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Forum: General Discussion 10-16-2010, 11:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,044
Posted By Riot
Re: First gig tips??

dont you do that anyway?! ha ha!

no really.
if you've got enough sticks just place them allover the back of the stage (within reach of course) i once filled in for a band who drummer went...
Forum: General Discussion 10-16-2010, 11:42 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 337,929
Posted By Riot
Re: 10 Best Drum Songs to Learn as a Beginner

like most of the guys on here have said - AC/DC all the way. I started on AC/DC
Phil Rudd is the perfect teacher.
i love playing their songs, you really feel the rhythem and flow.
try these...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-05-2010, 02:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,828
Posted By Riot
Re: arms hurt towards the end of playing a gig.

its pretty natural to happen... ive felt like ive got tennis elbow a few times from playing fast songs...

you just need to ajust your set list so you have slow songs (if there are any) where you...
Forum: Drums 08-21-2010, 12:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,992
Posted By Riot
whats better: Bass drum mounting or stand mounting?

Just looking for opinions,
whats the pros and cons of toms that are mounted on the bass drum compared to toms mounted from the cymbal stands? (and visa versa)

ive never played toms mounted from a...
Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2010, 12:45 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,282
Posted By Riot
Re: making faces when playing

my old bass player said i looked high whenever i played...

but now ive had the habbit of gripping the inside of my cheeks with my teeth and end up having a very gaunt face when i play...
Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2010, 12:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 19,248
Posted By Riot
Re: Two Drummers, One Band

go watch the last 10 mins of the movie, The Gene Krupa Story.

(the Allman Brothers have 2 drummers too, and that sound cool)
Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2010, 12:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,976
Posted By Riot
Re: Why are drummers (and bassists) often listed last?

yeah i think they're put last is because the singer and guitar front the band, like, are the main feature.

likewise, when Gene Krupa fronted his own band his band was Gene Krupa Featuring (blahdy...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-24-2010, 11:23 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,205
Posted By Riot
Re: Calises and blisters!

doing it before you play, is what i meant
Forum: Drum Technique 06-24-2010, 11:06 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,205
Posted By Riot
Re: Calises and blisters!

i allways get blisters if i play for a long period of time...

all i do is wrap a cloth around my hand where the blisters are affected. you can also strap electrical tape over where the blisters...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-28-2010, 10:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,356
Posted By Riot
Re: Need help tightening up the rhythm section of my band

if your recording, you could try doing it alltogether live...
its takes a bit more to set up and mix, but if your playing together you can feed off each others energy and such.

ive had a few...
Forum: General Discussion 05-23-2010, 09:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,029
Posted By Riot
Re: Stage presence in YOUR band(s)

before the break up of our band a few months ago, we had a great singer who would draw a crowd.
well, by that, if you let him he would basically stand on stage and talk to the audience the whole...
Forum: General Discussion 05-23-2010, 09:14 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,208
Posted By Riot
Re: why do alot of drummers only use 2 toms?

ive tryed with only 2 toms and felt slightly different
but i hardly use my ride anyway, so it usually just stays above the floor tom, or behind the hi hat (depending)
Forum: General Discussion 05-22-2010, 01:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,208
Posted By Riot
Re: why do alot of drummers only use 2 toms?

yeah fair enough, just interested in peoples points of view
Forum: General Discussion 05-22-2010, 01:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,208
Posted By Riot
Re: why do alot of drummers only use 2 toms?

just standard set up im used too

well, my band used to cover songs like Black Night and Purple Haze (Deep Purple and Hendrix) so the fills were more dynamic with more then one tom.

the thing...
Forum: General Discussion 05-22-2010, 01:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,208
Posted By Riot
why do alot of drummers only use 2 toms?

Why do alot of drummers remove the 2nd rack tom (as in, one flood tom and 2 rack tom set up) when they go to play a kit?
i allways 3 toms, simply because it adds some depth to fills. also incase...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-17-2010, 10:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,002
Posted By Riot
Re: Speed drumming?

ok then, simple enough , thanks guys
Forum: Drum Technique 05-16-2010, 02:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,002
Posted By Riot
Speed drumming?

Hey guys,

im trying to build my stamina to be able to play at a Ramones style speed
is there any techniques (i found holding the stick loose was able to get it to bounce more off the hi hat, for...
Forum: Drummers 11-01-2009, 08:07 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 45,242
Posted By Riot
Re: Phil Rudd

you dont need to be elaborate on the drums to be good....

Rudds my main influence. As a drummer, my job is to keep the other band memebers in time, and keeping it simple but catchy like Rudd is...
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