Improvisation Drumming – Workout with Propellerhead’s Figure app

I wouldn’t define this as jazz improvisation but it sure is fun. I call it free-form jazz rock fusion electronic something.

Spread the love
  • 5
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • 1
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    6
    Shares
Improvisation Drumming – Workout with Propellerhead’s Figure app

Improvising on the drums is a really fun way to communicate your drumming skills, techniques, rudiments, patterns, fills, and more. Plus it’s a great workout. I wouldn’t define this video as jazz improvisation but it sure is fun. I call it free-form jazz rock fusion electronic something.

While there are tons of backing tracks here on DrumlessJazz.com and YouTube, there are many ways to make your own backing tracks and/or loops to play along with.

In the video below, I started with a simple synth & bass loop created in Propellerhead’s iOS app Figure then did some improv on the drum kit. The drums were recorded with just my iPhone mic then mixed in Logic Pro X. No need for sheet music or a Bluetooth page turner. Nothing fancy. Just fun.

What are some of your favorite ways to improvise on the kit?
Let me know in the comments below.

Gear Used

Tama Drums
Amedia Antique Ride 20 Cymbal
Zildjian ZXT Trashformer Cymbal 10 Inch
Sabian HHX Hi Hats:
14 in. Stage Hats top
14 in. Groove Hats bottom
Drum Workshop DW 3000 Pedal
Zildjian ASTG Artist Series Drumsticks – Trilok Gurtu

Related Post:

What are the best drumsticks for electronic drums?
How many female drummers can you name?
Have you seen the History of the Drum Set?

Comments:

What are some of your favorite ways to improvise on the kit?

Thanks,

Greg

Spread the love
  • 5
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • 1
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    6
    Shares

8 thoughts on “Improvisation Drumming – Workout with Propellerhead’s Figure app”

  1. How awesome! My brother-in-law would love this, I will have to send him your link. He’s been a drummer for 20 years. He’s also raising a son who loves to play as well. I enjoyed this… thanks for sharing!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *