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Forum: Drum Technique 08-13-2012, 12:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,543
Posted By drummerpig
Re: Opening and Closing Hi-Hat

This. It's not only useful for keeping yourself in time, but it gives the other people you're playing with a reference point. When you get more experienced with this technique, you can use the hi hat...
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2012, 03:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,410
Posted By drummerpig
Re: So..what is your MOST favorite song to play?

I have two all-time favorites...

Dazed and Confused - Led Zeppelin

Starless - King Crimson <---- the slow 13/8 section is way more fun than it should be.

I love playing a bunch of grooves...
Forum: General Discussion 07-28-2012, 12:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,646
Posted By drummerpig
Re: Future of Music

I think the future of music really just comes down to originality. A lot of the songs I hear on the radio sound so similar -- overproduced, predictable structure, the same 4 chords, etc. But then...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-27-2012, 04:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,395
Posted By drummerpig
Re: What to Pracice

I find tons of inspiration by just watching lots of drummers on youtube. I always find a new fill or groove that I want to learn and then think of ways to tweak it and make it my own. Sometimes it's...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-27-2012, 03:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,143
Posted By drummerpig
Re: Need help with my foot speed!

It's probably more an issue of technique than it is the settings on the pedals. I would suggest practicing just doing singles with your feet SLOWLY at first. Practice along to a metronome and make...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-25-2012, 11:37 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,834
Posted By drummerpig
Re: Whats your opinion on open-handed drumming?

While I don't necessarily practice everything open-handed, I find it extremely useful for fills starting with the left hand. If you can use your weaker hand to start and end fills, you'll find an...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-25-2012, 11:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,373
Posted By drummerpig
Re: Dotted Quarter Note Odd Grouping (Over the Bar Line) in 7/4

Very cool stuff! I've been toying with similar concepts with patterns of 5/16, 7/16, 9/16, and 11/16. I have a short video demonstrating the 7/16 pattern here --...
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