Tuesday, November 22, 2011

More Swing Independence Workouts

A while ago, I posted a basic swing independence exercise. (You can read it here.) Here are two variations on that basic exercise. Again, go slow and get it really locked in, then try it with your favorite swing tunes.

Swing Independence 2


Swing Independence 3


Two more tips:

  • Keep the ride pattern prominent so that it feels like swing.
  • Try to make the hi-hat (in 2) and bass drum (in 3) feel like quarter note triplets, with the other instruments filling in the rest of the triplet.


Happy drumming!



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Drummer's Weight Room: Tap Timing Exercise

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