139. 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. Here we use the second quaver on the cymbal. As you can observe, this pattern is more “normal”. However, it is possible that, according to the bass drum pattern, you may find it more or less difficult to move. That is what I call black holes. Those are your weak spots, and it is here where you have to work hard in order to eliminate them.