Comping is what chord players (piano and/or guitar) do in jazz music to accompany a soloist. Drummers do the same thing rhythmically. We keep time on the cymbals and use the drums to play improvised rhythms that interact with the chord players and soloist. This is the primary way that a drummer improvises in jazz music. In this lesson we will be playing swing on the Ride Cymbal the entire time and at various tempos. You will learn various 1/4 note rhythms to play on the drums while maintaining your swing feel. These rhythms are all on the beat. That makes them align with the time on the cymbals, which is a good way to get started.

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