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    brentcn reacted to cbphoto's post in the thread One foot out the door with Like Like.
    Excellent fortitude! Love it. Have you considered playing the bass drum with your left foot, and hats with your right? Another...
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    brentcn replied to the thread One foot out the door.
    What a time to be alive! This is truly awesome.
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    brentcn replied to the thread One foot out the door.
    Bravo! Glad you're on a path to figure out how you're going to accomplish this. If you look at all the instructional material on how to...
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    With students, Time Functioning gets the most use by far, but this is after the student is pretty comfortable learning a song, and has...
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    Great post. Superb example of what K Cons can sound like in a non-jazz setting! The larger models work wonderfully, in this particular...
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    brentcn replied to the thread Jazz to some people....
    Good read, thanks! If all of the big band players, Miles Davis included, had remained dance-oriented, and not pursued their art, then...
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    I frequently teach beginners through advanced students, and have introduced these books to several students along the way. We tend to...
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    brentcn replied to the thread Jazz to some people....
    At some point during the 1950s, jazz became very sophisticated, artistic, and exploratory. Some of the best and most famous works were...
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    Agreed, braces and anti-inflammatory meds are your friends here. If you're able to walk, run, and jump, you should be able to build up...
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    brentcn replied to the thread Beginner drummer needs help.
    The pinky can let go briefly, in order to allow the stick to come up to a full height. When the stick comes down, the pinky should come...
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    brentcn replied to the thread Beginner drummer needs help.
    It all looks fine, nice work so far! Overall, you're relaxed, and the sticks are moving smoothly and freely. During the moments when the...
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    brentcn replied to the thread Drum Transitions.
    I say this as a teacher who regularly instructs bands: the drummer needs to do something. Not knowing when to play a certain part of the...
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    brentcn replied to the thread Teaching a left handed student.
    This used to be a theory, almost 100 years ago (the 1930s), but neuroscience has come a long way since then. Stutterers obviously suffer...
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    brentcn replied to the thread Drums for a 4 year old..
    They are, because an e-kit will balance itself, to a large extent, in terms of volume and tone. Acoustic drums have a wider dynamic...
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    brentcn replied to the thread The drunk beat.
    Well, the point is not to just "mix it up". If certain beats are shifted, and this shifting is maintained from measure to measure, then...
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