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Forum: Drum Technique 03-31-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 660
Posted By BramVanroy
Re: Can being without kit for a while be a good thing?

Depends on what you are trying to achieve. If you really want to get down with the rudiments, you might want to switch to a pad. It will keep you focused on the task at hand.
Forum: General Discussion 03-31-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,566
Posted By BramVanroy
Re: Other musicians' view of drums.

@SquadLeader: to be honest, it doesn't seem to be the problem that you are a drummer. Rather, that the guitarist is enormously ignorant. It has nothing to do with the instrument you play, in this...
Forum: General Discussion 03-30-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,608
Posted By BramVanroy
Re: My bizarre, ego-destroying experience

Wow, that's definitely not how I see things.

When getting paid for gigs, that doesn't mean that I did a perfect job and that all criticism is negligible. I'm sure that's not what you mean, but it...
Forum: General Discussion 03-30-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,250
Posted By BramVanroy
Re: Drumming pain

I have to disagree with some folks here.

Technique is probably the first thing to look for, indeed. However it is perfectly possible that blisters occur when you start playing more frequently,...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-30-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 555
Posted By BramVanroy
Re: Left foot slower than the right one?

Indeed a problem that a lot of drummers, including myself, experience. The one thing to keep in mind is: your left foot will not be as fast as the right in a single day or month. Practise, but don't...
Forum: General Discussion 03-29-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,608
Posted By BramVanroy
Re: My bizarre, ego-destroying experience

I have to say that you handled it really well. I probably wouldn't even have let him in.

There's two kinds of feedback. Constructive and non-constructive. You might have expected positive or...
Forum: General Discussion 03-29-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,566
Posted By BramVanroy
Re: Other musicians' view of drums.

As I experience it:

- Good musicians know and respect the value and, often, the necessity of a drummer.
- Inexperienced, or bad, musicians just think of drums as a tool to fill the empty spaces....
Forum: Drum Technique 03-14-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 691
Posted By BramVanroy
Re: Moving from an Electronic Kit to an Acoustic Kit

I can relate to this as well. I feel like I'm repeating myself over and over again, but here goes:

Been playing the drums for more than a decade (i.e. following weekly classes, classical, pop and...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-14-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 597
Views: 57,098
Posted By BramVanroy
Re: Post your Greatest Weakness

When listening to my playing separately I have a similar feeling, but put a metronome beneath that and it seems that, contrarily, my timing is often too perfect. Meaning, it is too strict exactly in...
Forum: Drums 03-13-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 739
Posted By BramVanroy
Re: Is this a normal feeling?

That's not really an option. We live in a house that's +100 years old (true story) and the first floor (i.e. not ground level, but one higher) has a very unstable floor. It can hold my e-kit, but I...
Forum: Drums 03-12-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 739
Posted By BramVanroy
Is this a normal feeling?

(No, this topic is not about a teenager finding out about his or her genitals.)

I have been playing the drums for 13-15 years or so now. Which means: following lessons for that long. First I...
Forum: General Discussion 02-13-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,302
Posted By BramVanroy
Re: The definition of a "good drummer"

You can see it in action here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQyxSGsQVGU).
Forum: General Discussion 02-12-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,302
Posted By BramVanroy
Re: The definition of a "good drummer"

So the "audience" has no say in this? "Being a good drummer" is defined by the guys you can or can not play with?
Forum: General Discussion 02-12-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,302
Posted By BramVanroy
The definition of a "good drummer"

After being sent this clip on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqJdzYY_Fas) I had a discussion with some people I know (that do not play drums) and with some people on the Internet (that do...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-24-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,349
Posted By BramVanroy
Fill-ins with bass drum technique. Book suggestions

As the title says, I am looking for books and exercises that help me mix my bassdrum better in my fill-ins. Looking for Aaron Spears kinda stuff.

Can anyone give book suggestions? I have been...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-13-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,150
Posted By BramVanroy
Who of you can figure out this quite simple fill?

Normally I'm quite good at figuring out what someone plays. But in this case, no matter what I try to play it just doesn't seem quite right.

It's the fill on 2.21...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-29-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,820
Posted By BramVanroy
Re: Injuries due to technique

Wanted to make a new thread about this, but I'm glad that there's already one available.

I haven't had many injuries from drumming, only one really serious one. A muscle tear in my abdomen. I am...
Forum: General Discussion 07-07-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,482
Posted By BramVanroy
Re: What Style Eludes You?

Seems like a lot of people are struggling with the jazz feel. I wonder what causes this. Maybe because there so few (if not "no") jazz on the commercial radios these days? Or maybe because, where I...
Forum: General Discussion 07-06-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,482
Posted By BramVanroy
Re: What Style Eludes You?

Mid-tempo swing. I absolutely LOVE funk and samba (and bossanova) but I don't really like jazz mainly because I am not good at it. Especially in a combo set-up I would probably fail miserably. No...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-03-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,331
Posted By BramVanroy
Re: Starting at the start is scary!

You're doing great. As with all new things, it is normal to doubt whatever you are doing. Is my technique correct, and my form? Am I making enough improvement? Do I practise enough? And so on. The...
Forum: General Discussion 07-02-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 937
Posted By BramVanroy
Re: crazy left foot

That's indeed what I mean. It even happens when not playing drums. A "drummer's tic". Moving your leg(s), tapping with your fingers and so on.
Forum: General Discussion 07-02-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 937
Posted By BramVanroy
Re: crazy left foot

As mentioned, a lot of drummers do it whether or not they are aware of it.

I myself do it quite often when practising, but not when recording or performing. What I do tend to do is moving my leg...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-02-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,258
Posted By BramVanroy
Re: Playing the spaces - how?

Agreed with the other posters.

You probably have the same problem as I had a few years ago. You are "afraid" of silence. It's the same when having a conversation: when there are a lot of breaks or...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-02-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,500
Posted By BramVanroy
Re: Double bassdrum technique book(s)

Thanks, will look into it!


Actually, I do. I listen to the music once in a while and I would like to be able to master the technique behind it. NOT for other people, even though they provided...
Forum: General Discussion 07-01-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,210
Posted By BramVanroy
Re: Why are there more male musicians than female musicians?

Maybe my town is an exception, but we do have a lot of female drummers/percussionists (young and old!). They are outnumbered by the masculine drummers, that's for sure, but they are relatively large...
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