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Forum: Drum Technique 07-26-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 967
Posted By cornelius
Re: Open handed technique

I don't think of open handed playing as a way to sound different, or new - it's just an ergonomic way of getting to the same place. IMO it only makes sense to play open handed if you really don't...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-16-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 581
Posted By cornelius
Re: The 4 Real Rudiments - Control Stroke, Upstroke, Taps, and Rebounds

John is great - I've had his Rudimental Reference Book for years. The beginning of the book starts with really simple accent exercises that are the building blocks to playing pretty much anything -...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-15-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,191
Posted By cornelius
Re: Recording Compared to Playing Live

It does take some practice to get those rim shots every time. It's not the only way to play a backbeat, but because rim shots alter the character of the snare drum's sound, it's a nice contrast to...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-14-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,191
Posted By cornelius
Re: Recording Compared to Playing Live

Dynamics are super important - that's great that you're taking stock in your playing and really listening for improvement. Question for you - are your back beats played as rim shots? I could hear...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-07-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 13,891
Posted By cornelius
Re: Natural Talent or a Learned Skill??

I've seen students who might learn something slowly - but when they get it, they never forget it - can't always say the same for the ones who learn something quickly...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-07-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 13,891
Posted By cornelius
Re: Natural Talent or a Learned Skill??

The definition of talent has nothing to do with how long it takes to develop a skill.
Forum: Drum Technique 07-03-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,038
Posted By cornelius
Re: Licking my wounds from sitting in tonight

First off, if you were asked to sit in, then that's a great start.

IMO, a lot of players are very Left Brain with their practice regiment. Rudiments are great, and we all have to work on pure...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-28-2014, 01:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,241
Posted By cornelius
Re: Couple of questions on how best to practice for speed

Simple formula: Control + Endurance = Speed.

In order to raise your max tempo - you need to play a well-sustained slower tempo, first...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-12-2014, 03:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 633
Posted By cornelius
Re: Blazing Double Stroke Roll Licks #1

That was probably me... But if you hear a burnin' jazz playing - that would not be me... :-) That's Matsu, who is a monster player.

Pretty happening little drum corner in our bldg. You're...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-11-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 633
Posted By cornelius
Re: Blazing Double Stroke Roll Licks #1

Ha! I think I've mentioned this over at Cymbalholic, but you're in the Music Bldg, right? I think my studio is underneath yours - I've heard you playing the hell out of this lick!!
Forum: Drum Technique 06-07-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 792
Posted By cornelius
Re: Using less hat

Listen to early Peter Gabriel albums - he's a drummer but he had his drummers play without cymbals most of the time. There are lots of cool ways to play a groove. Leon Parker doesn't use a hihat -...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-06-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 711
Posted By cornelius
Re: Bass pedal control

That's cool that you want to work on your feet. My approach is to practice heel down and let the beater come off of the head. This will strengthen your ankles, and increase control. The cool thing...
Forum: Drums 06-05-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 654
Posted By cornelius
Re: In need of a shallow bass drum, what's out there?

Depending on the gig, I wouldn't go any shallower than 12"... 12x20s sound great.
Forum: Drums 06-05-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 824
Posted By cornelius
Re: Ludwig Black Beauty B-Stock

Very nice drum. It's true that many of the B-Stock flaws are cosmetic - but sometimes there can be a small dent in the shell - often where the throw-off is mounted. Just double check that area, or...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-29-2014, 03:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 740
Posted By cornelius
Re: Stick Grip Issue

I agree with Bill Ray - The exaggerated rebound of a pad will allow you to gain good rebound technique. Drums and cymbals have different rebound qualities, so eventually you'll have to put time in...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-12-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 564
Posted By cornelius
Re: Double Bass Ankle Technique

Great points - if I can add - heel-up playing is great, definitely continue playing that way. But also practice heel down, letting the beaters come off of the head. Start really slowly - as you...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-09-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,365
Posted By cornelius
Re: Time exercises help?

I think that sums it up well :-)
Forum: Drum Technique 05-09-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 858
Posted By cornelius
Re: Look at my technique

Your basic position looks like a pretty good German grip. When you're at the pad in German, make sure your sticks form a 90 angle. Don't worry about finger technique - working on your wrists with...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-04-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,365
Posted By cornelius
Re: Time exercises help?

I've actually been doing the same kind of thing lately, too...

As far as nailing the click - the only exercise I've ever been taught, was where you play quarters on a pad at 60 BPM, 100 times. ...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-03-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 759
Posted By cornelius
Re: Getting the most out of the Chaffee books.

The books I work mostly with are Time Functioning and Technique Patterns.

I love the Fatback Exercises in Time Functioning - Just start on page 12 - pick a hihat ostinato from page 6, and run...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-03-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,365
Posted By cornelius
Re: Time exercises help?

The first exercise is helpful in a few of ways.
Psychologically the click is sort of playing along with you - you'll feel less dependent on it, when it's no there..
You are responsible for the...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-29-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,952
Posted By cornelius
Re: Technique review

Ok, it looks like your hands want to be in German grip, but your arms are in a position for American. With your sticks resting right above the pad - try German grip with your palms down and your...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-28-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,952
Posted By cornelius
Re: Technique review

Pain comes from tension - like Todd said - working on your wrist motion and holding the sticks with all of you fingers is a good start.

Get comfortable with German, then French and American -...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-28-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 741
Posted By cornelius
Re: Rudiment exercise book

Wooton's book is great - big reco... Thinking of the early exercises in his book makes me want to mention getting a good feel for upstrokes, downstrokes, taps, full strokes... These can be formal,...
Forum: Drums 04-25-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By cornelius
Re: I've found my next metal snare drum.

That's a nice sounding demo. I have a regular Dunnett steel snare - they're an interesting take, design-wise - thin shell, deep beds, no vents, undersized diameter... It's a fun drum to tool around...
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