Originally Posted by Sheepdisease
Thank you all for your help. It's not that I have a problem playing hi-hat at any point during a groove, I am quite happy doing this confidently. It is just when I try to open and close constantly throughout a groove.
It seemed that some replies were more focussed on adding one or two hi hat lifts in a groove rather than constantly.
There must be a way that you all started. I do understand that it requires practice, but as I said previously I need to know the foundations behind this technique.
Thank you once again and look forward to your responses.
I'd recommend starting with a standard 4/4 beat................kick on one and three and snare on two and four.................while playing eighth notes with your left foot.
Once you get that down solid, you can then make it more difficult.