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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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5345 Old drum music - any ideas? Singlestroker 972 Jan 19, 2011 2:52 PM
4501 Re:Old drum music - any ideas? moneyowen 580 Jan 20, 2011 4:24 AM
4523 Re:Old drum music - any ideas? OldFart 689 Jan 20, 2011 7:57 AM
4467 Re:Old drum music - any ideas? paul 291 Jan 20, 2011 10:05 AM
4621 Re:Old drum music - any ideas? Singlestroker 2787 Jan 20, 2011 2:54 PM
4380 Re:Old drum music - any ideas? Singlestroker 253 Jan 25, 2011 1:56 PM
4505 Re:Old drum music - any ideas? OldFart 374 Jan 26, 2011 8:09 AM
4421 Re:Old drum music - any ideas? Singlestroker 562 Jan 28, 2011 5:49 PM
4517 Re:Old drum music - any ideas? OldFart 814 Jan 28, 2011 10:17 PM
4407 Re:Old drum music - any ideas? OldFart 810 Jan 29, 2011 9:02 PM
4254 Re:Old drum music - any ideas? BrandonPorter 345 Jan 30, 2011 9:01 AM
4473 Re:Old drum music - any ideas? OldFart 341 Jan 30, 2011 11:47 AM
4406 Re:Old drum music - any ideas? Singlestroker 663 Jan 31, 2011 4:24 PM
4496 Re:Old drum music - any ideas? OldFart 719 Jan 31, 2011 8:21 PM
2265 Re:Old drum music - any ideas? Singlestroker 228 Nov 21, 2012 3:45 PM
4362 Re:Old drum music - any ideas? Singlestroker 250 Jan 30, 2011 8:29 AM
4407 Re:Old drum music - any ideas? OldFart 367 Jan 30, 2011 11:45 AM
4101 Re:Old drum music - any ideas? Singlestroker 493 Mar 1, 2011 4:01 PM
4081 Re:Old drum music - any ideas? OldFart 727 Mar 6, 2011 11:08 AM
4018 Re:Old drum music - any ideas? Singlestroker 687 Mar 6, 2011 3:26 PM
4133 Re:Old drum music - any ideas? OldFart 729 Mar 6, 2011 4:32 PM
2301 Re:Old drum music - any ideas? OldFart 174 Nov 21, 2012 7:41 PM
2256 Re:Old drum music - any ideas? Singlestroker 766 Nov 22, 2012 6:41 AM
2258 Re:Old drum music - any ideas? OldFart 702 Nov 22, 2012 8:36 AM
2755 Re:Old drum music - any ideas? Singlestroker 243 Nov 22, 2012 1:22 PM

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