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Jazz ride pattern Edit

The key signature in jazz drumming is played on the ride cymbal. It can also be played on the hi-hat or with brushes on the snare for smoother sound. The hi-hat is often used with the foot on 2 and 4, which are accented. The bass drum is sometimes played very softly on each time as a driving beat. In Jazz, the drummer's task is to accompany the others musicians (and particularly the soloist), therefore the drums must be played with a moderate volume. Comping is often used as an abbreviation of accompanying.

4 Rc|X--X-XX--X-X|
- Hf|---X-----X--|
4 Bd|o--o--o--o--|
     1..2..3..4..

Jazz beat examples Edit

These basic jazz beats are great to practice limb independence !

4 Rc|X--X-XX--X-X|X--X-XX--X-X|X--X-XX--X-X|X--X-XX--X-X|
- Sd|o--o-oo--o-o|-oo-o--oo-o-|-o--o-oo-oo-|o-o--o--oo-o|
4 Bd|------------|------------|------------|------------|
  Hf|---X-----X--|---X-----X--|---X-----X--|---X-----X--|
     1..2..3..4.. 1..2..3..4.. 1..2..3..4.. 1..2..3..4..

  Rc|X--X-XX--X-X|X--X-XX--X-X|X--X-XX--X-X|X--X-XX--X-X|
  Sd|------------|------------|------------|------------|
  Bd|o--o-oo--o-o|-oo-o--oo-o-|-o--o-oo-oo-|o-o--o--oo-o|
  Hf|---X-----X--|---X-----X--|---X-----X--|---X-----X--|
     1..2..3..4.. 1..2..3..4.. 1..2..3..4.. 1..2..3..4..

  Rc|X--X-XX--X-X|X--X-XX--X-X|X--X-XX--X-X|X--X-XX--X-X|
  Sd|o---o---o---|--o-o--o----|--o---ooo---|--oo------o-|
  Bd|--o---o---o-|-o------o-o-|o---o-----o-|----o--o----|
  Hf|---X-----X--|---X-----X--|---X-----X--|---X-----X--|
     1..2..3..4.. 1..2..3..4.. 1..2..3..4.. 1..2..3..4..