#1
I know there's a drumming thread; I posted in there, and didn't get any help.

I was wondering what I should learn as far as hi-hat pedal independence.

I've noticed Jimmy Chamberlin, even in the most complex of rhythms, keeping a steady, quarter-note beat with his left foot on the hi-hat pedal; a lot of other drummers take advantage of this as well. I just really started working on this today (yesterday, now that I'm reposting it), and was wondering what beats or exercises people would suggest to help me stay versatile in this area, so I can begin using it in my bands songs. Here are some of the beats I've already got down at a moderate tempo (didn't check with a metronome, but I'd guess I was playing 115-130). The HP at the bottom is the hi-hat pedal.


CC|x---------------|
RC|--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
SN|----x--x-x--x---|
BD|x--x------------|
HP|x---x---x---x---|

SN|----x-------x---|
FT|r-r-r---r-r-r---|
BD|x-x-----x-x-----|
HP|x---x---x---x---|
SN|g-g-f-g-g-g-f-xx|
BD|x--x----x--x----|
HP|x---x---x---x---|

SN|----x-------x---|
FT|x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
BD|x--x------x-----|
HP|x---x---x---x---|
Last edited by herby190 at Jun 29, 2010,
#2
I tried to learn it once, but it was too hard to I started playing guitar instead.