Using Tom-Toms in your Drum Beats
Using Toms to Accentuate Traditional Beats. Right hand on ride cymbal so your left hand can move from snare
to tom easily.
This video shows using your primary (right hand) on HH and switching to the floor tom to backup the snare beat.
Using the Floor Tom instead of the Hi-Hat
Melodic Tom Beats
If you have high toms or a set of roto-toms, you can mix in melodic tones with your drums. Here's a demo of a beat I created in the 80's: