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Forum: Drum Technique 07-01-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 45
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Posted By grannydrums
Re: MEMORIZING DRUM PARTS

Of course its great when you get to the stage with a song that you know it so well you dont have to count or impagine the chart to be able to play it. At the stage its just part of you and you...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-26-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,426
Posted By grannydrums
Re: MEMORIZING DRUM PARTS

I dont think I could do that, I have never hummed or sang along to a song in my life and I think I am a bit old to start now. I still dont realy understand what you mean about melodies progressing. ...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-26-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,426
Posted By grannydrums
Re: MEMORIZING DRUM PARTS

whats a progression?

I have not been playing that long and none of my teachers have ever mentioned progressions.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ul8IH4DFPys
Forum: Drum Technique 06-26-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,426
Posted By grannydrums
Re: MEMORIZING DRUM PARTS

Glad I have not relied on lyrics, we are in the middle of getting a new singer and so are having to rehearse without vocals. Shows you know the structure of the song.

Most songs I am asked to...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-26-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,426
Posted By grannydrums
Re: MEMORIZING DRUM PARTS

I have a few gigs now, and I think the answer is, sadly, no they wont. The only ones that will are any drummers that are there(very offputting if they stand at the front and airdrum, look the other...
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2010, 12:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,396
Posted By grannydrums
Re: Drumming = Health Benefits ?

definately!!! I have Osteoporosis. I had a scan two years after I started drumming and it showed a 10% improvement in bone density. Drumming was the only change I had made in my lifestyle--the docs...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-04-2010, 12:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,180
Posted By grannydrums
Re: Teacher dilemma

I have tried of teachers. It seems to me that the best ones are those that know and understand several techniques and are willing and able to teach you any of them.

the forums are full of which...
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2010, 12:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,336
Posted By grannydrums
Re: Stopping bass drum creeping forwards

get a brick, wrap gaffa tape all round it to stop stop it chipping and leaving powder onthe floor. put it in front of your bass drum to stop it moving.
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2010, 12:21 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,396
Posted By grannydrums
Re: Drumming = Health Benefits ?

definately!!! I have Osteoporosis. I had a scan two years after I started drumming and it showed a 10% improvement in bone density. Drumming was the only change I had made in my lifestyle--the docs...
Forum: General Discussion 03-01-2010, 10:16 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,815
Posted By grannydrums
Re: What's your biggest drumming frustration as a beginner?

yes layout was my biggest frustration, I could not see the logic of crossing your hands to play the high hat and wanted a layout that would work so I did not have to. I have finally after many years...
Forum: Drums 01-25-2010, 09:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 20,114
Posted By grannydrums
Re: Cajon players

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Re: Cajon players
I am a rock drummer and love my full kit, but I heard my friends band play an accoustic rock gig using a a cajon and I was well impressed so thought...
Forum: Drums 01-25-2010, 09:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 20,114
Posted By grannydrums
Re: Cajon players

I am a rock drummer and love my full kit, but I heard my friends band play an accoustic rock gig using a a cajon and I was well impressed so thought it was a good tool to have.

so I have just got...
Forum: General Discussion 01-17-2010, 12:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,128
Posted By grannydrums
Re: DW cable (remote) Hi-Hat stand.

think you must have got a bad one--both my dw700 and 900 remotes are almost the same as playing a normal high hat.
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2010, 11:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,128
Posted By grannydrums
Re: DW cable (remote) Hi-Hat stand.

How often do you look at your feet when playing??? Only you will notice the mismatch with your eyes, and I am sure you will notice the difference with your feet if you go for Tama. The DW is almost...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-26-2009, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,988
Posted By grannydrums
Re: Re-learning Drumming

completely agree, just be careful in choosing a good instructor. there are lots of drummers out there who think lessons are a good way to earn money between gigs. they may be great players but not...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-26-2009, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,116
Posted By grannydrums
Re: sheetmusic for percussion

this is my favorite site--and its all free
Forum: Drum Technique 12-24-2009, 07:21 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 26,694
Posted By grannydrums
Re: Open-Handed Drumming

I you should get the teacher to give you a very good reason why you need to learn to play cross handed. It could be that he thinks that playing open handed is slowing you down or making you less...
Forum: General Discussion 12-24-2009, 07:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,128
Posted By grannydrums
Re: DW cable (remote) Hi-Hat stand.

i had a DW 5000 remote as my main hi hat for 9 years, and never had any problems with it. But on one lay out I had problems with how big it was underneath, so I bought the pearl hats cos they had a...
Forum: General Discussion 12-24-2009, 01:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,169
Posted By grannydrums
Re: Does anyone really notice?

Once when my snare was ringing and driving me mad the band said they could not hear what i was on about. so i got the singer to sit at my kit( rare privilage, i am a bit anal about who can play it)...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-24-2009, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,959
Posted By grannydrums
Re: Need advice

I have problems with tiimiing. I know I am supposed to be the timekeeper, but if the strings speed up I merrily follow them.

I know that my drumming is not on the level that it could be, and some...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-24-2009, 10:58 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 26,694
Posted By grannydrums
Re: Open-Handed Drumming

I have a remote hi-hat and it is positioned behind my snare, slightly overlaping it, and the ride is above that.

So I play open handed using my right hand on the hats. Means that the three things...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-24-2009, 10:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,842
Posted By grannydrums
Re: Speed related to reflexes?

i am not the worlds fastest drummer either. and I am not talking about just doing sixteenths on the pad at stupid rates, but playing basic beats and fills. So I went to a guy that trains kick boxers...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-24-2009, 09:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,426
Posted By grannydrums
Re: MEMORIZING DRUM PARTS

Even if you decide not to learn how to read music, it might help to draw out a map or chart.

Quite simple, something like

Guitar into(no drums) 4 bars
Intro with drums( 4 bars)
verse(8 bars)...
Forum: General Discussion 12-23-2009, 08:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,993
Posted By grannydrums
Re: Hearing Problems

I started wearing custom made in ear protection 8 years ago. They were expensive (150 pounds) but they are still going strong and I would not play without them. they have filters in so that you can...
Forum: General Discussion 12-13-2009, 12:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,940
Posted By grannydrums
Re: Going slow and working on phrasing

I have a confidence problem. and I tense up when playing.As an experiment I have spent the last couple of practice sessions playing every thing at really slow speeds where I can nail it without...
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