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This page and the next page concentrates on combinations of 8th notes and 16t notes to create hi hat patterns.

These hi hat patterns and drum beat examples are for styles such as rock, pop, funk, soul, all in a 4/4 time signature.

These patterns can be used with basic drum beats or more complicated ones.

The Moeller technique works well on patterns 5, 6, 9, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25.

You could also add 8th note or 16th note swing to all of the patterns.

> = Accents (play louder). You can play the accents on the top of the hi hat for a clean sound.

You could play the accents on the hi hat edge with 45 degree stick angle, for a heavier sound.

Circle around the hi hat means open hi hat.