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Old 08-31-2013, 12:05 AM
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Default Re: Hi-Hat Stepping (Lift & Close on every beat)

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Originally Posted by Brian View Post
I say this a lot, but Gary Chaffees Technique Patterns and the concepts there helped me a lot with orchestration as well as left foot. The basic hand/foot permutations against playing hi-hat on the downbeat /upbeat/triplets etc, helped eliminate the immediate physical barriers.
one of the best responses I have seen here

I see too many young players.... especially rock players.... leaving the left foot to be reserved simply as a time keeper

which is an absolute shame because the hi hat is one of the most, if not THE most expressive instruments in the kit and should be worked on and used as such

develop your left foot to have its own voice and you will stand out among those who designate it solely as a time keeper ......and they are in abundance
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