Tagged: Big Band

Lunchtime Lesson – The 3/4 Vamp

Fellow Des Moines native, Bill Stewart, shows us how to solo over a vamp in 3/4. I was lucky enough to see Bill play a lot while I was in high school. Whenever he was back from NYC during the holidays, he’d sit in with the local big band where his dad was a trombonist. Bill is a master at applying melodies to the kit and using polyrhythms to create moments of tension and release, all the while being 100% musical.