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Forum: Drums 08-05-2011, 03:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,270
Posted By bolweevil
Re: 1 mounted tom, 2 floor tom setup

I also use one up-two down (sometimes one up-one down) because I can get the ride cymbal in a position that works better for me (slightly over the kick drum, as mentioned previous).
Forum: Drum Technique 07-22-2011, 04:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,247
Posted By bolweevil
Re: Practise Exercises with have Benefited your Playing the Most

Four years ago I began with the following:

Joe Morello's 'Killer Exercise': singles, doubles, paradiddles
Stick Control
Ron Spagnardi: 'Paradiddle Power' and 'Progressive Independence: A Guide...
Forum: Drums 07-22-2011, 03:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,638
Posted By bolweevil
Re: Tom Mount vs No Tom Mount (Kick)

I have a 'born again' virgin kick drum: I removed the tom mount hardware, slapped my old band's bumper sticker over the hole, and clamped the tom mount on my rack. It works for me! (I suppose the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-02-2011, 04:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,829
Posted By bolweevil
Re: Advice on timing please

When I was starting out I would play the song in my stereo and tap along, hands on thighs, foot tapping on the floor. Now I would use my practice pads, but same idea.

If I could figure out the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-30-2011, 06:46 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,592
Posted By bolweevil
Re: How to look cool?

Is the 'first to arrive, last to leave' and clearly working harder than everyone else in the band cool? I get to the gig two hours early, while our singer arrives ten minutes before showtime and...
Forum: General Discussion 06-30-2011, 03:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,504
Posted By bolweevil
Re: First Show

At my first show (13 years ago) I played waaaay too fast. But who isn't excited the first (or thousandth) time?
Forum: Drums 06-25-2011, 12:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,272
Posted By bolweevil
Re: Good snare

+1 to everything you said here!
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,031
Posted By bolweevil
Re: In praise of the hi-hats

Totally agree...I explain to non-drummers that it's the only thing on the kit you play with your hands and feet at the same time (at least it is on my standard, non-monster kit). The level of...
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2011, 02:46 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,042
Posted By bolweevil
Re: Why did you start drumming?

I got my first drum kit at age 15 (19 years ago at this point), but I had been air drumming and playing on homemade 'pot and pan' set-ups since I was 11 years old. Both my father and older cousin...
Forum: Drummers 06-24-2011, 02:31 AM
Replies: 932
Views: 152,745
Posted By bolweevil
Re: Neil Peart

Thanks mightily for the link! Enjoying the video at the very moment.
Forum: Drum Technique 06-24-2011, 02:22 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,007
Posted By bolweevil
Re: Barefoot? Or with Shoes? how do you play?

I wore 'Watersocks' for a while (those thin shoes one can wear in the water) but they looked silly. Now I play in socks...shoes feel too thick and barefoot tends to slip.
Forum: Drum Technique 06-24-2011, 02:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,838
Posted By bolweevil
Re: Uptempo jazz studies - dancing on the ride and comping

Just like to join the others in noting how nice your ride work is, M_J. After watching your clip I had to try it out myself, and I must say if you can comp at all at that tempo then your hard work...
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