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Forum: Drum Technique 03-21-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 520
Posted By cornelius
Re: Learning the Single Stroke Roll

Hey Mart - Great to see you’re sheddin’!

A couple things...
• Here’s another way to approach the exercise. Try putting the click on 1/4 note = 60BPM. Then play 1/4 notes - exactly with the...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-17-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 752
Posted By cornelius
Re: Learning the Rebound Stroke

Hey Mart - I think it’s great that you’re starting with Full strokes, it’s those more exaggerated motions that help get the hang of new techniques...

• For Full strokes (Using your wrists and...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-10-2015, 02:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 869
Posted By cornelius
Re: Exercises to hit the 'middle' of a beat?

Experience with other players and recording those sessions will help a lot.

But also, here’s a version of an exercise I was shown, to fine tune your listening:
•On a practice pad - set a click to...
Forum: Drums 03-08-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,394
Posted By cornelius
Re: DW Fans testers users, questions for you

Bang for the buck would be Performance series - which are great sounding drums, plus there are more size options now...

I’ve been playing deedubs for a long time, my favorites are the Jazz and...
Forum: General Discussion 02-28-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 607
Posted By cornelius
Re: Real Life Whiplash

Sell it on eBay - say that it was from the set of Whiplash...

if I had noticed them before the drummer went home - he’d have a souvenir for the evening. It’s just a stick, throw it out.
Forum: Drums 02-28-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 347
Posted By cornelius
Re: Using tuning to muffle 18" bass?

I’ve been kind of an Evans fan for a while now - I use one of those Frosted EQ4 batter heads and and EQ3 or 1 reso. Nothing in the drum, no muffling, and I can always get a nice round, full sound...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-21-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By cornelius
Re: Performance practice Wilcoxin

~110-120 is a typical tempo for rudimental solos (in 2/4) ~72-86 (in 6/8). But again, I don’t think it’s about playing the solos fast, but playing them well. When Philly Joe Jones would teach from...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-20-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 693
Posted By cornelius
Re: Tips on Ghost Notes.

I’ve always liked David Garibaldi’s explanation of stick heights on the kit. Like he says - he didn’t invent this concept, but it’s really helpful to break it down. His paradiddle permutation...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-18-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,028
Posted By cornelius
Re: Starting Back At The Basics Is Very Humbling

Definitely! Back around ’06 I met up with Dom Famularo and we completely revamped my technique. Talk about starting over - but the techniques make so much sense, they’re pretty easy to adapt. The...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-17-2015, 01:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 538
Posted By cornelius
Re: Any tips on strengthening the weak foot?

I always say to learn heel down - for both feet. This will strengthen and improve coordination in your ankles. The secret is too let the beater come off of the bass drum head, and splash the hi...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-07-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 897
Posted By cornelius
Re: Focusing on finger control or wrist control?

Like Jeff said - it all starts with the Freestroke. Find a teacher that really understands that concept and you’ll have a great foundation. As a beginner, also check out matched grip.
Forum: Drum Technique 02-05-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,625
Posted By cornelius
Re: I can't believe how much I sucke when it comes to soloing.

I think Dre is on the right track - think melodically - something simple. If you’re playing a solo, you’re creating something - composing on the spot. That’s working with the creative side of your...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-01-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 684
Posted By cornelius
Re: What would you change in your practice routine?

If you want to delve more into Billy’s concepts, check out his DVDs Big Time and Voices in My Head. Billy has always done the best job of any teacher to help one understand the differences between...
Forum: Drums 01-31-2015, 05:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 622
Posted By cornelius
Re: Drum Size Question

I’m not sure exactly where “standard” depth sizes came from - something about the size of hat boxes back in the day, but not sure about that...

I will say though, that 8” depth for a 12” tom is...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-23-2015, 01:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,556
Posted By cornelius
Forum: Drums 01-14-2015, 02:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,032
Posted By cornelius
Re: DW Collector Drums?

Collector’s Birch are great - nice punchy sound, less sustain than the maple Collector’s, which can be cool...
Forum: General Discussion 01-08-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 605
Posted By cornelius
Re: New School for Jazz Competition

Good luck Yair - hope to see you in NYC sometime!
Forum: General Discussion 01-05-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,168
Posted By cornelius
Re: Letting go vs focusing

Interesting... I bet you could have played well with SRV! If you’re listening to the band first and yourself second - that’s how you get into the music. When drummers “let go” - they’re listening...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-05-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 516
Posted By cornelius
Re: Foot coordination! Help!!

Here are two more things you can try:
1. Dom Famularo’s book “It’s Your Move” has an amazing exercise called the Combination Exercises. It’s a very simple unison figures, but it will allow you to...
Forum: General Discussion 01-04-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,168
Posted By cornelius
Re: Letting go vs focusing

I got this idea from Billy Ward - he calls it “Practice/Playing”. It’s a simple exercise, but can be taken to many places, it’s up to you! Without thinking, play a simple melody on the kit - just a...
Forum: General Discussion 01-04-2015, 02:40 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,168
Posted By cornelius
Re: Letting go vs focusing

We all need to practice form the the Left side and the Right side of our brain. Unfortunately, almost everyone only practices from the Left (analytical) side of their brain, so when it’s time for a...
Forum: Drums 12-25-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,123
Posted By cornelius
Re: Dunnett Quality ?

I’ve had a Dunnett for 10 years now, and never had any quality issues.

I”m not sure which era of the Dunnett throw that you have - since I’ve had my drum, I’ve replaced the throw with two...
Forum: General Discussion 12-23-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,414
Posted By cornelius
Re: The "Jimi Hendrix of drums"

Probably a good idea...
Forum: General Discussion 12-23-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,414
Posted By cornelius
Re: The "Jimi Hendrix of drums"

I think he’d be the one...
Forum: General Discussion 12-22-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,414
Posted By cornelius
Re: The "Jimi Hendrix of drums"

Yeah but who’s the Keith Moon of French Horn?
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