Open Offbeat Eighth Note Hi Hats In Half Time Grooves

How to create two bar grooves with open hi hats.

In this lesson you will be learning more offbeat eighth note open hi hat exercises, this time in half time grooves. These will be very siimlar to other patterns so it is just a case of getting used to the altered snare placement. At the bottom of the page you will find a collection of links to useful lessons.

For each example you will be shown the hi hat pattern followed by a version with groove applied.


Half Time Open Hi Hat Example 1

Opening hi hats in a half time groove.


Half Time Open Hi Hat Example 2

Opening hi hats in a half time groove.


Half Time Open Hi Hat Example 3

Opening hi hats in a half time groove.


Half Time Open Hi Hat Example 4

Opening hi hats in a half time groove.


Half Time Open Hi Hat Example 5

Opening hi hats in a half time groove.


Half Time Open Hi Hat Example 6

Opening hi hats in a half time groove.


TASKS

  • Learn the grooves above and get a feel for how the open hi hat fits in.
  • Using the Hi Hat examples as a template, create your own grooves.
  • Use the grooves as part of a longer phrase.