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Forum: Drummers 07-30-2009, 11:27 PM
Replies: 1,217
Views: 322,019
Re: Travis Barker

there once was a day when music was bought from stores. and they categorized it as rock, jazz, pop and classical

now there's all this shit
Forum: General Discussion 03-29-2009, 11:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,688
Re: Using Ankle weights to develop speed?

I could imagine them being like using thicker sticks for stick control, but I wouldn't do it. just stretch and practice good technique without worring about your actual muscle strength
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2009, 08:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,732
Re: Jazz drummers to get me started?

Don't start with buddy rich. I might be bias since i just don't like him, but his phrasing and overplaying can be in good taste. it's just for me

Add ed thigpen to the list :)
Forum: Drums 03-22-2009, 08:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 12,431
Re: Self-made 16" floor tom conversion to bass drum


If you're willing to dish out 100 something dollars on a dw drum lift, it works great. There's no drilling whatsoever and it barely comes in contact with the shell. You just adjust the legs...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-15-2009, 05:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,630
Re: Exercises in creativity

transcribe the rhythms of a drum solo and get some great ideas
Forum: General Discussion 03-14-2009, 11:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,387
Re: name your favorite snare strainer

stock strainers cause they get the job done
Forum: Drum Technique 03-02-2009, 03:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,617
Re: How do you use your metronome?

Yeah, use it however you want. It's just a tool to ingrain a sense of time

are you talking about those fancy metronomes that accent the downbeat or putting the metronome to 2 and 4?
Forum: General Discussion 02-24-2009, 10:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,530
Re: Converted Floor Tom Problem

I did the same thing about a week ago and I got good results after a while. Seat the heads and then put 1 felt strip on each side with a patch on the batter side.Then test different...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-26-2009, 02:56 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 10,035
Re: What First Inspired You

my amazing bassist friend
steely dan

and not having to hold my breath w/ the stupid clarinet :)
Forum: General Discussion 12-29-2008, 12:15 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,663
Re: To those that can read music

its easier to say reading than "looking at a chart, knowing what to do, and communicating with other musicians" :)

also, real example: a guitarist said that he can learn a song after hearing it...
Forum: General Discussion 12-27-2008, 09:14 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,663
Re: To those that can read music

I dont see how it can hurt you... unless you focus so hard that you lose time

If you support it so much, then go learn to read, bud.
Forum: General Discussion 12-26-2008, 05:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,516
Re: What makes a good drummer?

Feel, Dynamics, and basic Chops

I think you can do the most basic rythms and fills and make it sound amazing with a good feel. The dynamics make it interesting.

and subtlety of course
Forum: Drum Technique 12-22-2008, 03:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,552
Re: Is there an "internal clock"?

personally, i dont like bobbing my left foot since it makes me feel unbalanced.
some people suggest singing the song in your head over subdividing
Forum: General Discussion 12-21-2008, 06:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,957
Re: non "latin" music with a "latin" influence

rikki dont lose that number - steely dan
Forum: General Discussion 12-07-2008, 02:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,538
Re: How does a teacher gain experience?

the guy that was going to teach the 10 yr old is only 17 so he probably doesnt have that much worldly experience. Might not have as much patience as an professional either

there are schools that...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-03-2008, 04:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,910
Re: Wrist damage

take a Lot more breaks even if it's only a few seconds
Forum: Drums 11-27-2008, 11:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 917
Re: Strainer Problem

i had straps earlier and it loosens slowlier with cables
the arm still resists when i pull it up

ima try some other adjustments, but what is that other remedy you're thinking of?
Forum: Drums 11-24-2008, 06:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 917
Re: Strainer Problem

a standard pacific one i guess? with a matching butt end

like in this

Forum: Drums 11-24-2008, 12:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 917
Strainer Problem


my snare strainer comes loose after like 10 mins of playing. i've checked the cables and they aren't slipping or anything so what should i do?
Forum: Drum Technique 11-05-2008, 05:04 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 18,141
Re: Natural Talent or a Learned Skill??


talent contributes, but anyone can succeed with the correct approach to drumming.

long time lurker, 1st post =)
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