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Left Handed Hihat barks

How To Play Left Handed Hi Hat Barks

I can’t for the life of me decide if I should write hihat as one word or hi hat as two words. What do you think? Here’s the lowdown on how to play the left-handed hihat bark as you might hear on Aretha’s Rock Steady where the master Bernard Purdie gave us the most famous example of the thing and on Bullet In The Head where Brad Wilk gives us the same but somehow dirtier and more lethal.

Take your time to work out the coordination, do it clean and slow and your patience will be rewarded.