we showed up for a radio interview once with no perc equip (just happened to have guitars in the van) and didn't realize they'd be wanting an in-studio unplugged performance. I got to play phonebook and my keychain that night; it was almost fun. That said...racefan33":y9xt4mtq said:Just a pair of sticks.
Yep, in jazz or swing etc. you play the groove on the ride and hi-hat. Snare is used for playing with brushes and to do a little improv. You don't really need the kick that much, because you play it 3 times less with the kick than with the snare, or the traditional 4 on the floor or the big four. But if you stick to the essentials, you just need a ride hh and snare. Sometimes you don't need the hi-hat if it is really quiet swing.Carter":1fkh837a said: