Soloing on The Drumset: Methods and Devices

Let’s face it, in most performance situations drum solos are infrequent and even unnecessary interruptions of songs, used mainly to placate an overeager drummer or to give the rest of the band members a break. But what if we could solo utilizing tried and true methods and devices from the “melodic” world of music? Soloing musically, like everything else in drumming, takes practice and gets better with experience.