Re: Hi-Hat Stepping (Lift & Close on every beat)
it has a learning curve so just think about it & work quarters w/ basic grooves & then do those same grooves w/ eighths (pac-man).
goofin on ideas helps too. just solo w/ HH (stomp), bass drum, snare & ride. think of the HH as a snare & just drop it in like BD bombs or snare cracks. got me to mentally think about the HH stomp as a staccato voice.
when you get passable w/ eighths, play along to "what is hip" by tower of power. its at 105 bpm about. garibaldi plays stepped eighths the whole time even when he is playing RH on the HH as well. master this & you will DESTROY rock grooves w/ eighths.
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