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Forum: Drum Technique 09-18-2018, 10:22 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,950
Posted By Richard.Awesome
Re: 16th notes on Hi Hat

Really i'm just trying to build up my endurance that way. Riley talks about speed in Art Of Bop being playing fast but being able to maintain it as well. So maybe it's over kill, but i do feel more...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-14-2018, 11:11 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,950
Posted By Richard.Awesome
Re: 16th notes on Hi Hat

Will experiment with that. Honestly I only want to be able to play cleanly at 92ish, as to play along with "Kissing My Love". Don't care about anything faster than that, but 86-87 right now is...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-12-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,950
Posted By Richard.Awesome
Re: 16th notes on Hi Hat

appreciate the tips Connor!
Forum: Drummers 09-12-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,578
Posted By Richard.Awesome
Re: James Gadson

Does anyone know if Gadson does lessons, particularly via Skype? Or at least know how to contact him or his manager?
Forum: Drum Technique 09-12-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,950
Posted By Richard.Awesome
Re: 16th notes on Hi Hat

Wow this is me to a T. Fight of my life trying to play along to "Kissing My Love" at 92bpm.

I've played with hi-hat height recently too. Hoping some real deep work with help me stay loose and get...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-30-2018, 11:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 540
Posted By Richard.Awesome
Re: Top drumming magazines?

My favs are Modern Drummer and Drumhead
Forum: Drummers 07-30-2018, 11:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,454
Posted By Richard.Awesome
Re: Vinnie Paul passed

if not posted already: MD posted their cover story with Vinnie from 1994

https://www.moderndrummer.com/2018/06/vinnie-paul-the-king-of-thrash-metal-drumming/
Forum: Drummers 07-01-2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 760
Posted By Richard.Awesome
Re: Papa Jo Jones and Max Roach-BBC Jazz Libraries

thanks for sharing!! wow. are any other drummers featured?
Forum: Drummers 06-24-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 944
Posted By Richard.Awesome
Re: RIP -- D.J. Fontana

oh man, RIP DJ. sad week for drummers.
Forum: Drummers 06-23-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,400
Posted By Richard.Awesome
Re: Favorite Drummer

hate to pick just one, but...

ELVIN JONES!
Forum: Drummers 06-23-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,454
Posted By Richard.Awesome
Re: Vinnie Paul passed

Man this hurts. I worshiped Pantera in high school. Saw them 4x live, plus Down with Phil and Rex. Anyway, they always were my fav metal band and will be forever. Going to break out the music. RIP...
Forum: Drums 06-09-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 749
Posted By Richard.Awesome
Re: My Old Pearl Export Kit (early 80s according to the badge type)

Looks really cool! Like a Levon Helm kit. My first kit was a free Pearl Export, and I still use it to pracitce everyday! I do have 2 other kits I use on gigs depending on the vibe (rock, jazz, etc)...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-31-2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,752
Posted By Richard.Awesome
Re: Accent on second stroke doubles technique question

The idea came from Buddy Rich, and can allow for powerful one-handed rolls, etc. There is more speed, fluidity, and evenness of sound if you master the fingers > wrist motion he's showing, and both...
Forum: Drummers 05-17-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,372
Posted By Richard.Awesome
Re: Avery Molek - Awesome 11-year-old drummer from PA??

What part of PA? I'm from PA too, not familiar with the name.
Forum: Drummers 05-11-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,768
Posted By Richard.Awesome
Re: Nate Smith

Same here re: following him over the last few months. Holy shit. His hi-hat work is out of control. Thanks for sharing everyone!
Forum: Drummers 05-04-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 1,480
Views: 320,925
Posted By Richard.Awesome
Re: John Bonham

i made a meme today. hard to believe i'm the first to do it, but it made me laugh.
Forum: Drummers 05-02-2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,179
Posted By Richard.Awesome
Re: Jabo Starks RIP

Sad to hear about this yesterday. Rest In Peace Jab'o!!

If you have the time, this is a really great interview in several episodes with both Jabo and Clyde Stubblefield, hosted by Robert 'Sput'...
Forum: Drums 04-18-2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,742
Posted By Richard.Awesome
Re: $50 yard sale score

Yea a guy at my local store (Drum's Etc in Lancaster, PA) rec'd it to me years ago and I got hooked. The PDP hardware/edges aren't amazing, but they tune up really well.

I'm sure not easy to hear...
Forum: Drums 04-18-2018, 01:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,742
Posted By Richard.Awesome
Re: $50 yard sale score

Woah! I have a PDP MX Fusion (10,12,14" toms, 22x18 bass drum; I play 4pc so i used the 10 and 14s) that looks similar (mine is green/black with silver hardware). Maple shells, really nice sound with...
Forum: Drummers 04-18-2018, 01:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,578
Posted By Richard.Awesome
Re: James Gadson

I think "Ain't No Sunshine" studio version featured Al Jackson, Jr and the Stax rhythm section.

That being said - JAMES GADSON, JR!!!!!

One of my absolute favs. "Kissing My Love" is arguably...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-16-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,357
Posted By Richard.Awesome
Re: inner drumming

Jason -

I'll start with #2 - Are you familiar with "Effortless Mastery" by Kenny Werner? In it he talks about "The Space" which could be described many ways I'm sure, but it's basically a...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-16-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,778
Posted By Richard.Awesome
Re: Rudiments in daily practice or something else?

A few years ago I broke rudiments into "family" groups, and began working through each rudiment in the family them the following way:

A - one drum/cymbal
B - split hands on different...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-12-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,357
Posted By Richard.Awesome
Re: inner drumming

That being said thinking and "Playing" even when away from the drums can be very helpful I believe!
Forum: Drum Technique 04-12-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,357
Posted By Richard.Awesome
Re: inner drumming

Unlike what was assumed at the beginning of the thread, "Inner Drumming" the book isn't about drumming in your head, instead it's about building the awareness of the internal movement from limb to...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-12-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,357
Posted By Richard.Awesome
Re: inner drumming

Well looking back on that post about starting 4/24/17, it's pretty crazy to think - but I just started on the two-limb section yesterday. So I spent almost a year working on single limbs. I committed...
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