Man, I've been writing way too many words recently. Let's get back to the drums. I'm still spending most of my time with page one of this series, but here's another variation on the Elvin Jones Afro-Waltz, again adapted into 5/4, this time using "my" hihat part (it's just a little unusual and I happen to play it a lot) of dotted quarter notes starting on beat 2:
I'll say again that it's I strongly advise doing these with the tom moves. It's had a not-insignificant effect on my playing, in areas and ways I did not expect.
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