How do you write an open hi-hat?
The open hi-hat is indicated by a circle above the note head. This means that the two cymbals should be “open” (or not touching) when the hi-hat is hit. A hi-hat should be played “closed” by default. That means both cymbals will be pressed together when striking the hi-hat.
How much does it cost to open a hi-hat?
The Hi-Hat foot should only be raised a little, about an inch, when opened. It is not necessary and in fact incorrect for the foot to be raised any higher than this. All that is required is for the foot to roll back on the pedal a little for the two cymbals to raise and separate.
What is an open hi-hat?
Standard terminology has evolved. Open and closed hi-hat refer to notes struck while the two cymbals are apart or together (open or closed), while pedal hi-hat refers to parts or notes played solely with the pedal used to strike the two cymbals. Most cymbal patterns consist of both open and closed notes.
How do you write an open and closed hi-hat?
The hats are notated by the x note heads above the top line of the staff. The + above a note indicates playing the closed hi-hat with a stick, and the o above a note head indicates playing an open hi-hat with a stick.
How is music written for drums?
In drum notation, the notes are written on the staff and are separated by vertical bar lines. The space between the bar lines is referred to as a “measure.” You will typically count beats while playing different notes on the drum set within each measure.
How far apart should Highhats be?
I tend to have mine set roughly the width of a stick apart (so about . 550″ – . 620″). I’ve also seen people with them around 3 inches apart (no way I could play them like that).
What are open hats used for?
To create an open hi-hat, we use the attached pedal. When hi-hats are open, they make a sizzling sound that helps them to cut through the mix. Drummers use open hi-hats to accent specific rhythms.