189. Here we work on independence, one of the most interesting aspects of the drum kit. These exercises were influenced by those created by the drummer Kenny Arnoff. Watch out that the cymbal maintains one figure, the snare is in the 2-4, the hi-hat with crotchets and we read with the bass drum. Figures of one, two, and three beats. These exercises have helped me a lot to work on ambidexterity and all students of mine who have used them have been surprised with the results. Speed (crotchets) = 60 and (crotchets) = 70. As you can see, here we begin to work with three beats on the cymbal; some of you may not know about this figure (Although I doubt it) but it is highly used. Listen very well to all the beats, and do not accelerate the tempo. The more beats you use, the more care you’ll have to take that it is all adjusted for synchrony.