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Forum: General Discussion 02-08-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 937
Posted By MouseyBrown
Re: Some honest advce re ears

Hey thank you all. Some good advice. Especially that my hypochondria is probably the issue I should get sorted!

But yeah it really also made me think I'm taking good care of my ears when I play...
Forum: General Discussion 02-07-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 937
Posted By MouseyBrown
Re: Some honest advce re ears

Haha I know....fact is our ears will get worse with age even if we live in a quiet cave our whole lives.

But I guess if my fears were justified, then by implication EVERY drummer would have some...
Forum: General Discussion 02-07-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 937
Posted By MouseyBrown
Some honest advce re ears

Hi drummers, without wanting to bore you all, Iím basically a major hypochondriac. Iíve been drumming seriously for a year and have worn ear protection religiously. I wear in ears AND some of this...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-20-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,416
Posted By MouseyBrown
Re: Bit overwhelmed - what should I ALWAYS practice?

Yeah absolutely. I actually believe that the brain isnít capable of learning pretty much anything, given the time. To an extent, anyone could be a professional musician, sports person or whatever...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-20-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,416
Posted By MouseyBrown
Re: Bit overwhelmed - what should I ALWAYS practice?

I do, yeah, I'll see him Wednesday and ask what he thinks. Funny you mention those two books - part of the reason I posted this was cause I saw a Stephen Taylor youtube vid where he said Ted Reed,...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-20-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,416
Posted By MouseyBrown
Re: Bit overwhelmed - what should I ALWAYS practice?

Yeah I feel like I should practice Stick Control type stuff as standard, and work in whatever I seem to need around that.

I guess the thing is I actually like working on ALL the different stuff....
Forum: Drum Technique 01-20-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,416
Posted By MouseyBrown
Re: Bit overwhelmed - what should I ALWAYS practice?

Yeah sure, I appreciate that. It's actually cause just the other day I got to play with a band for the first time, with really opened my eyes. Made me realise I'd been focussing maybe too much on...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-20-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,416
Posted By MouseyBrown
Bit overwhelmed - what should I ALWAYS practice?

So I maybe got a carried away and bought quite a few practice a while back, and Iím worried Iím spreading myself too thin over stuff.

For example, Iíve been trying work on Four Way Coordination,...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-03-2018, 11:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 707
Posted By MouseyBrown
Re: How to (slowly) increase tempo

Ok well playing consistent, smooth singles at 110bpm with my eyes closed does feel like a challenge to me, but then Iím just a lowly beginner.

Just to add, though, this isnít about getting fast...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-03-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 707
Posted By MouseyBrown
Re: How to (slowly) increase tempo

Yeah I'm not sure, cause I can't really remember how I got comfortable at the speeds I can do. But I think I agree that generally I go to where I'm pretty uncomfortable, then move back down. I guess...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-03-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 707
Posted By MouseyBrown
How to (slowly) increase tempo

Iím sure there isnít necessarily a right or wrong answer, but I tend to get stuck between doing two things.

For example, just practicing single stroke roll in my pad: should I be able to play...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-28-2017, 08:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 657
Posted By MouseyBrown
Re: Hello, and questions on practice

Yeah thanks all, good advice I think. Iím using Ďplaying to music practiceí to guide my technique practice, and following my instinct on what needs work. So that seems to be going well.
Forum: General Discussion 12-28-2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 511
Posted By MouseyBrown
Re: Proper ear protection

And I guess really want I want to make sure is that protecting your ears actually has worked! I even worry about the click being too loud, so I have that turned down as much as possible too.
Forum: General Discussion 12-28-2017, 01:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 511
Posted By MouseyBrown
Proper ear protection

Just something I really wanted to get off on the right foot with.....

I've got some good custom in ears (Snugs), which I use for the click, and I also put a set of Peltors over the top. Which some...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-23-2017, 12:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 657
Posted By MouseyBrown
Hello, and questions on practice

Hi all, I messed around with drums a bit a year ago, and just made the decision to (quit playing poker and) take it up properly.

I have a teacher and Iím working through grades with him, but I...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-22-2017, 11:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 949
Posted By MouseyBrown
Re: Independence advice?

IF this is the kind of thing OP means - Iím a relative newbie and recently got Colin Baileyís bass drum book. Itís been really useful for this kind of stuff, but especially playing eights in hat and...
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