Jazz Play-Along (Baby Steps to Giant Steps)

Charts, Comping and Trading Play-Along for Drums.

Jazz Play-Along (formerly titled Baby Steps to Giant Steps), is based on classic jazz standards, these play-along tunes give the drummer the opportunity to work on increasing his/her jazz drumming facility in a real-world musical fashion. The package contains drum charts and suggested patterns for each song, as well as a lead sheet for each song, helping the drummer to understand what he or she may encounter on a real jazz gig.

The included minus-drums audio features 11 tracks that gradually step up in tempo from 100 to 310 BPM.

Written by two jazz pros, Peter Retzlaff and Jim Rupp, this book and audio package also includes a complete instructional method for learning how to play jazz, covering such topics as developing your jazz ride cymbal patterns, feathering the bass drum, learning comping patterns, and playing with brushes. All of the songs and educational topics are accompanied by clear text that explains the concepts, along with an extensive recommended listening discography.

eBook or Print | 74 Pages | 11 Audio Tracks

From: $9.99



  • Jim Rupp
  • Peter Retzlaff


  • Drums


  • Jazz

Skill Level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
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