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Vamp Exercises: Part II

Technique by Kirby Jacobsen // October 30 2012
Vamp Exercises: Part II

In my previous article, I presented vamps-style exercises with a series of accented patterns. I hope they have been useful. If you missed it, check it out when you can. The exercises below are from my upcoming book, Stick it to Your Chops. I play these exercises as warm-ups, following the 90 degree bounce.

In part 2, you are going to be adding one stroke with each hand as you progress through each exercise. The pattern is noted under each exercise number and the meters have been omitted for simplicity. Again, start these exercises slowly, play them at different speeds and at soft, medium and loud volumes. Play each exercise several times before proceeding to the next. Strive to sound as though you are playing steady eighth notes with one stick.

Until next time, lock it in the pocket.




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Kirby  Jacobsen

Kirby jacobsen (drummer, composer, author). Kirby studied Studio Recording and Jazz at the University of Miami and Jazz Performance at William Paterson University. He composes and arranges music for concert band, string and jazz trios and percussion ensemble. His snare solo book, Not Just Another Snare Solo Book, 20 Uncommon Snare Drum Solos, will soon be available on-line through HaMaR Percussion Publications, Inc. Kirby leads the Blue Brush Trio which performs in the NY/NJ metro area. 

Send questions or comments to Kirby at symphonic902@yahoo.com.

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