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Hi-hat

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How to Play Hi-Hat Variations | Drumming

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Max Roach, "Mr. Hi Hat" (1994)

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(Zone 2) Kwengface - Hi Hats (Music Video) | Pressplay

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Peter Erskine - Hi Hat Control: Basic Technique

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Hi Hat Setup

A hi-hat, also spelled hihat or high-hat, is a combination of two cymbals, a foot-operated pedal which moves a rod which in turn moves one of the cymbals, all mounted on a metal stand. Hi-hats are an essential part of the standard drum kit used by drummers in many popular music and traditional music styles. It consists of a mating pair of small to medium-sized cymbals mounted on a stand, with the two cymbals facing each other. The bottom cymbal is fixed and the top is mounted on a rod which moves the top cymbal towards the bottom one when a foot pedal is depressed.
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