In this lesson, the "& ah" is accented with two crashes (and bass strokes). The technique can be used at the end of a drum beat, as shown in example 1. Or, it can be added to the end of a drum fill like in examples 2 through 4.
Have you ever been confused by the presentation of a drum part? Were some of the note stems pointing down, when you were expecting them straight up? In this article, we compare the three most common styles of notation for drums and determine the best context for each style.
Hi-hat patterns and articulations can change the feel of a groove entirely. Because of this, it's important to recognize the feel your hi-hat patterns create — and to use that knowledge to choose hi-hat patterns that match the feel of the song.