4 way co ordination pop drum beats with quarter note stepped hi hat - Step by step guide

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This free step by step guide now includes a free PDF download of the drum beats, which you are allowed to print.

This exercises feature most of the drum beats from Popular Drum Beats - Essential Beginners, by adding a quarter note stepped hi hat ostinato.

Anyone who has some knowledge and experience playing essential beginners drum beats can give this a go. Moderate to fast speed and playing accuracy should be mastered before entering Grade 5 level.

The left foot stepped hi hat

The left foot should quickly close the hi hat to make a sound similar to when you play a normal clised hi hat with the stick.

Beat 1



Step 1

Start by playing the ride, bass and the stepped hi hat all together.

Step 2

Then play the ride, snare and stepped hi hat all together.

Step 3

The next two beats are the same as the first two. Then the bar repeats (for as long as you like).

Beat 2



Step 1

Start by playing the ride, bass and the stepped hi hat all together.

Step 2

Next just a ride on it's own.

Step 3

Then play the ride, snare and stepped hi hat all together.

Step 4

Next just a ride on it's own.

Step 5

The next two beats worth are the same as the first two. Then the bar repeats (for as long as you like).

Beat 3



Step 1

Start by playing the ride, bass and the stepped hi hat all together.

Step 2

Then play the ride, snare, bass drum, and stepped hi hat all together.

Step 3

The next two beats are the same as the first two. Then the bar repeats (for as long as you like).

Beat 4



Step 1

Start by playing the ride, bass and the stepped hi hat all together.

Step 2

Next just a ride on it's own.

Step 3

Then play the ride, snare, bass and stepped hi hat all together.

Step 4

Next just a ride on it's own.

Step 5

The next two beats worth are the same as the first two. Then the bar repeats (for as long as you like).

Beat 5



Try not to get confused with the rests in this one, just ignore them.

Step 1

Start with a bass drum and closed hi hat together.

Step 2

Then play the ride on it's own.

Step 3

Play the snare and closed hi hat together.

Step 4

Then play the ride on it's own.

Step 5

The next two beats worth are the same as the first two. Then the bar repeats (for as long as you like).

Beat 6



Step 1

Start with a bass drum and closed hi hat together.

Step 2

Then play the ride on it's own.

Step 3

Play the snare, bass and closed hi hat together.

Step 4

Then play the ride on it's own.

Step 5

The next two beats worth are the same as the first two. Then the bar repeats (for as long as you like).


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