How to Play the Drums for Jazz Music : How to Swing the Ride Cymbal & Hi Hat in Jazz Drum

How to Play the Drums for Jazz Music : How to Swing the Ride Cymbal & Hi Hat in Jazz Drum


Hi, I’m Shaun Schaefer on behalf of Expert
Village, and today we’re going to be learning how to play a basic Jazz drum beat. So now
that we have our ride cymbal pattern down, da da, da dada, da dada, da dada, da dada.
Let’s go ahead and play that once again, and throw in the high hat on two and four. Like
I said the high hat is the most important aspect of our Jazz beat. So without the high
hat it’s kind of pointless. So let’s get started with the ride cymbal pattern. Remember it’s
straight like this one, two and three, four and one. And we’re going to swing it one,
two ah three, four. Ah one, two ah, three, four. Ah one, da dada, dada one, two ah, three,
four. Ah one, two ah three, four. Ah one, two ah, three, four. Ah one, two ah, three,
four. Ah one, two ah, three, four. Ah one, two ah, three, four. Da da dada da dada da
dada da da. One, two ah, three, four. Ah one, two ah, three, four. One, two ah, three, four.
Ah one, two ah, three, four. Ah one, two ah, three, four. Ah one, two da da, da dada. So
as you can see, you don’t need, if you don’t have your drum kit with you, maybe you’re
sitting in the office at work, or maybe you’re sitting at your desk in school. You don’t
necessarily have to have drums, ok? You can tap your left foot. As long as you can count
you can practice any drum beat, without your drum set or a set of drums. So you can da
da dada, da dada, sing it to yourself. Or tap, tap your right hand you know. So you
don’t need cymbals and drums and all of this. The bells and whistles to practice, I don’t
want that as an excuse. Keep practicing the pattern on the ride cymbal with your high
hat. That is we’re starting to get our foundation. So let’s take a look at the next step and
see where we go from here.

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