16th Note Hi-Hat Variations in a drum beat

Here’s something I like to practice:

I’m improvising grooves while working my way through different 16th note variations on the hi-hat. I’ve found this to be a great way to come up with new ideas, strengthen my coordination, and improve my timing on the drums. Too often we drummers forget about the endless possibilities seemingly simple rhythms can offer, especially when applied in a creative, groove oriented way. Have fun! – bex out!

Time Feel Exercise

This is great exercise to deepen your pulse and improve timing on the drums. I start playing a beat at the downbeat, then move it to the “e” of the beat, then the “+” and the “a.” I’m basically moving through the 16th note grid, using each 16th note as a new starting point.

 

Online Lessons

Aspiring drummers!

Depending on your level and interest, topics include hand and foot technique, grooves, timekeeping, phrasing ideas, sight reading, odd time signatures, fills, soloing and studio techniques, etc. Lessons are conducted in English or German.

Things you need:

  • A Skype account.
  • A PayPal account.
  • A laptop with camera and mic (can be built in) + a high-speed internet connection (fiber optic, cable, DSL).
  • A practice pad and/or full drum set ( I need to have a clear view of your hands.)

If you don’t live in Hawaii and want to study with me – this is a great option.

Use the contact from on the lessons page to find out more, or to book a lesson.