Ok I’m an old guy and here’s my take:Where should it go - or is it just the player's preference? Where do you play it?
Yep I agree there are no hard and fast rules but with Vienna waltzes the 1 on the kick followed by 1/2 on hat with press rolls on snare works just fine. But , I’m guessing there are very few out there who have played Strauss.Though you often start with 2 & 4 or all four in a 4/4 beat there are no rules there either. It just depends on the song and what you're going for,
I'm maybe not that old, but I guess I anything except for 1 on a waltz. 2, 3, 2+3, 2 & 3 &, etc
In 5/4 I guess I started with 4, then 2 then both 2 + 4. If I go over the barline with the ride I may continue with he same foot pattern but also do the same or oposite with the hi-hat.
Add in splashes and you've got quite a few more options in both. In a jazz context there will be quite bit of variation and improvisation. Just a different voice for different textures.
Yep on 5/4 that works. I guess I was captivated by Joe Morello Brubeck’s famous drummer as his technique. Look at Take Five video on You Tube and watch hat.. it’s 1-1//2 and every one who played that number in that era copied Joe. As regards 3/4 I was taught that old time and classic waltzes used the 1 on kick with rt hand stick either on ride or closed hat then 1/1 on open hat. The modern waltz was kick and hat on and 1/2 stick on ride or hat. Current country seems to like that but hey the end result is to be on 3/4.My default feel for 3/4 swing is right foot on 1, left foot on 3, snare on either 1& or 2.
In 5/4 I tend to play the hihat one beat behind the bass drum, 12 . 45