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Gary Chaffe

I recently began re-looking at some of his work/books for drums. 14 years ago, when I started out playing Time Functioning Patterns is what I started out on. It's been a solid foundation for years. However, recently I've been feeling that I need to re work some things. Jazz Independence, sticking patterns, linear phrasing. Things like that. One of the things I need to do is set up a practice kit in my basement or something.

Check out his books

These books break down every possible beat and ostinato. These books are a neccessity for anyone who plays. The exercises in these books will make you feel retarded when you first try to do them; the jazz independence exercises in particular did it for me.

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