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Forum: Drum Technique 01-27-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 823
Posted By Alex Luce
Re: Drum Off Idea # 3

This is cool. It reminds me of those old Steve Gadd samba grooves. And you're right, the left foot clave has been done to Death!!
Forum: Drum Technique 01-27-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 823
Posted By Alex Luce
Re: Drum Off 2013 Ideas

Article on the drum-off: http://www.examiner.com/article/drumoff-2013-a-smash-hit-with-steve-ferrone-questlove-chad-smith-steve-perry

Sounded like a fun time! Even Steve Perry was there...who...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-27-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 823
Posted By Alex Luce
Re: Drum Off 2013 Ideas

Thanks, Mark! Well here is the winner:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVcrO9tA12A

I've watched it a couple times. Obviously he is a great drummer, but his solo didn't do much for me. Too...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-19-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 823
Posted By Alex Luce
Re: Drum Off 2013 Ideas

Those are some cool licks, Mark! Thank you for the pdf, I will have some fun messing around with it.

Sorry you got knocked out of the Drum-Off in the Prelims. That is the thing about the...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-22-2012, 06:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,088
Posted By Alex Luce
Re: I guess I hurt my ankle practicing too much

Hi. Yes you overdid your "under table" practicing. I hope you stopped practicing until the swelling went away. I had a similar problem with my left foot on the high-hat once. You have to take it...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-28-2012, 06:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,221
Posted By Alex Luce
Re: Apps (iPhone/iPad) that help practice???

Try Amplitude. You can slow down songs without changing the pitch, loop songs and use EQ to bring out the drum part. There is a free version. I also use software on my PC called the Amazing Slow...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-29-2012, 12:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,222
Posted By Alex Luce
Re: Pain in hands

Hello Skinny:

Exercise, playing sports, and stretching is not the key to proper drum technique, and will not help you if your basic drum stroke is not correct. There have been plenty of monster...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-17-2012, 02:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,364
Posted By Alex Luce
Re: Trad grip: range w/ L hand wrist (up motion)

I think it would be more like a 70 or 80 degree angle for the stick with the full stroke. But of course you can increase the angle to 90 degrees or greater by opening your grip and letting the stick...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-02-2012, 10:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,340
Posted By Alex Luce
Re: Grip and Stroke (no pun intended)

It wasn't advice, it was a question. I guess you are unwilling to continue the discussion?
Forum: Drum Technique 02-02-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,340
Posted By Alex Luce
Re: Grip and Stroke (no pun intended)

The wrist is a hinge, or the fulcrum of the hand. Where do you think the muscles are located that move the wrist?
Forum: Drum Technique 02-02-2012, 08:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,340
Posted By Alex Luce
Re: Grip and Stroke (no pun intended)

I couldn't agree more with this statement. But how you grip a stick CAN be a matter of choice depending on personal preference and the musical situation. Jim Chapin said; “If anybody tells you that...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-01-2012, 11:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,340
Posted By Alex Luce
Re: Grip and Stroke (no pun intended)

If you hold a stick at its balance point (the part of the stick where it will bounce the most on the drumhead) then you will achieve the maximum amount of rebound.

Steve Jordan holds his stick so...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-01-2012, 06:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,340
Posted By Alex Luce
Re: Grip and Stroke (no pun intended)

Wow, thanks for sharing that video. This guy Andy Fisenden is a total monster. He is using a 2nd finger fulcrum, and that is why you see the index finger hanging down. When you use the 2nd finger...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-19-2011, 10:25 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 56,110
Posted By Alex Luce
Re: MOELLER METHOD

Looks pretty good! But weren't you supposed to be singing?
Forum: Drum Technique 06-27-2010, 07:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,809
Posted By Alex Luce
Re: Hung Up On Technique?

You shouldn't move on. You need to work out your technical problems first. To quote Jim Rome, "If you think it sucks, it DOES suck!"

It is unlikely your technique will "work itself out". Most...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-16-2010, 08:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,482
Posted By Alex Luce
Re: Need Help With My Grip

Unless you are using these grips as a work-around for a permanent injury (like yourself), I can't see how they would be a good idea. They are probably like training wheels. Once you take them off,...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-15-2010, 06:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,482
Posted By Alex Luce
Re: Need Help With My Grip

Dan: The ability to grip a drum stick depends on the quality of your stroke (the movement of your arm). If you have a solid stroke in place, it gives you great flexibility and choice in how to hold a...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-27-2010, 05:25 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,479
Posted By Alex Luce
Re: How to Beat a Drum

Hey Mike: That is right, but what has happened with Moeller is the upper arm has already done its work and swung out and back by the time the stick hits the drum.

I define the lever stroke as...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-25-2010, 06:45 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,479
Posted By Alex Luce
Re: How to Beat a Drum

Hey Larry: You nailed it, that's exactly who it's for. Book sales are still slow, but I am trying to work more locally to get things going. I figure if I can get some students excited and working...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-24-2010, 11:06 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,479
Posted By Alex Luce
Re: How to Beat a Drum

Fyi, I have uploaded Part 2 of my Lever Stroke Lesson to Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZCkGsiyWn4

If you are interested in learning about this technique, I explain the mechanics of it...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-23-2010, 06:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,957
Posted By Alex Luce
Re: A plethora of questions about form

It's possible you are gripping (creating the fulcrum) in your left hand with your back fingers. This could cause the pinky finger to nudge up against the ring finger. If you are using a different...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-23-2010, 05:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,957
Posted By Alex Luce
Re: A plethora of questions about form

No serious drumset player would "ditch" French grip. The reason you find yourself using French is because equipment placed to the side or slightly behind the drummer cannot be struck using German...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-09-2010, 11:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,204
Posted By Alex Luce
Re: Andy Petko Drum Grips

I checked out this video, it was interesting. He uses traditional grip in the right hand...you don't see many players doing that.

He sent me a note saying I use "Russian" grip, but I am not too...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-20-2010, 02:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,917
Posted By Alex Luce
Re: Re-Learning Hand Technique

If you want to hit the drums hard, it is not your hand technique you need to work on, it is your arm stroke. I have said this many times before, if you get an efficient arm stroke working, your hand...
Forum: General Discussion 01-17-2010, 04:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,550
Posted By Alex Luce
Re: Your last gig

I didn't have any gigs this weekend, but I have a gig as the house drummer in a bar every Tuesday for their "Jam Night".

I always play the first set, but after that I never know who is going to...
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