Black hi hats
December 3, 2013 6:26 PM   Subscribe

Drummer Dave Black was a long time educator in drum set education. Here he shows that a drummer can express himself completely only using one instrument, in this case the the hi hat.
posted by Quonab (9 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
Watching a five-minute hi-hat solo is not for everyone, but it sure as goddamn is for me.
posted by Sokka shot first at 6:32 PM on December 3, 2013 [3 favorites]

Great, great stuff. I'm really glad to see someone holding the sticks correctly, too. And his elbows are in. Man, when I was a young student, my teacher (who was a big band drummer for decades) would whack the shit outta my elbows with a 2B if I let them fly. The relaxed economy of motion isn't something you see a lot of today.
posted by Benny Andajetz at 6:52 PM on December 3, 2013 [1 favorite]

Here's Carl Pannuzzo display relaxed economy of motion, including a turn on the Disappearing Snare. While singing his fucking heart out.

I love these guys.
posted by flabdablet at 7:00 PM on December 3, 2013

Currently attempting to pick my jaw up off the floor. Incroyable!!
posted by TwoWordReview at 7:07 PM on December 3, 2013

That guy is a bad-ass.
posted by bongo_x at 7:54 PM on December 3, 2013

I was fully expecting to find this about as interesting/necessary as Manowar's cymbal solo from their Triumph Of Steel album

But holy fuck, I was wrong. This is amazing.
posted by mediocre at 8:50 PM on December 3, 2013

mind = blown
posted by the bricabrac man at 3:29 AM on December 4, 2013

Probably shouldn't make it my ring tone, though.
posted by Devonian at 6:30 AM on December 4, 2013 [1 favorite]

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