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Forum: General Discussion Today, 12:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 273
Posted By Jaakkima
Re: Playing the cymbals softer than the drums.

Yeah definitely something I try to keep in mind and get better at! A lot of drummers don't pay enough attention to the balance and the result sounds uneven and weak, especially in backbeat-oriented...
Forum: Drum Technique Today, 02:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 946
Posted By Jaakkima
Re: seamlessly switching between singles and doubles around the kit

TS, I think it's great that you want expand your drumming vocabulary by getting into doubles and other stickings. This thread is already full of great advice and it's great that you've gotten started...
Forum: Drum Technique Today, 01:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 764
Posted By Jaakkima
Re: Playing with a click track

I agree with everything in this post. Also, I've always found that there's plenty of room for music to "breathe" even when there's a click track involved. So many possibilities in the spaces between...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-05-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 613
Posted By Jaakkima
Re: I'm in desperate need of help!!!

I guess most of us have struggled with similar mental blocks - I sure have and I know how frustrating it is. The good news is that this is something you can surely overcome in time, but it's actually...
Forum: Drummers 05-03-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,678
Posted By Jaakkima
Re: Jost Nickel - funky groove

This guy is an absolute beast and I could listen to his groove-based solos all day long.

Really looking forward to getting a copy of his book. I have to wait for the English version though, my...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-03-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,960
Posted By Jaakkima
Re: Diddling and Flamming

John, this is a great post with lots of good ideas for the OP to work on.

What especially caught my attention was the first method you described, the fast technique slow approach as you call it. I...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-25-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,674
Posted By Jaakkima
Re: I'm getting into this now

Hey Bo, how has this new discovery and interest in this kind of playing been so far? Are you still practicing this stuff and did you get that double pedal?

I got inspired by your thread and new...
Forum: General Discussion 03-08-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,265
Posted By Jaakkima
Re: What are your favourite recorded drumsounds?

Here are some of my favourites:

-Art Blakey & Jazz Messengers - Self-titled album, especially the drum solo on the tune Infra-Rae - Wow!
-Abe Cunningham with Deftones - My Own Summer
-Herb with...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-14-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,179
Posted By Jaakkima
Re: My timing is poor after all...

How does the E-kit tempo check actually work? Is it measuring how accurately your backbeats fall on the click or how well you can keep the tempo at, for example, several bars, a minute etc?

Forum: Drum Technique 02-13-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,960
Posted By Jaakkima
Re: At what point do you speed up exercises?

For me this question is kind of tough to answer as I feel that when to speed up depends so much of the type of a particular exercise I'm working on. There are so many factors at play and at the end...
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