Hi-hat

How To : Push a samba rhythm by altering the hi-hat pattern

World fusion drumming combines the energy and feel of rock, Latin, and world music with the technique and improvisational skills of jazz. In this installment of his video tutorial series on the rudiments of world fusion drumming, Berklee College of Music professor Skip Hadden ...more

How To : Play barking Hi-Hats

Learn how to encorporate the barking Hi-Hat effect in your drumming. Drummer Darren Matthes gives an excellent breakdown for when to hit the cymbal, when to close it, and how to add this sound into a variety of beats. Play barking Hi-Hats. Click through to watch this video on ...more

How To : Play hi-hat double strokes

Play beats like Carter Beauford and Chad Sexton by using double strokes on the hi-hat. Darren explains that there is a basis of a beat where you play 16th notes on the hi-hat. Play hi-hat double strokes. Click through to watch this video on unirunner.com

How To : Master the hi-hats

In this two-pat installment from his video tutorial series (in which he covers everything from improving timekeeping to creativity and orchestrations in patterns and drum fills), Brian Ferguson discusses the hi-hats and takes a comparative look at the most common techniques fo ...more

How To : Play sizzling the hi-hats

This short drum lesson explains how to sizzle the hi-hats within your drumming. It starts out by teaching the basic method, and then explains various ways that it can be integrated within your own musical drumming.

How To : Play hip hop beats on piano

Our synth expert, Ryan Larson, will explain the basic sequencing process step by step, including how to use samples, setup and create loops, choose and add effects to tracks, record instruments like a thumping bass drum, crisp hi hat cymbals, tight snare hits, and other percus ...more

How To : Beatbox Tutorial - The Basics

This video teaches the bare basic sounds and gives you some beats to practice. Online metronome - http://www.metronomeonline.com/ To make the sounds Kick drum -- Make a "buh" sound. It's like saying "boo" without the "oo". Build up pressure behind your lips to make it loude ...more

How To : Make basic beatbox sounds

Try beat boxing to make percussion sounds using only your mouth. Follow this Howcast guide to learn how to make basic beatbox sounds. You Will Need * Rhythm * A mouth Step 1: Create a kick drum Make the kick drum sound by expelling pressurized air through your mouth. At the ...more

How To : Beatbox basic beats

Watch this music tutorial video to learn how to beatbox basic beats with Venolla. The basic beats include kick drum, closed hi-hat, rim shot, falsetto, and other techniques. Beatboxing will be easy once you've watched this helpful how-to video that is perfect for beginners. Pa ...more

How To : Play swing drum beat pattern variations

The swing drum beat pattern is an intricate jazz rhythm that incorporates the snare, hi-hat and kick drum. Learn to play several variations of the swing drum beat with expert tips in this free drumming video series. Part 1 of 16 - How to Play swing drum beat pattern variations ...more

How To : Perform basic noises for beatboxing

Check out this instructional beatboxing video that shows you how to perform basic noises for beatboxing beginners. The three basic sounds are the kick (the staple mark for beatboxing, similar to a kick drum), the hi hat sound, and the click. Master these three basic noises and ...more

How To : Do reggaeton beat sequencing

In this video series, learn how to sequence Reggaeton beats on a Korg Triton keyboard. Our synth expert, Ryan Larson, will explain the basic sequencing process step by step, including how to use samples, setup and create loops, choose and add effects to tracks, record instrume ...more

How To : Read music for drums

In this tutorial, we learn how to read music for drums. A hi hat and kick is equal to quarter notes and a hi hat is just eighth notes. When you see a snare and a kick this is equal to quarter notes. As you continue to read the music for the drums, you will see the music notes ...more

How To : Play swing groove drum beat variations

The swing groove drum beat is an intricate drum pattern that combines the hi-hat, snare and kick drum. Learn to play several variations of the swing groove drum pattern by displacing eighth notes with expert tips in this free drumming video series. Part 1 of 16 - How to Play s ...more

How To : Play rock drum beat patterns

The rock drum beat is an intricate drum pattern that incorporates the hi-hat, snare and bass drum. Learn some tips for playing various patterns of the rock drum beat from an experienced drumming instructor in this free music lesson video series. Part 1 of 15 - How to Play rock ...more

How To : Set up a drum kit

In this video series, our expert Patrick Sapia will show you how to set up a drum set or drum kit. Mr. Sapia will show you how so set up a bass drum, a bass drum pedal, the tom tom stands, the cymbal stands, and the hi hat stand. He will then teach you how to mount the cymbals ...more

How To : Learn to spice up grooves using the hi hat on drums

Watch to learn some detailed ideas on how to spice up your grooves using the hi hat on your drum set. Part 1 of 2 - How to Learn to spice up grooves using the hi hat on drums. Part 2 of 2 - How to Learn to spice up grooves using the hi hat on drums.

How To : Play sixteenth note accent beats

This lesson covers six unique sixteenth note accent beats. These are ideal for intermediate to advanced drummers that are looking for new ways to spice up their grooves. The patterns are somewhat similar to the two-handed sixteenth note beats, but they incorporate accents on c ...more

How To : Read basic drum set music and the open hi hat

In this drum lesson you will learn how to read and play the open hi hat technique. This is an extension to "Basic Drum Set Music 1," so be sure that you are comfortable with the topics discussed in that lesson before moving on to this one. Get the beat sheet here: http://onli ...more

How To : Play tom-tom beats

This video lesson covers five fun drum beats that are played on the toms. Unlike most drum beats that are centered around the hi-hats or ride-cymbal, these grooves are built around tom-tom patterns. They aren't too difficult to play, and work well in a wide range of playing st ...more

How To : Do two handed 16th note drum beats

The two-handed sixteenth note drum beats featured in this lesson are a little different than anything covered in previous lessons. Unlike the regular sixteenth note beats, these patterns have the hands alternating between the hi-hats and snare for the entire measure.

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