Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Erskine Hi-Hat Lick

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A simple but hip little open/closed/snare hi-hat pattern that Peter Erskine showed me awhile ago.

No proper notation today but a simple way of thinking of this pattern would be to phrase it in triplets with the following sticking pattern:

R L x    L R x    R L x    L R x

( x = hi-hat w/foot)

Then double the hi-hat with the bass drum.

1 comment:

  1. So cool. I love opening and closing my hi hat in simple grooves, but haven't found a use for it yet. This groove changes everything! Thank you for posting this video to your Instagram!