“These exercises were inspired by the late Shelly Manne. He could create the illusion of a ball being dropped on the snare without interrupting the jazz time feel. Our goal is a fluid technique that allows us to create rhythmic illusions that can float across barlines and to provide more expressive comping behind a soloist.”
Check out these tips and exercises for greater left-hand independence from an August 2000 Percussive Notes article.
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