Free E-Book...The Hi-Hat Expander       

By  Tommy William Hanson          

* ...There is an interesting story behind this book.  I wrote it back in 1978 and photo copied it one at a time for my students.  

After almost 20 years of offering instruction at my studio, I left teaching full time and misplaced my writing ideas.  For almost ten years after that I wasn't sure if they were permanently 


lost.  To make a long story short...everything turned up in storage.  

Huge files are involved with this download ... (over 50 MB).  You may wish to download one part at a time.  The files are quite large because each .jpg is a scanned image of an original hard copy page.  

The hi-hat exercises have simple beginnings, but become increasingly more difficult.  The presentation is similar to the exercises in the Marv Dahlgren and Elliot Fine books and Jim Chapin's independence book.  Four-way coordination is definitely challenged at times ... check it out.  Incidentally, Elliot Fine was my first drum teacher in the 7th grade.       

 

                            Download Part One                                                   Download Part Five

                            Download Part Two                                                   Download Part Six

                            Download Part Three                                                Download Part Seven

                            Download Part Four                                                   Download Part Eight

Or get them all at once HERE (over 50 MB)

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Reading through the book may take a little extra time, as it has not been updated & re-done with a music or text writer.  The hard copy is still in hand-written form (the notation is definitely clear enough, however).   

Please feel free to make some comment about the 'e-book' (in return).  For instance, was your 4-way coordination challenged at all?  Did you find some interesting stick and pedal combinations?

Thank you in advance for your feedback (it's an inexpensive price to pay for a book...) 

...............................................................................................................................................All the best ... Tommy    


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