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HI-HAT VARIATIONS

Want to spice up your grooves without changing the kick or snare pattern?


An easy way to give some more life to your grooves is to vary the hi-hat pattern.


Below are four simple grooves, each with four extra hi-hat variations notated below them. Get comfortable with the main grooves and then try the hi-hat variations.



(Download link for the PDF file at the bottom of this post)
















TIPS & TRICKS:

  • Start slow with each groove and make sure you are playing the hi-hats in the correct spots.

  • All of the grooves written below are to be played with your right hand on the hi-hat and left hand on the snare (or the opposite for left-handed players).

  • Try playing the simple groove 3 times in a row and add a hihat variation for the 4th bar. This is a subtle way of adding points of interest to your playing without changing the groove too much.


Hope that helps!



BACKBONE DRUM SCHOOL - HI-HAT VARIATIONS
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