Swing Style Drum Lessons
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Swing Style Drum Lessons:
In the following Drum Charts, keep the top-line Right-Hand Swing Pattern going and at first count the bottom-line loudly, then bring in some of them with the Left-Hand on the Snare Drum and/or Tom-toms until you can bring them all in without messing up the Up-on-1 & 3 and Down-on-the-2 & 4 RH swing motion. Let the momentum of the “Down” help you to ‘skip like a flat rock across a pond’ on the Lazy-A’s into the 1 & 3. The entire RH motion can sway like a swing-set, but better yet, make the whole pattern as parts of a circle so that you can take advantage of the free energy of momentum and eliminate the stop-start energy-draining force of inertia problem with straight-lines! Reverse all of this if you are Left-Handed. You can also play the bottom-line with the Bass Drum or variously split the rhythm between the Snare/Toms and Bass as I show in the PDF Comping Patterns further below.
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