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Ride Cymbal Variations, Part 2:

In the 2nd part of these exercises (find the original post here), I'd like to introduce another, slightly different ride cymbal pattern.  Again, a lot of these comping patterns come from John Riley's "The Art of Bop Drumming," but you can create your own just as well. 

A great way to practice these exercises is to count out loud while playing them.  This will help you to internalize the pattern, as well as feel the groove better.  Two ways to count are "1 2 3 4" and "1 2 3, 1 2 3, 1 2"