Drums Tutorial

Ed Shaughnessy & Clem DeRosa

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    Introduction (0:50)

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    The Four Ts (9:21)

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    Whose Blues Up Tempo Swing (7:03)

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    Frere Jacques Medium Shuffle (2:54)

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    Fancy Funk Medium Funk (3:03)

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    Basie Talk Basie-Style Medium Swing (8:01)

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    Theme From Fifth Symphony Rhumba (2:50)

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    Oh Marie Fast Shuffle (3:52)

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    Stop and Go Cha-Cha (3:42)

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    Rockin Robin Eighth-Note Rock & Roll (4:24)

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    Shadows Two-Beat Shuffle (4:21)

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    Danny Boy Ballad with Brushes (5:19)

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    Walkin Waltz Jazz Waltz (5:35)

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    Keith's Blues Drum Solo with Mallet (2:54)

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    Final Thoughts & Credits (2:11)

In this information-packed Hal Leonard video series, world-renowned drummer Ed Shaughnessy and conductor-arranger Clem DeRosa take you through a survey of jazz, Swing and Latin styles, all from the drummer's perspective.

Through live performances, demonstrations, and insightful discussions based on decades of professional experience, they reveal the "Four T's": the essential role of Time, Taste, Technique and Timbre in successful musical performance. From there, they explore The do's and don'ts of effective Brushwork, Fills, and Dynamics. They'll also teach you Swing, Shuffle, Latin, and Ballad Drumming Techniques.

Every style and concept is illustrated by a live big band performing Clem and Richard DeRosa's classic arrangements propelled by Shaughnessy's impeccable drumming, followed by concise analysis and drumset close-ups.

If you've ever aspired to be an ensemble drummer in a big band or a band director, "Ed Shaughnessy & Clem DeRosa" is a must-watch video series!

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Ed Shaughnessy, hailed as one of the greatest big band drummers, began his legendary career in the jazz combos and big bands of Charlie Ventura, Benny Goodman and Count Basie, among many others, before joining the Tonight Show band in 1963. Clem DeRosa has enjoyed a 50-year career as a professional musician, educator, arranger, composer and orchestra leader. He has performed and/or recorded with Charlie Mingus, Marian McPartland, Teo Macero, Thad Jones, Ben Webster, John LaPorta, Bobby Hackett, among others, and has led the Glenn Miller, Dorsey Brothers, Tribute to Benny Goodman, Copacabana and American Jazz Repertory orchestras.

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    Ed Shaughnessy & Clem DeRosa

    In this information-packed Hal Leonard video series, world-renowned drummer Ed Shaughnessy and conductor-arranger Clem DeRosa take you through a survey of jazz, swing and Latin styles from the drummer’s perspective.

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