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No. 3 Posted on Jan 20, 2011 7:57 AM Profile | PM | Quote | Search | Copy | Favorite
My father was a Swing-era musician who composed and arranged music for big band and ensemble, and was active in the late 30's onward.

They'd often chart a single line for the drums. The drummer would interpret the feel from the reference line. There were minimal written notes, not least was 'ad lib.' They'd note time signature, the tempo and score rests, and the essentials at bar markers, and sometimes specify brushes.

According to ol' dad, they'd merely hint to the drummer what was needed by that skeleton arrangement. If the drummer had to be in lock-step with other horns or rhythm that was charted out. Drummers were expected to know different rhythms and whatnot by rote.



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5308 Old drum music - any ideas? Singlestroker 972 Jan 19, 2011 2:52 PM
4469 Re:Old drum music - any ideas? moneyowen 580 Jan 20, 2011 4:24 AM
4490 Re:Old drum music - any ideas? OldFart 689 Jan 20, 2011 7:57 AM
4436 Re:Old drum music - any ideas? paul 291 Jan 20, 2011 10:05 AM
4584 Re:Old drum music - any ideas? Singlestroker 2787 Jan 20, 2011 2:54 PM
4348 Re:Old drum music - any ideas? Singlestroker 253 Jan 25, 2011 1:56 PM
4474 Re:Old drum music - any ideas? OldFart 374 Jan 26, 2011 8:09 AM
4390 Re:Old drum music - any ideas? Singlestroker 562 Jan 28, 2011 5:49 PM
4484 Re:Old drum music - any ideas? OldFart 814 Jan 28, 2011 10:17 PM
4372 Re:Old drum music - any ideas? OldFart 810 Jan 29, 2011 9:02 PM
4223 Re:Old drum music - any ideas? BrandonPorter 345 Jan 30, 2011 9:01 AM
4442 Re:Old drum music - any ideas? OldFart 341 Jan 30, 2011 11:47 AM
4375 Re:Old drum music - any ideas? Singlestroker 663 Jan 31, 2011 4:24 PM
4463 Re:Old drum music - any ideas? OldFart 719 Jan 31, 2011 8:21 PM
2233 Re:Old drum music - any ideas? Singlestroker 228 Nov 21, 2012 3:45 PM
4329 Re:Old drum music - any ideas? Singlestroker 250 Jan 30, 2011 8:29 AM
4375 Re:Old drum music - any ideas? OldFart 367 Jan 30, 2011 11:45 AM
4068 Re:Old drum music - any ideas? Singlestroker 493 Mar 1, 2011 4:01 PM
4050 Re:Old drum music - any ideas? OldFart 727 Mar 6, 2011 11:08 AM
3983 Re:Old drum music - any ideas? Singlestroker 687 Mar 6, 2011 3:26 PM
4101 Re:Old drum music - any ideas? OldFart 729 Mar 6, 2011 4:32 PM
2268 Re:Old drum music - any ideas? OldFart 174 Nov 21, 2012 7:41 PM
2225 Re:Old drum music - any ideas? Singlestroker 766 Nov 22, 2012 6:41 AM
2227 Re:Old drum music - any ideas? OldFart 702 Nov 22, 2012 8:36 AM
2723 Re:Old drum music - any ideas? Singlestroker 243 Nov 22, 2012 1:22 PM

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