Rhythm: Jojo Mayer

Jojo left his home in Tucson, Arizona.

Jojo left his home in Tucson, Arizona.

As a bass player it’s important to lock in with the drummer, so it’s helpful to watch drummers talk about how they approach rhythm and groove.

Today let’s look at the great Swiss drummer Jojo Mayer.  His style is highly complex and dynamic, and by watching the videos below we can learn some of the concepts that he uses when he creates rhythms and grooves.

Below is a video with Jojo demonstrating Polyrhythms and Metric Modulation.

Textural Technique:  Jojo Mayer discussing different drum textures (Part 1)

Textural Technique: Part 2

Jojo Mayer Drum Solo

with Nerve in the studio