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Forum: Drum Technique 07-31-2010, 06:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,305
Posted By JCM
Auxiliary hi-hats

I started off playing closed (right hand over left). But after a while I learnt about open-handed playing and I've been thinking about switching over to that full-time.

My current kit set up is...
Forum: Drums 01-09-2009, 11:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,443
Posted By JCM
Re: Broken Bass Drum

Yes, my wooden drum hoop is what's broken. That's what I meant to say =). Well, I'm in the UK, does anybody know any dealers that would stock this?
Forum: Drums 01-09-2009, 09:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,443
Posted By JCM
Broken Bass Drum

I've dropped my Mapex M Birch bass drum and the head plus the wooden ring has come off! I tried to glue it back together but the head can't sit properly on the rim of the drum. I was wondering if I...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-07-2008, 04:43 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,674
Posted By JCM
Re: Slowly learning to play open handed

There are numerous topics on this, have you tried searching? I also switched because I wanted to strengthen my left hand and it has done wonders for me. Although, I'm unable to play the faster tempos...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-02-2008, 03:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,809
Posted By JCM
Re: Bit Of Help Please!

Thanks Terry B. I'll look into that more tonight, off to work right now. And yeah Bernhard I absolutely love that tune at the moment! On constant rewind on my mp3 player haha!
Forum: Drum Technique 07-02-2008, 03:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,809
Posted By JCM
Bit Of Help Please!

I don't think that many of you may have heard this tune as it's by a UK artist but I would really appreciate it if you could help me decipher the groove being played in the chorus. I can hear a...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-02-2008, 02:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,813
Posted By JCM
Re: gospel... how can I learn it?

I play in church so I'm pretty much a Gospel guy. My church is mainly african so I play a lot of Soca (soul-calypso) but we also play rock, latin, jazz and funk. Gospel is really varied in that you...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-02-2008, 02:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,846
Posted By JCM
Re: Practicing in an apartment

I hadthe D.W go anywhere kit but it just didn't cut it for me. I'm looking into the real hats, practice bass and snare pad combo. All I really wanna do is get the basics down, all that fancy stuff...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-02-2008, 01:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,078
Posted By JCM
Re: Hi-hats playing with left arm?

I'm a right-handed so I started playing right hand hats and right hand ride but I moved to open-handed playing which is exactly what you described. I still play right hand hats on the faster song but...
Forum: General Discussion 07-02-2008, 01:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,661
Posted By JCM
Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2008, 01:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,516
Posted By JCM
Re: DRUMMERLIVE 2008 REPORT

Funny thing was I was sitting next to Josh Divine and his dad throughout Chad's performance and I didn't realize it until the next day!
Forum: General Discussion 06-17-2008, 05:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,418
Posted By JCM
Re: DrummerLive 2008

It was cool chilling with Jason for a bit on Saturday. Next year we should meet up earlier! I
Forum: General Discussion 06-16-2008, 02:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,418
Posted By JCM
DrummerLive 2008 (with vid links)

Hey all! Long time since I last posted but hope you're all well! Anyway I was at DrummerLive this weekend and it was simply awesome. I'll post my little informal report and pics up soon!
Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2008, 04:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,802
Posted By JCM
Percussion

Sorry if there is a thread on this already but I did a search and came up with nada :). Anyway, this weekend I was at a youth conference playing drums. So during the evening session I switched with...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-26-2008, 03:18 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,772
Posted By JCM
Re: hi hats n' low priorities?

I'm sensing a Tommy Igoe influence here :P
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2008, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,779
Posted By JCM
Re: Buying Abroad

On that note, does any know any U.S based stores that I could buy things from online? Preferably at a reasonable price.
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2008, 03:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,779
Posted By JCM
Buying Abroad

As far I know, quite few drum companies have their drums produced in the far east i.e China, Japan etc. Correct me if I'm wrong. I was wondering if I was to go over there on a trip perhaps, and I...
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2008, 03:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,711
Posted By JCM
Re: In shock over DW "Special Order" pedal prices

DW seems to me is way out of the reach of the ordinary player.
Forum: General Discussion 02-28-2008, 01:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,160
Posted By JCM
Re: Pat Petrillo U.K. Clinic Tour '08

Hopefully I can make the London trip. If I do I'll probably tag-along with Nutha lol Would be great to see you after DrummerLive.
Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2008, 06:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,820
Posted By JCM
Drummerlive '08

I was on the website a min ago and it's been confirmed that Chad Smith will be playing this year !!!
Forum: Drum Technique 02-17-2008, 11:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,707
Posted By JCM
Re: Is my problem normal?

Do tell more about the practicing system?
Forum: Drum Technique 02-17-2008, 11:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,706
Posted By JCM
Re: I somehow know how to play a triplet roll.

Funny thing happened today. As most of you know I can't really practice on a regular basis. So I managed to put in about 3 hours of practice for a couple of days about two weeks ago. Then I had to...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-01-2008, 10:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,925
Posted By JCM
Re: What If?

Any other thoughts?

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Forum: General Discussion 02-01-2008, 12:53 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,823
Posted By JCM
Re: NAMM 2008 DrummerWorld Pictorial

Excellent Pictures! Where can I get me one those snazzy looking drummerworld tees?
Forum: General Discussion 01-30-2008, 12:43 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 26,291
Posted By JCM
Re: The grooviest groove?

Is the drummer in that video Andrew Small?
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