Friday, March 23, 2012

Todd's waltz

Or, the presumptuously-named Todd's waltz, as I call it. I'm not attempting to claim the radical innovation of adding a hihat on the & of 3, it's just how I often play a waltz, and I haven't seen it written- or noticed it being played, consistently- anywhere else. I started doing it when I was listening to a lot of Elvin and almost no one else, and that's certainly where it came from, though I don't remember a specific example of him doing it, except at the beginning of Inchworm.

You can do the usual ride pattern variations with this- 1 2& 3&, or 1 2&, for example. Also add the bass drum on beat 1, or playing patterns 2-3.

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