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Forum: Drum Technique 03-26-2009, 05:36 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,765
Posted By jazzsnob
Re: Double strokes

Bermuda you are my hero! Not only have you gotten me stoked on being a supportive drummer with your years with weird al, you take the time to meticulously explain double strokes on an internet forum!...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-18-2009, 07:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,565
Posted By jazzsnob
Re: my paradiddles do not sound like singles. help.



now you can check where you're practicing!
Forum: Drum Technique 12-25-2008, 08:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,790
Posted By jazzsnob
Re: Books For Teaching Reading

Louis Belson's Modern Reading Text in 4/4 is the book for you.
Forum: Drum Technique 11-21-2008, 07:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,374
Posted By jazzsnob
Re: Why are Rudiments Important

Right hand plays 8th note single strokes on the hi-hat. Bass drum plays single strokes on 1 and 3. Snare drum plays single strokes on 2 and 4. Rudiments!
Forum: Drum Technique 11-21-2008, 04:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,374
Posted By jazzsnob
Re: Why are Rudiments Important

I just don't see the negative aspect of thinking of that as the first beat of a single stroke roll. The goal is to demystify the rudiments. Everything is a rudiment, practice your rudiments and you...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-20-2008, 09:50 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,374
Posted By jazzsnob
Re: Why are Rudiments Important

I used to be kind of scared of rudiments. I didn't understand why other drummers got all worked up about them. I saw them do crazy things, but when I sat down on a pad I didn't really get anywhere. I...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-06-2008, 05:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,896
Posted By jazzsnob
Re: Blues records advise?

Thirding Fred Below. The man is a timekeeping MONSTER!!!!

Go to allmusic.com and search Fred Below. Buy or download any album he's played on and play along to it. The greatest blues drumming I've...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-25-2008, 05:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,662
Posted By jazzsnob
Re: Which book first???

If you haven't spent any time with stick control you should definitely use it alone for a few years. Accents and rebounds is designed to be used AFTER all of the patterns in stick control are totally...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-24-2008, 05:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,059
Posted By jazzsnob
Re: I really need help developing discipline

If you aren't trying to looking into any outside help in the forms of medication or any help in the form of training, one thing I would suggest is get on google video, and check out some stand-up...
Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2008, 09:10 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,724
Posted By jazzsnob
Re: Dragonforce's drummer's name?

I saw them a few years ago and fell asleep at the show. Totally lame live. Just throwing it out there.
Forum: Drum Technique 07-17-2008, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,973
Posted By jazzsnob
Re: Practicing rudiments

Practicing all the different subdivisions is very useful but you should watch out when mixing it up with your rudiments. When practicing rudiments you want to keep tempo, time feel and dynamic...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-02-2008, 12:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,602
Posted By jazzsnob
Re: Not sure if I am swinging?!!!!

You assume correctly. If you want to improve your swing, work on your ride cymbal playing. If you are messing around with your left hand, there's no way you'll improve your right hand. Focus on your...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-01-2008, 05:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,602
Posted By jazzsnob
Re: Not sure if I am swinging?!!!!

I would pick an album with Art Blakey on it, and play along to it straight while just playing ride, hi-hat and rim clicks on the 4. Sounds boring, but playing along to an entire is an endurancd...
Forum: General Discussion 06-15-2008, 06:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,401
Posted By jazzsnob
Re: Has Rock Band affected your drumming? or vice versa

Rock Band definitely forces you to work on your money beat, which I notice lots of guys who spend a bunch of time on the kit never seem to get to practicing, so why not?

Forum: General Discussion 06-10-2008, 07:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,255
Posted By jazzsnob
Re: Practice on Tour????

Yes. I just got back from a short tour down to mexicali and even though we don't have a bus we have a fairly spacious van, and I have a teeny practice pad, but it's just not cool to sit and make...
Forum: General Discussion 05-16-2008, 07:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,987
Posted By jazzsnob
Re: CYMBAL ... my new movie thriller!

I like your site. Never seen it before. My personal message would be "don't clean your cymbals" but that's just me. Good video though.
Forum: Drum Technique 05-13-2008, 06:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,683
Posted By jazzsnob
Re: best rudiments for indie rock drumming?

focus on getting your singles and doubles as good as possible. Makes everything easier..
Forum: Drum Technique 05-12-2008, 07:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,779
Posted By jazzsnob
Re: I Feel Like Im Kind of Being Held Back

If you feel like you're lacking rudimentally, ask your teacher to work on rudiments with you. If he can't help you practice your rudiments, you should get a new teacher. The only reason you wouldn't...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-08-2008, 07:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,036
Posted By jazzsnob
Re: Care to ask me about "latin" grooves?

Yes! Any listening suggestions you have would be greatly appreciated.

What's your bell technique like? How do you work on getting a really great, consistent accenting voice on cowbells and cymbal...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-08-2008, 07:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,116
Posted By jazzsnob
Re: 1 hand 2 grips?

Hey man, I mostly use traditional but I love to switch it up. I think you might have a problem practicing different techniques with both grips, but it depends on what your goal is. I only use...
Forum: General Discussion 03-17-2008, 07:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,282
Posted By jazzsnob
Re: For anyone who's taken lessons...........

I pay 50$ an hour and it is completely worth it.
Forum: General Discussion 03-10-2008, 07:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,591
Posted By jazzsnob
Re: Recording nerves

Record more. Seriously, after spending 5 or 6 years trying to record myself I feel like I've gotten comfortable with the red light in like, the last year really. I'm talking about the point where I'm...
Forum: General Discussion 03-05-2008, 06:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,789
Posted By jazzsnob
Re: Going on tour

no sf dates? for shame.
Forum: Drum Technique 02-29-2008, 07:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,390
Posted By jazzsnob
Re: Teachers in the bay area

San Jose Pro Drum has Jason Wall, he's an awesome teacher, only worked with him a bit but he's a great player and communicator. Also my teacher teaches in marin if you're willing to commute. Jimmy...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-29-2008, 07:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,245
Posted By jazzsnob
Re: trad grip woes

Dude you're asking for trad help, in a trad help thread. you are awesome and not derailing the thread in any way.

How high is your snare drum? You need to remember that the stick now rests on top...
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