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A rhythm section provides rhythmic texture and pulse to the music. They serve as a reference for the rest of the band and can be found in virtually every style of music. The instruments used in a rhythm section vary with style of music and era. Drum set, bass guitar, piano and guitar are the more frequent ones. However, no matter the style, the drum set and bass guitar are the core instruments of any rhythm session. It’s crucial to have them work together as a cohesive unit since they set the general feel and pulse for the rest of the band. In this free live drum lesson, Jerry Adolphe and his good friend and bassist Dennis Marcenko give you some tips on how to work with a bass player in order to make the best sounding and feeling music as possible.
Playing as a musician instead of as a drummer is one of the main issues you may face when coming up with parts for songs. A full-blown musician focus solely on the music and on how to make it sound as good as possible. This doesn’t mean a drummer isn’t a musician. It means that to be a true musician, a drummer has to use his skills to serve the music to the best of his abilities and not to play fancy licks.
To help you out with this, Jerry Adolphe assembled a collection of cool tips for this free live drum lesson. They’ll help you hone your skills as a musician, whether you’re a beginner or an advanced drummer. You’ll learn how to play with a bassist in different styles of music, how to write parts for songs and how to suit your drumming to other musicians’ solo sections. Playing drum fills with a bassist and complementing his parts with snare and bass drum patterns are other popular topics this video touches base on as well.
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