The HiHat Heel-Toe Method : Excerpt from BOOM!!

This is an excerpt from my book / video product “BOOM!! The Beginner’s Guide To Making Noise

Chapters : 
Setting Up Your Drumset
How NOT To Hold Your Sticks
Your First Rockin’ Beat (This lesson)
Reading Music (The Boring, Yet 100% Necessary Chapter)
Grid Theory
Time Signatures and Pulse
Quarter Notes and Quarter Rests
Eighth Notes and Eighth Rests
Four On The Floor Grooves
Standard Drum Grooves
Pulse Obscured Drum Grooves
Sixteenth Notes
Sixteenth Rests
Efficiently Playing The HiHat
Open HiHat Grooves
Advanced Open HiHat Grooves
Drum Fills (Full Bar)
Ride Cymbal Open HiHat Beats
Drum Fills Starting On Beat Two
Drum Fills Starting On Beat Three
Drum Fills Starting On Beat Four
Super Advanced Beats
Groove Variation As A Fill


25 Responses to “The HiHat Heel-Toe Method : Excerpt from BOOM!!”

  1. [..YouTube..] I really never thought of doing this, thank you!

  2. iLoveAltNation says:

    I really never thought of doing this, thank you!

  3. ironman316 says:

    [..YouTube..] Mike Cosgrove from Alien Ant Farm had a video on one of the popular drum sites, demonstrating this (a little differently), and it’s definitely one of the coolest things ever haha.

  4. [..YouTube..] Mike Cosgrove from Alien Ant Farm had a video on one of the popular drum sites, demonstrating this (a little differently), and it’s definitely one of the coolest things ever haha.

  5. Scott Stubblefield says:

    Mike Cosgrove from Alien Ant Farm had a video on one of the popular drum sites, demonstrating this (a little differently), and it’s definitely one of the coolest things ever haha.

  6. munication1 says:

    [..YouTube..] Nice Aaron! I’ve never seen this method before without the heel hitting the pedal. nice way for beginners to learn keeping time, and have the motion down when they are ready to learn open/closed heel toe on the hats.

  7. [..YouTube..] well done!!!!

  8. [..YouTube..] @iLoveAltNation No problem, dude! 🙂

  9. [..YouTube..] No problem, dude! 🙂

  10. aaronedgardrum says:

    No problem, dude! 🙂

  11. [..YouTube..] @ironman316 Awesome! I haven’t seen that, I’ll have to look it up 🙂

  12. [..YouTube..] Awesome! I haven’t seen that, I’ll have to look it up 🙂

  13. aaronedgardrum says:

    Awesome! I haven’t seen that, I’ll have to look it up 🙂

  14. [..YouTube..] @munication1 Thanks man! I’m glad you dig it 🙂

  15. aaronedgardrum says:

    @munication1 Thanks man! I’m glad you dig it 🙂

  16. shockwavenl1 says:

    [..YouTube..] i just love that sound of your kit now:D
    your bassdrum is little higher with extra muffling i guess?

  17. shockwavenl1 says:

    i just love that sound of your kit now:D
    your bassdrum is little higher with extra muffling i guess?

  18. [..YouTube..] @shockwavenl1 Thanks man! But it was actually because the recording sucked, so I just went and put logic presets on everything to hide that it turned out balls lol. It’s totally processed. I didn’t change anything about the drums n’ such.

    The other videos I go for a natural approach to the recording

  19. aaronedgardrum says:

    @shockwavenl1 Thanks man! But it was actually because the recording sucked, so I just went and put logic presets on everything to hide that it turned out balls lol. It’s totally processed. I didn’t change anything about the drums n’ such.

    The other videos I go for a natural approach to the recording

  20. aaronedgardrum says:

    @LittleManGoesBRUTAL Thanks man!!

  21. [..YouTube..] Ah! This is how I was originally taught to play jazz music. I didn’t know it was technically a technique though lol

  22. bindingflame1 says:

    Ah! This is how I was originally taught to play jazz music. I didn’t know it was technically a technique though lol

  23. [..YouTube..] @bindingflame1 Awesome! This is just what I call it, I’m sure there are other names for it too 🙂

  24. [..YouTube..] Awesome! This is just what I call it, I’m sure there are other names for it too 🙂

  25. aaronedgardrum says:

    Awesome! This is just what I call it, I’m sure there are other names for it too 🙂