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Sometimes when i am given a drum score , there will be four notes in a single beat , How do i hit four notes in a single beat given I only have 2 hands ???

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The only way i know to hit 4 notes in a single beat if the four notes are : Bass Drum , Foot Hi-Hat + any 2 other notes

I am sure I am missing something , can someone elaborate to me ??

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I thought that the idea of having several lines on the 'stave' was to differentiate the drums/cymbals. If so, why would the , for instance, SC(splash cymbal), not be all written on the same line, and each have its own line. It would be easier to read, surely ? –  Tim Feb 2 '14 at 17:12
    
I think it would be good to provide a legend to explain what the abbreviations stand for. It looks like tab for drums, but I'm not familiar with the notation. (Even though one can guess what it stands for, explicit is better.) –  Meaningful Username Jun 9 at 18:32

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Well, LowTom (LT) and HiMidTom (HMT) with the Hands, open hihat (oH) with feet plays either mounted SC or strikes SC thru HMT in one stroke.

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How do you play open Hi-hat with your feet ?? –  Computernerd Jan 26 '14 at 7:41
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Open hi-hat with foot = stomp it like it's hot. –  buildsucceeded Jan 26 '14 at 11:07

I've seen some drummers hold the stick in the middle and hit two drums at once, with each end of the stick. Doesn't look very easy though !

Why would anyone ask you to do this by the way ? If it's a generated drum score of some sorct (eg for a drum machine) then perhaps explain that you're human ?

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Blasted machines, taking all our jobs!! –  corsiKa Jul 8 '14 at 22:24
    
And cue drummer jokes .. –  user2808054 Jul 14 '14 at 10:18
    
eg. You only ahve to punch the rhythm once into a drum machine .. etc .. –  user2808054 Jul 14 '14 at 10:18

The graphic you have shown us in not any sort of "drum score" that I've ever seen. Where did it come from?

As a live drummer, you've got two hands and two feet. As computer programmers we can write as many simultaneous sounds as we like of course. Keeping to what's physically possible for a real player can be a good rule so as not to muddy up the texture, but there's no need to be over-pedantic about it.

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This does not provide an answer to the question. To critique or request clarification from an author, leave a comment below their post. –  Meaningful Username Jun 9 at 18:31

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