Difficulty LevelThis video is a short and sweet introduction to playing the drums in the Jazz style. This video demonstrates how the classic Jazz Ride Cymbal Pattern is constructed and how to use the pattern with the stepped Hi-Hat.

A simple “Jazzy” groove is demonstrated at the end so that you have something to practice with the Ride and Hi-Hat patterns. The written notation for each orchestration will be appearing at the bottom of the screen as I play the examples.

 

Jazz Drumming Basics Part 1

 

 

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