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Old 04-24-2013, 02:04 AM
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Default Ride cymbal bell accent patterns

So youre plating a basic money beat and you want to accent the eighth notes you are playing maybe on the ride bell. What are your favorites?

Answers could be like this:

& & & & (just the "ands")
& & &a4&

I like to play straight 8ths and then accent the "ah" of the 1 and the "e" of the 2 with a snare hit on the 2.

This is simple stuff but can make or break any song or groove really.
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Old 04-24-2013, 03:51 AM
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Default Re: Ride cymbal bell accent patterns

Good stuff. Sometimes Try playing a whole measure with your 8th note bell ping accents then a measure on the hats back and forth. You can lift your hat pedal on the ands. Or try 16ths between the ride and hats playing your 8ths pattern on the bell and doing the 16ths with your left hand as well as the backbeat.
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Old 04-24-2013, 03:52 AM
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Default Re: Ride cymbal bell accent patterns

I have always been fond of Alex Van Halen's high hat bell work on the song Feels So Good
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Old 04-24-2013, 04:33 PM
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Default Re: Ride cymbal bell accent patterns

I like &'s on the bell, and not playing the 1234 at all (&'s only), and randomly diddling them.
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Old 04-25-2013, 02:12 AM
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I have always been fond of Alex Van Halen's high hat bell work on the song Feels So Good
Thinking about it he always had some little accents working in the background. Will have to check that out a bit.
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Old 04-25-2013, 02:44 AM
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I like it on the 1/16 right before the snare.
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:27 AM
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This is simple stuff but can make or break any song or groove really.
Absolutely, & something I love - but applied sparingly. Occasionally I'll work the other way around too. Riding on the bell (mostly 4's) then using the cymbal bow to throw in some "& ghosts". Adds a mild syncopation feel in a full on power groove setting.
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