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Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,740
Posted By Wavelength
Re: John Riley- Art of Be-Bop Drumming

Different tempo ranges for developing your Ride Cymbal playing, RC1 being slow and RC3 being fast.
Forum: Drum Technique 06-30-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By Wavelength
Re: Notation

Just try to make things look like it's printed. Over time you'll develop speed while maintaining quality and intelligibility.
Forum: Drum Technique 06-10-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 517
Posted By Wavelength
Re: Could someone please explain this song to me? (Feiticeira by Deftones)

The guitar riff starts with a pickup of four sixteenths, and the rest of the intro is in 3/4 time. The guitarist plays an accent on the second beat of each measure, which helps you line up your own...
Forum: General Discussion 06-01-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,197
Posted By Wavelength
Re: Pros vs. Average Joe's

I've no idea. I'm a professional drummer and I know plenty of hobbyists who could play circles around me... yet here I am, paying the bills by playing the gigs.
Forum: General Discussion 06-01-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,503
Posted By Wavelength
Re: Too smart for my friends?

I bet you'd like to see how well I can dance about architecture!
Forum: Drum Technique 05-30-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 740
Posted By Wavelength
Re: Playing Clave Patterns Over Back Beats

I stand corrected -- thanks! I've never come across the 6/8 son clavé before.
Forum: Drum Technique 05-28-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 740
Posted By Wavelength
Re: Playing Clave Patterns Over Back Beats

This is 6/8 clavé:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/132062/Six%20eight%20clave.png
Forum: General Discussion 05-27-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 989
Posted By Wavelength
Re: Tabs Vs. Traditional Notation

Really? First tabulatures date back to the 12th century... ;)
Forum: Drum Technique 05-25-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By Wavelength
Re: Flam rudiment

That's a non-alternating combination of a flam tap (lR r rL l) and an inverted flam tap (lR l rL r).
Forum: General Discussion 05-07-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 651
Posted By Wavelength
Re: Snare buzz

I've never stumbled upon a snare without a snare bed. My Acrolite has one and I doubt Ludwig removed the all important feature from their newer models.

Snare buzz is an integral element of a kit's...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-07-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 959
Posted By Wavelength
Re: If and when to move on from a routine

First read and learn what to play. Then, as soon as possible, ditch the notes and make it your own -- vary the dynamics, tone, orchestration, phrasing. Check occasionally whether you're still playing...
Forum: General Discussion 05-06-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,684
Posted By Wavelength
Re: Best Advice You've Been Given

Are you sure it wasn't "Buy it --- you absolutely need it."? ;)
Forum: General Discussion 05-06-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,476
Posted By Wavelength
Re: Should I give up this hobby for drumming?

Quitting after getting a black belt is just as arbitrary as quitting after a red belt. The black belt signifies the true beginning of your journey as a martial artist -- it signifies that you have...
Forum: General Discussion 05-01-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 976
Posted By Wavelength
Re: Drum stacking...

I always stack my drums like that when we're clearing the stage after a gig.
Forum: Drum Technique 05-01-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Posted By Wavelength
Re: Help with notation

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/132062/Funk%20beat.png

Swing the 16th notes.
Forum: Drum Technique 04-29-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 604
Posted By Wavelength
Re: Applying Paradiddles and drags/ghost notes

Just orchestrate them around the kit. Take the paradiddle, for instance. You could:

1. play the accents around the kit and everything else on the snare
2. play the Rs around the kit and Ls on the...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-28-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 791
Posted By Wavelength
Re: Jazz/Latin Grooves

Thanks for the link!
Forum: Drum Technique 04-26-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 795
Posted By Wavelength
Re: Comping: John Riley - Art of Bop Drumming questions.

A nice way to apply the comping exercises is to play the two bars as written and improvise another two bars -- a short call and response. To make the phrases a bit different, change the amount of...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-25-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 791
Posted By Wavelength
Re: Jazz/Latin Grooves

Songo seems to be the go-to latin groove for many drummers, especially during solos.
Forum: Drum Technique 04-24-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,361
Posted By Wavelength
Re: Never bend below the wrist? (Arthritis/carpal)

Downward bend is an integral aspect of the Moeller stroke, and a bit of downward arching is useful for rebound control when playing downstrokes. For overall playing, though, keep your wrists more or...
Forum: General Discussion 04-23-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 575
Posted By Wavelength
Re: Stick heights/control

Put your sticks closer to the drum before you hit. Next question! ;)

Seriously, though. Play through Stick Control, rudiments, snare etudes and what have you while staying very very close to the...
Forum: General Discussion 04-21-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,981
Posted By Wavelength
Re: Argument with Guitarist over time signature

My two-year-old can sing and play the drums, piano, guitar and bass rhythmically, and I'm quite certain that she hasn't a clue about the "theories of rhythm".
Forum: General Discussion 04-17-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 561
Posted By Wavelength
Re: Sending in a dep you don't know?

You should ask all musicians involved (and your other contacts as well) whether they have any drummer acquaintances who are up for the gig.
Forum: Drum Technique 04-12-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 417
Posted By Wavelength
Re: Exercises for learning these Songs?

You don't need exercises to learn songs. Learning the drum parts of those songs will act as exercises themselves. If you can't play them yet, you can simplify (play less or play slower) and practice...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-11-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 571
Posted By Wavelength
Re: Teachers is this common?

I noticed I stopped getting nervous after having taught my own students for several years.
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