Jazz Drum Lesson 14
Jazz Waltz

This jazz drum lesson covers jazz drum beats in 3/4, known as the jazz waltz. The comping rhythms in this lesson are similar to the two-voice comping patterns in previous lessons, however they are phrased in 3/4 instead of 4/4.

The basic jazz waltz beat is shown below.

Basic Jazz Waltz Drum Beat

Basic Jazz Waltz Drum Beat

The hi-hat is typically played on beat two but it can also be phrased in other ways. Below are some other common jazz waltz beats.

Jazz Waltz Drum Beat Variation 1 Jazz Waltz Drum Beat Variation 2 Jazz Waltz Drum Beat Variation 3

Jazz Waltz Drum Beat Variations

The exercises in this lesson are written with hi-hat on beat two but you can also play them using the jazz waltz beats above.

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