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Fast Hi-hats | TK's

Hi-hats can be quite hard to do quickly using the standard { t t } method, so here we'll explain how to use interconnecting hi-hats to beatbox far faster than normal.

Standard Beatbox Notation (SBN)

{ t k }

How it's done

Fast repetitive hi-hats such as those used in drum and bass routines are almost impossible using the traditional { t t t } technique. At fast tempos many beatboxers alternate between two sounds.

  1. Learn the basic closed hi-hat { t } - you should certainly know that sound by now!
  2. Combine it with a "k" sound as if you were saying the word "tikka"

When added to fast beats this gives the illusion that you are doing multiple "t t t" hi-hats

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