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Forum: Drum Technique 12-21-2006, 05:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,616
Posted By xkevinx
Re: How do you get an amazing foot like Tony?

Tony did have amazing feet didn't he? Actually Tony had amazing everything. Listen to some early Tony when he was with Miles Davis. Pure musicality. He never overdoes anything. And once in a while...
Forum: General Discussion 12-21-2006, 05:01 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 12,047
Posted By xkevinx
Re: If you could cop the skills of any five drummers...

Tony Williams: All around chops, beautiful musical phrasing, seamless metric modulation, yellow drums.
Elvin Jones: Polyrhythmic genius, power, unmistakable sound.
Jack DeJohnette: Ability to imply...
Forum: Drums 12-21-2006, 04:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,882
Posted By xkevinx
Re: Yamaha,Rogers merger?

I've heard this as well. It's possible that Yamaha will put these out as a beginners line, but it seems more likely that they're try to replicate the good old Rogers look and appeal to the vintage...
Forum: Drums 10-30-2006, 03:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,971
Posted By xkevinx
Re: ? about bearing edges

i should put up some pictures of the bearing edges on my Kroth kit (vintage slingerland copy from japan). I bought it at the thrift store i used to work at for 15 bucks. they have the old style thick...
Forum: General Discussion 05-21-2006, 10:13 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 23,240
Posted By xkevinx
Re: Things you hate to have happen while drumming

here's one...
playing a show last night, 40 minute set, no stops. we played a piece that consisted of one riff being played for the entire set while the other instruments made plenty of obnoxious...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-17-2006, 07:46 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 27,530
Posted By xkevinx
Re: learning traditional grip: can it improve overall feel-technique?

i just started working on traditional about a month ago, and really haven't given it any serious practise, but already i find it easier to do some things in traditional. this is even after playing...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-22-2006, 10:51 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 41,817
Posted By xkevinx

to go from the really tense stick grip which i used for about 5 years to the loose free stroke that i use now took about 4 months of conciously readjusting the way i was holding the stick. keep in...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-21-2006, 04:00 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 41,817
Posted By xkevinx

my free stoke is pretty impeccable as far as i'm concerned (although there is always room for improvement). i think the bad habit developed when i spent alot of time practising the moeller technique...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-20-2006, 02:18 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 41,817
Posted By xkevinx

i'm pretty content with the speed of my single stroke rolls. the issue i have is that the only way i can get the consistency and endurance is by accenting the first stroke of 4 on each hand with the...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-06-2006, 04:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,746
Posted By xkevinx
Re: Career With Drumming

usually a career in music is multi-faceted. my instructor is a fanstastic player and teacher. hence, he has worked as a teacher at university, a private teacher, played in the local orchestra, and...
Forum: Drums 01-25-2006, 01:39 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 81,886
Posted By xkevinx
Re: What can i do? a bass drum tuning dilema

if you have a powerstroke 3 on there you should be able to get away with very little muffling. i suppose it depends on the sound you're looking for. I would reccomend getting something small to...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-20-2006, 03:30 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 16,858
Posted By xkevinx
Re: To all experienced drummers out there

i've been playing for about 6 years and i'm really confident with my skills. Here's something to think about though. today i am probably 200% better all around than i was one year ago. why? i threw...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-26-2005, 11:27 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 44,615
Posted By xkevinx
best shoes for drumming

this is likely all a matter of personal preference but...

what shoes do people find are best for playing quickly on the bass drum? i've always played with no shoes, just socks. i've also played...
Forum: Drummers 10-05-2005, 07:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,418
Posted By xkevinx
Re: Jordan Mancino as i lay dying

good drummer, but i think as i lay dying is just awful.

for anyone into heavier music like this, check out the following for some greeeat drumming.

The End (toronto) (anthony salajko) -...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-05-2005, 05:34 AM
Replies: 673
Views: 109,271
Posted By xkevinx
Re: how do you speed up your tempo with the double bas pedal

i used to be fairly quick when i was really into metal. others might have some better advice for efficiency or interesting techniques, but i would reccomend just developing the muscles as much as...
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