Jazz Up-Tempo Swing Play-Along
Free Jazz Drumming Play-Along Song
This video play-along features an up-tempo swing song performed by Mike Michalkow. You can start by watching the full band performance on video, and then download the audio-only version that has all the drum-tracks removed. Give this song a try, and then watch the
3-4 ballad play-along!
If you aren't sure what to play for this song, browse through the
jazz drumming lessons right here on FreeDrumLessons.com. They teach literally dozens of of beats and fills that work well within jazz music!
This song is played at a fast tempo. Add as much snare and bass comping as
you can to fill up the beat.
Play a softer swing pattern with your hi-hats and cross stick for the bass solo.
Play time for 8 bars, then an 8 bar solo for this section. Trade off with the piano,
guitar, and bass solo.
Trading 8's With Solos 4x
8 Bars of solo.
After the trading 8's solos, play the main swing pattern with comping.
Watch for the shots at the end of the song.