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Forum: Drum Technique 05-06-2015, 12:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,923
Posted By eddypierce
Re: Getting the most out of the Chaffee books.

I agree. It's great to have the resource there, but I've never practiced any of the layered triplet stuff from that book. It'd probably be more worthwhile to practice exercises (like from...
Forum: General Discussion 04-10-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,758
Posted By eddypierce
Re: Why the "hate" for nylon tips??

Ron Steen was the first guy I thought of when I thought of guys who get a good sound with nylon tips. Ron's got a beautiful touch. It's been a LONG time (too long) since I saw him play, but I...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-08-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 852
Posted By eddypierce
Re: Linear "Bonham" Triplets poll and discussion

1) Right handed

2) No, I do them different ways (RLK, LRK, RRK, LLK, RLK LRK)

3) I probably start with R most often, because I'm right handed and it's feels most natural

4) N/A

I probably...
Forum: General Discussion 03-27-2015, 10:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,088
Posted By eddypierce
Re: Sloppy fills

Yes, sometimes. Speaking of which, I've always loved the 4+ bar fill that Al Jackson does on this, starting around 2:03: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oy4U9tR3Zw

Couldn't be simpler, but how...
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,181
Posted By eddypierce
Re: "You're a drummer? Oh can you play..."

When I was in junior high school (circa 1986) the tune that I got asked about many times was Tone Loc's "Wild Thing" (which was a big hit at the time). Apparently for a brief period, the beat from...
Forum: General Discussion 02-25-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 978
Posted By eddypierce
Re: Going to jams and getting my ass musically kicked is a good thing.

Well, you're in good company--Tony superimposes 4/4 over most of the tune on the classic Miles Smiles version (he starts in three, but eventually goes into a fast four, so that Ron Carter's bass line...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-25-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By eddypierce
Re: The Marcus Williams Fill

It's a seven note phrase, and I would recommend starting off practicing it in 8th notes or 16th notes in 4/4, and hearing how it lays across the bar lines. If you can hear the phrase while keeping...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-17-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 736
Posted By eddypierce
Re: Crossing hands on fills

I second Todd's recommendation of Cusatis's book for working on crossovers (although even though I've gone through his Rhythmic Patterns book, I didn't do it in enough depth to really become...
Forum: General Discussion 02-09-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 853
Posted By eddypierce
Re: Alan Dawson: How Do You Sound? vs How Do You Look?

I got the chance to see Grohl play on my own drum set on one tune (he was sitting in with my band in a tiny club; it was literally the Foo Fighters' first club gig, and they had opened for my...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-14-2015, 12:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,343
Posted By eddypierce
Re: 16th notes on single kick pedal

A good exercise that I got from one of Joe Morello's videos is this: play one bar of quarters, followed by one bar of 8ths, then one bar of 8th note triplets, and then one bar of 16ths. Keep...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-09-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,191
Posted By eddypierce
Re: When have you truly 'mastered' a given BPM?

There are so many things that can be practiced and mastered with drumming, but there is no way anyone can master everything; there are simply not enough hours in the day. So prioritization of...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-08-2015, 01:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,375
Posted By eddypierce
Re: How to build up weaker hand?

Here are a few ideas:

1. Practice these variations on the first three pages of Stick Control (both of these come from Joe Morello):

a. Play each exercise once, then play 4 bars of 8th notes...
Forum: Drummers 12-24-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 728
Posted By eddypierce
Nick Ceroli

I've been listening to some stuff with Nick Ceroli on drums lately, and just wanted to share. I think he's an incredibly underrated drummer. Check these out:

With the Bob Florence Big band (1982):...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-23-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,047
Posted By eddypierce
Re: Hip-Hop feel

In a lot of hip hot grooves, the 16th notes are very swung, so I would recommend practicing any sort of funk grooves with swing 16th notes. One thing you could do is to practice the single beat...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-14-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 613
Posted By eddypierce
Re: Refining / Finishing a groove?

Here's my suggestion for the best way to fix this: try practicing the groove with a metronome at a very slow tempo (say, quarter equals between 50 and 60 bpm, or maybe even as slow as 40). Repeat it...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-11-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,867
Posted By eddypierce
Re: Independence vs learning set patterns

The short answer to this is (in my opinion) "yes."
Forum: General Discussion 12-03-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,022
Posted By eddypierce
Re: Joe Morello on Buddy Rich Part 3

Max Roach never had hand technique chops at the level of Buddy, Louie, or Morello. That's all Morello was saying. I know from other interviews I've read by Morello that he had a very high regard for...
Forum: General Discussion 11-12-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By eddypierce
Re: Elvin Jones's "Puttin' It Together" Available in MP3 Format

Thanks for the heads up. This album (and the drumming on it) is about as bad as it gets. A few years ago I sprung for the Mosaic box of Elvin's complete Blue Note recordings (which includes the...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-04-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,135
Posted By eddypierce
Re: problems with tremolos on xhylaphone

I'm not a mallet player by any means (although I studied them in college), but it sounds like you just need to woodshed your single stroke rolls in general (since most mallet rolls are done with...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-27-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,086
Posted By eddypierce
Re: Simple beat??? Not so much!!

If I understand you correctly, you're talking about something similar to what Raymond Pounds plays for a few measures (at about the 1:30 mark) here (although he's playing 16ths on the hi-hat, not...
Forum: General Discussion 10-27-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,956
Posted By eddypierce
Re: Hearing the upbeat as the downbeat

I have this problem on occasion, and it can be embarrassing (although I don't think it's necessarily my fault, if it's a tune I'm not familiar with) to not know where "one" is. Do you at least know...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-23-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 943
Posted By eddypierce
Re: Benny Greb Language of Drumming - DVD or No DVD??

I have the book, but haven't seen the DVD, so I can't really answer your question; but I want to say (in case you had any doubt) that you definitely don't need the DVD in order to learn from the...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-22-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 13,678
Posted By eddypierce
Re: how to use Stick Control

Are you sure you're not thinking of the preface to Stone's Accents and Rebounds? He states there that it's an advanced book, and should only be used after the drummer had practiced out of Stick...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-09-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,689
Posted By eddypierce
Re: Making the most out of limited practice time

I tend to agree with these sentiments. There are so many things to work on with drumming (technique, tone, reading, timekeeping, phrasing, etc.), and Stick Control only covers a bit of this, but I'm...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-04-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,164
Posted By eddypierce
Re: Strangely hard, easy sticking pattern

I have two suggestions, one of which you already touched upon, which is to practice slowly. I don't know how slowly you've been practicing it, but I would suggest you practice it REALLY slowly, like...
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