Gordy Knudtson

Steve Miller Band

Head of Percussion at Mcnally Smith College of Music

"If you are looking for a new way to spice up your grooves, I recommend you check this book out!"

Rod Morgenstein

Drummer for Winger

Head of Percussion at Berklee College of Music


"Taylor Friesth's book, The Sly Hat, offers a uniquely interesting perspective on this fascinating topic and delves deeply into the vast possibilities of incorporating the HH foot into the drumset.'"

"If you are looking for a process to help you unlock the potential of your hi-hat foot you need look no further than Taylor Friesth’s book, “The Sly Hat.”

The Sly Hat is a unique book that will teach you how to incorporate your hi-hat foot into your drumming to add a whole new texture to your sound. This Idea allows you to make new and creative ideas while maintaining a musical approach to the drum set. 

"An involved look at some beyond the norm functions for the hi-hat."


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Skip Hadden

Drummer for Weather Report

Professor at Berklee

College of Music

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