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Forum: Drum Technique 11-04-2012, 09:29 PM
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Posted By danplaysdrums
Pedal Technique problem?

Recently I snapped the foot board of my Sonor 400 pedal. I have used it for about a year and a half and was brand new when I first bought it. I play reasonably hard and have a tendency to 'bury the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-04-2012, 09:48 PM
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Views: 890
Posted By danplaysdrums
Drum Practice Clips (new video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnN5FB8N3GQ

A few clips of me practicing. This was originally filmed just so that I could self evaluate my playing, but I figured that I might as well put it up...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-18-2012, 09:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,361
Posted By danplaysdrums
Re: Drum Practice (Speed, Endurance) And Weightlifting

Continued from my previous post....
This is why doing speed excersises with heavy sticks will actually make you SLOWER. Your muscles will become slow-twitching,strong but not fast.
However,this...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-18-2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,361
Posted By danplaysdrums
Re: Drum Practice (Speed, Endurance) And Weightlifting

Jojo Mayer's Secret weapons for the modern drummer gives a detailed and in-depth explanation on muscle changes.
If you train your muscles with weight and resistance,they become slow-twitching...
Forum: General Discussion 02-25-2012, 09:07 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 72,119
Posted By danplaysdrums
Re: Great links for drummers

Personally, I think this a great page.

A honest and accurate insight into the life of a working session drummer

http://www.musicradar.com/rhythm/ralph-salmins-a-session-drummers-diary-510875
Forum: General Discussion 02-25-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,766
Posted By danplaysdrums
Re: Miking Drums Live

The position of mics normally depends on the type of mics.

For example, a wide diaphragm condenser would work well on the resonant side of the snare with no compression or editing. (Like you would...
Forum: General Discussion 02-25-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,266
Posted By danplaysdrums
Re: Young Drummer looking to begin session work

Thankyou very much for the advice and encouragement, I really appreciate it :)
I currently play the drums in a pop/rock band,in the worship band at my church and as a percussionist in my school...
Forum: General Discussion 02-25-2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 9,478
Posted By danplaysdrums
Re: Best purchases you've made for drums.

For me,it has to be my Tama Iron Cobra Lever Glide hi-hat stand. Its very easy to adjust,and always stands strong and sturdy.The rotating legs are especially useful when utilising a double...
Forum: General Discussion 02-25-2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,266
Posted By danplaysdrums
Re: Young Drummer looking to begin session work

Wow,thankyou very much for the advice,it is much appreciated :)
Daniel
Forum: General Discussion 02-25-2012, 01:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,266
Posted By danplaysdrums
Re: Young Drummer looking to begin session work

Thankyou for the advice
I will begin working through books and DVDs and I am considering making a facebook page and/or youtube account
Yeah,I am young I guess,I just thought it would be beneficial...
Forum: General Discussion 02-25-2012, 12:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,266
Posted By danplaysdrums
Young Drummer looking to begin session work

Hello All.

I'm Daniel, I'm 13 and have been playing for 7 years. I can lock in solidly with the click and can play all styles. I am a decent sight-reader with good knowledge and experience of drum...
Forum: General Discussion 02-25-2012, 12:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,399
Posted By danplaysdrums
Live Electronics

Hello All

I was wondering what your opinions are on live electronics. Do you prefer to use a sample pad? If so, which model/make and why? - Are you a triggers kinda guy, or one who uses backing...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-12-2011, 08:33 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,482
Posted By danplaysdrums
Re: Barefoot? Or with Shoes? how do you play?

Personally I play with shoes, for more power and speed. My pedal(s) (Sonor 400) has a footplate at the front, and playing with shoes is best for the "shuffling" technique I use. I rock my foot from...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-29-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,862
Posted By danplaysdrums
Re: Consistent timing.

For cleaner fills, play them to a click really slowly over and over so that your muscles memorise the movement. Then, gradually knock up the tempo, after alot of practice, they should be sounding...
Forum: General Discussion 05-25-2011, 10:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,102
Posted By danplaysdrums
Re: Soundproofing

Thanks for the help!

Im good friends with my neighbors, and I never play after 7 or before 12- Im trying using blankets and cushions at the moment, theyre good for dampening overtones in a...
Forum: General Discussion 05-25-2011, 09:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,102
Posted By danplaysdrums
Soundproofing

Hey guys, I am looking to soundproof my practice room, on a budget.

In this room I will be practising drums alot and recording.

I am aware there are many brands of acoustic panneling on the...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-28-2011, 11:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,941
Posted By danplaysdrums
Re: Tips on foot independence

A good thing to do is to nail the relation between your left and right foot and then bring in the hands.
Also, practice different sub divisions over a foot ostinato.
A simple example of this is...
Forum: General Discussion 04-28-2011, 11:28 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,994
Posted By danplaysdrums
Re: What to drink during/after playing/gig?

It's good to have carbohydrates before a show. A couple hours before the show, have some pasta for slow-release energy.
Drink-wise, water is good for hydration,and I occaisonally drink a lucozade...
Forum: General Discussion 04-27-2011, 03:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,972
Posted By danplaysdrums
Re: Is it normal that my back hurts after 3 hours on the kit?

Raise the snare or lower your throne slightly. You could invest in a thrown with a backrest temporarily to learn the correct posture. Another possible problem could be that your drumset is too spread...
Forum: General Discussion 04-26-2011, 09:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,783
Posted By danplaysdrums
Re: Band social activities, important? I think so.

Yeah, they definately are important.
Most people dont realise how much off stage behaviour affects what happens on stage. If the band are happy, best of friends together, the chemistry of the group...
Forum: General Discussion 04-26-2011, 09:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,113
Posted By danplaysdrums
Drum dampening/muffling techniques

Hey guys, what are your favourite methods of dampening your drum heads?

The most effective methods Ive used have to be moon gel and Evans E-rings. These block out just enough resonance with out...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-26-2011, 05:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,859
Posted By danplaysdrums
Re: Drumming punk/emo

I can recommend Jojo Mayer's "Secret weapons for the modern drummer". This covers many techniques, which are applicable to many different styles. As a fairly experinced pop punk drummer myself, I can...
Forum: Drums 04-26-2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,125
Posted By danplaysdrums
Re: Drum Set Suggestion?

I can reccomend the Pearl Rhythm traveller. It is designed exactly for your needs, to be quick to set up and bring down, and be portable. They aren't very expensive either, which is a plus. However I...
Forum: Drums 04-26-2011, 04:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,114
Posted By danplaysdrums
Re: Straps or cables?

I have never used cables, but currently I have the stock snare wires which came with my snare. The only reccomendation I would have if anyone has these wires is to check frequently that none of the...
Forum: General Discussion 04-23-2011, 08:25 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 72,119
Posted By danplaysdrums
Re: Great links for drummers

DW kitbuilder is fun to mess about with, or if you're considering buying a DW kit :)

http://www.dwdrums.com/kitbuilder/kitbuilder.asp

A few other compaines have a kitbuilder too, such as...
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