“Dixieland Drumming Instruction” by Ray Bauduc

bauduc coverIf you’re a washboard player and you want to be as authentic as humanly possible when you play jazz of the 1920s and 1930s, then Dixieland Drumming Instruction is where you want to begin your studies.

Bauduc was the real deal. He had a long career as a jazz drummer starting in the 1920s, and he was an important figure of the Dixieland revival of the 1930s and 1940s, when he played with the Bobcats.

In this book, published in 1937, he starts at the beginning, writing out rhythms for hot jazz drumming that can be taken directly from the page to the board—just replace the buzz rolls with drags and you’re on your way.

Download it here.

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