It’s an Open and Shut Case
By David Garibaldi
Notice that where the L.F. closes the H.H., the R.H. is omitted. The sound produced is much cleaner than when the L.F. and R.H. play together. Once you’ve gone through all sixteen exercises, add the following S.D./B.D. pattern and go through them all again.
Simple, yes. But, any S.D./B.D. combination will work with these exercises, so have at it! I suggest writing the exercise out so you can see how all the limbs have to “line up” in each pattern.
Instructions: (a.) B.D. on beats 2 and 4. (b.) Stick across rim with open H.H. (c.) T.T. on beat 3. (d.) R.H./H.H.; L.H./stick across rim, shifts one sixteenth note each exercise. So does the L.H./T.T. (e.) B.D. remains on beats 2 and 4 throughout each exercise.
Following these instructions, Example 2 would look like this:
Now write out the rest of the exercises using the “reggae” concept.
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