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Forum: General Discussion 05-20-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 480
Posted By John Lamb
Re: tom mounts on cymbal stands

I mount the toms off the cymbal stands, msotly to save weight. I'm beginning to question that, though, and try out the ultra lightweight cymbal stands. It is a pain in the butt to get the toms just...
Forum: General Discussion 05-20-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 637
Posted By John Lamb
Re: Playing in a Bar - Length of Sets/Breaks/Hours

45/15 is standard, and some places the manager is hanging around with a watch, so you have to start and stop *on time*... as in have flexible length songs to end on time and wait, ready to go, on...
Forum: General Discussion 05-12-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 4,815
Posted By John Lamb
Re: Buddy Rich Playing Matched Grip!

lol... quite right. That's what I get for being in a hurry - terrible example :o

I'll post a video of the lean, and the reason for it, later.


Just out of curiosity, are you arguing that...
Forum: General Discussion 05-11-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 4,815
Posted By John Lamb
Re: Buddy Rich Playing Matched Grip!

Check out 0:55 when he switches from matched to trad, then back again.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItZyaOlrb7E
Forum: General Discussion 05-11-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 4,815
Posted By John Lamb
Re: Buddy Rich Playing Matched Grip!

Not true Sir! I have sat behind you kit at a jam night and played that sucker just the was it was set up. In fact I actually angle my snare a bit more than you do. It cracks me up watching people try...
Forum: General Discussion 05-11-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 4,815
Posted By John Lamb
Re: Buddy Rich Playing Matched Grip!

The wrist doesn't twist, it is the elbow that rotates. You can get massive power from elbow rotation, partly because the muscles, such as the biceps, are larger and more powerful, but mostly because...
Forum: General Discussion 05-07-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 4,815
Posted By John Lamb
Re: Buddy Rich Playing Matched Grip!

When I said "stretch to the limits" I meant the physical power limit - drummers don't deliver the most powerful strokes they can. It just isn't ever useful. Powerful strokes take a long time to build...
Forum: General Discussion 05-06-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 4,815
Posted By John Lamb
Re: Buddy Rich Playing Matched Grip!

Pro ball players stretch heir body to their physical limits every day. Us drummers never throw anything that fast, instead we throw things more often for much shorter distances, and that involves far...
Forum: General Discussion 05-05-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 4,815
Posted By John Lamb
Re: Buddy Rich Playing Matched Grip!

I heard it second hand, from another named drummer who would know about Vinnie (not the others) - the guy didn't say he was giving it up, but that he was starting to experience some serious shoulder...
Forum: General Discussion 05-05-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 4,815
Posted By John Lamb
Re: Buddy Rich Playing Matched Grip!

It has to do with the whip mechanics. Try playing in matched by gripping the stick with your pinky. You can get MASSIVE power this way. But you have to use whip mechanics that give you exponentially...
Forum: General Discussion 05-03-2015, 12:18 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 4,815
Posted By John Lamb
Re: Buddy Rich Playing Matched Grip!

The wrist doesn't rotate. You are thinking of the elbow (radiohumeral joint).

(try it - put your forearm flat on a table with your wrist hanging off, and try to turn your wrist without turning...
Forum: General Discussion 05-03-2015, 12:09 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 4,815
Posted By John Lamb
Re: Buddy Rich Playing Matched Grip!

Your shoulder isn't dipped, but ... you sacrificed the playing angle. To get it back with the drum that position, you'd need to dip your shoulder, slouch, or move the drum.

I completely agree...
Forum: General Discussion 05-03-2015, 12:07 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 4,815
Posted By John Lamb
Re: Buddy Rich Playing Matched Grip!

In my observation, guitar players have it worse. While injury rates are similar for both instruments, severity is double for guitarists.
Forum: General Discussion 05-01-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 4,815
Posted By John Lamb
Re: Buddy Rich Playing Matched Grip!

This is why I'm writing this next book. Injury rates among musicians are astronomical. Studies by Berklee and others find 40-70%, and the rates of pain while practicing to be higher. Most musicians...
Forum: General Discussion 05-01-2015, 04:22 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 4,815
Posted By John Lamb
Re: Buddy Rich Playing Matched Grip!

(I think he means list, as in, lean or tilt.)


Nice playing! And yes, you shoulder ISN'T dipping. I completely agree that it is a perfectly workable grip - dipping the shoulder isn't a...
Forum: General Discussion 05-01-2015, 04:20 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 4,815
Posted By John Lamb
Re: Buddy Rich Playing Matched Grip!

I TAKE BACK WHAT I SAID ABOUT DANIAL GLASS. I'm sorry. I should have spent more time looking. Check out his shoulder height in this photo. Trad players usually dip their trad-side shoulder down -...
Forum: General Discussion 04-30-2015, 11:17 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 4,815
Posted By John Lamb
Re: Buddy Rich Playing Matched Grip!

Not all, but most. Guys like Daniel Glass, who play exclusively trad can have great posture, but it is impossible to switch back and forth while maintaining a good playing angle, so guys like Vinnie...
Forum: General Discussion 04-30-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 4,815
Posted By John Lamb
Re: Buddy Rich Playing Matched Grip!

It's better for playing with power than matched. Moeller Technique is almost built in to the grip. Trouble is its harder to move around a kit with multiple surfaces at multiple heights, and you gotta...
Forum: General Discussion 04-30-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By John Lamb
Re: sampled drums - how much?

Nobody actually likes the Humanize features, though. You say "imperfections" but a lot of the tempo changes and off time notes are for a purposes.... at least when played by a master like Steve...
Forum: General Discussion 04-29-2015, 03:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By John Lamb
Re: sampled drums - how much?

I think most pop music still has live drummers. Katy Perry used Jimmy Chamberlain, for example. Drum machines just don't do what top drummers do, no matter the quality of the samples. They are looped...
Forum: General Discussion 04-28-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,279
Posted By John Lamb
Re: Stevie Wonder - Superstition

True - especially with a song like Superstition with constant variation. As a general rule, learning a song note perfect is excellent, though - that way you are prepared for the gig!

Side note: I...
Forum: General Discussion 04-26-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 948
Posted By John Lamb
Re: My speed has stalled

Your pinky is sticking out because your are bending your wrist to the side to stick your thumb forward, as per this photo.
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Forum: General Discussion 04-26-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 457
Posted By John Lamb
Re: Any idea what brand this is?

looks like older PDP or DW Workshop series hardware
Forum: General Discussion 04-26-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 948
Posted By John Lamb
Re: My speed has stalled

I love the clarity of your practicing. Your clearly doing some great work and will be breaking through to the next plateau soon!

Re: video #1
- hard to tell, but something is a little off with...
Forum: General Discussion 04-26-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 948
Posted By John Lamb
Re: My speed has stalled

Agreed... with the addendum that you can't tighten up to much. It is easy to think control means you need to activate your muscles more. Instead, find control while using your muscles as least a...
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