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Forum: Drum Technique 07-18-2011, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,214
Posted By zap98
Re: Circular hand motion....

keep your elbows inwards and infront of your chest, turn your upper body from your waist to turn left or right.

Stay relaxed - don't tense the shoulders or the elbow. No tension. Adjust to the...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-11-2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,225
Posted By zap98
Re: Practise Exercises with have Benefited your Playing the Most

Learning to count bars, the downbeat is the next bar.

1234 | 2234 | 3234...etc

Exercises 4 bar each
1.whole notes
2. quater notes
3. quater note triplets
3 eighth notes
Forum: Drum Technique 06-28-2011, 10:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,384
Posted By zap98
Re: Questions about Practicing / Playing Paradiddles.

Breaking a paradiddle down into alternate singles and doubles, and applying those previous strokes in different combinations on the kit, sound great and a good memory/muscle drill. Lead with...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-28-2011, 09:59 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 12,377
Posted By zap98
Re: Are there still alot of single pedaller's out there?

Single pedal user here. The music I play is based on single pedal, or the voice, but don't limit myself not to play double pedal. Actually at the moment I only have a single pedal.
Forum: Drum Technique 06-25-2011, 03:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,994
Posted By zap98
Re: More on feel in samba


Your correct I meant the downbeat. And the bass drum phrase accenting the downbeat works, You got to know where the 1 is, but anything goes as art goes, even omitting than accent....
Forum: Drum Technique 06-25-2011, 01:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,817
Posted By zap98
Re: Uptempo jazz studies - dancing on the ride and comping

I never studied jazz study material. I can play at bop tempos, I can play ride patterns, fills, consistently.

Relax your muscles, adjust your arms, elbow and wrist, find the sweet spot. And more...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-21-2011, 04:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,994
Posted By zap98
Re: More on feel in samba

The Samba is felt in 2/4? The changes are on the first beat of the bar.

I always remember from a source that referred to the Brazilian pianist eliane elias, who said that the second note of the...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-15-2011, 07:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,355
Posted By zap98
Re: Gospel playing

Which part; drums, fills? or all?

For the fills. Get working on linear phrasing. Get with it with single pedal technique; heel-toe, constant, release, foot-slide, swivel, etc. Linear phrasing is...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-05-2011, 07:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,546
Posted By zap98
Re: Gospel Fill

Gospel Chop fills are usually linear fills.

Usually played on a single bass drum. Use a technique like, heel-toe, slide,
constant release, etc, to get fast doubles on a single pedal.

A good...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-05-2011, 07:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,102
Posted By zap98
Re: Songo help

Jose Luis Quintana "Changuito" is acclaimed to be the originator/authour of the Songo rhythm. Check him out. The Songo is a afro-cuban beat that was specificaly written for the drumkit.

I guess...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-03-2011, 08:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,953
Posted By zap98
Re: Jazz Solo Help

Sing your solo. e.g. Listen to Steve Gadds phrasings. Mainly in the groove fore than exclamatory. He is an allround drummer but not strictly a 'jazz' drummer.

Start simple and build. Don't think...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-23-2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,340
Posted By zap98
Re: Methods For Beat Displacement in a Rhythm

I will add to that...the more your bandmates understand what you are playing and respond in return and it sounds good. Happy band mates, happy audience. This goes for tasteful beat displacement. :)
Forum: Drum Technique 03-19-2011, 10:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,340
Posted By zap98
Methods For Beat Displacement in a Rhythm

I have played with the concept of beat displacement in a rhythm.

You can probably hear the drummer do this a lot in some James Brown tunes. A lot of this in the funk music genre.

I have not...
Forum: General Discussion 03-16-2011, 10:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,742
Posted By zap98
Re: Prog Rock/Metal bands with interesting drumming

This is my mates band.

"Mission Profile" - Threshold


He plays bass in it. There are some interesting bridges here (double kick); that sound good!...
Forum: General Discussion 03-14-2011, 07:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,272
Posted By zap98
Re: Thailand: Live Music Scene or Jazz Scene???

Thanks for this post, it was very informative.

Forum: Drum Technique 03-13-2011, 12:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,712
Posted By zap98
Re: adler technique

Joe Morello died today March 12, 2011
Forum: General Discussion 03-12-2011, 03:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,272
Posted By zap98
Thailand: Live Music Scene or Jazz Scene???

Looking to move out to Thailand; looking for work as music teacher or performer.

I play jazz guitar and all-round drummer. So also looking for any leads in advance; classifieds, chats, listings,...
Forum: General Discussion 03-12-2011, 03:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,958
Posted By zap98
Re: Musical genius

A genius:

Someone who recognises form(s) in a view or concept, that other people might not perceive. Whatever the objective is a genius can build a concept pretty quick. They have their ABC's or...
Forum: Drums 03-11-2011, 04:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,012
Posted By zap98
Portable Kits That Can Be Handcarried?

Hi to all. Okay.

I am looking for the best portable kit on the market under GBP400 $USD720.

For portability, i am looking to carry some kit on my back, and carry some kit with one in each...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-11-2011, 02:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,874
Posted By zap98
Re: 4:3 metric modulation in jazz

Gotcha...thanks for clarifying this.
Forum: Drum Technique 03-10-2011, 06:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,874
Posted By zap98
Re: 4:3 metric modulation in jazz

This is a great explanation....thanks boss.

The only misunderstanding i have is why should there be a change in the tempo. I am referring to your piece. Maybe I don't understand what tempo means?...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-10-2011, 04:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,547
Posted By zap98
Re: How can I keep improving?

If you are tired or up to that point. Live a little. Then go back.
Forum: Drum Technique 03-10-2011, 04:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,016
Posted By zap98
Re: Do you need to practice EVERY day to get better/faster?

If you want to be 'quality'.

Don't waste time in your younger years.

If you put more practice in, you will become 'better'. Practice your weaknesses, equalise it. If you practice everyday, one...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-10-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,874
Posted By zap98
Re: 4:3 metric modulation in jazz

metric modulation is the same as a polyrhythm?

one or more rhythms played over each other.

What is the ratio. Is it 4 beats played over 3. Would that be the same as 3 against 4 in polyrhythm...
Forum: Drums 03-09-2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,763
Posted By zap98
Re: Are Mapex kits good?

I have an M Birch. 6-piece, the deal at the time was giving a 8" diameter power tom. The finish is nice and fittings are ok. This kit suits me; i have retired from performance, so i am no longer...
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