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Forum: General Discussion 05-21-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,118
Posted By jeffwj
Re: What do you think of my new website!

Really nice site. I have built a DYI site and know how it can be. The only thing that I noticed is that some of the websites/emails are not set up as clickable links. For example, the website for...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-30-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 838
Posted By jeffwj
Re: Learning drums

I would suggest finding the best drum teacher in your area and signing up for lessons. A credible drum teacher will guide you through the basics and introduce you to styles, not just bands. I try...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-20-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,691
Posted By jeffwj
Re: Help I need some good drum tab sites !

To add to Todd's point, music is a language. If someone doesn't know the language, wouldn't it be better to learn it correctly before thinking about shortcuts? Just think of the language we use for...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-05-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 693
Posted By jeffwj
Re: The level system?

Thank you for ordering my book. I hope you find it to be valuable while working on your technique. If you have any questions about the concepts or exercises, please feel free to contact me - either...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-01-2015, 02:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 693
Posted By jeffwj
Re: The level system?

Regarding the full stroke, here again is an except from my book:

"Many drummers throw the stick down and stop the rebound. This requires them to pick up the stick before making another hit. ...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-01-2015, 02:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 693
Posted By jeffwj
Re: The level system?

Since I wrote a book entitled The Level System (http://www.johnsondrum.com/store), you can safely assume that I believe in the system. As a teacher, I would never mock or ridicule any technique. It...
Forum: General Discussion 02-22-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By jeffwj
Re: OT: Clark Terry Dead, Age 94

I just watched Keep on Keeping On (http://www.amazon.com/Keep-Keepin-DVD-Clark-Terry/dp/B00P1WGC6I), a documentary about Clark Terry. It was amazing to see how music kept him going. As he was in...
Forum: General Discussion 02-22-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 362
Posted By jeffwj
Re: Backing Tracks

I did a search on this site. Some of the links were old, but here are some that work.

From Drummerworld post
http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/showpost.php?p=31667&postcount=43

From Vic...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-16-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 354
Posted By jeffwj
Re: Techear recommendation in Los Angeles

Here is someone in LA who also studied with Morello.

https://starrdrum.wordpress.com/2011/03/14/schooled-by-joe-morello/

Jeff
Forum: General Discussion 02-07-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,558
Posted By jeffwj
Re: Do you own (or want to own) both acoustic and electric kits?

As I said, I own a set of V-drums and use them quite a bit for late night practicing. So what I am about to say is simply an observation - not anything against electronics.

I do understand that...
Forum: General Discussion 02-06-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,558
Posted By jeffwj
Re: Do you own (or want to own) both acoustic and electric kits?

I have both - actually I have 3 acoustic kits and a set of Td-9 V-drums. While the electronic kits cannot match or replicate the feel of acoustic, they do offer some benefits. I can practice late...
Forum: General Discussion 01-29-2015, 05:18 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 9,006
Posted By jeffwj
Re: Is it OK to talk about the movie "Whiplash" yet?

There's an idea for Whiplash the sequel.

Jeff
Forum: General Discussion 01-25-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,222
Posted By jeffwj
Re: Big Band drum thread.

Great thread idea! I assume that we do introductions first before talking about the specifics of big band drumming.

I am a former member of the Glenn Miller Orchestra (you can see pics on my...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-25-2015, 03:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 600
Posted By jeffwj
Re: Marching Corp Basics

Try Marching Percussion 101 from the Vic Firth site. 40pg. PDF with accompanying videos.

http://www.vicfirth.com/education/percussion101-marching.php

Jeff
Forum: Drum Technique 01-09-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 638
Posted By jeffwj
Re: Sight Reading help please

I think we may need a bit more information. Such as:

1. Are you auditioning to get into a college or university? If so, you can expect sight-reading to be more than just rock beats.

2. If...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-08-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 622
Posted By jeffwj
Re: Nice Finale Notepad Tutorial for Drums.

Thanks! I've written handouts, two drum books, and a few articles - all using Finale. The video you posted was the first time I ever heard of using "L" to change the stem direction! I was always...
Forum: General Discussion 01-07-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 682
Posted By jeffwj
Re: How do you play Jazz tom toms

Don't forget Hawaiian War Chant. See which version you like better.

http://youtu.be/yAIxoGpSDZI?t=1m15s

or

http://youtu.be/aTU7nahUw20?t=28s

Jeff
Forum: General Discussion 01-07-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,031
Posted By jeffwj
Re: BPM recall ability

Here is a list of songs used for tempo reference (similar to Bermuda's).

https://www.bostonconservatory.edu/percdb/tempo-reference


Jeff
Forum: Drum Technique 01-04-2015, 11:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 889
Posted By jeffwj
Re: Netflix as an educational resource

You can also try your public library. Our library here has a few instructional DVDs.

Jeff
Forum: General Discussion 12-05-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 670
Posted By jeffwj
Re: Question for cruise ship drummers about practice on board

You mentioned asking the people in your band. Are you booked as a band or as a showband musician?

If you are booked as a band, your equipment will usually be in one of the lounges. The lounges...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-03-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 899
Posted By jeffwj
Re: Metronome

Great idea. You learn something new every day.

Jeff
Forum: Drum Technique 12-01-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 752
Posted By jeffwj
Re: Question about early beginner progression.

I agree with the suggestions about drum lessons. You seem to be lacking direction, which is understandable since the instrument is new to you. It would only help to find a qualified professional to...
Forum: General Discussion 11-16-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By jeffwj
Re: Anyone going to PASIC?

I'm looking forward to seeing your clinic. Yes, hopefully we will get a chance to meet in person this week.

Jeff
Forum: General Discussion 11-16-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By jeffwj
Re: Anyone going to PASIC?

Sounds like a very good cause. I'll stop by the booth and say hello.

Jeff
Forum: General Discussion 11-14-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By jeffwj
Anyone going to PASIC?

PASIC is next week in Indianapolis. Anyone attending? I'll be there!!!

While there are clinics on all kinds of percussion instruments, the drumset artists there will include:


Shawn Pelton...
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