A list of simple grooves where the right hand plays the china cymbal.
A collection of more specific and situational groove construction ideas including open hi hat placements and simple accenting.
Some ideas for using crashes to accent select beats in a bar. Useful in all genres of music as a groove pattern or as a variation in a phrase.
An idea for alternative crash placement with several variations.
This style of groove involves playing a constant quarter note bass drum pattern and building the groove around that. A very useful groove that appears in all styles of music.
An alternative to straight eighth or quarter note right hands in grooves that involves playing a hi hat only on '+' counts.
A development of the offbeat 8th right hand part idea that involves opening the hi hat then closing it straight away. A good exercise in left foot control as well as a nice sound groove.
A right hand part for a groove that involves playing constant 8ths on the ride and accenting the '+' counts with the bell.