This is a PDF copy of the handout Dave gave to attendees of his drum clinic Dave presented for the Wollongong Conservatorium of Music on 14 March 2015.
Dave demonstrate some transcriptions of Max Roach, Tony Williams, Dave Weckl, Gary Novak, Zach Danziger, Vinnie Colaiuta, and Buddy Rich. He also briefly explains his analysis of those transcriptions in light of the idea of filling in the quaver or 8th-note gaps that he learned from Jim Chapin in New York in 2002.
Topics include: • Adapting figures from the past (1:11) • Filling in the 8th-note / quaver gaps (3:32) • Accents around the drums (6:58) • Converting to triplets (7:57) • Putting everything together in improvisation (9:37)
Special thanks to Eric Dunan and all at Wollongong Con, and to Sonor Drums & Bosphorus Cymbals for providing giveaways on the day. Thanks also to Remo Drumheads and Vater Drumsticks for their ongoing support.
Highlights from the clinic can be found here: https://youtu.be/1ks7QPeJuy4