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Forum: Drum Technique 12-14-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By eddypierce
Re: Refining / Finishing a groove?

Here's my suggestion for the best way to fix this: try practicing the groove with a metronome at a very slow tempo (say, quarter equals between 50 and 60 bpm, or maybe even as slow as 40). Repeat it...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-11-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 444
Posted By eddypierce
Re: Independence vs learning set patterns

The short answer to this is (in my opinion) "yes."
Forum: General Discussion 12-03-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 641
Posted By eddypierce
Re: Joe Morello on Buddy Rich Part 3

Max Roach never had hand technique chops at the level of Buddy, Louie, or Morello. That's all Morello was saying. I know from other interviews I've read by Morello that he had a very high regard for...
Forum: General Discussion 11-12-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By eddypierce
Re: Elvin Jones's "Puttin' It Together" Available in MP3 Format

Thanks for the heads up. This album (and the drumming on it) is about as bad as it gets. A few years ago I sprung for the Mosaic box of Elvin's complete Blue Note recordings (which includes the...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-04-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 741
Posted By eddypierce
Re: problems with tremolos on xhylaphone

I'm not a mallet player by any means (although I studied them in college), but it sounds like you just need to woodshed your single stroke rolls in general (since most mallet rolls are done with...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-27-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 817
Posted By eddypierce
Re: Simple beat??? Not so much!!

If I understand you correctly, you're talking about something similar to what Raymond Pounds plays for a few measures (at about the 1:30 mark) here (although he's playing 16ths on the hi-hat, not...
Forum: General Discussion 10-27-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,242
Posted By eddypierce
Re: Hearing the upbeat as the downbeat

I have this problem on occasion, and it can be embarrassing (although I don't think it's necessarily my fault, if it's a tune I'm not familiar with) to not know where "one" is. Do you at least know...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-24-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 651
Posted By eddypierce
Re: Benny Greb Language of Drumming - DVD or No DVD??

I have the book, but haven't seen the DVD, so I can't really answer your question; but I want to say (in case you had any doubt) that you definitely don't need the DVD in order to learn from the...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-22-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,250
Posted By eddypierce
Re: how to use Stick Control

Are you sure you're not thinking of the preface to Stone's Accents and Rebounds? He states there that it's an advanced book, and should only be used after the drummer had practiced out of Stick...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-09-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,359
Posted By eddypierce
Re: Making the most out of limited practice time

I tend to agree with these sentiments. There are so many things to work on with drumming (technique, tone, reading, timekeeping, phrasing, etc.), and Stick Control only covers a bit of this, but I'm...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-04-2014, 01:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 951
Posted By eddypierce
Re: Strangely hard, easy sticking pattern

I have two suggestions, one of which you already touched upon, which is to practice slowly. I don't know how slowly you've been practicing it, but I would suggest you practice it REALLY slowly, like...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-25-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 431
Posted By eddypierce
Re: Edison Machado samba ideas

Thanks for this. What a smoking drummer. Incredibly fast hands, and a great and unique feel. A bit of trivia: I met a fellow a few years ago who had known Machado personally, and he told me that his...
Forum: General Discussion 09-11-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,785
Posted By eddypierce
Re: The Speed Obsession

Al Jackson, Jr.:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBPbvDBlj_k

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jh6qxos8v7o

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9cRvg1jaBk
Forum: Drum Technique 09-09-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 672
Posted By eddypierce
Re: Hi Hat Technique

Joe Morello discusses this technique in his second Hot Licks video. I think he also did an MD article back in the 1990's that gave some exercises for it.
Forum: Drum Technique 09-02-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 699
Posted By eddypierce
Re: Q: Practice trading 4 and 12 bars blue

Elvin trading 4's on a 12 bar blues (with a full solo chorus at the end): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGg_fnwc6S8

Here's Max soloing on a 12 bar blues--the first two chorus are a 4-8 trade,...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-02-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 699
Posted By eddypierce
Re: Q: Practice trading 4 and 12 bars blue

Usually when trading fours with a band on a 12 bar blues, you don't do anything differently than you would on a 32 bar song form: play 4 bars of time, 4 bars of solo, then another 4 bars of time. On...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-30-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,250
Posted By eddypierce
Re: how to use Stick Control

My basic routine these days is pretty basic: 30 minutes a day (when I can) on the single beats section, broken up with 10 minutes each on full strokes, half strokes and low strokes. I'll play each...
Forum: General Discussion 08-28-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 852
Posted By eddypierce
Re: Pacific Northwest drummers' thread

I'm in the Portland area. I play around 2-4 times per week on average (mostly blues, R&B or jazz), and have been playing drums over 25 years. I'm originally from Eureka (in Northern California), but...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-26-2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 676
Posted By eddypierce
Re: Some Fine Blues Drumming early 60s

Actually, I think the opposite was true--I think that Wells was really influenced by James Brown in the early 1960's, and that's where he got most of those moves (even though Wells came on the scene...
Forum: General Discussion 08-16-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 708
Posted By eddypierce
Re: 30 songs in 6 days.

I write a lot of cheat charts for songs that I have to learn. If I have time, I'll write a full chart--I usually listen to it once and write down the basic structure (intro, vs, chorus, bridge, etc.)...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-12-2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,559
Posted By eddypierce
Re: My sense of time and accuracy sucks. How to practice?

Just wanted to chime in by agreeing with the idea of practicing things very slowly (which Tony and others have also emphasized). I've spent a fair amount of time practicing drum set grooves as well...
Forum: General Discussion 07-24-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,601
Posted By eddypierce
Re: The session guys!

Also Panama Francis. He played on a huge amount of R&B, pop and rock and roll sides in the 50's and early 60's.
Forum: General Discussion 07-03-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,137
Posted By eddypierce
Re: Al Jackson jr break in Turn You Loose. . . sounds simple . . .

I think perhaps why you're confused is by the presence of the tied notes. There is not a separate attack on the note that is tied to the one before it; the tie just means that the note is held out...
Forum: General Discussion 05-22-2014, 02:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,461
Posted By eddypierce
Re: Preparing for a covers band

I'd like to second this. I know that people learn differently, but I've written a lot of cheat charts in my day, and I've found that for me just the act of writing them down helps solidify the...
Forum: General Discussion 05-18-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,712
Posted By eddypierce
Re: The Muscle Shoals Sound

In addition to the Southern Soul tunes that he played on (Aretha, Pickett, Percy Sledge's "When A Man Loves a Woman", the Staples' "I'll Take You There," etc.) I also dig his hip playing on some of...
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