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Forum: Drum Technique 07-23-2007, 10:20 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 56,128
Posted By DottedQuarters
Re: the moler technique

I wasn't condemning it, but was trying to make the point that it can be more effective if you rely on the wrist technique to execute the motions you described and not just the natural rebound of the...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-23-2007, 09:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,971
Posted By DottedQuarters
Re: 10 minutes daily rudiment practice - any recommendations?

A good warm up excercise is to set your metronome to 60, then play 1/4 notes for four measures, then go into quarter note triplets, then 8s, 8 trips, 16ths, 16th trips, 32s, 32 trips. Going slow...
Forum: Drums 07-23-2007, 09:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,486
Posted By DottedQuarters
Re: Need some advice on kits

I hear that Mapex offers the most bang for your buck, or "quality to dollar ratio," if you prefer.
Forum: Drum Technique 07-23-2007, 09:06 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 56,128
Posted By DottedQuarters
Re: the moler technique

In the videos I've seen of Weckl using the Moeller, he relies too much on bounce. Tony Royster Jr. however says he practices it this technique on pillows, just as Chambers has said he practices...
Forum: Drummers 12-23-2005, 12:03 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 13,235
Posted By DottedQuarters
Re: Jimmy Chamberlin

His rimshots sound fantastic! As do his toms, especially on "Loki Cat" off his new album; his phrasing is so melodic but groovy. Ahh crap, I said groovy now I sound like a hippie...
Forum: Drummers 12-22-2005, 07:05 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 13,235
Posted By DottedQuarters
Re: JIMMY CHAMBERLIN

"Life Begins Again" is becoming one of my favorite albums. It's real interesting how they play with song structures...some songs not even having a chorus but more like a climax, others more like...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-30-2005, 05:45 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 16,852
Posted By DottedQuarters
Re: How much does a serious drummer practice?

Since I've started my Civil Engineering degree, I've seen practice time decline...I'm gonna switch to Music next semester so I have to practice 6 hours a day...I'm stoked, but needless to say I'm...
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2005, 01:39 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,440
Posted By DottedQuarters
Re: Do you sing while playing?

yeah, singing always helps me keep better time...it also helps me focus on supporting the music more too. I also sing a few harmonies for my band, but sometimes I get so caught up in the song I...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-05-2005, 06:24 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 144,300
Posted By DottedQuarters
Billy Ward: Big Time

If nothing else it was an exercise for the left side of the mind. His concept of Big Time, layering as many rhythms as possible (i.e.-click your teeth, tap your heel, sing your own little melody,...
Forum: Drummers 09-02-2005, 08:06 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 13,227
Posted By DottedQuarters
Re: Gregg Bissonette!!

You guys are right about him and Mapex...I saw him do a clinic here in town a few months back and he was playing one of the Saturn series. His clinic was amazing, he played with the "Thunder From...
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