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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

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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
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

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