroke counter-clockwise motion DAVE BLACK drum on beats Drumset Duke Ellington exercises adding f f Example f f f f r f flat position following exercises following four-bar exercises four beats four-bar exercises incorporate half circles hand accents combined hi-hat on beats J J J J J J J J J J left hand accents left hand starts left hand swishes Louie Bellson lt will swish Mallet o'clock position Play each exercise playing brushes position on beats Ray Brown right and left right hand accents right hand starts shown in diagram sixteenth note triplets stick Swish Movements swish simultaneously swishes clockwise swishes counter-clockwise swishes on beats swishes one complete third beat Tommy Dorsey Track Visual Diagram