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Forum: General Discussion 02-18-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,172
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Re: Does playing covers change you?

If you want to get your 2&4 pop drumming down pat, listen to John JR Robinson's drumming on Michael Jackson'n album Off The Wall. And by listening I mean... LISTEN. I'm kind of obsessed with the...
Forum: General Discussion 11-12-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,579
Posted By Wavelength
Re: Steve Jordan .... yeah ... watch it !

Thanks! Great to hear Steve in a more fusiony setting... Killer playing!
Forum: General Discussion 11-12-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,579
Posted By Wavelength
Re: Steve Jordan .... yeah ... watch it !

You should check out his DVD "The Groove Is Here". If I recall, he has a single solo spot -- and he nails it, quite obviously.
Forum: Drum Technique 11-10-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,550
Posted By Wavelength
Forum: General Discussion 09-30-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 640
Posted By Wavelength
Re: Cymbal/Tom stand stabilization

Make sure that the tom is placed directly above one of the stand's legs. If the tom is placed between the stand's legs, the entire stand will become unstable and will tend to lean towards the mounted...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-29-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,327
Posted By Wavelength
Re: How to inspire a new student in 45 minutes

The first thing I do is have them listen to some music (I usually go with Back In Black by AC/DC) and tap the pulse with their sticks. When (or IF in some instances) the pulse is found, we'll move on...
Forum: General Discussion 09-29-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,196
Posted By Wavelength
Re: Band PA ownership options - thoughts, experiences

Our band's PA is owned by our bassist. The other three members of the band pay 20€ per gig (or if the bassist needs a sub, the rent is divided four ways). We have no problems dishing out a sum that...
Forum: General Discussion 09-24-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,725
Posted By Wavelength
Re: The Clave Police

No and yes.
Forum: Drum Technique 09-11-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,030
Posted By Wavelength
Forum: Drum Technique 09-04-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,048
Posted By Wavelength
Re: Overlooked instructional books/DVDs/CDs

I might be able to agree a bit more if I tried really hard, but right now I just can't bring myself to it. This book is phenomenal!
Forum: Drum Technique 09-01-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,332
Posted By Wavelength
Re: Click practice is great and all but..

Move the click to 2&4 or 8th note upbeats to make the metronome swing. For developing steadiness of tempo over a longer period of time, use a single click per bar (or multiple bars).
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,230
Posted By Wavelength
Re: John Riley- Art of Be-Bop Drumming

Different tempo ranges for developing your Ride Cymbal playing, RC1 being slow and RC3 being fast.
Forum: Drum Technique 06-30-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 812
Posted By Wavelength
Re: Notation

Just try to make things look like it's printed. Over time you'll develop speed while maintaining quality and intelligibility.
Forum: Drum Technique 06-10-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 920
Posted By Wavelength
Re: Could someone please explain this song to me? (Feiticeira by Deftones)

The guitar riff starts with a pickup of four sixteenths, and the rest of the intro is in 3/4 time. The guitarist plays an accent on the second beat of each measure, which helps you line up your own...
Forum: General Discussion 06-01-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,143
Posted By Wavelength
Re: Pros vs. Average Joe's

I've no idea. I'm a professional drummer and I know plenty of hobbyists who could play circles around me... yet here I am, paying the bills by playing the gigs.
Forum: General Discussion 06-01-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,832
Posted By Wavelength
Re: Too smart for my friends?

I bet you'd like to see how well I can dance about architecture!
Forum: Drum Technique 05-30-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,400
Posted By Wavelength
Re: Playing Clave Patterns Over Back Beats

I stand corrected -- thanks! I've never come across the 6/8 son clavé before.
Forum: Drum Technique 05-28-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,400
Posted By Wavelength
Re: Playing Clave Patterns Over Back Beats

This is 6/8 clavé:

Forum: General Discussion 05-27-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,072
Posted By Wavelength
Re: Tabs Vs. Traditional Notation

Really? First tabulatures date back to the 12th century... ;)
Forum: Drum Technique 05-25-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,107
Posted By Wavelength
Re: Flam rudiment

That's a non-alternating combination of a flam tap (lR r rL l) and an inverted flam tap (lR l rL r).
Forum: General Discussion 05-07-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,352
Posted By Wavelength
Re: Snare buzz

I've never stumbled upon a snare without a snare bed. My Acrolite has one and I doubt Ludwig removed the all important feature from their newer models.

Snare buzz is an integral element of a kit's...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-07-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,669
Posted By Wavelength
Re: If and when to move on from a routine

First read and learn what to play. Then, as soon as possible, ditch the notes and make it your own -- vary the dynamics, tone, orchestration, phrasing. Check occasionally whether you're still playing...
Forum: General Discussion 05-06-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,783
Posted By Wavelength
Re: Best Advice You've Been Given

Are you sure it wasn't "Buy it --- you absolutely need it."? ;)
Forum: General Discussion 05-06-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,644
Posted By Wavelength
Re: Should I give up this hobby for drumming?

Quitting after getting a black belt is just as arbitrary as quitting after a red belt. The black belt signifies the true beginning of your journey as a martial artist -- it signifies that you have...
Forum: General Discussion 05-01-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,006
Posted By Wavelength
Re: Drum stacking...

I always stack my drums like that when we're clearing the stage after a gig.
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