John Riley Master Drummer DVD. Hello and welcome to my website. This is the place where you can learn about projects I’m involved with, where I’m playing. The Master Drummer is based on over 40 years of observing and studying the master players. Throughout this DVD, renowned player, author and teacher, John . John Riley – The Master Drummer – Download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online.
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Links Related to this Article. You really get a sense of how much these guys are interacting and how closely they are listening to each other. These books are a distillation of my experiences as a student, fan, performer and teacher of jazz music.
A fan’s book, a drummer’s, Killer Grooves is the hippest new drum book in years. He doesn’t realize it at the time, but he’s learning essential skills.
I like the way this DVD is structured around the four fundamentals of great drumming: The Jazz Drummer’s Workshop “Noted drummer and educator John Riley has created an in-depth work for serious students of the instrument. This section contains 26 exercises, based on classic jazz drum solo phrases, to help you expand your creativity with the goal of developing your own phrases.
I suggest my Tension Free Drumming Concepts as a solid foundation for beginners and pros alike. Conceptual topics time playing, comping, soloingartist style and analysis Elvin Jones, Tony Drumemr and others and technique warm-ups, Moeller, etc. John explains his use of the melody line as a click-track to help keep a steady pulse The Emotional Dimension – involves both dgummer and listeners. John takes you into his woodshed to demonstrate how he learned a solo rilet played by Elvin Jones.
Click for Another Quote. He’s an extremely articulate and inspiring teacher, and this DVD is really well done and deeply informative. Again, I’m in total agreement. Technique, Groove, Creativity, and Musicianship.
To illustrate these concepts, John takes us into the studio and breaks down one of his performances where he “trades fours” maaster members of his group. Based on more than 40 years of observing and studying the master players, John Riley takes you through exercises and strategies designed to improve control of your limbs, open your ears, and focus your mind on the achievement of your musical goals.
While technique is covered, John doesn’t go into enough detail for a beginner to be able to learn it from this DVD alone. These rilfy may not sound like music when you hear them demonstrated, or when you try them yourself – John mentions this. Technique This chapter is broken down into the following areas: Related Links on Site. As John puts it, musicianship is the assimilation of technique, groove, and creativity and the integration of them with a band. Destined to become an important addition to curriculum.
There is a nice section where John demonstrates a series of classic bebop solo phrases, from the language of Philly Rioey, Max, and Mastre Haynes. Related Links on Web. Check out the great Solo Transcription from Terry Branam: There are four sections of roughly half and hour each covering technique, groove, creativity, and musicianship. I hope you will too. He feels that “In addition to having mastet time and fluid movement, making good judgments about what to play is the final piece of the puzzle.
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My favorite part of the DVD is the last section. Drum Solo 3 Transcription by Terry Branam. The Groove Covers the following: Summation John wraps up with his final thoughts. The Micro Dimension – the fine placement of the partials of each beat, which is strengthened by working on the previous 4-way coordination exercises The Macro Dimension – consistent overall tempo or pulse of a song from beginning to end. In this section, John covers song forms and offers tips, like learning the melody and lyrics of the songs you play, that will help you play with a better feel.
The first section has a lot of talk and demonstration of technique, but unlike most other drum DVDs, Riley focuses on things that are important to jazz drummers playing jazz music. TigerBill’s Unique Drum Lessons. I couldn’t agree more! How to practice, play and think like a pro. He then shows you how to take those ideas and make your own creative language out of them by rearranging the notes or phrasing, and combining them together.
Like John’s books, there is a serious wealth of information to delve into.
John Riley: The Master Drummer
Contents Introduction John identifies the four fundamental qualities that all great drummers have in common: It’s kind of like in “Karate Kid” when Mr.
Each drummer who contributed, a who’s who of the best players from the jazz, pop, and rock world’s, is represented by a two-page spread that includes a brief biography, photographs and a personal quote that is often an insightful look at the player’s musical philosophy.
I was lucky enough to study with John for 2. Musicianship As John puts it, musicianship is the assimilation of technique, groove, and creativity and the integration of them with a band.
In another words, you should develop more chops than you’ll need The Gift – John’s take on what it really means to be a “gifted” drummer Chapter 2: That having been said, drummers playing any style of music can benefit from this material.
The remainder of the DVD is designed to help you develop each of those skills.
Throughout this DVD, renowned player, author and teacher, John Riley, defines and explores the four key musical components drummers must develop in order ddummer play at the highest level. Miyagi makes Daniel Larusso paint the fence and wax the floor. We hear amster band trading choruses with the drums on “Solar.
I am continually finding new and challenging musical ways to apply the concepts and exercises contained within the books. Let’s check it out.