Drumming without Ride
Posted 01 May 2012 - 02:52 AM
I am new to drumming so I have yet to obtain a ride cymbal.
I of course have crash, hi-hat and the snare and toms e.t.c. but just wondering if there are any songs I can play without a ride cymbal? If not are there any good exercises or things I can do until I get the ride cymbal
Posted 01 May 2012 - 03:02 AM
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Posted 02 May 2012 - 11:55 AM
Always use your creativity once you master the exercises in their basic form. It will take you to the next level.
For example take the first three exercises of the Groove Live lesson.
Now do them in your hihat and in your ride/crash/tom (something opposite from your HH) simultaneously while you use each foot in your DB pedal (or SB pedal + HH pedal) with each hand. Then crisscross hands and feet. Next, do it only on the HH but with triplets. Then on the ride with triplets. Now mix everything together.
Next switch the riding to your feet. Yes, 16th notes on the feet while you keep the beat with your HH and ride. Then triplets.
If that's not enough to drive you crazy, you should be a pretty decent drummer by the time you can do all that.
It's basically practicing MORE than one thing at the same time. In this case, groove, speed and interdependence, all together.
This post has been edited by einarabelc5: 02 May 2012 - 12:08 PM
Posted 19 May 2012 - 11:59 AM
...Play with what you've got at first - Sean Lang
Posted 24 May 2012 - 01:41 PM
So to go without none... I'd be scarred for life.
All joking aside, when I first started playing on a kit, all I had was a cheap 17" Crash/Ride
I put several strips of masking tape on the underside to dry it out, and it worked for quite a while.
That being said, if you're just learning, a ride cymbal isn't necessary. You're keeping time on your hats. Once you get a ride cymbal, you'll simply play it like your hi hats (more or less.)