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Forum: General Discussion 08-17-2010, 11:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,813
Posted By Styx
Re: E-kit for teaching

Hey Spinozalove.

I've been teaching on an e-kit for some years now as I'm in the same boat as you find yourself at present. Complex living with sound restrictions.

I currently teach on the TDK6...
Forum: General Discussion 08-02-2010, 09:17 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,515
Posted By Styx
Re: Teeth - drum kits in your head

For sure. Being doing that ever since I can remember. Alot guys ask me,"Are you stressed?" and I tell them No, just practising some grooves. Then I get a look of,"Man, what have you been smoking!!!!"
Forum: Drum Technique 07-14-2010, 03:57 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 49,246
Posted By Styx
Re: Modern Drummer's list of 25 Greatest Drum Books

I have 13 of the listed 25 books. There is enough info and work in just those 13 to keep me busy forever. I think the Moeller book is more about owning a part of drumming history as apposed to a...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-09-2010, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,737
Posted By Styx
Re: Snare and Bass Help

Yeah, slow it down like the guys here suggest. That's good advice. You might want to work a little on your indepedance as well. Try and get hold of Gary Chester's "The New Breed". On a different...
Forum: General Discussion 06-22-2010, 08:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,791
Posted By Styx
Re: Bearing Edge Gap? What's it called? Drum Issue

I'd call it, my shells has a tiny gap in the squiggly line (S-seam) and it means, you have shells with a tiny gap in the squiggly line (S-seam).

Seriously, if it stays in tune and sounds good,...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-10-2010, 08:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,609
Posted By Styx
Re: Need Help With My Grip

Hi Dan.

The sticks are not the problem. It sounds to me like you don't have a decent fulcrum going on in either hand. Your best bet would be to seek out a reputable drum tutor in your area and let...
Forum: General Discussion 05-05-2010, 08:06 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,870
Posted By Styx
Re: natural talent vs.hard work

This is indeed a fascinating question. I recently watched a program on the violinist Vanessa Mae who asked herself this exact same question and others, like, is her talent hereditary, how good is...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-26-2010, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,744
Posted By Styx
Re: appreciate your opinions re:new book/CD project

Howzit Chuck.

I think that's a fantastic idea.
Forum: Drum Technique 04-15-2010, 07:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,419
Posted By Styx
Re: Looking for advice on reading charts

Excellent stuff HunterDe. Let me know what you think. I personally think it's a great book for what you're looking to achieve.
Forum: Drum Technique 04-09-2010, 08:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,419
Posted By Styx
Re: Looking for advice on reading charts

Chart Reading Workbook for drummers by Bobby Gabriele.

I found this book very informative with regards to chart reading as well as setting up figures.
Forum: Drum Technique 04-07-2010, 10:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,586
Posted By Styx
Re: General advice for a new drummer?

Hehehehe - An "Arsenal" of 4 songs, that's a good one. The mere fact that you find AC/DC boring shows us your ignorance with regards to drumming. Phil Rudd may have played a simple 8th note rock...
Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2010, 10:16 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 41,895
Posted By Styx
Re: Great drummers - quotes

Who said,"If it dont swing, it dont mean a thing" or something to that effect?

I like that.
Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2010, 09:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,867
Posted By Styx
Re: A new convert of McCartney & The Beatles

Welcome to the CLAN!!!! The 1st song that ever caught my attention and led me down my musical path was "Drive my Car" I was about 4 years old. I still dig that tune after some 30+ years. Do yourself...
Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2010, 08:28 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,871
Posted By Styx
Re: Sabian or Zildjian Symbols

If you know your cymbal history you'd know of how Sabian came into existance. If you know how they came into existance, you'd play Zildjian.
Forum: Drum Technique 03-30-2010, 08:53 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,123
Posted By Styx
Re: All we need is single stroke!

I'm with you on this one MaddJazz. His replies with neither kind nor constructive. If you haven't got anything decent to say don't say anything at all. I don't think this material was intended for...
Forum: Drummers 03-19-2010, 03:43 PM
Replies: 1,456
Views: 234,064
Posted By Styx
Re: John Bonham

You Sir, should be shot at the first light of dawn. I would hang my head in shame of even thinking this nonsense.(Can you tell I'm a Bonham Fan!!!)

On a serious note though, I think John was a...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-19-2010, 03:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,276
Posted By Styx
Re: Triplets over quarters

I think what's confusing you here is the way he's counting his triplets. I count mine 1tata,2tata etc, some guys count 1&a, 2&a etc. I teach my pupils to count triplets using tata to avoid confusion...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-17-2010, 02:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,473
Posted By Styx
Re: Practicing Rudiments

This is not true but let's agree to disagree. This has been discussed infinatum in other threads and some folks find it useful, some don't care much for it. It all depends what you find works for...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-17-2010, 11:37 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,473
Posted By Styx
Re: Practicing Rudiments

The wrists are the engine room, where we get power for the strokes. Practising on a pillow will definitely benefit this area, however it will not assist you with controlling rebound. The fingers are...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-17-2010, 08:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,276
Posted By Styx
Re: Triplets over quarters

Hi Naveed.

Sounds to me like you're trying to play quarter note triplets. Here's how you do it.

You're gonna have to start this off nice and slow until you get the feel and rhythm of playing...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-15-2010, 01:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,882
Posted By Styx
Re: A fe simple questions about notation.

I learn't how to read musical notation before drum tabs were around so I guess I never had the need to. I have seen drum tabs but they're very vague and confusing to say the least. I guess if you're...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-15-2010, 12:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,882
Posted By Styx
Re: A fe simple questions about notation.

Once you understand music notation you'll NEVER go back to tabs. Music notation is a universal language us musicians use to communicate ideas. Trying to match your drum tabs with a music chart will...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-12-2010, 09:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,882
Posted By Styx
Re: A fe simple questions about notation.

In a bar of 4/4 time a whole note takes care of 4 counts. There is only one note in the bar so you'll only make one sound on the count of 1 and nothing on counts 2,3 and 4 giving the note it's full...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-06-2010, 08:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,233
Posted By Styx
Re: Notation Question

Play it as written. It's simply denoting that you are playing a 11 stroke roll.etc
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2009, 08:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,006
Posted By Styx
Re: How important is sex appeal?

I don't think Ginger Baker would ever have got the gig with Hendrix if he was an ugly looking chap.(sic)
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