I'm new to playing drums, and have noticed that there's a technique to play hihat patterns, used for example in the intro to Donna Summers' "Could It Be Magic".
Listen to the the intro, at 00:00--00:08. The 16th notes on the hihat sounds like they're played in some kind of way that every second note is done with the handle of the stick hitting the rim of the hat, and every other with the tip closer to the bell? Sounds almost like a tambourine.
Or is it just a double stroke roll?
... or is it a delay effect? :)
How can I play it? How is it done?
EDIT: I was confused. I think they're just played with emphasis on every 4th of them just like MajBordom wrote. I think it would look like this written down (note that this should of course just be two bars, not four):
So the question could be refrased:
How do I play 16ths at the hihat in a relaxed way at 120 BPM?