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Forum: Drum Technique 01-27-2010, 01:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,389
Posted By Sawyer
Re: Having to play on a different/strange kit

I second that. Those three heights are crucial!

If I'm just sitting down to jam, and don't have any of my own gear, one thing I have noticed will differ greatly is pedal set-up. I have had...
Forum: General Discussion 01-27-2010, 01:14 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,324
Posted By Sawyer
Re: Is too late for me to keep playing?

Akira Jimbo began drumming at the age of 18:


It's all about dedication. If you want it, you need to be disciplined. It's very possible,...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-17-2009, 01:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,648
Posted By Sawyer
Re: even spaced singles

Jeff posted really good advice. I will stress the practice slow part, and say good luck!
Forum: General Discussion 12-16-2009, 10:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,360
Posted By Sawyer
Re: Shaking in Left Arm While Playing

This is what I thought of immediately, seeing as it's your left arm and odds are you are right handed, but I can't say for sure.
Forum: Drum Technique 12-14-2009, 09:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,936
Posted By Sawyer
Re: Transcription of "Ocean Planet" by Gojira (for you PROG METAL folk)

I have never listened to Gojira before, despite being really into progressive music.
After hearing "Ocean Planet" I will now check them out, so thank you for that.

As for the trasncription, it...
Forum: Drums 12-14-2009, 08:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,803
Posted By Sawyer
Re: My New Cymbal

Mmmm, just don't crack it!
Forum: Drums 12-14-2009, 08:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,708
Posted By Sawyer
Re: Bearing edge damage on Supraphonic

Why don't you just try tuning the snare first? You might not have any problems whatsoever...
Forum: General Discussion 12-14-2009, 08:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,503
Posted By Sawyer
Re: Can bass drum technique influence stool height?

That's definitely the fastest drumming I've ever seen in a song application!

This is what I would say in regards to throne height:

His throne position enables him to play heel up or down and...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-14-2009, 08:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,056
Posted By Sawyer
Re: Practicing With Just Hands And Feet?

I missed that the first time around. I blame exams, haha.
Forum: General Discussion 12-06-2009, 05:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,574
Posted By Sawyer
Re: Cool Setup

Haha, I have never seen that technique used seriously before! I guess with thousands of people teaching themselves how to drum it was bound to happen eventually...

I think if I occupied a...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-06-2009, 12:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,056
Posted By Sawyer
Re: Practicing With Just Hands And Feet?

Here is a great Drummerworld video showing some Simon Phillips exercises:


It's a great set of exercises for coordination, as...
Forum: General Discussion 12-06-2009, 12:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,163
Posted By Sawyer
Re: Prog rock

I agree 100% with your descriptions of The Mars Volta and Porcupine Tree. I am still having difficulty listening to Volta's albums without getting lost in the songs, as I find they all sound very...
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