Jazz 3-4 Ballad Drum Play-Along

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Free Jazz Drumming Play-Along Song

Play-Along MP3This lesson features a 3-4 ballad play-along song performed by Mike Michalkow. You can watch 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 check out the up-tempo swing 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!

Play this at a low volume, with a swing feel on your right hand. Play this song in
3/4 time, using brushes.
Guitar Melody and Solo 5x
5-4 Odd-Time Beat #1
Repeat this pattern 5 times.
5-4 Odd-Time Beat #1
The same feel is played the whole way through, however you can add some
bass drum or cymbal shots when applicable.
Piano Solo 4x
5-4 Odd-Time Beat #1
5-4 Odd-Time Beat #1
Piano Solo/Outro
5-4 Odd-Time Beat #1
RITARD                                                                         Rubato Ending
5-4 Odd-Time Beat #1
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