'..ur playing need more punch..'

agatho kornelis

Junior Member
yaa, i got those words few times . at first i thought it was my technique, but still i got it again after i tried to improve on the technique ... and it left my wandering and i am not quite liking it ... so, i'm hoping i could get some advice from u guys here ..
thanks all, hope to hear from u all soon ..


Bo Eder

Platinum Member
Tuning? Technique? Bad audio recording? Do you get this said to you regardless of how people hear you? Punch could be anything, you know.


Senior Member
Using slightly bigger sticks would improve "PUNCH".
Hitting slightly harder in a relaxed way would also raise one's "PUNCH" level.
Making sure you hit the drum dead center utilizing the aforementioned elements would also
further "PUNCHIFY" your drumming experience.


Platinum Member
Are we talking about the elusive quality know as oomphf?
That's my guess too, Arne.

Maybe emphasising the pulse more but having more differentiation between the volume of the hats/ride as compared with the kick and snare ... and between the regular notes and the accents?


Senior Member
record yourself so that you can judge for yourself.

people don't always say what they mean and they don't always mean what they say. trust your own ears :)


Silver Member
The only gig I ever got fired from was because of this. In that situation I was playing an 18" kick jazz kit trying to play in a band with two marshall half stacks and an 8x10 bass rig.

In that situation I don't think anything I could have done with that kit would have made me able to compete with the volume of the other guys in the band. I got a bigger kit with a 24" kick and started using bigger sticks.

There are times when the issue is the listener. The singer in my band switched to in ear monitors for a while and had nothing but his vocals and guitar in his monitor mix and would yell at me for "loosing the beat". He just couldn't hear.