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Ride Symbol Technique
Think of the ride cymbal as the heartbeat of jazz drumming. It's the pulse which adds swing and feel to the music.
Explore some different ways to play hi hats with the foot pedal. Peter shows you how to play outside the standard 2 and 4 beats.
Slow Jazz Blues - 4/4 Time
With slower tempos it’s important to know how to fill up the spaces between the notes. Peter demonstrates how to play a slow jazz blues as an example.
Practice Pads: Warming Up with Rudiments
Peter shows you a great warm up routine using rudiments that you can do even when you don't have your drums around.