Welcome to the second part of this three-part series on hi-hat comping. In this lesson we’ll explore repetitive hi-hat motifs in 3/4. The phrases included here are intended to help develop dynamic balance between the hi-hat foot and the other limbs.

A dynamically controlled hi-hat pulse, played in sync with the ride cymbal, can help expand your sound and reinforce the swing feel. In modern music, the hi-hat is often used as an accent texture within a phrase, stressing rhythms and creating syncopations traditionally reserved for the snare or bass drum.

A dynamically controlled hi-hat pulse, played in sync with the ride cymbal, can help expand your sound and reinforce the swing feel. In modern music, the hi-hat is often used as an accent texture within a phrase, stressing rhythms and creating syncopations traditionally reserved for the snare or bass drum.

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