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Hello Mr Riley Thanks for sharing your knowledge with all the drummers. I practiced The Art Of Bop Drumming.. now practicing Beyond Bop Drumming, and I feel like I don't know how to play anymore ;) It's a bit hard to keep swinging and feeling the music while reading all that crazy pages. Good luck to everybody with that, I personnaly feel like I really don't know how to play even a simple stuff now. What would be your advise to keep the faith in what we are doing?
by JonnyMay 11, 2017 6:38 PM
Hello Mr. Riley, big fan here. Just had a quick question. On page 22 of the Art of bop first measure we have the swing 8ths against the broken triplet on the snare and you mention how it's best NOT to try to accent the last swung eight on the ride as we would lose the forward momentum and i fully agree. It's hard enough just to unison the last swung eight with another eight note attack, much less a triplet. so do i understand you correct here? if so our right hand ride hand would be swung eights, quarter, quarter, swung eights. So when ever we have a triplet against the two swung eight do most players play a quarter note ride? I realize you're a busy musician so if don't get around to writing me back it's ok. thank you for everything. cheers, fn.
by frank n.April 16, 2017 7:44 PM
Sorry, I should have taken into consideration the exercise that follows - wouldn't make much sense to get that with the foot! How do you interpret the 'x' on the top space? Thank you -
by peter pollackApril 12, 2017 12:54 PM
John - I am inspired using your Beyond Bop Drumming so much! This is so specific, but on page 11, the 8th exercise (third from bottom), is the left hand to play the closed hi hat, or close it with the foot (which makes more sense to me) - 'x' on top space - thank you!
by peter pollackApril 12, 2017 12:48 PM
Hi John, I live in upstate N.Y. in Ulster county,about two hours north of N.Y.C.Do you give private lessons at your house or studio?I'm 63 and have been playing for many years mainly R&B,pop,Motown,shows,and the usual club dates.I need to get better with my jazz playing.Thanks for any info you can send me. Phil
by Philip NestorMarch 23, 2017 11:32 AM
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