Originally Posted by nhzoso
Just started really getting into his drumming can you give me some examples of this hi hat stuff?
The best example, in my opinion, is the song "Walking on the Moon."
The basic groove is 8th on the hi-hat, but Copeland throws in lots of 16ths, and then starts throwing in some poly rhythms and various assorted syncopations on the hi-hats as drum fills.
2nd great example is the original version of "Don't Stand So Close to Me" (there is a 2nd version the Police put out a few years later with a drum machine).
Copelands dynamics on the hi-hat are what drive the verses.