Jazz Drumming Origins

origins of jazz drumming

How did we get to where we are now? The birth and growth of jazz music is an intriguing element of United States history. And one of the most interesting aspects of this growth is the progression of jazz drumming.

The history of the drum set is deeply entwined with jazz history, as it evolved through the explorations of early jazz drumming going back to percussionists in New Orleans. These so called “drum set inventors” made drum sets that provided them with the ability of creating sounds that came to their mind, and that could match what the other musicians were playing.

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