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Old 08-31-2013, 12:24 AM
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Default Re: Hi-Hat Stepping (Lift & Close on every beat)

Originally Posted by WhoIsTony? View Post
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
Yeah, you are right. The flip-side is that rock music doesn't require much expression or voicing with the hi-hats. At least the majority of rock or pop music, away from fusion/progressive/avant garde etc.
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