Mark Guiliana - Mark Guiliana - 2 note and 7 drum sounds exercises
Mark Guiliana played one of the best attended concerts at the 2016 edition of the North Sea Jazz festival in Rotterdam. Prior to his show...
Mark Guiliana played one of the best attended concerts at the 2016 edition of the North Sea Jazz festival in Rotterdam. Prior to his show with the legendary John Scofield and Brad Mehldau, he gave a clinic at the Jazz Café at the festival. While commenting 'No applause for practice,' after showing two of his treasures of exercises, he actually showed the drummers in the room a higher level on drum approach. Mark quickly showed two great lessons that we feature here: his 2 note exercise, and the 7 drum sounds exercise. You can just sit down, watch what he does, take some time to let it sink in and watch it again before trying it at home. This is truly amazing drum stuff!
Mark Guiliana takes practicing a little bit further. Watch how he improves his accuracy for playing time.
The video starts with the regular exercise of eight notes to triplets to sixteenth notes.
Then, he takes it to another level by playing only the first two notes of each beat.
This derived from the idea that when every second note of each rate is played accurate, the rest of the notes will be better in place as well.
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Mark Guiliana - the 7 drum sounds exercise:
Video recorded at North Sea Jazz 2016 where Mark Guiliana played with the John Scofield, Brad Mehldau & Mark Guiliana trio. A few hours before the show he gave a clinic at the festival as well.