Great start! I thought it was intersting to see your mapping...that's exactly how I lpay the hi hat, snare, and bass drum as well...HH on the right hand top row, SD and BD on the first 2 pads on the left. What's the rest of your setup, just out of curiosity? I have been "honing" my setup for about 8 years, but the basic idea has remained the same since day 1. It stemmed from my playing of a Roland SPD-8. When I first got it, I didn't have any pedals, so I learned to play bass drum and snare with my left hand, and this experience continued on to the Zendrum.