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Opening/Closing Hi-Hats

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Learn To Open & Close The Hi-Hats

This video lesson will show you how to spice up simple rock grooves by opening and closing the hi-hats at a specified time within the beat. Jared gives tips and tricks to keep in mind when first playing open-close hi-hat beats, and then demonstrates four patterns that make use of this dynamic drumming technique.

Hi-Hat Beat #1
Hi-Hat Beat #2
Hi-Hat Beat #3
Hi-Hat Beat #4

Once you have completed this lesson, you can move on to sizzling the hi-hats. It's a fun one!