Jamie has gathered together some of his most played grooves and exercises from all of the universities and mentors he studied under to create his own unique voice of Funk.
This book is designed to develop your feel and dynamics along with coordination exercises to transform your playing abilities from simple to more complex rhythms.
You will learn a wide variety of funk feels and grooves from original styles to more modern approaches to funk drumming.
Available here in a downloadable and Printable PDF.
Also available on Amazon as an ebook.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Chapter One: Ghost Notes 1
Ghost Notes 1
Accenting and Ghost Noting the Hi Hat 1
Ghost Noting Independence Exercises 2
Ghost Noting Before and After the Backbeat 2
Playing 16thNote Fills Using a Ghost Note Anchor 3
Chapter Two: Kick and Snare 4
16th Note Bass Patterns 4
Combining Kick and Snare 4
Moving the Downbeat and Backbeat (Cold Sweat) 5
Chapter Three: Paradiddle Grooves 6
Playing the Paradiddle and Paraddiddle Grooves 6
Inverted Paradiddles 7
The Paradiddle Diddle Diddle 7
The Halftime Shuffle 7
Paradiddle Diddle and Double Paradiddle 9
Chapter Four: One-Hand 16th Note Grooves 10
Adding Ghost Notes 11
Adding Buzz Strokes 11
Adding Diddles 12
Kick Permutations 13
Adding 32nd Note Fills 14
Chapter Five: Linear Funk 15
Cissy Strut 15
Linear Tom Groove 15
The Go-Go Beat 16
Chapter Six: Open Hi Hats and Grooves 17
Basic Open Hi Hats 17
Open Hat Exercises (Cold Sweat) 18
Disco-Style Funk 19
Brick House 20
Bustin’ Loose 20
Author’s Bio 22