Hip-Hop and Bebop are really cousins. They are incredibly similar in their use of musical phrasing. The other day, I had the idea to create some Hip-Hop drumless tracks that would help me practice my Jazz phrasing and voilá, this practice system was born! HIP-HOP TO BEBOP will help improve your creativity and musical phrasing for Jazz drumming.
The idea here is to get into a zone and allow musical phrases to pop into your mind before you play them. The repetition of each of the 3 tracks allows you at least 6 minutes to stretch out and really let the ideas flow. Each track has 2 mixes:
6 TOTAL TRACKS INCLUDE:
Bop Hop Slide with Drums – 103 BPM (6:34)
Bop Hop Slide no Drums – 103 BPM (6:34)
Gonna Feel It with Drums – 90 BPM (6:32)
Gonna Feel It no Drums – 90 BPM (6:32)
Hip-Hop to BeBop with Drums – 88 BPM (6:41)
Hip-Hop to BeBop no Drums – 88 BPM (6:41)
Download options include:
One 54 MB ZIP file that contains all 6 files.
6 individual high-quality MP3 files totaling 63 MB.
If you are using a smartphone or tablet, you have the option to download each of the files individually to your cloud data storage (DropBox, iCloud Drive, Google Drive, One Drive, etc…). Once downloaded, you can play them from there on your device.
Check out the samples above. I also shared my YouTube video below that demonstrates how to use this practice system to inspire your creativity!