Art Blakey – Are You Real (Trading 4’s)

Here’s the last drum transcription of the year…the famous trading fours played by Art Blakey on the tune Are You Real, from the Jazz Messengers album Moanin’ (1958). The tempo of the tune is approximately 220 beats per minute. Here below the link to download the transcription. DOWNLOAD THE PDF For any request you can contact me … More Art Blakey – Are You Real (Trading 4’s)

Reed Interpretation: Afro-Cuban 6/8 Counter Rhythms

Ted Reed’s “Progressive Steps to Syncopation” (in particular the exercises in the middle of the book) is a great resource to study different things on drums: stickings, linear phrasing, coordination and music styles (jazz, latin, rock, shuffle, funk). There are many interpretations and the possibilities are endless…playing Afro-Cuban 6/8 moving the left hand around the … More Reed Interpretation: Afro-Cuban 6/8 Counter Rhythms