How to Make Hi-Hat Sounds in Beatboxing

Learn how to make hi-hat sounds in beatboxing in this Howcast video with Beatboxer Entertainment.


The hi hat is a very common sound used by a lot of beatboxers because it represents a major, you know, thing in the drumset and into the instrumentals and to the beats. The way you want to do a hi hat is the letter T. Now what I mean by this is you say "T, T, T" but you hear almost like a pronunciation behind it. So what you want to do is you want to take your tongue and you want to put it behind the top of your teeth in the top of your mouth. And you're going to say "T" but you want to keep your tongue in there. "T, T, T, T, T, T, T, T, T" but you're going to pronounce the T and have the air come out in between your tongue and the top of your mouth until you get that crisp sound, crisp like, "T, T, T, T." Um, and that is a hi hat. And it's a major sound that you can use into the beat. It's like [beatboxing] If you're saying the letter T but without saying it and just doing that pronunciation "T, T, T, T, T, T." If you put an S in front of it you can go TS which is like, "Ts, Ts, Ts, Ts" and that's still a hi hat. You have dry hi hats and you have long hi hats. Dry hi hat will sound more like, "T, T, T." But you'll have an open hi hats that's like, "Ts, Ts, Ts." So to do an open hi hat you just put an S. So you want the S to sound like "Ssss, Ssss, Ssss." Keep it going instead of just stopping and saying "S." "Ts, Ts, Ts" and that's how you make the open hi hat. [beatboxing] |just not sure how you wanted the transcription of the sounds to be shown

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