1. Learn to comp and voice lead chords.
2. Practice sightreading chord charts.
3. Play along with recordings.
4. Record yourself and listen back.
5. Play louder. Why? The drums are loud.
6. Practice your broken chords for every tune.
7. Use a metronome on everything you play and practice.
8. Learn to clap and count aloud eighth note rhythms.
9. Listen to jazz daily.
10. Sign up early, piano spots go quickly.
What tunes should you practice?
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If I can help you, call me. I've attended a dozen jazz camps over the years as a pianist and drummer.
You've got to learn your instrument. Then, you practice, practice, practice. And then, when you finally get up there on the bandstand, forget all that and just wail.
I'm a professional pianist and music educator in West Toronto Ontario. I'm also a devoted percussionist and drum teacher.