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Forum: Drum Technique 04-09-2010, 02:58 PM
Replies: 63
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Posted By tonyp123
Re: Open-Handed Players: When did you start?

I've been incorporating open-handed playing into my practice time lately. Not so much to use all the time, but as a method to help develop coordination and open up the sticking options for unique...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-08-2010, 10:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,268
Posted By tonyp123
Re: How hard do I have to play?

If hitting hard is causing stress in your hands, wrist, and/or arms, I would recommend easing up the strokes to avoid injury to the tendons. Another benefit of using a relaxed approach is I find it...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-08-2010, 09:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,536
Posted By tonyp123

I addition to the other suggestions, I would recommend playing the double stroke roll with accents on the second stroke of each hand (lL rR), like the original NARD rudiment is written. It will help...
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2010, 03:47 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 89,588
Posted By tonyp123
Re: Great links for drummers

For marching-style percussion, there's www.rudimentaldrumming.com. Plenty of sheet music for snare drum and tenor drum solos, exercises, and discussions.
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2010, 12:03 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 48,338
Posted By tonyp123
Re: What Are Your Favorite Drummer Quotes?

"When I play a theater, I play a theater." --Buddy Rich, on The Muppet Show, while playing a solo on various stage equipment.
Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2010, 03:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,658
Posted By tonyp123
Re: What do you think about/focus on when you're drumming?

In addition to locking in with the bass, I always try to listen to whomever has the melody in order to accompany appropriately.

I also focus on using a relaxed grip in order to keep a good groove.
Forum: Drums 12-27-2008, 08:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,960
Posted By tonyp123
Re: Is it realistically possible for me to shorten the depths of my toms ?

I would leave the toms just as they are. I would guess those bearing edges are very difficult to cut in a precise manner. As someone mentioned earlier, you need a perfect seal between the edge and...
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