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Ride Cymbal Variations: Part 1

When most of us practice jazz independence exercises, we most often times stick to the typical ride cymbal pattern.  What I found to be surprisingly challenging is to change the ride cymbal pattern just slightly, and try again at some comping rhythms with the snare and bass drum.

In these "Ride Cymbal Variation" posts I will supply some examples of an altered ride cymbal pattern to try different comping exercises out of.  A great place to look for comping rhythms is John Riley's "The Art of Bop Drumming," but you can create your own just as well.

Shown below is an example of a 3-3-2 ride cymbal pattern: