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Forum: Drum Technique 05-21-2013, 02:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,996
Posted By rstix
Re: Traditional Grip

I recall seeing a drum rudimental poster with a guy using "double traditional" grip or whatever it's called. haha looks so cool
Forum: Drum Technique 05-21-2013, 12:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,295
Posted By rstix
Re: Injuries due to technique

I agree - it does look like your technique is the reason why you're having injuries. I also recommend a teacher!
Forum: General Discussion 05-21-2013, 12:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,156
Posted By rstix
Re: DIY Cymbal "Jingle Hat" project...

im glad you didn't drill!! The device looks very conventional - you should patent this :D
Forum: Drum Technique 05-20-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,996
Posted By rstix
Re: Traditional Grip

Snare lines will always use traditional grip - if you've ever seen snare drummers marching with matched grip then you know that it looks weird as hell.

For me, I play matched grip for orchestral/...
Forum: General Discussion 05-18-2013, 11:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,963
Posted By rstix
Re: Is there such a thing as a 'drum jam'? Something where just drummers get together and groove?

i agree - have everyone who is not soloing play something simple - i've done this with drum lines before
Forum: Drum Technique 05-18-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,996
Posted By rstix
Re: Traditional Grip

i looooove this video - my teacher showed me this not too long ago and all 3 of them just go in so hard - but my favorite is 1. vinnie colaiuta 2. weckl 3. gadd

but all three are legendary beasts...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-16-2013, 06:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,771
Posted By rstix
Re: Tips on looking more lively and energetic while playing?

speaking of smiling!! - so i love to smile when i play - if im not looking like im completely in the zone and into, i prefer to smile - it even happens automatically when the band is just having a...
Forum: General Discussion 05-13-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,233
Posted By rstix
Re: Does your family understand?

My dad still has trouble coping with the fact that I'm a music major - going to be a senior in the fall. For some reason he thinks music is a joke...if only he could sit through an ear training class...
Forum: General Discussion 05-13-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,386
Posted By rstix
Re: Parents won't let me buy a drum set

parents kinda suck when it comes to respecting drums - they probably don't want to buy you a set because they think it is just a phase. Prove to them it isn't a phase....that's how I got my CB drum...
Forum: General Discussion 05-13-2013, 08:19 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,197
Posted By rstix
Re: What is your main snare you gig with, and your back up snare?

my new snare I've been trying out is a

2007 Mapex Saturn Pro snare with thin (5.1mm/6 ply) maple & walnut shells (4 outer plies maple/2 inner plies walnut)/2.3mm power hoop rims/"Twilight Fade"...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-13-2013, 06:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,167
Posted By rstix
Re: Jazz excersises?

some other great books I've learned a lot from:

Forum: Drum Technique 05-13-2013, 04:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,566
Posted By rstix
Re: Learning to sight read

by jazz charts i meant big band charts - charts with hits and syncopation.

Honestly drum music has come such a long way - and there are so many times I get handed a chart that looks ancient and...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-13-2013, 04:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,539
Posted By rstix
George Lawrence Stone - Stick Control

Hi guys,

I'm trying to get my hands up to par with what my brain wants. One of my private drum instructors told me to delve into the George Stone Stick Control. I remember working out of this book...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-13-2013, 01:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,566
Posted By rstix
Re: Learning to sight read

reading jazz charts for class helped me get better at sight reading.

one of my professors has this on his office door lol

Forum: General Discussion 05-12-2013, 10:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,667
Posted By rstix
Re: Cheapest "pro" kits

i gig atleast twice a week with my yamaha stage custom - and yes it does a great job with constant setup/tear down
Forum: Drum Technique 05-12-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,034
Posted By rstix
Re: Overplaying

my (jazz) guitar combo class teacher told me a story once about overplaying. There was this sick nasty drummer he was gigging with who was trying to play EVERYTHING the guitar player was doing - and...
Forum: General Discussion 05-12-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,818
Posted By rstix
Re: Drummer Boo boos :)

going to choke a crash cymbal and the cymbal makes its way between your finger and your fingernail...like some WWII japanese bamboo torturing
Forum: General Discussion 05-12-2013, 02:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,229
Posted By rstix
Re: Where are you? (when you log in)

at school, at my apartment on laptop!
Forum: Drum Technique 05-10-2013, 11:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,554
Posted By rstix
Re: Dirty Odd Time Funk Groove In 9/8

reminds me of mike clark on herbie hancock's thrust album! AWESOMEE!
Forum: Drums 05-10-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 603
Posted By rstix
Re: Kit for a beginner

perfect! buy it!

I don't think you need a medium-high end set until your ears learn what's good and bad. Plus if you don't end up wanting to play your good cause you didn't pay a lot for it.
Forum: Drums 05-10-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,049
Posted By rstix
Re: Maple snare drums

I just bought a mapex saturn pro
Specs for Saturn Pro:

Thin 5.1 mm 6 ply Maple / Walnut shells with lacquer finish

2.3mm chrome Powerhoops

so it's part maple - amazing sound tho
Forum: Drums 05-10-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 732
Posted By rstix
Re: Do I have to buy new snare wires because of this?

simply this. i recommend new snare wires if you have 20 bucks to spend on it - get the Pure sound ones - totally made my snare sound brand new
Forum: Drum Technique 05-10-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,862
Posted By rstix
Re: Yes, beginner drummers---reading music is crucial --- and it is not that hard to learn...

Forum: Drums 05-10-2013, 01:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,108
Posted By rstix
Re: Check out my new snare!

Beautiful snare drum - and 200 bucks is a great price for such a nice snare. I love the wood hoops
Forum: Drum Technique 05-10-2013, 01:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,219
Posted By rstix
Re: Practice it until it "feels good."

That's it. It should not only sound good but feel good. In the pocket - letting muscle memory do its thing - letting you listen to what everyone else is doing
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