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Forum: Drum Technique 11-26-2011, 02:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,992
Posted By Monica McCoy
Re: Questions on stick control

It took me three years to get through that book. It was more important to my teacher that I played them cleanly than play them fast. I did 6 to 12 per week. One minute each per day.

I'm in my...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-18-2011, 06:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,986
Posted By Monica McCoy
Re: Hardest rudiment to play

I gotta say the double stroke is the hardest.
Forum: Drum Technique 06-14-2011, 12:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,033
Posted By Monica McCoy
Re: What are the mechanics behind a downstroke?

It's supposed to bounce back high. Otherwise you have to pick the stick up for every subsequent stroke. Controlling the rebound is what it's all about.

There are some rudiments where you have to...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-03-2011, 07:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,495
Posted By Monica McCoy
Re: stick control for the snare drummer? yes no

It took me three years to work through that book with a teacher. Now I am back on page one again, trying to build more speed.

I've also worked through a book called One Surface Learning. I has...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-05-2011, 04:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,203
Posted By Monica McCoy
Re: Breaking bad playing habits

I've been learning new grooves every week for three years. My teacher assigns them. They can be challenging but as you go on you see a lot of overlap in the sticking and count.

Basically to...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-05-2011, 04:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,303
Posted By Monica McCoy
Re: Flamming between bass and snare

Play all your rudiments with left hand lead and tap your foot on the downbeats.
Forum: Drum Technique 10-27-2010, 10:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,197
Posted By Monica McCoy
Re: Sixteenths against Eighth Triplets

16th notes has 4 notes per beat in a measure of 4/4.

8th trip has 3 notes per beat.
Forum: Drum Technique 10-24-2010, 06:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,537
Posted By Monica McCoy
Re: stuck :'(

+1 on learning to read.

When I want to learn something new, I just turn the page.
Forum: Drum Technique 10-24-2010, 06:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,064
Posted By Monica McCoy
Re: cowbell and woodblock rhythms

If you want to abuse the cowbell I recommend "Mississippi Queen" by Mountain.
Forum: Drums 10-24-2010, 06:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,959
Posted By Monica McCoy
Re: Worth buying Yamaha Maple Custom?

I got my MCANs (albeit a 4 piece) for $1200. Plus is came with two stands a Paiste 2002 ride and two 80's Zyldjian crashes.

$2300 is pricey.
Forum: General Discussion 10-24-2010, 06:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 15,902
Posted By Monica McCoy
Re: Bands with two drummers

Zappa and the Mothers had two drummers. Danny Carey plays in a band called Volto and the lead singer plays drums also. I think that Segar song Hollywood Nights was recorded with two drummers.
Forum: General Discussion 09-12-2010, 07:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,621
Posted By Monica McCoy
Re: A better way to count 16th note triplets ?

1 and uh AND and uh, 2 and uh AND and uh, 3 etc..

That's how I count it.
Forum: General Discussion 09-12-2010, 07:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,491
Posted By Monica McCoy
Re: Water on Drum Effect

I saw Juliette Lewis at The Roxy a few years back during the encore the drummer opened a water bottle and poured it all over the heads.

Airborne water droplets against the lights and all that...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-12-2010, 05:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,466
Posted By Monica McCoy
Re: Quarter note triplets?

This issue has come up on occasion while working thru Stick Control.

It always has to do with hand position. If you slow it way down, you'll figure out on what strokes the hand needs to stay...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-20-2010, 08:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,461
Posted By Monica McCoy
Re: Open Handed Fill Question

Again, just crash with your left hand which already on the left side of your kit.
Forum: Drum Technique 08-19-2010, 08:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,461
Posted By Monica McCoy
Re: Open Handed Fill Question

Crash with your left hand in that fill.
Forum: Drum Technique 08-16-2010, 02:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,093
Posted By Monica McCoy
Re: Transcription Help

I could be wrong but I'll take a stab at it.

It seems to me it's half time with the snare hit on 3 for the measure.

The bell pattern is 16th notes with all the "e" missing.

1--&uh, 2--&uh,...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-13-2010, 08:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,870
Posted By Monica McCoy
Re: Practicing till fatigued

One of the pro's on the board once posted that: with proper technique you should be able to practice anything indefinitely without fatigue.

If you are tense you will get tired. If you are relaxed...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-13-2010, 08:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,636
Posted By Monica McCoy
Re: weaker hand holding me back

Bad habits lead to right where you are. You hit a wall and can't progress. You should get a teacher to correct your grip and whatever else so you have the tools to progress.

You really need...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-11-2010, 06:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,818
Posted By Monica McCoy
Re: left leg gets tired quickly when doing disco beat

Keep time with your left foot as you drive. Do it at your desk. On the bus. Whereever. Just got to get that leg in the same shape as your right leg that's always working the bass drum.
Forum: Drum Technique 08-09-2010, 01:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,545
Posted By Monica McCoy
Forum: Drum Technique 08-04-2010, 01:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,545
Posted By Monica McCoy
Re: Buddy Rich's Modern Interpretation of Modern Snare Drum Rudiments

This was my first drum book. I've been playing for 2.5 years and my teacher still assigns lessons out of it. The binding is broke and all the pages are falling out LOL.

Took almost a year to go...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-04-2010, 01:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,005
Posted By Monica McCoy
Re: Counting, notes, time signature etc.

Don't forget triplets:

1 And Uh, 2 And Uh, 3 And Uh, 4 And Uh.

Also remove the "And's" and you get a shuffle.

1, Uh 2, Uh 3, Uh 4, Uh

You should get some lessons. You'll learn to read...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-06-2010, 06:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,380
Posted By Monica McCoy
Re: 16th note bass drum dillema - Confused and frustrated

Play 16th notes on the hats so that you can easily line up the kick with a hand strike. Once you can play the groove that way, go back to keeping time in 8th notes.
Forum: Drum Technique 06-18-2010, 07:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,782
Posted By Monica McCoy
Re: Practicing Left and Right Rudiments


Every exercise in there has both left and right hand lead.

Learn every rudiment both ways so you have more options for your...
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