5-Minute Lessons

Here is a double ostinato study for the left hand and left foot. Before you attempt this exercise you should be sure to have an understanding of the Moeller stroke and how to keep it smooth over several bars. The key to this phrasing of this exercise is in the left hand. The 5-note grouping is played as a single Moeller stroke followed by a double Moeller stroke. The left foot is playing a cascara pattern on the hi-hat.

The notated accents apply only to the left hand.

Ostinato Challenge 1