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THE VIENNESE WALTZ

   

 

In this lesson we will look at the Viennese Waltz. This is slightly different to a regular jazz waltz. It has a slightly faster tempo range, and is felt in 1 rather than 3. It also has a repetitive syncopated rhythm on the snare drum.

Start by taking the regular waltz pattern on the ride..

Next add the standard waltz foot pattern between bass drum and hihat..

From here play a snare note on the 3rd triplet of beat 1, and also on beat 3..

And that's a basic Viennese waltz!

By the way, where do you think the Viennese Waltz came from?...

 

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