By combining different stickings, rudiments, and accent patterns between the bell or bow of the ride cymbal and the snare drum, we can create unique musical effects. In this lesson we’ll explore what I refer to as “kicked-up bell patterns.” These ride and snare combinations sit well at tempos between 135 and 200 bpm, and they add a nice, warm texture to double bass grooves. The examples in this lesson incorporate straight 16th-note or 8th-note-triplet subdivisions, but you can experiment with other note rates.

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