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Forum: Drum Technique 04-03-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 455
Posted By zeitgeist
Help with Swingtown (Steve Miller Band) Beat

I've always wanted to play a cover of Swingtown. I finally managed to get the bass drum beat down using heel-toe technique, but I can't seem to get the hi-hat beat to work with the bass drum beat. I...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-05-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,754
Posted By zeitgeist
Re: Pinky and Ring finger fulcrum?

i have always played with a french tympani grip, but with the thumb and forefinger (index finger) controling the stick. i learned this from watching joe morello demonstrate it. when i played this way...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-24-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,888
Posted By zeitgeist
Re: Smooth Hissing Hi Hat

This is all great stuff. I'll experiement with all of this advice and see if we can improve the sound! Thanks!
Forum: Drum Technique 04-17-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,888
Posted By zeitgeist
Re: Smooth Hissing Hi Hat

Mary O's comment kind of addresses my issue. I decided to "up the ante" on my drum covers, and play the Freddie Jones In a Daydream. I figured it would help me develop speed, and develop hi-hat...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-17-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,415
Posted By zeitgeist
Re: Are you a Groove Player or a Technical Player?

I started playing again after many years of not playing. When I was a kid (up through HS), I just 'screwed around' with the drums. When I started playing this time around, I decided to 'play right'....
Forum: Drum Technique 04-17-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,885
Posted By zeitgeist
Re: How long did it take you to tune well?

I remember watching a youtube video of Jared Falk, from freedrumlessons, where he did a session on drum tuning. I like Jared - think he knows what he's talking about generally.

And as academic and...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-17-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,888
Posted By zeitgeist
Re: Smooth Whispering Hi Hat

Noticed I now changed the title to "Whispering" hi hat!

:)
Forum: Drum Technique 04-17-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,888
Posted By zeitgeist
Re: Smooth Whispering Hi Hat

Right now, I record any drum covers I do using a camcorder - then overlay it on top of the music using Windows Media Maker to 'see how I did'. If I hear the original drums leaking out, I know I've...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-17-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,888
Posted By zeitgeist
Re: Smooth Hissing Hi Hat

Right now, I record any drum covers I do using a camcorder - then overlay it on top of the music using Windows Media Maker to 'see how I did'. If I hear the original drums leaking out, I know I've...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-17-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,885
Posted By zeitgeist
Re: How long did it take you to tune well?

I recently put new heads on and tuned them. I downloaded the iDrumTech app for the iPhone, thought they're now testing a Droid version of it out.

iDrumTech has this feature where, after you tune...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-17-2013, 04:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,888
Posted By zeitgeist
Re: Smooth Hissing Hi Hat

Great - some good advice. The Freddy Jones song is the best example of that whispering sound on fast hi hats, but another good example is Swingtown from Steve Miller Band.

- Technique
I didn't...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-16-2013, 12:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,888
Posted By zeitgeist
Smooth Hissing Hi Hat

I wanted to choose a new drum cover that had really fast hissing hi hats, and looked at a few different songs before finally choosing In a Daydream (Freddy Jones).

I'm making 'some' progress on...
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