Left-Hand Exercises

By Richie "Gajate" Garcia Originally Published in DRUM! Magazine's May 2008 Issue

In my last lesson I provided a drum set pattern to be played on a cajon. To better help you work on your independence, play the following exercises on the cajon with the left hand and then play the other rhythm on any instrument, including a shaker, a tambourine, cowbell, hi-hat, or ride cymbal.


Richie “Gajate” Garcia has played with Phil Collins, Diana Ross, Hiroshima, and John Denver, recorded movie soundtracks, taught at Musician's Institute for ten years, and performs clinics worldwide.

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