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Hi-Hat Accent Displacement: Part III

Technique by Ryan Carver // March 02 2008
Hi-Hat Accent Displacement: Part III

This exercise is a fun one. You can use the displacements of accents to imply a modulated time. You will start out by accenting the downbeat. Then you will start to accent every third hi-hat. Eventually you will start to imply the modulation by playing the bass and snare along with accents. Make sure you always feel the downbeat pulse. Use a metronome to help you out. You can use tools like this to change moods or play tricks on listening ears. This will also help your time and your ear. You can experiment with different groupings to imply different times.




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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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