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Forum: Drummers 04-15-2007, 10:31 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 72,344
Posted By lstardrums
Re: Meg White.....wonder drummer??

i never in my life thought i would hear that from a drummer. if drums weren't musical then no one would have toms and every drummers kit would sound the same. there are certain situations where drums...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-10-2007, 09:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,827
Posted By lstardrums
Re: Bass Drum Slap Back

since theres no hole in the front head, the pressure waves created from the beater hitting the batter head bounce off the reso head and back into the batter head, creating a sine wave style...
Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2007, 01:26 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,833
Posted By lstardrums
Re: Praise Your Local Drum Shop

west coast is also my favorite store also. most of the time when i need little things like sticks or heads ill go to GC because i know all the guys that work in the drum dept. and they give me great...
Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2007, 06:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,649
Posted By lstardrums
Re: Tell your worst gig ever

i havent had too many gigs, but my last one was the worst so far.

my metal band had a spot in a local band showcase called "socal rock revolution" in long beach. from the moment we signed up for...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-01-2007, 03:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,440
Posted By lstardrums
Re: heavier or lighter sticks for sore wrists?

are 5a's or 5b's really considered heavy? i always considered them medium weight.
Forum: Drum Technique 03-27-2007, 07:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,238
Posted By lstardrums
Re: developing a solo

thats a great point too. personally, i like watching the DCI snare solos on the vic firth site, but thats watching and listening, not just listening. but i have to say, if i had been in the audience...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-26-2007, 08:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,432
Posted By lstardrums
Re: how do you put quality into practice time?

thats a fantastic analogy, especially since the second part of the river is, as rick said, always boring. fortunately for me im one of those people who can stare into that pristine unaffected water...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-26-2007, 08:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,238
Posted By lstardrums
Re: developing a solo

the way i see it, there are two kinds of drum solos. groove-based and technical. making a groove-based solo is pretty simple; first come up with a beat you like. once you have it, create melodies...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-26-2007, 07:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,679
Posted By lstardrums
Re: Hey jazz teachers and players, technique for swapping sticks and brushes?

if you have a gut, you can stick them underneath your gut where your stomach hits your leg. i have a little gut and thats what i do. works great.
Forum: Drum Technique 03-26-2007, 07:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,464
Posted By lstardrums
Re: Just how strong is your weaker hand?

i dont think you have to be a pro to feel a need to work on your weak hand. fortunately for me when i first started i learned to play open handed so my left and right developed pretty evenly...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-24-2007, 02:48 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,296
Posted By lstardrums
Re: How do you know when you have good timing?

i dont know if it helps, but i know im keeping good time when i cant hear my metronome click. i keep my click volume up pretty loud so when the click sound fades out i know my strokes are in the...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-24-2007, 02:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,106
Posted By lstardrums
Re: Plateauing

for me its really hard to sit and practice new things without a teacher to help me, cause a lot of the time i'm not sure if i'm playing something correctly. you should really look into a teacher....
Forum: Drum Technique 03-24-2007, 02:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,322
Posted By lstardrums
Re: Reducing stage volume

tell your band mates to play louder ; )

drums dont have volume controls, nor should you ever have to hide your beautiful sound behind a shield. if you really need to reduce you volume i suggest...
Forum: General Discussion 03-20-2007, 03:12 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 13,112
Posted By lstardrums
Re: Tony Williams Drum Clinic (1hour)

hahaha, i think im gonna try that, making the first couple pages of stick control into a solo. that could be interesting.
Forum: Drum Technique 03-19-2007, 05:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,448
Posted By lstardrums
Re: Very un-coordinated left hand!!

i agree with deathmetalconga's suggestion about playing open handed, however i disagree with his suggestion of putting your ride next to your hats. i say leave your ride on the traditional right...
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