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Sizzling The Hi-Hats

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Learn To Sizzle The Hi-Hats For Drumming Dynamics

This short drum lesson explains how to sizzle the hi-hats within your drum beats. It starts out by teaching the basic method, and then explains various ways that it can be incorporated into musical drumming. Watch the included video lesson for step-by-step training.

Jared also gives a word of caution in the included training video. Don't overuse this method in your drumming. It has a far more powerful dynamic effect when it is used sparingly. If you are playing a set of about ten songs, consider sizzling the hi-hats in no more than two or three songs. This way, the audience won't get too used to hearing the sound.