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Forum: Drum Technique 07-20-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 479
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Re: Foot coordination

Back in the 80's when I played all that high speed metal stuff, I used to practice exercises out of the Stick Control book with my feet. A buddy of mine played with ankle weights on also, but that is...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-20-2015, 04:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 624
Posted By Stomper4x4
Re: What's your practice routine?

Just a tip with books like Stick Control....

They can be overwhelming in the sense that here is this whole book full of things that don't look super exciting.

What I do is take maybe 5-6 of...
Forum: General Discussion 01-01-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,092
Posted By Stomper4x4
Re: tips for my son

As far as noise, maybe an electronic kit he can play with headphones on? I do this at home and all I use is a pretty cheap kit I got off ebay. It's not pro but it works well enough for practice.
Forum: General Discussion 01-01-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,542
Posted By Stomper4x4
Re: Mount Rushmore of Drumming: What does it look like?

I'm good with that. Personally I'm not a Ringo fan but I did used to own a ludwig kit like his, in a rare double bass edition. Sadly, it's gone....
Forum: General Discussion 01-01-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,226
Posted By Stomper4x4
Re: Art and Music Professions worth Fighting For

So much this, and so many people figure this out late, just like I have. Now, for my mid life crisis, I dumped everything, got rid of expenses and am living super simply just so I can start over....
Forum: General Discussion 10-02-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,682
Posted By Stomper4x4
Re: Oh really!?

The 5 tips video is an instant classic. I can see now how wrong I've been setting up my snare and how to use by whole arm,down by my knee, while hitting the snare.

Back to basics.
Forum: Drum Technique 09-30-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,595
Posted By Stomper4x4
Re: All 4 fingers on the stick? yes or no?

Thanks for the reply John L. That's how I've been doing it for years, I wanted to make sure I was following the discussion ok.

I have to watch that ulnar deviation though! I think I am guilty of...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-29-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,595
Posted By Stomper4x4
Re: All 4 fingers on the stick? yes or no?

Even after watching the video I don't feel like I am clear here. Are some people advocating playing with all of your fingers wrapped around the stick and holding onto it? Or is it that by "on the...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-31-2013, 05:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,377
Posted By Stomper4x4
Re: Need help with finger technique

I noticed right away that your thumb moves a whole lot more than mine does. Does it do the same on your right hand? Also have you tried watching your right hand and then copying that, at a slower...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-30-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,554
Posted By Stomper4x4
Re: Double Kick & Balance. Need Help.

Yeah man, I know exactly how you feel. While I don't think my problem is as acute, it is similar. The suggestions made by the guys above are spot on.

I feel like, when I play double bass with Heel...
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,582
Posted By Stomper4x4
Re: Covers vs Originals... Help required !!!

Sure doing covers are helpful, because everyone already knows what everything should sound like. Makes it easy to find any weak areas that need improving. But no, they are not necessary.

Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,099
Posted By Stomper4x4
Re: The new Kiko Freitas clips are great!

Wow look how loose he plays. That's some inspiring drumming right there.
Forum: General Discussion 08-24-2013, 03:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,696
Posted By Stomper4x4
Re: Most underrated Jazz drummers

Zutty was one of my early influences after my dad played the coolest drum solo I had ever heard for me when I was a young man. It was Zutty and Fats.

Forum: Drum Technique 08-23-2013, 01:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,056
Posted By Stomper4x4
Re: warm ups and stretches

Boo looks like the downloader isn't working. :(
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