Guide to Big Band drumming: timekeeping, fills and solos

Pete Cater continues his series on mastering Big Band drumming

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In this series for Rhythm Magazine, UK Big Band drummer Pete Cater presents everything you need to know to become an authentic Big Band drummer.

Pete covers everything from the history of the genre and key players like Buddy Rich, 'Papa' Jo Jones and Gene Krupa, to the quintessential Big Band drum sound and key techniques every drummer should know.

In part 3, Pete talks through more essential techniques required to play with a Big Band, looking specifically at timekeeping, fills and solos.

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