Hi-Hat Control Exercises
This lesson aims to get you using your hi-hats more dynamically and creatively. The exercises themselves are rooted in 4-way co-ordination and take you through different combinations of limb actions such as:
– Striking the snare while opening the hi-hats
– Striking the bass drum while opening the hi-hats
– Striking the snare while closing the hi-hats
– Striking the bass drum while closing the hi-hats
The second half explores different hi-hat-focussed drum beats including two-handed hi-hat grooves and variations on the hi-hat/snare paradiddle beat.