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Forum: Drum Technique 02-23-2018, 06:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,563
Posted By Big Stu
Re: I'm Becoming Frustrated

A good Teacher and a good coach.
one that can say either.. you really do suck and this is what we're going to do
Or you only suck a bit in these areas and here's what were going to do.
Or your...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-14-2018, 02:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,219
Posted By Big Stu
Re: Bonham triplet spacing

My all time favorite "thing" is rolls on the kit, so many variations.
RH K K LH (eigth notes)
Rh LH K (triplets)
RH K ("single strokes")

I could never get them to sound fluid and fast enough to...
Forum: Off Topic Lounge 12-21-2017, 09:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,899
Posted By Big Stu
Re: OT: Bombers In Space???...

This would also mean that you can't play drums in space! (?)
Forum: Drum Technique 12-20-2017, 10:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 54,578
Posted By Big Stu
Re: Unissons & Single Strokes

Valuable exercise.
I have always thought that unisons/flat flams should be declared as a rudiment. It has more value, greater use than a parraflamadiddle or other such "rudiments"

Thanks for the...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-30-2017, 03:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,216
Posted By Big Stu
Re: Independence advice?

The Problem "Particularly separating my right foot from right hand"



A simple (easier said then done) practice challenge;
Play parradiddles with your hands
Play parradiddles with your feet...
Forum: General Discussion 11-29-2017, 06:23 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,505
Posted By Big Stu
Re: Beginner - easy songs are freaking hard!

It might be more difficult just picking simple songs and then "de-code" the drumming part and then try and play with the drumming.
The Vic Firth site has hundred of play-alongs, with drums, without...
Forum: General Discussion 11-10-2017, 03:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,830
Posted By Big Stu
Re: Best/Worst or Favorite/Least Favorite finishes?

Can't stand Wine red... every (below) entry level kit seems to come in wine red so it could be the best kit in the drumming universe but if it's wine red I immediately think cheapo junk
Forum: Drum Technique 10-31-2017, 03:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,706
Posted By Big Stu
Re: How to improve jazz drums

I would recommend the John Riley book "The Art of Bop Drumming" for technique. It's also important (I believe) to understand where Jazz drumming came from to where it is now. There is a nice series...
Forum: General Discussion 10-26-2017, 06:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,179
Posted By Big Stu
Re: Bossa Nova Patterns influence on 1960s Popular Music

You might find this "a historical perspective on the grooves and drummers that shaped modern music." interesting
http://vicfirth.com/zoro-we-want-the-funk/
when you get to 1959 you can see what...
Forum: General Discussion 10-25-2017, 07:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,532
Posted By Big Stu
Re: What is your go to tempo?

I have a good friend who writes music for commercials (also my teacher). He does all the instruments required.. anyway short story.. he recently completed four demo's for consideration, the agency...
Forum: General Discussion 10-09-2017, 11:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,757
Posted By Big Stu
Re: How Many Notes Constitute A Fill?

To me they are two different things. A fill is a short phrase, a bar maybe. It adds to the music by creating emphasis, dynamic tension, segues into a change (chorus/capo etc). It's generates...
Forum: General Discussion 10-08-2017, 01:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,757
Posted By Big Stu
Re: How Many Notes Constitute A Fill?

An empty bar is a fill.. A great fill is one beat, floor Tom, 3and
Forum: General Discussion 10-04-2017, 11:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,952
Posted By Big Stu
Re: About Live gigs Drumming - Tips Please!

A roll of gaffer tape.. 90% of all your disasters can be fixed with tape.. not pretty but if you have to fix something between songs it's fast!

The biggest piece of preparation though sits with...
Forum: Off Topic Lounge 10-04-2017, 03:15 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,946
Posted By Big Stu
Re: Music You Just Don't Get

Sun Ra!
I've tried.. just sounds like the band tuning up to me
Forum: General Discussion 10-04-2017, 01:26 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 12,003
Posted By Big Stu
Re: Should I be annoyed?

I had just the opposite, and to me this is the right way of doing things IMHO.
Went to my nieces wedding, half way through the night the band tells me that "apparently" I'm a drummer and the bride...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-30-2017, 12:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,287
Posted By Big Stu
Re: Elbows; like a chicken or straight jacket

[QUOTE=Hollywood Jim;1525386]Sorry, but if I start thinking about where my elbows are while I'm playing, I'll go crazy.
I'll lose the groove and I won't be able to execute even a simple fill.

...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-29-2017, 06:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,287
Posted By Big Stu
Re: Elbows; like a chicken or straight jacket

Thanks Jeff,
I think I have been over exaggerating the elbows closer position and the resulting "non-relaxed" state was giving me the straight jacket feel. I'll take your advice and relax!

Cheers
Forum: Drum Technique 09-29-2017, 05:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,287
Posted By Big Stu
Elbows; like a chicken or straight jacket

Once again I find myself going all the way back to the start... upstroke, tap, controlled, full stroke. The 4 Real Rudiments?.. nice discussion @ ...
Forum: General Discussion 09-29-2017, 05:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,819
Posted By Big Stu
Re: What Songs Would You Like to See Transcribed?

I'll second Deep Purple, Highway Star in particular
and 801 (Simon Phillips) TNK
Forum: General Discussion 07-03-2017, 04:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,116
Posted By Big Stu
Re: Afro-Cuban play along tracks.

There's a few at Vic Firth; with Chart, with drums, without drums and all for free.
http://vicfirth.com/?s=playalong
Forum: Drum Technique 05-31-2017, 05:23 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 993
Posted By Big Stu
May the fourth be with me

Maybe I should work on better puns.. but
I messed around with a 4th pedal last night (so double pedals, HH and 4th doing a jam block, cowbell or tamborine). Not mine, so I'm yet to buy one.
Not...
Forum: General Discussion 05-25-2017, 08:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,091
Posted By Big Stu
Re: Patrick McGoohan drum solo

Locked himself in the garage for hours.. wish I could sound like Morello after years, not just hours.. I must need a better garage?
Forum: General Discussion 05-18-2017, 04:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,946
Posted By Big Stu
Re: Your Mom and any influence she may have had on your drumming?

Apart from buying drums, paying for lessons (and getting me back and forth to them) my mum had a band (old time scottish dance.. the closest I got to rock was "Running Bear") and I got the gig with...
Forum: General Discussion 11-16-2016, 10:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,160
Posted By Big Stu
Re: What do you still want to learn?

So, so many things.. blindingly fast single strokes... soloing over a very fast samba pattern.. more to do on Latin.. lots of stuff that I will probably never use per se (but make you a better player...
Forum: General Discussion 11-02-2016, 11:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,077
Posted By Big Stu
Re: Playing "For Exposure"

The big problem in playing for "exposure" is that most often it's just not true. I've had too many gigs (not my choice, reluctantly agree to do it "for the band") where "Harry's Bar" doesn't have...
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