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Forum: Drum Technique 08-12-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,428
Posted By DrumsTheWord
Re: Very loose/flexible wrists - a must have?

Hiya,

Yeah, loose wrists are a must if you want to get to the next level in your playing. They help to play fast and with as little effort as possible...amongst other things.

I have a video...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-12-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,002
Posted By DrumsTheWord
Re: Open handed technique

I "technically" play open handed...that is, I'm right handed but play with my hi-hat over on the right hand side of the kit.

You can watch a video of my playing here...WARNING: May cause severe...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-12-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 836
Posted By DrumsTheWord
Re: Getting back into drumming.

Hiya matey...I feel your pain

There's some great suggestions below, but I too have a video drum lesson on how to play the "Heel Up" technique. You can watch it here if you like...

"Heel Up"...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-12-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 858
Posted By DrumsTheWord
Re: Re-training My foot? My pedal? Both?

Hello matey...I feel your pain! :)

There's some great suggestions below, but I too have a video drum lesson on how to play the "Heel Up" technique. You can watch it here if you like...

"Heel...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-12-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,552
Posted By DrumsTheWord
Re: My sense of time and accuracy sucks. How to practice?

Hello matey,

This is just my opinion, but I found the best way to practice time is to play along to music. Preferably your favourite bands.

Learning from the drum masters helps to inspire and...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-12-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,597
Posted By DrumsTheWord
Re: Bass Pedal Technique Help: Heel-Up

Hiya,

There's some great suggestions below, but I too have a video drum lesson on how to play the "Heel Up" technique. You can watch it here if you like...

"Heel Up" Bass Drum Technique...
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 665
Posted By DrumsTheWord
Re: Running out of breath while counting

Hey matey,

I find that counting out loud is really only necessary when working on specific parts of the song, without the music and slowly.

Once you've got it down then counting in your head,...
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,303
Posted By DrumsTheWord
Re: Starting to teach.

Hiya,

When I first started teaching, I went heavily into the rudiments, reading, techniques...which is all great stuff. But for most beginners, proved to be a little too much.

Now I focus on...
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,531
Posted By DrumsTheWord
Re: Musicial drumming?

Hey,

In my humble opinion, musical drumming is about playing for the song and making your drum parts fit the music best you can.

I'm no expert, but I highly recommend the drumming of Gavin...
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 23,239
Posted By DrumsTheWord
Re: What's your latest purchase?

I totally splashed the cash recently and got myself the Yamaha DTX950K flagship drum kit...luckily I can claim it as a business expense as couldn't justify the price otherwise.

Here's the latest...
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,347
Posted By DrumsTheWord
Re: Stripping - drums & fills.

Hiya,

I've always played on a two tom set. I love the simplicity of it, allowing me to focus more on rhythm, rather than melody. Each to their own though.

You can watch a lovely little video of...
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 78,828
Posted By DrumsTheWord
Re: Great links for drummers

I have a website that teaches you how to play 100's of popular songs on the drums using video drum lessons...

www.DrumsTheWord.com (http://www.DrumsTheWord.com)

I also offer 100's of free video...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-24-2011, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,038
Posted By DrumsTheWord
Chuck E's In Love (Steve Gadd) - Free Video Drum Lesson

Thank you guys for the kind words of support. I'm pleased that you're enjoying my videos and finding them useful!

Here's my latest video drum beat addition to www.DrumsThe Word.com...
Forum: Drums 06-15-2011, 11:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,726
Posted By DrumsTheWord
How To Set Up Your Drum Kit

Hey all,

Just thought I would point you in the direction of this free drum article I wrote for my website as requested by a pupil. It teaches you how to set up a drum kit like the professionals.
...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-15-2011, 11:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,038
Posted By DrumsTheWord
"Walk This Way" Drum Beat - Free Drum Lesson

Oh yes, this is a classic all right. The opening Hi-Hat on Beat 1 alone is enough to tickle my fancy! :)

Here's the Notation...
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Forum: Drum Technique 06-13-2011, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,038
Posted By DrumsTheWord
Re: Drums The Word - Free Video Drum Lessons!

Hey drummers,

I'm a little behind on my posts here (major understatement!) so thought I'd catch up first with this link to a video teaching you how to play the opening drum groove from the song...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-13-2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 161,284
Posted By DrumsTheWord
Re: DRUM INSTRUCTION DVD & BOOK REVIEWS

Hello drummers,

I've just recently released a new Drum Instruction eBook with accompanying DVD's entitled, "The Greatest Drum Beats & Grooves Of All Time".

This massive eBook lists the greatest...
Forum: General Discussion 06-06-2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 78,828
Posted By DrumsTheWord
Re: Great links for drummers

Please EXCUSE the blatant plug... :)

My website http://www.DrumsTheWord.com contains 100's of FREE Videos teaching you how to play the drums along to your favourite songs.

Learn how to play...
Forum: Drummers 12-02-2010, 03:56 PM
Replies: 1,215
Views: 308,043
Posted By DrumsTheWord
Re: Travis Barker

I feel that Travis Barker receives a lot more attention than most because he looks so cool behind the drums. I mean, the guy has talent but it's because he makes it look so easy and fun that he gets...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-01-2010, 08:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,038
Posted By DrumsTheWord
Re: Drums The Word - Free Video Drum Lessons!

New free video drum lesson teaching that juicy and uber-cool drum lick: The Herta! To view the video please click the title below...

The Herta Drum Fill & Hybrid Rudiment - Orchestration & Double...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-01-2010, 08:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,038
Posted By DrumsTheWord
Drums The Word - Free Video Drum Lessons!

Hello to all you lovely drummers out there!

I've been building a drum website over the last year or based around the concept of free drum education for all. I'll admit that I do now have items for...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-01-2010, 07:47 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 161,284
Posted By DrumsTheWord
Re: DRUM INSTRUCTION DVD & BOOK REVIEWS

Hello to all my fellow drummers!

Just a quick plug for two of my video drum lesson package deals now available from my website that you might like to check out?

An eight video drum lesson...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-01-2010, 07:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,647
Posted By DrumsTheWord
Re: Need some help with transcripting John Bonham licks

Hi guys,

I've always been a massive fan of John Bonham. I studied the guy for many years trying to work out how he played all those great chops and licks!.

I didn't transcribe this drum solo...
Forum: Drummers 12-01-2010, 07:31 PM
Replies: 1,456
Views: 247,224
Posted By DrumsTheWord
Re: John Bonham

I've always been a massive fan of John Bonham. I studied the guy for many years trying to work out he played all those great chops and licks!.

I've written and recorded thirty three individual...
Forum: General Discussion 12-01-2010, 07:24 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 348,994
Posted By DrumsTheWord
Re: 10 Best Drum Songs to Learn as a Beginner

I started to compile a list of the easiest songs to play drums along too on my website's blog. I came up with a list for easy songs to drum to that were released in 2000 as well as a list for 2001...
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