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Forum: Drum Technique 12-04-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By lxh039
Retarded left foot - suggestions?

I've been drumming for about 6 years. I've always played rock and funk, but now I'm trying to learn jazz. I got a copy of The Art of Bop Drumming by John Riley and I'm working on the early...
Forum: Drummers 11-14-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By lxh039
Great hip hop drummers?

I know that most hip hop music these days is produced electronically, but there are a few groups out there who have begun recording and performing with traditional instrumentation. So, who do you...
Forum: Drums 11-07-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 514
Posted By lxh039
Re: Help me ID this Pearl kit?

We went and saw it a few hours ago. It came with a lot of gear not shown in the pic. All told, it had all the shells you see, a 21" A series crash/ride, a 16" A series crash, 14" A series hats, an 8"...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-06-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,278
Posted By lxh039
Re: I'm overwhelmed

I often run into this same problem. I struggled with it for a long time. Now, when I notice that I'm spreading myself thin and trying to practice too many techniques at once, I take a deep breath...
Forum: Drums 11-06-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 514
Posted By lxh039
Re: Help me ID this Pearl kit?

Damn. That's...not the response I was expecting. At least as far as the "high side of acceptable" part. I felt like it was a steal. A new A Zildjian ride and hi-hat pair (assuming the hats and...
Forum: Drums 11-06-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 514
Posted By lxh039
Help me ID this Pearl kit?

The guitarist in my band has decided to buy a drum set, and he got a lead on a used set for $500. The person who tipped him off didn't have a lot of info on the kit, but he did have a few pictures. ...
Forum: General Discussion 07-17-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,309
Posted By lxh039
Transporting a drum set when homeless?

As the title suggests, I may end up being homeless soon. That's fine, honestly. I've been homeless before, and I adjust well to the lifestyle. My major challenge this time, though, is that I'll...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-16-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 595
Posted By lxh039
Re: Exercises for Drum Set mobility

Thanks for all the tips, guys! I'll look into the Mortgenstein book first.
Forum: Drum Technique 07-15-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 595
Posted By lxh039
Exercises for Drum Set mobility

I've been drumming for a few years now, but I've never had an instructor. Most of my practice materials come from the exercises in Stick Control and A Funky Primer. This has been great for...
Forum: General Discussion 03-19-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,630
Posted By lxh039
Re: Best vehicle for a gigging band?

I think I'd tone it down to a half stack for each guitarist, then hook a small trailer to a VW Golf TDI. The diesel can pull it, I think.
Forum: Drum Technique 03-19-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 525
Posted By lxh039
"Hal Leonard's Drumset Coordination" - comments?

I saw that this book was in 3rd place for a Drummie award from Drum Magazine for instructional book of the year. Anyone ever used it? Thoughts?
Forum: General Discussion 03-18-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 744
Posted By lxh039
Re: Excruciating leg pain the day after a jam session

Thanks again for all the input, guys. I took some prescription pain killers an hour or so after I created this thread. The pain ebbed off pretty quickly and was completely gone this morning, so I'm...
Forum: General Discussion 03-17-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,630
Posted By lxh039
Best vehicle for a gigging band?

I'm not in the market or anything. I just thought this would be a fun little topic to ponder.

So here's the scenario. You've got a 4 person band. Two guitarists with full stacks, a bass...
Forum: General Discussion 03-17-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 744
Posted By lxh039
Re: Excruciating leg pain the day after a jam session

Thanks for the replies, guys. Told me what I already knew, but you're right. If it gets worse I'm off to the doc. :-P If he says it's drumming related, I'll post about it here as a word of caution...
Forum: General Discussion 03-17-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 744
Posted By lxh039
Excruciating leg pain the day after a jam session

Last night I had a really amazing jam session with my regular guitarist and a new bassist. We played for about 4 hours straight with no breaks because we were so in the zone. At one point during...
Forum: General Discussion 03-14-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,220
Posted By lxh039
Re: Want to go to Berklee for Music Ed degree - unrealistic?

I'm open to learning any and all instruments, really, and learning theory and composition is something I'm really excited about potentially doing. So this, at the very least, won't be an obstacle.
Forum: General Discussion 03-14-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,220
Posted By lxh039
Re: Want to go to Berklee for Music Ed degree - unrealistic?

Thanks for the replies and reality checks, guys. I've been an on-again-off-again college student for the better part of my adult life, dabbling in lots of different majors and areas of study, then...
Forum: General Discussion 03-14-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,220
Posted By lxh039
Want to go to Berklee for Music Ed degree - unrealistic?

I never really had much interest in being a music teacher. Then about 4 months ago I saw a video on YouTube of a middle school music ensemble covering Tool's "46 & 2", and it blew my mind. The idea...
Forum: Drums 03-12-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 37,969
Posted By lxh039
Re: Ludwig's new Signet 105 drum line!

I saw that you have an SST on the floor tom. Not a fan of the stock heads? Or do they not come with stock heads?
Forum: Drums 03-12-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 37,969
Posted By lxh039
Re: Ludwig's new Signet 105 drum line!

So I thought the Signet line was going to feature toms that you could purchase individually to add to your shell pack. Where can a guy find these for sale?
Forum: General Discussion 03-10-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 864
Posted By lxh039
Neurology, learning, and the benefits of meditation for musicians

Everything we do in our lives, from the most simple and fleeting thoughts to the most complex endeavors, are affected (and limited) by our brains' capabilities to accomplish the task at hand. Be it...
Forum: Drums 03-08-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,139
Posted By lxh039
Re: Help me choose a shell pack? (I know, sorry.)

The finishes seem really divisive. I, for instance, really like all of the finishes, and I absolutely love the Macassar Ebony. I was never a huge fan of the sparkle wraps Ludwig uses on their...
Forum: Drums 03-08-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,139
Posted By lxh039
Re: Help me choose a shell pack? (I know, sorry.)

There are two major differences between the two lines, as far as I can tell. Well, three.

1) Singets are all maple, where as the Epics are 3 plies of birch on the interior, 3 plies of birch on...
Forum: Drums 03-08-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,139
Posted By lxh039
Re: Help me choose a shell pack? (I know, sorry.)

http://media.tumblr.com/1e093a38bc53725339248fdaf888d1d7/tumblr_inline_mwkj6qxUc21s5qgl1.png

It's like they made them just for me...

In all seriousness, though, a Ludwig shell pack made in...
Forum: Drums 03-07-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,139
Posted By lxh039
Re: Help me choose a shell pack? (I know, sorry.)

Wait..the only ones left? Do they not manufacture Epics anymore? Are they getting phased out when the stock sells off? They're still featured on the Ludwig webpage.
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