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Forum: Drum Technique 04-28-2009, 02:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,089
Posted By Adam
Re: Left hand strength/speed practice

C'mon dude...no...don't be dumb...that's not going to make your left hand more functional, beyond its ability to "Moeller". That's only one part of a whole whack of options out there. Practicing...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-11-2007, 06:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,823
Posted By Adam
Re: Favourite Drum Books / DVDs -- Which drums books or DVDs could you not live witho

Virgil Donati's Power drumming video - the most intense drum "workout" out there I'm sure.

Lang's DVD's are very helpful

New Breed 1 and 2 by Gary Chester

Art of Bop Drumming by John Riley...
Forum: General Discussion 12-11-2007, 06:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,531
Posted By Adam
Re: What's Your Drumming Face Like?

Sometimes I'll clamp my teeth, but I mostly look up and down slowly and the only thing that moves is my jaw clenching and my eyes looking angry. Sometimes when I hit the snare drum I yell "BAHH!"...
Forum: General Discussion 11-07-2007, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,774
Posted By Adam
Re: Tips for First Time Rock Band Drummer?

Learn to play LOUD and soft. Listen to music every day, and work hard, and you'll be a good drummer.
Forum: Drum Technique 10-30-2007, 11:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,910
Posted By Adam
Re: How to practice single/double stroke rolls?

I see what you're saying. If you just sit there with a pad and play singles and doubles you won't accomplish anything. You need to be focused. Take reading a book: If you just look at the words...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-30-2007, 11:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,910
Posted By Adam
Re: How to practice single/double stroke rolls?

You need to start slowly, but give yourself very ambitious goals in order to get your speed up.

Practicing slowly and being very diciplined with yourself - making sure stick heights are even, even...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-01-2007, 12:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,736
Posted By Adam
Re: lifting weights

For the record, I have never used weights to replace drumming. What I am talking about is how beneficial weight training is for the general body, a lot of which help us in drumming.

Weight...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-21-2007, 08:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,736
Posted By Adam
Re: lifting weights

That is such a misguided statement about our bodies. Man, look at sprinters and look at distance runners. I promise you that any Olympic sprinter trains with heavy weights (not to get "big" but to...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-21-2007, 08:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,736
Posted By Adam
Re: lifting weights

I did not disagree with myself, unless perhaps I mis-worded something. What I'm saying is that when you are limited physically, you are going to hit a ceiling in certain areas of drumming. If you...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-21-2007, 08:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,156
Posted By Adam
Re: Virgil Donati's doubles on the feet?

I agree. We play doubles with our hands for a reason, and usually we can play them faster than singles! I agree that learning to play singles well enough should come first.
Forum: Drum Technique 09-19-2007, 02:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,736
Posted By Adam
Re: lifting weights

I'm going to disagree with everyone. The more muscle mass you have the more muscle can be used for drumming. It's true, because I've studied and applied this for a long time.

Getting big won't...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-19-2007, 01:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,156
Posted By Adam
Re: Virgil Donati's doubles on the feet?

Yes, Virgil tends to mostly play inverted (rllrrll) doubles instead of the standard rrllrrll. He says that it makes it easier to feel/count when you play them that way.

As for his technique, there...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-08-2007, 06:37 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 12,378
Posted By Adam
Re: WHY DOES SPEED MATTER SO MUCH?

I completely disagree with this statement, though it's true to an extent. I think it's just that most of the time is spent neglecting soft playing, so no one practices it. If you practice both equal...
Forum: Drummers 09-06-2007, 01:52 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 43,730
Posted By Adam
Re: Thomas lang

A couple of cool ideas on a video, but sitting down behind a drum set for long enough will do that anyways. I'm just saying having him sit down and play drum beats wasn't exactly what I'd look for in...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-05-2007, 10:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,262
Posted By Adam
Re: A Natural Evolution, How to develop technique

There are all kinds of wrists/fingers debates out there. The truth is that using fingers with German grip is probably the norm, or at least that I've seen it's the norm. To play french grip with...
Forum: Drummers 09-05-2007, 10:30 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 83,468
Posted By Adam
Re: Mike Portnoy

http://www.virgildonati.com/sounds/OTV/otv-trk01-FULL.mp3

This is Virgil Donati with is band On the Virg. It sounds a little like videogame music but you're going to find that when a munch of...
Forum: Drummers 09-05-2007, 10:24 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 43,730
Posted By Adam
Re: Thomas lang

There seems to be some kind of dislike of technical players on this forum. Thomas does solo a lot in his clinics but lets not forget that he is one of the most in demand sessions/touring guys in...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-05-2007, 07:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,262
Posted By Adam
Re: A Natural Evolution, How to develop technique

BTW...I wonder if Weckl will be angry to see free video clips on youtube. They'll probably be taken down soon, I'd imagine, unless they're available somewhere else online. That video is so helpfull...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-05-2007, 07:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,262
Posted By Adam
Re: A Natural Evolution, How to develop technique

and it also means softer sound, less power, and I believe in the long run less speed...I'm talking "in general".

When you say French grip alleviates the shoulder/wrist stress, do you mean the...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-05-2007, 07:35 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 13,633
Posted By Adam
Re: pro drummers with bad technique

Yeah, I tend to believe what he was saying was in the context of other people. For example, I never tell my students to drum traditional grip. I tell them it's harder to learn, harder to maintain,...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-05-2007, 03:08 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,253
Posted By Adam
Re: What drummer has the fastest hands+feet combo?

this is like the text book response. Everyone says this, but truth be told speed is another aspect of drumming, and is important. Nothing is more important than anything else. Technique is just as...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-05-2007, 03:05 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 13,633
Posted By Adam
Re: pro drummers with bad technique

Vancouver drummer Gary Grace (probably one of the best drummers in North America, though relatively unknown) did a clinic with Virgil and he said Virgil's technique was flawless: his sticks never...
Forum: General Discussion 07-27-2007, 09:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,242
Posted By Adam
Re: How I Practice - Would Like Some Feedback...

Well, in my opinion it sounds like you've basically listed your ideal practice time; by that I mean that you have said basically all the "right things" about a practice regiment whether or not it's...
Forum: Drummers 02-05-2006, 09:26 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 59,160
Posted By Adam
Re: Check out Virgil

There almost seems to be some kind of netagivity about Virgil on this board. The sound quality is fine to me
Forum: Drummers 09-21-2005, 12:25 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 13,213
Posted By Adam
Re: Jimmy Chamberlin

Wow, your picture is Ian Curtis of Joy Division am I right? It's unexpected to find a JD fan in a "drum" forum...Joy Division is one of my favorites though!

Anyway, yes: Jimmy Chamberlin is the...
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