186. 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 quavers with the cymbal, which can seem easy, although, if you record yourselves, you will see that placing the other beats on the bass drum with groove is not that easy. What matters in these exercises is not simply reading them, but making them move, and enabling your extremities to read different lines.