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Forum: Drummers 06-12-2015, 12:30 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,904
Posted By eddypierce
Re: Art Blakey

Blakey could actually play soft notes on the snare quite effectively. One of his signature licks that I love is the playing of the second two triplet partials (softly) on the snare with his left hand...
Forum: General Discussion 05-28-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,037
Posted By eddypierce
Re: How does Gavin do this?

Just a few thoughts on the social anxiety thing. I think many people have anxiety (playing music or otherwise) because 1) they think people are focusing on them a lot, and 2) they think those people...
Forum: General Discussion 05-27-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,037
Posted By eddypierce
Re: How does Gavin do this?

Jeff gave a great example of cross rhythms. But perhaps something less daunting would be to play 3 beat figures (i.e., figures in 3/4 instead of 3/16) across the barline. To start with, try playing...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-06-2015, 12:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,064
Posted By eddypierce
Re: Getting the most out of the Chaffee books.

I agree. It's great to have the resource there, but I've never practiced any of the layered triplet stuff from that book. It'd probably be more worthwhile to practice exercises (like from...
Forum: General Discussion 04-10-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,109
Posted By eddypierce
Re: Why the "hate" for nylon tips??

Ron Steen was the first guy I thought of when I thought of guys who get a good sound with nylon tips. Ron's got a beautiful touch. It's been a LONG time (too long) since I saw him play, but I...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-08-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 930
Posted By eddypierce
Re: Linear "Bonham" Triplets poll and discussion

1) Right handed

2) No, I do them different ways (RLK, LRK, RRK, LLK, RLK LRK)

3) I probably start with R most often, because I'm right handed and it's feels most natural

4) N/A

I probably...
Forum: General Discussion 03-27-2015, 10:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,160
Posted By eddypierce
Re: Sloppy fills

Yes, sometimes. Speaking of which, I've always loved the 4+ bar fill that Al Jackson does on this, starting around 2:03: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oy4U9tR3Zw

Couldn't be simpler, but how...
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,239
Posted By eddypierce
Re: "You're a drummer? Oh can you play..."

When I was in junior high school (circa 1986) the tune that I got asked about many times was Tone Loc's "Wild Thing" (which was a big hit at the time). Apparently for a brief period, the beat from...
Forum: General Discussion 02-25-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,050
Posted By eddypierce
Re: Going to jams and getting my ass musically kicked is a good thing.

Well, you're in good company--Tony superimposes 4/4 over most of the tune on the classic Miles Smiles version (he starts in three, but eventually goes into a fast four, so that Ron Carter's bass line...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-25-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 628
Posted By eddypierce
Re: The Marcus Williams Fill

It's a seven note phrase, and I would recommend starting off practicing it in 8th notes or 16th notes in 4/4, and hearing how it lays across the bar lines. If you can hear the phrase while keeping...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-17-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 807
Posted By eddypierce
Re: Crossing hands on fills

I second Todd's recommendation of Cusatis's book for working on crossovers (although even though I've gone through his Rhythmic Patterns book, I didn't do it in enough depth to really become...
Forum: General Discussion 02-09-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 907
Posted By eddypierce
Re: Alan Dawson: How Do You Sound? vs How Do You Look?

I got the chance to see Grohl play on my own drum set on one tune (he was sitting in with my band in a tiny club; it was literally the Foo Fighters' first club gig, and they had opened for my...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-14-2015, 12:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,401
Posted By eddypierce
Re: 16th notes on single kick pedal

A good exercise that I got from one of Joe Morello's videos is this: play one bar of quarters, followed by one bar of 8ths, then one bar of 8th note triplets, and then one bar of 16ths. Keep...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-09-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,332
Posted By eddypierce
Re: When have you truly 'mastered' a given BPM?

There are so many things that can be practiced and mastered with drumming, but there is no way anyone can master everything; there are simply not enough hours in the day. So prioritization of...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-08-2015, 01:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,446
Posted By eddypierce
Re: How to build up weaker hand?

Here are a few ideas:

1. Practice these variations on the first three pages of Stick Control (both of these come from Joe Morello):

a. Play each exercise once, then play 4 bars of 8th notes...
Forum: Drummers 12-24-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 783
Posted By eddypierce
Nick Ceroli

I've been listening to some stuff with Nick Ceroli on drums lately, and just wanted to share. I think he's an incredibly underrated drummer. Check these out:

With the Bob Florence Big band (1982):...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-23-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,103
Posted By eddypierce
Re: Hip-Hop feel

In a lot of hip hot grooves, the 16th notes are very swung, so I would recommend practicing any sort of funk grooves with swing 16th notes. One thing you could do is to practice the single beat...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-14-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 667
Posted By eddypierce
Re: Refining / Finishing a groove?

Here's my suggestion for the best way to fix this: try practicing the groove with a metronome at a very slow tempo (say, quarter equals between 50 and 60 bpm, or maybe even as slow as 40). Repeat it...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-11-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,968
Posted By eddypierce
Re: Independence vs learning set patterns

The short answer to this is (in my opinion) "yes."
Forum: General Discussion 12-03-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,130
Posted By eddypierce
Re: Joe Morello on Buddy Rich Part 3

Max Roach never had hand technique chops at the level of Buddy, Louie, or Morello. That's all Morello was saying. I know from other interviews I've read by Morello that he had a very high regard for...
Forum: General Discussion 11-12-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 537
Posted By eddypierce
Re: Elvin Jones's "Puttin' It Together" Available in MP3 Format

Thanks for the heads up. This album (and the drumming on it) is about as bad as it gets. A few years ago I sprung for the Mosaic box of Elvin's complete Blue Note recordings (which includes the...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-04-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,184
Posted By eddypierce
Re: problems with tremolos on xhylaphone

I'm not a mallet player by any means (although I studied them in college), but it sounds like you just need to woodshed your single stroke rolls in general (since most mallet rolls are done with...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-27-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,150
Posted By eddypierce
Re: Simple beat??? Not so much!!

If I understand you correctly, you're talking about something similar to what Raymond Pounds plays for a few measures (at about the 1:30 mark) here (although he's playing 16ths on the hi-hat, not...
Forum: General Discussion 10-27-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,147
Posted By eddypierce
Re: Hearing the upbeat as the downbeat

I have this problem on occasion, and it can be embarrassing (although I don't think it's necessarily my fault, if it's a tune I'm not familiar with) to not know where "one" is. Do you at least know...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-23-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,016
Posted By eddypierce
Re: Benny Greb Language of Drumming - DVD or No DVD??

I have the book, but haven't seen the DVD, so I can't really answer your question; but I want to say (in case you had any doubt) that you definitely don't need the DVD in order to learn from the...
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