Developing Tomorrow`s Drumming by Studying the Past

Tormod Kayser
Bergen University College, Norway


Introduction. The master thesis Transmissions of Paradiddles in Jazz and Rock Drumming, A Historical Study (Kayser, 2009) concluded that several paradiddles (specific combinations of single and double strokes) used in military  drumming in the 18th and 19th centuries are still in use by today’s jazz and rock drummers, though applied in new ways to the drum set.

The Aim of the Study. The purposes of this article is to uncover connections between old military drumming of European-American heritage and drum set playing, and to see if learning from centuries of drumming heritage could also be a way to move ahead and develop the art of drumset playing. Lasīt vairāk "Developing Tomorrow`s Drumming by Studying the Past"