8. While trading fours with yourself and singing "Blue Monk", play the written rhythm for two bars and improvise a response for two bars.
Here are the steps of the exercise written out:
Trading 4's With Syncopation
Philly Joe Jones
If you want to learn some great vocabulary for trading 4's, Philly Joe is your man. Here is a post I did about Philly Joe's 4's just recently. I would recommend checking out the song "Billy Boy" from the album "Milestones" for a wealth of great 4's to learn from:
The Dawson Book
Here is a link to the Dawson book that I recommended in the video. Alan Dawson was not only an incredible teacher, but he was also a great drummer! Check him out with Sonny Rollins:
Here is the melody that I am using in the video: