The Swing Cymbal Beat


The swing cymbal beat is the fundamental drum feel of jazz music. The beat itself is simple; consisting of only ride cymbal and hi-hat pedal strokes, leaving the drummer space to improvise bass drum & snare drum rhythms over the beat. In this lesson we build up the basic beat and explore a few variations to the dynamics of the beat.


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