Disco Hats – Drum BeatNate Brown
Learn this disco-esque drum beat that borrows some of the hi-hat techniques and snare pattern used in the song Le Freak by Chic.
Tony Thompson used multiple layers of hi-hat articulation in Le Freak. For this beat, we chose to stick with two: the closed hi-hat stroke and the open hi-hat stroke. When we think of a disco drum beat, we often think of open hi-hat strokes on every “&.” Thompson relaxed his Le Freak groove by only opening the hats on the “&s” before the snare drum. This groove does the same but adds some funky bass drum placements.