205. 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. This figure is known as “galopas” in some South American countries, because of its resemblance to the sound of a galloping horse. Apart from this curiosity, which you are probably familiar with, it is a highly recurrent figure in several styles, particularly in Latin music, and if you haven’t realised, then listen to the cowbells.