Further to my post from last week, here's a few more comping exercises in the same spirit as the ones I shared before (btw the fellow above was not impressed that Mr. Octopus got all the attention last time, so here he is to set us straight...and if you haven't checked out "4-Way Coordination" by Dahlgren & Fine, you should!)
As with my previous exercises, I find these really help with my sense of balance while developing 4-limb coordination.
Play both of these exercises with the standard ride cymbal rhythm over top.
As before, these are a series of syncopated figures organized in three-beat phrases that create an over-the-bar-line loop.
Play it slow.
Balance the limbs dynamically.
Use a metronome.
Relax and strive for a sense of flow.
Make it swing!
* If you have any questions please let me know!*