DrumItInAMinute welcomes back Mike Malone, who you may recall was our first guest instructor ever! If you haven’t seen it before, make sure to check out his Jazz paradiddle-diddle lesson, as well.

Today, Mike’s got another couple of stickings to share. These work great in a jazz context, either as fills or integrated into solo phrases.

The stickings:

Some applications:

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BONUS: In addition to the patterns Mike demonstrated during his lesson, here are the three phrases that he performed in the video’s opening solo!


Mike Malone is originally from Oshkosh, Wisconsin. He attended the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire from 2009-2014. During his time in Eau Claire, he performed for 4 years with the Grammy nominated Jazz Ensemble I, under the direction of Robert Baca. As a composer, Malone has written countless jazz pieces for small group, along with a number of selections for big band. In 2013, he released his first album, “Overalls & Airplanes,” featuring 7 of Malone’s compositions. That same year, Malone toured internationally with the Glenn Miller Orchestra and Five By Design. He currently remains an active clinician, educator and performer, and is an endorsed performing artist for Bosphorus Cymbals.

You can connect with Mike on his website ( MaloneDrum.com ) and on YouTube ( YouTube.com/MaloneDrum )

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