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Forum: General Discussion 01-13-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,582
Posted By groovemaster_flex
Re: Teaching a 5 year old

The kid is doing great and rocking to some earth wind and fire! Very thankful for all your help
Forum: Drum Technique 08-21-2011, 08:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,526
Posted By groovemaster_flex
Re: Best way to practice?

I'm all about doing little bits at a time. I really try and focus on the basics, and once I feel I'm comfortable with them, I move on to other, more complex ideas. My practice routine is also much...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-21-2011, 08:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,950
Posted By groovemaster_flex
Re: How can I get more variety in my drumming?

Listen to more music. I used to listen STRICTLY to pop punk. Like Blink 182, Paramore, things like that. As soon as I started practicing jazz and latin, my vocabulary expanded more. As soon as I...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-08-2011, 03:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,498
Posted By groovemaster_flex
Re: Paradiddle diddle help!

the key to clean, even doubles is to play the stroke yourself. Far too many drummers rely on bounce, and then complain that the second stroke is weaker than the first. If you use your fingers and...
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2011, 09:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,210
Posted By groovemaster_flex
Re: Your signature nuiances

a 3 against 4 polyrhythm?

i just have super simplistic style of drumming. i play articulately, hard hitting, and keep the fills easy. anyone who's seen me at a local show knows my drumming on any...
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2011, 09:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,105
Posted By groovemaster_flex
Re: How do you find time !?

I work 3 jobs, go to school, play in a band, and intern at a studio. It's tough, but I find that keeping a schedule helps, and you just need to set aside the time to practice and use that time...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-07-2011, 09:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,498
Posted By groovemaster_flex
Re: Paradiddle diddle help!

A lot of my playing comes mainly from fingers when it comes to any sort of roll. I actually hold the stick back far compared to most drummers as you can see in any of my videos:
...
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2011, 08:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,318
Posted By groovemaster_flex
Re: Touring drummer payscale?

It all depends on who you are playing with, the kind of gigs you're doing, how often you're gigging, is the band signed or not, financial banking, how many records, merchandise, are you a hired gun...
Forum: General Discussion 08-02-2011, 05:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,900
Posted By groovemaster_flex
Re: Drummer Sweat

I'm pretty intense when I perform, so understandably, I sweat like crazy. Like, to the point where I performed in gym shorts, tank tops, and sweat bands. Wearing that cut back on my excessive...
Forum: General Discussion 08-02-2011, 04:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,250
Posted By groovemaster_flex
Re: practicing in nyc

practice pads, dude. I jammed in an apartment for a while, and had to make do with practice pads. It's far cheaper than rocking out on an e-kit, but it doesn't sound like drums.

anyways, you make...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-02-2011, 04:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,171
Posted By groovemaster_flex
Re: How to fix my behind-the-click backbeats?

A good drummer to listen to for backbeat placement is Jeff Porcaro. This man is a master of beat placement. Listen to his playing on the track Georgia by Boz Scaggs and you can hear how he pushes the...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-01-2011, 08:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,724
Posted By groovemaster_flex
Re: BANG The Drum School's "Nasty Lick #35"

you're a wicked teacher, man! i'm off to the practice pad to work on the sticking pattern!
Forum: Drum Technique 08-01-2011, 08:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,257
Posted By groovemaster_flex
Re: Favorite rudiments for application for the drumset?

single strokes and paradiddlediddles played as 16th note triplets.
Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2011, 05:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,936
Posted By groovemaster_flex
Re: Mic'ing a kit in a small venue

Depends on how hard you play, how loud the rest of the band is, the PA system that's available, how big your kit is... Plenty of variables.

I play a 20" kick in most live situations with the Jimmy...
Forum: Drummers 07-19-2011, 05:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,781
Posted By groovemaster_flex
Skinny Jake

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LELIz9uyot4&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL

Has anyone seen this guy? Definitely one of the most underrated pop punk drums. His basic kit technique is phenomenal. He...
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,442
Posted By groovemaster_flex
Re: Recording situation, do I get the guys to sign anything

always always always get everything in writing. and get receipts. ALWAYS.
Forum: Drum Technique 07-15-2011, 06:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,824
Posted By groovemaster_flex
Re: How many things can somebody practice?

A lot of the times, I'll practice things til I can play them comfortably in a performance situation, and then just stop practicing them regularly. I have a day a week where I just go over a lot of...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-15-2011, 03:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,136
Posted By groovemaster_flex
Re: Playing without a good foundation.

THIS.

I always tell my students. I also tell their parents to make sure that they are practicing slowly as well as quickly.

I have them practice at three speeds.

40 bpm
a comfortable speed...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-14-2011, 09:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,647
Posted By groovemaster_flex
Re: what kind of fill is this?

definitely sounds like swiss army triplets, but you could always email him and ask him. i hear he responds to a lot of the emails he gets.
Forum: Drum Technique 07-14-2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,824
Posted By groovemaster_flex
Re: How many things can somebody practice?

i have a 3 hour routine that i work through, including an hour of pad work, an hour for feet and linear patterns, and then an hour for groove based exercises (afro cuban, jazz, latin, rock, pop). the...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-14-2011, 05:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,716
Posted By groovemaster_flex
Re: Sheet music. Help.

Reading music never hurt anybody. It's a skill, just like your ability to shuffle, play a rock groove, swing, and blast away on the rudiments. In fact, I find it much easier to convey my ideas to...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-14-2011, 05:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,892
Posted By groovemaster_flex
Re: Drum Lesson! The KILLER Exercise!

My approach, at least, is to be able to play with options. What if you wanted to play a paradiddle where every hit sounded the same, but never practiced it that way? What if you wanted to transition...
Forum: General Discussion 07-14-2011, 05:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,642
Posted By groovemaster_flex
Re: You Tube sensation Cobus Potgieter at Drum Channel

Cobus is a drummer and an entertainer, and I see absolutely nothing wrong with what he's doing. We all choose to use our talents in different ways. He may overplay, but he has fun, and it's very...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-13-2011, 08:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,892
Posted By groovemaster_flex
Re: Drum Lesson! The KILLER Exercise!

my bad! i always wondered where the exercise came from!
Forum: Drum Technique 07-13-2011, 08:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,892
Posted By groovemaster_flex
Drum Lesson! The KILLER Exercise!

Just a little something I picked up from this site. It's an exercise developed by Joe Morello! I've made it a regular part of my practice/warmup routine. It's helped my technique a lot, especially...
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