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Hi-Hat Accent Displacement: Part I

Technique by Ryan Carver // January 02 2008
Hi-Hat Accent Displacement: Part I

This series deals with the ability to move the accents around in a 1/16 note hi-hat groove. Being able to move accents can be a great way to alter feels or imply modulation. These four examples are the primary accents you should be comfortable with. Use a metronome and make sure you always feel a steady quarter-note pulse. When you are comfortable play the patterns together and jump around from one to the other. Make sure the accents stand out from the other notes.



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Ryan Carver

Ryan Carver is a world-renowned educator with a private practice based out of Ocean County New Jersey, USA. Ryan is the owner of Carver Drums, providing drum repair and custom drums. Ryan can be seen performing with the Shores top bands 4-5 nights a week! Ryan proudly endorses Beatnick Rhythm Analyzer from Onboard research and Carver Drums custom snare drums. Ryan is a member of Vic Firth Education Team, The Hudson T.I.P. program and The Percussive Arts Society. Visit Ryan online at www.carverdrums.com.

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