So here’s our last entry in our Independence Days series.
Obviously, this one is much much more complicated than the other, so let’s break it down a bit. The ostinato in letter has five voices being played by three limbs. The right foot keeps easy quarter notes on the kick drum. The left foot is playing two different sounds on the hi-hat: splashes and chicks. This can be very difficult to play at first; it take a lot of control. It’s probably a good idea to practice this part by itself for a while. Finally, the right hand moves between the bow of the ride cymbal and the bell. Spend some time with this ostinato and get very comfortable with it before you try to proceed.
Have fun with this one!