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Modern Drummer Festival 2008 Interviews DRUM KEY:

Modern Drummer Festival 2008 Interviews

Bill Stewart
Swing Timekeeping Concepts
In Exercise 68, Bill demonstrates a simple way to keep time in a jazz setting.

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Exercise 69 demonstrates ways to embellish the ride pattern.

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Here are two variations of the feel of the ride pattern. Exercise 70 is more open, while Exercise 71 has a tighter feel:

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Here are some variations for uptempo ride patterns:

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Exercise 6 demonstrates how Bill uses the shoulder of the stick to play an accent on the cymbal without hitting it harder.

Ride Cymbal Sounds

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In Exercise 74, Bill demonstrates some left-foot hi-hat patterns while keeping time.

Left-Foot Independence

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