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Forum: General Discussion 12-16-2010, 06:50 AM
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Views: 1,279
Posted By dandydonner
After a couple years hiatus, I'm (trying to get) back!

So, I'm a freshman in college. I started drumming in 9th grade. I had the fire for drum set, I played everyday, I loved it. After about a year and a half, I got to the point where for some reason I...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-09-2009, 04:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,417
Posted By dandydonner
HeelToe Question (Not Technique)

I play heel down most of the time, and i was looking into various styles of play. so i've been learning the heel/toe technique a bit, and i was wondering, is that an average, commonplace thing that...
Forum: General Discussion 11-13-2008, 05:07 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,083
Posted By dandydonner
Re: My 'Less Drums' Enlightenment

i personally hold the belief that everything should be completely comfortable when playing. no twisting your body or arms or standing up to reach that drum or cymbal. the ride where the second tom is...
Forum: General Discussion 11-11-2008, 12:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,262
Posted By dandydonner
Re: drum restoration

haha sorry i wasn't really thinking. i'm not sure what i meant by that
Forum: General Discussion 11-10-2008, 11:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,262
Posted By dandydonner
Re: drum restoration

yeah now i'm thinking more of actually building rather than restoration. probably start with just a snare drum. is keller a good brand of shells? also, i've looked a bunch and found lots of stuff on...
Forum: General Discussion 11-10-2008, 08:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,262
Posted By dandydonner
drum restoration

looking in to possible getting some old drums (maybe slingerlands?) and restoring them. only problem is, i dont at all know how. so if anyone could tell me a couple websites or something dealing with...
Forum: General Discussion 11-10-2008, 06:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,163
Posted By dandydonner
Re: drumming face!

yeah i've noticed that about peart. its like he's using all of his energy to keep the same face throughout the show.
Forum: General Discussion 11-10-2008, 02:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,163
Posted By dandydonner
drumming face!

so i've noticed that when tons of drummers play, they make crazy faces, and it usually looks like theyre muttering gibberish to themselves. i think its a pretty strange phenomenon, as its never...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-10-2008, 12:46 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,614
Posted By dandydonner
Re: Your BEST Drum Tips - Share Them With The World

yes, but this is coming from a guy who had been playing with bands since he was 18 months old. of course he didnt need practice.
Forum: Drum Technique 11-10-2008, 12:42 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,614
Posted By dandydonner
Re: Your BEST Drum Tips - Share Them With The World

practice does NOT make perfect, PERFECT practice makes perfect.
dont practice something you already know just because its more fun than the MANGINI theory

most of the time, we do better in...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-09-2008, 05:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,894
Posted By dandydonner
Teaching Trouble

Hi, i give lessons to a couple people, something i just started, and i'm having a problem.
Not to brag or saying that i'm some drumming savant, but everything i've learned on drums, including that...
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2008, 11:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,073
Posted By dandydonner
Re: Tall or Short Drummers?

i'm reaaaally short. (5'2") and i keep my throne a bit higher than most. the only thing i can think of is tall people having longer arms maybe. but smaller people could probably get around the kit...
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2008, 11:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,750
Posted By dandydonner
good teachers in san antonio?

i'm moving to san antonio in a couple weeks and was wondering if there were any good drum set teachers out there. preferably jazz but rock or all around works to. and i'm new to the forum so hello!
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