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Forum: Drum Technique 12-29-2013, 01:50 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By eastcoastdrummer
Re: Beginner Practicing Tips?

Technique - you'll learn pretty much everything you need to about your hands by going through the rudiments with a qualified teacher and if you're serious, you'll never really stop practicing them...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-23-2013, 04:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 774
Posted By eastcoastdrummer
Re: What is Practising?

Linear (in this instance) means plotting everything out... 10 mins of this, an hour of that...He's implying that you should follow your intuition instead of a clock. And if you follow that intuition...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-22-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 639
Posted By eastcoastdrummer
Re: Your Favorite Art Blakey Solo

Hands down it's "Free For All."
Forum: Drum Technique 11-21-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 739
Posted By eastcoastdrummer
Re: Practicing in odd time signatures

I would think about it this way:

Practicing in 5/8 will help you develop phrasing in groups of five.

Practicing in 3/8 will help you develop phrasing in groups of 3.

Later on, when you come...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-30-2013, 05:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,124
Posted By eastcoastdrummer
Re: Exercises away from the kit that work for you.

Anything choppy on your thighs or with your feet should work there. Try this:

R R R R R R R R LRLRLRLRLRLRLRLRL L L L L L L L RLRLRLRLRLRLRLRL

Or any exercise/variation you dig, really. In my...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-26-2013, 10:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,308
Posted By eastcoastdrummer
Re: How to improve my phrasing?

Hey, which parts are not quite clicking? I'm afraid I can't do up a great vid atm, but I certainly would like to make sure you get something out of all that

I could add more examples or chart out...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-24-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,459
Posted By eastcoastdrummer
Re: Having trouble playing with click

Maybe it's a time vs. feel thing? If you feel it's steady while you're playing it, but the snare sounds "late" on playback, maybe you ARE keeping good time, but not playing with the right feel (at...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-23-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,124
Posted By eastcoastdrummer
Re: Exercises away from the kit that work for you.

If I'm stuck waiting on something and I'm seated (waiting room, desk, etc.), I like to do quiet coordination exercises. I've improved the timing of tons of things this way, and used it to...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-22-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,308
Posted By eastcoastdrummer
Re: How to improve my phrasing?

Here's another way to go about it:

- Pick a tune with a rhythmic melody you dig, shorter is better to start but make sure you actually love the rhythm

- Quote it literally on your snare drum,...
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