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Forum: General Discussion 10-17-2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,847
Posted By Ashland
Re: one microphone, one room challenge

A method you could try that's simple and works reasonably well is to place the mic about 3-4 feet out in front of the kick, about in line with the height of your cymbals. Point it so that your rack...
Forum: General Discussion 10-17-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,976
Posted By Ashland
Re: How long should I play drums a day?

If you want to be the "top drummer" in your area you need to understand that the "top drummers" are the ones who dedicate their entire life and purpose to music. My friends and I here in Boston live...
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2012, 11:22 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,672
Posted By Ashland
Re: Emmanuelle Caplette is Getting Even Better

Good player, has a decent sound. My only criticism is her technique lacks a general level of control as a drummer like say Terri Lyne Carrington. Other than that I could see her getting a good amount...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-27-2012, 11:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,426
Posted By Ashland
Re: Pedal Spring Tension?

One of the best things you can do for your foot is practice with the pedal spring completely off. Put in the time to play all the tricks and fast notes completely controlled by your foot alone, no...
Forum: General Discussion 08-22-2012, 10:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,393
Posted By Ashland
Re: John Thomas

Good playing, has a lot of chops. Only thing is he lost the momentum on his more elaborate fills, and there was that awkward crash at the 1:00 mark where I'm 75% sure he lost track of where beat one...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-22-2012, 07:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,800
Posted By Ashland
Re: Opening and Closing Hi-Hat

Why wouldn't you want to be able to keep a pulse on the hi hat with your foot? Being able to doesn't mean you have to. However, I absolutely guarantee if you practice playing all your chops and fancy...
Forum: General Discussion 08-22-2012, 06:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,101
Posted By Ashland
Re: What to do in-between lessons

Take whatever musical idea, patterns, etc. that your teacher gives you and practice it not til you get it right, but until you can't get it wrong. <THIS IS HUGE. If your teacher sees that you can do...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-19-2012, 09:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,875
Posted By Ashland
Re: What Music Albums do you practice to?

After a weeks of breaking stuff down and woodsheddin I like to turn off the lights and see how I can say what I want to say on the drums over music that kind of leave it up to me to go where I want...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-19-2012, 09:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,778
Posted By Ashland
Re: Cajon hurts my hands?

I've been busking with my cajon lately for a few hours every weekend, and my hands do start to get very tender after that extended period of time (like a very gradual meat tenderizer). If you start...
Forum: General Discussion 08-19-2012, 08:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,269
Posted By Ashland
Re: DrumFountain - Everything Drum Related

Really cool idea, liked. I'm not going to tell you what drummers to put up because I want to see what you as a fellow drummer have seen and found interesting that's different than what I would...
Forum: General Discussion 08-18-2012, 12:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,033
Posted By Ashland
Re: Help! How do i get this tom sound?

The way I've gotten that sound in the past has been to use coated heads (your head selection is on the right track), the vintage have in my experience given a warmer tone. Tune the batter up just...
Forum: General Discussion 08-17-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,501
Posted By Ashland
Re: Do you switch between grips? Why?

I switch to traditional mainly whenever I do anything that resembles the years I spent on snare in high school (i.e. solo snare pieces, rudiment application around the kit). It's a good goal to be...
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