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Forum: Drum Technique 10-18-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,153
Posted By Bipitta
Re: Stiffness/Cramping

Thanks for the replies everyone!

And yep, I'm looking into the chiropractor to see if there's anything he might be able to notice. And good idea about the sticks! I have recently been...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-17-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,153
Posted By Bipitta

Hey all,

Just wondering if this has affected any of you:

Over that last couple of weeks I've noticed my ring and pinky fingers on my left hand (the one I hit the snare with when dropping sweet...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-12-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,106
Posted By Bipitta
Re: Double bass simoltaneous hitting problem

What helped me in this department was practicing the exercises two "different" ways. First off, don't worry about speed, that will come with practice. Second, I don't have a second so I'll just...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-12-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 961
Posted By Bipitta
Re: Rudimental Ritual

Ha! I sat and watched those two vids right after posting the question! Thanks a bunch for the reply though!

I'll just give it my best go. I figure it's a good way to keep up on rudiments and...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-12-2012, 04:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 961
Posted By Bipitta
Rudimental Ritual

Was going through stuff to practice and realized that I had never full learned the whole ritual.

So I thought I'd start from the beginning and it'd be a cakewalk as I have no problem just...
Forum: Drums 12-18-2008, 04:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,918
Posted By Bipitta
Re: Mapex Black Panther Birdseye Maple Snare Drum

Yeah, I agree. I went out to ye ol' music shop today and "test drove" a few 6.5's. I like 'em. They're beefy. I just might end up going with a 6.5 since I currently own two 5.5's which came with...
Forum: Drums 12-15-2008, 02:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,918
Posted By Bipitta
Mapex Black Panther Birdseye Maple Snare Drum

Okay, okay I know: Read through the other stuff first... and I did, but with the patience only one can have with a slow internet connection! So here we go.

I'm going to get a BP Birdseye Maple...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-26-2008, 11:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,049
Posted By Bipitta
Re: Do you know anyone else who plays the way I do?

Man I would kill to be left-handed "right" now! Heh. Eh. Bad I know... but anyway, I've spent the last year just getting to the point that I'm comfortable playing open handed as well as playing...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-26-2008, 11:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,843
Posted By Bipitta
Re: Your Top 5 Must-have and most educational DVDs

Jojo Mayer - Secret Weapons for the Modern Drummer
Matt Ritter - Unburying The Beater
Steve Smith - Drumset Technique: History Of The U.S. Beat
Thomas Lang - Creative Control
Tommy Igoe - Groove...
Forum: General Discussion 08-28-2008, 08:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,313
Posted By Bipitta
Re: How to get your name in the instructor world.

You know what, I've been on that same "problem" for awhile now. I've wanted to get my name out there and start teaching lessons. I've taken out newspaper ads, printed up flyers and placed them at...
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2008, 11:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,955
Posted By Bipitta
Practice Idea

I'm just throwing this out there to see what everyone thinks.

I'm trying to invigorate my creativity, I think this "may" work.

I've removed all of my toms, and have gone to simply a snare,...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-20-2008, 11:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,582
Posted By Bipitta
Re: Left hand is driving me crazy

My left hand drove me damn crazy too. Here are a few things I did to bring it up to speed:

1. Any rudiments or hand exercises you do, do both R and L hand lead. So if you're doing this RLRL in...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-24-2008, 05:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,838
Posted By Bipitta
Re: Shuffle Songs

Thanks for all of the great songs. I look forward to groovin'!

And pasta! Thanks for the link! Apparently I was too dumb and/or lazy to utilize the search option I just now noticed on the...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-24-2008, 05:30 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 10,990
Posted By Bipitta
Re: The importance of rimshots

From my experience I've found rimshots extremely useful as a nice, colorful accent when coming into a verse or chorus from a big build-up or when that "welcome back to this section" is needed in a...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-22-2008, 04:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,838
Posted By Bipitta
Shuffle Songs

Alright. I enjoy playing the shuffle. I play it for a few songs every weekend. But I'd like to get anyone and everyone's opinion on great songs to practice the shuffle to (whether it be the blues...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-22-2008, 04:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,220
Posted By Bipitta
Re: Shuffle groove

I was just thinking about pretty much the same thing. Only I've been working on the half time shuffle. For me, I just found a nice slow song to groove to.

Something like Zeppelin's "Fool in...
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2008, 11:51 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,167
Posted By Bipitta
Re: Good Double Bass Drum Songs


Pickles is indeed awesome!

And I've added nothing to this discussion.
Forum: Drum Technique 02-05-2008, 06:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,476
Posted By Bipitta
Re: The Smoothest Roll ?

I agree with fourstring: The best technique is the one that works best for you.

Case in point: I'm not the fastest person in the world when it comes to single strokes. But I can play double...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-05-2008, 05:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,704
Posted By Bipitta
From Brat to Pratt

Hey there everybody!

Unfortunately my attention span during my early years of drumming was what some would call "lacking." I did not want to learn snare solos. I wanted to rock! So, I...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-09-2006, 03:31 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 55,353
Posted By Bipitta
Re: Derrick Pope: Moeller - One Handed Roll - Heel Toe

Man o' man!

I hadn't been on the site in quite a bit of time... I'm come back, and the first thread I check out is this one...

I am glad I did.

Thanks much!!
Forum: Drum Technique 02-24-2006, 11:49 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 56,028
Posted By Bipitta
Re: Questions about the Moeller technique

Well, take what you want from it but, this is how I do it:

The wrist starts it all.

You throw the stick down using your wrist, and then from that point it's like dribbling the stick with your...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-08-2006, 06:48 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 68,725
Posted By Bipitta

Awe. Dang it. Suddenly I suck at playing drums again!
That was sweet!

And here I thought I was so special because I finally learned how to do a true twirl (much thanks goes out to, by the...
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