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Forum: Drum Technique 11-24-2009, 01:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,704
Posted By MaT
Re: Left Foot Clave

I'd go for the Negro Hernandez' Conversations in Clave DVD.

That one will get you going.
Forum: Drum Technique 11-24-2009, 01:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,424
Posted By MaT
Re: Metal?

I will try basic exercises like RLRL and LRLR (16th notes) for long periods of time all the way from 80bpm up to whatever you can manage as long as you can stay relaxed.

Also, this looks basic but...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-24-2009, 01:36 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,517
Posted By MaT
Re: Open-Handed Players: When did you start?

I've started playing open handed a year ago. Now I feel pretty comfortable with it although I can't play funky-tricky-grooves while left leading.

One other thing that I can't do very well is to...
Forum: Drummers 07-26-2009, 11:48 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 83,585
Posted By MaT
Re: Mike Portnoy

I'm just gonna add my personal opinion on this, just as you did.

When I see Mike Portnoy live (or in dvds), I get the feeling he's playing with passion. Then, honestly, I don't care about his...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-22-2009, 01:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,399
Posted By MaT
Re: Practicing Bass with no pedals, does it really works?


I've finally found a way to buy those practice pads for the feet.

As soon as I get them I'll see. They look exactly as what I need so, thank you man!
Forum: Drummers 06-28-2009, 11:34 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 30,774
Posted By MaT
Re: Chris Adler

I've been listening to Lamb of God for quite a reasonable time now and I think this guy is great. He fits so well with the band's music and he has an amazing double bass technique when it comes to...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-28-2009, 10:20 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,159
Posted By MaT
Re: What First Inspired You

Phill Collins, I watched over and over a concert when I was like 6 years old and it was what really got me into hitting everything on my way!

Then after years Mike Portnoy made me push my limits,...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-28-2009, 10:15 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 39,163
Posted By MaT
Re: What song are you playing on drums?

Opeth - Deliverance

Lamb Of God - Redneck
Forum: Drum Technique 06-28-2009, 10:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,872
Posted By MaT
Re: Hi-Hat grooves?

Well, I don't have transcriptions but, The Police is a great band to check if you want to improve that area of your drumming.

Stewart Copeland is known for his hi-hat playing.

Some Opeth and...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-28-2009, 10:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,720
Posted By MaT
Re: Learning a song?

What I do: listen to it and play along as soon as I get the song structure. Then with time the main fills will be in my memory and eventually the details too.

Now, the best and most accurate way,...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-28-2009, 09:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,399
Posted By MaT
Re: Practicing Bass with no pedals, does it really works?

Ok, I do understand and yes, it really works for me also to practice air drumming.

But, practicing like that, does it really develop your muscles?
Forum: Drum Technique 06-28-2009, 09:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,399
Posted By MaT
Practicing Bass with no pedals, does it really work?


I've been doing some research about practicing with no pedals, you know, just hitting the floor.

Now, for what I found, if you are hitting the floor plain and simple, you're not working...
Forum: General Discussion 06-28-2009, 09:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,056
Posted By MaT
Re: Learning to tune the drums - teacher?

I know there's a drum tuning bible out there on the net, I believe I found it on drumbum.com.

Anyway, if you can, of course it's great to have lessons on that, but after knowing how it works, I...
Forum: General Discussion 06-28-2009, 08:24 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,090
Posted By MaT
Re: who does your favorite drum solo?

I think that my favorite has to be Mike Portnoy's As I Am (studio version though, I don't like his live solos that much).

But also, there's a Mike Mangini solo that blew my mind, I just remember...
Forum: General Discussion 06-28-2009, 04:15 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,659
Posted By MaT
Re: Single Pedalers:

I played the drums with a single pedal for 5 years. Then I bought the double, and I really felt good about it.

From my personal experience, I think it's better to learn to play drums with a single...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-08-2009, 04:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,570
Posted By MaT
Re: beginner tips for double bass

Hey, you might wanna try songs like Laid To Rest (to begin with) or get into something really spicy like Death From A Lovers Hand by The Sorrow.

Of course, complete independence can be found in...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-07-2009, 11:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,570
Posted By MaT
Re: beginner tips for double bass

My advise: metronome, 16th notes, start slow (at least 80bpm) and work your way up increasing the bpms by 5.

Trust me, it might feel strange to play slow at the beginning, and you'll feel more...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-07-2009, 11:20 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,168
Posted By MaT
Re: Who's your drumming influence?

When I was 7, I watched a Phil Collins concert over and over... but after that, just started listening to music itself and went through many bands (Guns N' Roses, Iron Maiden, Pantera, Megadeth,...
Forum: General Discussion 06-07-2009, 10:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,214
Posted By MaT
Re: Drummers on a different level than other musicians

I think times have changed... we, as drummers, were considered as just "the timekeepers", but, nowadays that has changed, we contribute more to the feel of the music than ever before.

I understand...
Forum: Drummers 06-06-2009, 10:40 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 21,767
Posted By MaT
Re: Martin Lopez

As far as I know, Martin Lopez is alive (... and well). I'm a drummer from Uruguay, just like him (but not that good :P) and he was here recently so... he should be fine.

Now, as a drummer, to me...
Forum: General Discussion 05-05-2009, 03:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,529
Posted By MaT
Re: Can jogging improve your speed or slow you down?

I used to work walking 8 hours per day, and believe me, the pedals felt a little bit lighter than usual after 2 months (and I wasn't practicing at all).

So, my personal approach over this idea is...
Forum: General Discussion 02-08-2009, 12:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,122
Posted By MaT
Re: Drumset vibration?

That thing looks great!
Thanks, I'll see what I can do with that.

But, does someone tried the drum mutes? Do they work well with vibration or they are just to reduce noise?
Forum: General Discussion 02-07-2009, 09:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,122
Posted By MaT
Drumset vibration?

Hello all!

To make a long story short: I can't practice double bass at home! I live in an apartment and, obviously, I can't play my drums because of the noise.

Then, I bought a practice kit...
Forum: General Discussion 12-27-2007, 07:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,434
Posted By MaT
Re: The World’s Greatest Drummer - And Other Hang-Ups

Great article!

As soon as I read the topic title, some Mike Portnoy words came to me: "There are no bests, just favorites" (or somethin' like that). I really like that sentence.

As for this...
Forum: General Discussion 12-27-2007, 06:01 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 12,711
Posted By MaT
Re: Every drummer should be on here with a story

- The floor tom fell and I had to keep playin' with my left hand to use the other one to throw the damn drum on the floor!

- The slave pedal's shaft was stuck with my crash's stand. I had to wait...
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