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Hi-Hat Accent Displacement: Part II

Technique by Ryan Carver // February 02 2008
Hi-Hat Accent Displacement: Part II

When you are comfortable playing all the accents of part one, you can combine them to make phrases in your grooves. Try to use the accents to emphasize a rhythm or melody. Use a metronome and make sure you always feal the downbeat. Try these one-measure grooves to get comfortable moving the accents.




By phrasing the accents over two bars, you can really start to create feels and rhythms inside of your grooves.





Add the accents to some grooves you know, and you can get some really funky stuff going on.





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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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