With Tim Carman’s Haynes-ISM, by utilizing one segment of vocabulary – you read that right, only ONE! – played often by Roy Haynes, we will create hundreds of exercises. This one piece of vocabulary, which we’ll refer to as our ISM, will be turned inside out and upside down, run through different time signatures, phrase lengths, and song forms, with the end result being the complete absorption of a fantastic piece of vocabulary played by Haynes and more importantly, the freedom to create your own interpretations of this ISM.
This book will explore three ways Haynes develops and alters the phrase:
• Permutation–shifting the starting location of the pattern within the measure
• Orchestration–moving the pattern to different drums or sound sources
• Subdivision Variation–“stretching” or “shrinking” the pattern by utilizing various subdivisions like triplets, eighth notes, and sixteenth notes.
Additionally, we will utilize the ISM in 12-, 16-, and 32-bar song forms, and in various time signatures!
Finally, the book contains more than 10 transcriptions of Haynes’ soloing and comping, as well as a list of source material to check out!
Haynes-ISM, by Tim Carman, is the first release from the ISMS series, a group of books based on the famous Bruce Lee quote: “I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.” Modified for our purposes as follows: “I fear not the MUSICIAN who has practiced 10,000 LICKS once, but I fear the MUSICIAN who has practiced one LICK 10,000 times.”