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Forum: Drum Technique 12-13-2010, 09:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,703
Posted By Gunnarsen
Re: Tips on making beats more technical?

that's so true. sounds like Foxxy66 just want to play more technical stuff to show off some skills. but that's not the way. you need to make music and not to play your exercises...
of course, you...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-11-2010, 03:30 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 94,003
Posted By Gunnarsen
rivo drei - alle fuer alle

hi guys,

i've been following this thread for a while now and I'm really thankful for your transcriptions!
Quite a long time ago I transcribed "Alle für alle" by german band called "Rivo Drei"...
Forum: General Discussion 06-16-2010, 07:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,901
Posted By Gunnarsen
Re: Fusion resources

check out dennis chambers - serious moves and in the pocket.
you're gonna have plenty of stuff to play!
Forum: Drum Technique 04-16-2010, 03:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,125
Posted By Gunnarsen
Re: Slow to fast vs. keeping the same tempo

well, your goal should be to be able to combine any combination of singles, doubles, flams drags and stuff you can think of in any speed you need. if you will ever reach this goal doesn't matter....
Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2010, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,915
Posted By Gunnarsen
Re: Panos Vassilopoulos- whats that groove?

it's back in the day by TOP! you can geht the drumless track on vicfirth.com!
Forum: Drum Technique 04-05-2010, 12:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,176
Posted By Gunnarsen
Re: How do you use Ted Reed for rock/funk?

a cool thing to do with these rhythms is this:

take two bars of 8th note rhythms, consider them as 16th notes (so you have one bar), then look at it as swung 16th notes. now you have e.g. the...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-05-2010, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,472
Posted By Gunnarsen
Re: Enthusiasm while playing gigs.

as a drummer you don't have too many chances to do things like that. concentrate on playing well, move your body to the groove and try to avoid the I-don't-wanna-be-here-face many drummers put on......
Forum: Drum Technique 04-04-2010, 12:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,889
Posted By Gunnarsen
Re: Favourite Rudiments

that depends on the musical setting... even thoug i don't think in terms of rudiments but in terms of sound. some kind of rudiment (whatever flam, single double, drag combination) will always come...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-03-2010, 08:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,185
Posted By Gunnarsen
Re: Developing a mechanical groove.

take care of eveness in your volume. check your stick heights. everything should sound very even, so you have to play very even... ;)
Forum: Drum Technique 04-02-2010, 04:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,388
Posted By Gunnarsen
Re: Half-Time Paradiddle Groove

dude, are you going to start a new thread for every groove you play on your crappy sounding drumset?
just start one thread named "look everyone, i have a blog!" or something like that...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-20-2010, 02:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,903
Posted By Gunnarsen
Re: Secret Weapons Techniques

for fast rudimentstuff and singlestrokes you should stick with moeller and finger control
you said, you've watched the dvd, so you must have seen, what thoes techniques are good for... whatever.
Forum: Drum Technique 03-16-2010, 06:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,661
Posted By Gunnarsen
Re: heavy hitters

watch out, man... afaik travis barker got some serious injury from smashing the hell out of his drums. practice playing in piano. when you got a nice sound at a low dynamic level, the forte does not...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-12-2010, 12:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,401
Posted By Gunnarsen
Re: What do I teach him next?

well i usually start with quarter and eighthnotes rhythms on the snare. as soon the student is doing well, i start the application of these rhythms on the set (basic 8th-note rock groove) until he or...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-07-2010, 09:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,059
Posted By Gunnarsen
Re: Swishy, "Loose" Hi hats?

don't tighten your top hat in the clutch, use soft felts and make sure your bottom hat can swing freely.
Forum: Drum Technique 02-24-2010, 11:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,657
Posted By Gunnarsen

don't worry. you're just beginning to learn this technique. your foot and your ankle are not used to these motions yet. it takes some time.
my foot used to slide up the pedal, too. but eventually,...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-19-2010, 01:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,681
Posted By Gunnarsen
Re: using hi-hat for fills

your professor is right. a fill in is not for showing your chops oder rhythmic abilieties (like "hey look, i can play 9:2!). your fill has to flow and groove and fit the music. it's not about you...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-12-2010, 10:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,398
Posted By Gunnarsen
Re: Reading percussion music

usually everything is self explaining.
there's no point in making sheets hard to read, so they're mostly easy to read. ;)
Forum: Drum Technique 01-01-2010, 03:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,046
Posted By Gunnarsen
Re: Keeping time problems!

counting is the key to solid time keeping and accuracy in the subdivisions! you'll get used to count in your head like having sticks in your hands. it's just a matter of time and practice.
Forum: Drum Technique 12-22-2009, 01:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 27,418
Posted By Gunnarsen
Re: "Syncopation" by Ted Reed -Anyone have suggestions on ways to practice?

i think it's fun to make grooves out of the rhythms.
take two bars, think about it as one bar with swung sixteenth notes und play it like a halftime shuffle and smoe fills or solo ideas. it's really...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-09-2009, 11:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,933
Posted By Gunnarsen
Re: Buddy Rich Transcription inside!

awesome! thank you very much!
Forum: Drum Technique 12-05-2009, 01:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,658
Posted By Gunnarsen
Re: Funk rudiments

don't think in terms of rudiments, think in terms of music. play whatever the music needs. don't think like "i could put an inverted flampardiddle overide over this triplet based bassline" or...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-03-2009, 10:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,191
Posted By Gunnarsen
Re: weird question about practicing with earplugs..

you have to sound good on any drumset!
don't try to go the easiest way beacause it won't make you a better player.
WORK on getting a good sound out of your kit (and by work i don't mean going to...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-29-2009, 11:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,780
Posted By Gunnarsen
Re: Drum Line Snare Technique.

to me it barely makes a difference. after a long time of practicing doublestrokes i can play them almost everywhere without thinking about the rebound.
i'm trying the same thing with hihat and...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-22-2009, 12:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,860
Posted By Gunnarsen
Re: Problem with my heel down technique. Please help.

for how long have you been playing with your heel down?
in my case it was just a matter of getting used to this technique. i had the same problem but after a couple of weeks playing with my heel...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-20-2009, 06:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,299
Posted By Gunnarsen
Re: double time "Hip hop" groove

do you listen to drum n bass music? if not, do it! search for radio streams or get some records at your local recordstore, listen closly to HOW those grooves are played (volumes of the several...
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