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Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,872
Posted By paul_c
Re: Drummer's birthday cake at the office:

Ask them how many of them it took to make the cake, or whether it was already done without them needing to do anything, by the left hand of a keyboard player.
Forum: General Discussion 03-29-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,396
Posted By paul_c
Re: How does gravity affect drum tone

Speed in mph is irrelevant, velocity is the important thing, and is a vector. See previous answer.

Being on a conveyer belt doesn't matter to an aeroplane because the thrust and drag (the 2...
Forum: General Discussion 03-29-2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,396
Posted By paul_c
Re: How does gravity affect drum tone

Speed (more correctly, velocity) is a vector. So it the truck is going at 40mph perpindicular to you, you won't see it at apparently 40mph + 20mph = 60mph. You'd also need to know the direction of...
Forum: General Discussion 03-27-2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,396
Posted By paul_c
Re: How does gravity affect drum tone

Gravity would affect how the drums sound, insofar as it would affect how you play them. A 'normal' stroke of the drum is the combined force of the player's muscles making the stick hit the drum,...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-20-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,514
Posted By paul_c
Re: Anybody play heel down hi hat?

When I first started drumming my feet were noticeably different, but over the years they are now almost exactly the same. Buying shoes is now a nightmare.
Forum: General Discussion 03-17-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,011
Posted By paul_c
Re: Your brain and it's timekeeping ability

Silly me, I read it literally and thought you were keeping regular rhythm using a RRRRLLLLL (4 then 5 strokes). That might need a bit more concentration than RRRRLLLL, I wonder where the 'extra'...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-14-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,077
Posted By paul_c
Re: How to get a consistent hi hat sound

Which notes are you accenting? Music naturally has some notes in a rhythm accented more than others. If it didn't, may as well use a drum machine all the time. So it might not be such a big problem...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-14-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,913
Posted By paul_c
Re: New ways to blast

Can someone explain that notation, or better still, can it be written in proper music (with a time signature) please?
Forum: Drum Technique 03-09-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,913
Posted By paul_c
Re: New ways to blast

If its just a bar or two of a break, then 4/4 time signature is fine (and use the triplet notation to represent them). If its the whole piece or a significant section of it, then the correct time...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-08-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,913
Posted By paul_c
Re: New ways to blast

Do you mean 12/8?
Forum: Drum Technique 03-06-2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,208
Posted By paul_c
Re: Playing multiple different tempos at the same time with different limbs

x2, there is some merit in thinking up and applying mathematical patterns to the drumkit but I think it needs to get away from purely 'technical exercise' and it be applied in a musical context...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-05-2012, 11:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,208
Posted By paul_c
Re: Playing multiple different tempos at the same time with different limbs

Have you tried it yourself? Its actually, trivially easy, once you get over the fact that you're playing two different tempos.

You simply play with both hands together on beat 1, then on beat 2,...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-04-2012, 10:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,012
Posted By paul_c
Re: Rhythm or Coordination?

No I meant, can you play happily in 3/4, 5/8, 7/8, 5/4, 12/8 etc etc
Forum: Drum Technique 03-04-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,012
Posted By paul_c
Re: Rhythm or Coordination?

What time signatures are you happy playing in, or make a point of practising playing in?

For example, is EVERYTHING pretty much 4/4 and you're trying to play triplets, 5s and 7s over the quarter...
Forum: General Discussion 03-03-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,680
Posted By paul_c
Re: Advice regarding drum instructor.

I think there's 2 arguments, which are equally valid in themselves:

1. A drummer is a drummer. If you want to learn to play the drums, then a good drummer teacher can do this, solely by being an...
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2012, 01:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,630
Posted By paul_c
Re: What else to play? Advice please.

If you already own a keyboard and bass guitar, it makes sense to learn how to play them.

My first instrument was piano but TBH I never really enjoyed playing it. The thing is, there's only one...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-29-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,355
Posted By paul_c
Re: Sorry, probably a very basic question

The technical term for it is "voices". Its distinct from instruments which can play more than one note at a time (polyphony), and things like piano which have 2 staves (one for each hand); or...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-24-2012, 11:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,085
Posted By paul_c
Re: Just started learning, struggling?

I'm a beginner too, I've found these little techniques can help:

1. Split a 'piece' into all possible combinations of the 2 parts if it has 3, so do for example hi hat and bass drum; then snare...
Forum: General Discussion 02-21-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 12,987
Posted By paul_c
Re: Neil Peart's drum sound

Yep, it was a little tougue-in-cheek. I tend not to go for the whole 'pop idol' thing so I don't particularly dream of being Neal Peart, or anyone else, but I do respect him as a good drummer....
Forum: General Discussion 02-21-2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 12,987
Posted By paul_c
Re: Neil Peart's drum sound

I kinda like Rush, but its one of many that I like. Of course, we can all admire the skill and technicality of the music, but for me the really great stuff is in the first album - the drum sound in...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-17-2012, 09:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,189
Posted By paul_c
Re: This should be interesting...

I'm new to drums but I've played other things for ages and also taught, so I have a little bit of insight into where the drum teacher is coming from.

Those people who say they've never been asked...
Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 7,742
Posted By paul_c
Re: Playing like Moon the loon?

Interesting slant on the topic to describe Keith Moon's drumming as bad. I can see where you're coming from, and I respect your opinion, but I don't think we are in the position to call it 'bad' or...
Forum: General Discussion 02-15-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 7,742
Posted By paul_c
Re: Playing like Moon the loon?

Wasn't something like this said about The Who?

John Entwistle - lead guitar
Pete Townsend - drums
Keith Moon - bass guitar
Roger Daltry - singer

?
Forum: Drum Technique 02-15-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,340
Posted By paul_c
Re: Should I buy/learn...

Thanks for the replies. It was really to do with fears that it would offer an 'easy' way to do something which I should be able to do on one foot, but you're right, its all about self discipline and...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-14-2012, 10:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,340
Posted By paul_c
Should I buy/learn...

Hello

I have just bought a secondhand drum kit and am very gradually learning to play it. Initially it sounded like I'd dropped it down the stairs but now I can roughly resemble a decent sounding...
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