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    Stephen
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    Hey Candice…question for you…from my viewpoint, it looks like your left foot is at a slant? Sometimes this happens because we’re not paying attention. Sometimes it’s because it’s more comfortable. Sometimes it’s because we’re facing the hihat a little more when we sit. Sometimes turning that a bit straighter will allow you to shift it an inch or two closer to you. So if you sit down at your kit with your snare exactly between your legs and your feet facing forward, where are your pedals in relation to that? That left foot skewing that direction can happen because we often are looking in the direction of the hihat, so we turn our seated position that way instead of slightly turning our torso. I’m not sure if i’m making sense lol. If you need to, hit my email (stephen@stephensdrumshed.wcsitepreview.com) and I can do a short video or some pics to illustrate.

    #37049
    CANDICE
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    Hey All,

    So, did a combination of everything suggested. I move the hi-hat stand toward the snare a little more and turned myself to face the snare more than the hi-hat. That seems quite a bit better for the reaching issue. Thanks! Is there is good range of height above the snare that i should be aiming for? If I look at the kit from the side the cymbals are about 10″ above the snare.

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    Justin
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    10” above the snare seems high.  Setting on the drum stool like you are going to play, move the stick to the hats like you are going to play a note.  Can you play the top of the hat with the shank or tapered part of the stick? I do not want to confuse you. You will learn about open hi hats and washing loose sounds, tight clicks of the hats. You will figure your position for what is comfortable to you.

    #37079
    Grant
    Keymaster

    Hey Candy!
    To Stephens point, I wanted to emphasize his statement about comfort. In my opinion, comfort is one of the most important parts of a drum setup. If you’re not comfortable, you can’t focus on your playing / practicing and progress will be a lot slower. Set your hi hats super high, super low, or wherever they are comfortable! Just be you! Please let us know if you have any more questions. And I would also suggest shooting Stephen an email if you want a bit more clarity. He is great with explaining this stuff!

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    Stephen
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    Hey Candice…question for you…from my viewpoint, it looks like your left foot is at a slant? Sometimes this happens because we’re not paying attention. Sometimes it’s because it’s more comfortable. Sometimes it’s because we’re facing the hihat a little more when we sit. Sometimes turning that a bit straighter will allow you to shift it an inch or two closer to you. So if you sit down at your kit with your snare exactly between your legs and your feet facing forward, where are your pedals in relation to that? That left foot skewing that direction can happen because we often are looking in the direction of the hihat, so we turn our seated position that way instead of slightly turning our torso. I’m not sure if i’m making sense lol. If you need to, hit my email (stephen@stephensdrumshed.wcsitepreview.com) and I can do a short video or some pics to illustrate.

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    CANDICE
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    Hey All,

    So, did a combination of everything suggested. I move the hi-hat stand toward the snare a little more and turned myself to face the snare more than the hi-hat. That seems quite a bit better for the reaching issue. Thanks! Is there is good range of height above the snare that i should be aiming for? If I look at the kit from the side the cymbals are about 10″ above the snare.

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    Justin
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    10” above the snare seems high.  Setting on the drum stool like you are going to play, move the stick to the hats like you are going to play a note.  Can you play the top of the hat with the shank or tapered part of the stick? I do not want to confuse you. You will learn about open hi hats and washing loose sounds, tight clicks of the hats. You will figure your position for what is comfortable to you.

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    Grant
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    Hey Candy!
    To Stephens point, I wanted to emphasize his statement about comfort. In my opinion, comfort is one of the most important parts of a drum setup. If you’re not comfortable, you can’t focus on your playing / practicing and progress will be a lot slower. Set your hi hats super high, super low, or wherever they are comfortable! Just be you! Please let us know if you have any more questions. And I would also suggest shooting Stephen an email if you want a bit more clarity. He is great with explaining this stuff!

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