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Old 08-31-2013, 07:16 AM
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Default Re: Hi-Hat Stepping (Lift & Close on every beat)

Originally Posted by WhoIsTony? View Post
completely subjective

when played tastefully in any genre of music it can enhance a mood, relay an emotion, or just color an otherwise colorless line beautifully

lots of the more seasoned rock guys use this transparently quite a bit

Matt Cameron displays this beautifully on some old Soundgarden records
Danny Carey is another
Josh Freese is another
Bonzo even colors parts nicely with some left foot texture

the list goes on and on
adding flavor to a basic 4/4 rock beat is not a requirement, but a possibility. I totally agree that coloring the groove is ultimately one of the main things to master, JMO, but it's not necessary to get a simple rock gig.
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