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VIDEO LESSON SERIES WITH
IAN FROMAN

CONTEMPORARY JAZZ DRUMMING

In this lesson series, Vic Firth Artist Ian Froman shares a few of the fundamental concepts of contemporary jazz drumming – from the basics of learning to vary the ride cymbal pattern to beat displacement in comping voices. Coming from a background of study with Elvin Jones, Ian Froman blends the complexity of conceptional teaching techniques with the foundations of creating a great sound in groove in the idiom of jazz drumming.

Ian Froman is a faculty member at Berklee College of Music, Drummers Collective, New School University and City College of New York. Ian lives in New York City, where he has performed and recorded with many of the city’s top artists. His extensive touring in North America, Europe, and Asia has included club, concert, and festival appearances, as well as television and radio broadcasts with such artists as: John Abercrombie, Jerry Bergonzi, Michael Brecker, Gary Burton, Marc Copland, Garry Dial, Mathew Garrison, George Garzone, Larry Goldings and Kenny Wheeler, just to name a few.

Ian's range of his work can be appreciated by listening to his contributions to Rick Margitza’s Heart of Hearts, Sheryl Bailey’s Power of 3 CD’s, Wolfgang Schalk’s Quartet CD’s, The Mike Murley/David Braid Quartet, Laszlo Gardony’s The Secret, Manu Pekar’s Passages, Ahmad Mansour’s Penumbra, Episode, Oxiana and Tumbleweed.



CONTEMPORARY JAZZ DRUMMING VIDEO LESSONS:
01: Open Jazz Solo
02: Alternating the Ride Cymbal Pattern
03: Beat Displacement in the Ride Pattern
04: Creating Alternative Sounds on the Drumset
05: Balancing Your Sounds
06: Comping Voices – a Conceptional Approach


Ian's Vic Firth implement of choice:
American Classic® 5B
Tear drop tip. Ideal for rock‚ band and practice.
L = 16" | Dia. = .595"
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