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Forum: Drum Technique 09-04-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 767
Posted By samthebeat
Re: Click practice is great and all but..

At some point you have to get your own time and own it. There is a book called "about time" its really good. Takes you through this process. Playing with a click with a band is hard, learning to let...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-04-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,237
Posted By samthebeat
Re: Do you use moeller for back beats?

Dave is a world class player. with some of the most natural and developed technique in the business. The whip is an essential part of playing, at some point you wont be able to certain things without...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-28-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,113
Posted By samthebeat
Drum Fill lesson - Right Hand Lead Phrasing

Made a lesson, hope you get something out of it, pretty basic stuff, but very essential I think if your into the likes of Dave Weckl, Vinnie, Gadd etc. Hope you get something out of it. Cheers.
Forum: Drum Technique 08-07-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 869
Posted By samthebeat
Re: Stick postion at rest

Go and watch a bunch of pro drummers play, you will see everyone doing the same thing. Generally you wont be resting for long on the hats or ride, so its just the snare I'm talkng about. Most guys...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-02-2013, 12:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,053
Posted By samthebeat
Re: First time Leading a Band, advice?

Yes thats very true, one thing I missed out is that leading is about direction, and not control, those are two different things, you cant control every note everyone plays. Keep things moving in the...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-01-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,053
Posted By samthebeat
Re: First time Leading a Band, advice?

Great idea for a band! Leading is all about confidence, make a decision stick with it, you sound like you knwo your stuff so just go with what you think is right. Remember you can't please everyone...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-28-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,244
Posted By samthebeat
Re: Loud ghost notes (still ghost notes?)

Yeah tottally, especially when tracking with acoustic guitars, ghost notes clash like hell unless its spot on. Dont just play them cause you can.
Forum: Drum Technique 06-27-2013, 12:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,083
Posted By samthebeat
Re: How do you approach a Low Volume Gig?

I play at a low volume, I avoid playing rim shots like the plague. I tend to play trad instead of matched cause it It feels easier to control the volume of my back beat with it, and my hands are so...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-03-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 952
Posted By samthebeat
Re: New breed practice routine

Work one system at a time, go bar bar, repeat each bar until it feels good. No need to play at every tempo, some of the melodies are impossible to play really fast with one foot. I recommend working...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-16-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,092
Posted By samthebeat
Re: Tips on looking more lively and energetic while playing?

I wouldnt worry about these things. In my experience audience respond to "real energy", the energy in your playing and more importantly the whole band. If you play really well as a band there will be...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-03-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,520
Posted By samthebeat
Re: shuffle is hard...

Exactly, you can imply it anywhere, a ghost an extra hi hat note, its just swinging that 8th note in one or more places and its implied.
Forum: Drum Technique 05-02-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,520
Posted By samthebeat
Re: shuffle is hard...

Swing can easily be implied by one swung 8th note on a quater note groove. Check out Cant Get Enough of your love, Bad Company. Some wicked groove on that track. To be fair though I think that feel...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-02-2013, 12:43 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,520
Posted By samthebeat
Re: shuffle is hard...

Most guys use a push pull, up down moller thing for up tempo shuffles. Gotta relax, it will come in time, not the sort of things you can just blast in a few weeks. Tush is a classic, boys are back in...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-24-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,771
Posted By samthebeat
Re: Overplaying

The guys which play more and are musical are usually playing off something somewhere, a vocal or comping on guitar riff or something. Few get away with shoe horning 32nd linear fills into a pop song....
Forum: Drum Technique 04-18-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,513
Posted By samthebeat
Re: Are you a Groove Player or a Technical Player?

Good relaxed technique grooves and many drummers have prooved that. Steve Gadd, Jeff Porcaro, Vinnie, Jojo Mayer, his technique is flawless and his time feel is sick, as is Vinnies.

I think some...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-13-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 896
Posted By samthebeat
Re: Seth Davis - Viable Hand Technique?

I think his playing is enough evidence that all of his techniques are viable for you. What works for him will work for everyone else, its the practice you put into it that makes viable mate like the...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-12-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,693
Posted By samthebeat
Re: Free drumming Tutorials on youtube!

Solid lessons, very well presented and nothing wrong with the production value for a FREE lesson. Peeps are getting a bit picky about these free lessons, they are free people, made for non profit, we...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-05-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,376
Posted By samthebeat
Re: Has anyone tried the Mike Johnston 10 day plan?

Its a practice routine, if you aint got one and cant figure one out its all good. For all you practice noobs that feel they have got something out of this, or seen the light, you have, its called...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-21-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 905
Posted By samthebeat
Re: Need help improving rhythm

There are lots of ways to use the metronome that really help and improve on your sense of subdivsion.

Having the metrome playing the offbeats, the es and ahs, just on 1, just on two and four. You...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-14-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,376
Posted By samthebeat
Re: How to practice rudiments efficiently?

All explained in Buddy Rich's book and displayed the on DVD. So its not hard to find, all his techiniques explained 100%. prob the vhs on dvd you talking about but wouldnt know cause have seen the...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-10-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,401
Posted By samthebeat
Forum: Drum Technique 12-05-2012, 09:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,906
Posted By samthebeat
Re: A Personal Practice Session That Transcends You...

Its interesting you say that, i think it has more to do with how we feel about what we are playing rather than how well we are playing. Its percieved I think. Mood effects my sessions.
Forum: Drum Technique 11-29-2012, 12:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,448
Posted By samthebeat
Re: Avoiding an accidental extra stroke on the bass

Relase the beat off the head or bury it. If you are burying tune your bass drum way down so it does'nt create lots of rebounds and have loose tension on your pedal so it easy to keep on the head and...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-21-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,638
Posted By samthebeat
Re: How do you learn a beat from a song?

For one, thats not a beginner beat so you may have trouble hearing the beat and playing the beats and rhythms. You will find your ear and technique develop together, so you play what you hear and you...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-22-2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,918
Posted By samthebeat
Re: Drummer as a carrier for old dog 32 years old!

You would do well to touch all those in three years, Alot of info and alo of those books work on the same things to.

Get a teacher if you can, info overload is easily done these days. If you are...
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