Thread: Carter Beauford
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Old 06-25-2011, 07:54 AM
wasdrummer wasdrummer is offline
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Default Carter's Hi-Hat work

Hi all.

Maybe somebody here can help me with this.

I'm sure there is a name for this technique ... where you hit a barely-open hi-hat and the kick at the same time, and immediately close the hats. ... psst

Anyhow, it seems Carter sometimes does this while both feet are busy on the kick pedals.
For that matter, it often seems like he continues to play his hats w/both feet busy on the kicks.

Anybody got any idea how he does that?
Does he just have hats with a week spring and he's knocking 'em slightly open with the stick?
Is he getting that left foot over to the hh pedal for a split second just in time?
Does he play with hats that are nearly closed all the time, anyway?

Anybody know what I'm talking about and/or can shine any light on this?

Many Thanks,
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