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Forum: Drum Technique 06-26-2011, 03:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,787
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Beginner Jazz

I've always been a huge fan of Jazz, Swing, and Big Band drummers. Recently I scheduled an audition for a jazz / swing band that lost their drummer due to too much performance. Apparently they were...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-24-2011, 04:38 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,175
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Re: Barefoot? Or with Shoes? how do you play?

Personally I can't play barefoot or with socks. I have to have shoes on. I usually wear chuck taylors or the Vans slip ons, so it's very light footwear, but I just like the feel of the pedal when I...
Forum: Drums 06-23-2011, 11:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 639
Posted By OnThisDaysDrummer
Re: Kick drum as floor tom?

I have a 20" by 16" bass drum that I mounted as a gong drum when I was playing Metal.. I dis-mantled some cheap cymbal stands, drilled a few holes, and it worked perfect. If you have access to drill,...
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2011, 02:02 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,132
Posted By OnThisDaysDrummer
Re: Why did you start drumming?

My entire family on my mothers side have been musicians. My grandfather was a bluegrass legend and my mother is working on her first record label country album. I was interested in drums from the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-22-2011, 09:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,804
Posted By OnThisDaysDrummer
Re: Weird occurance...

For the longest time I had trouble with the butt that holds the snare straps in place. The butt would come loose and kill my snare, sometimes in the middle of songs.

I finally bought two more nuts...
Forum: General Discussion 06-22-2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,583
Posted By OnThisDaysDrummer
Re: Making a Porthole

I have my wife make my portholes.

She's an arts & crafts whiz. She's never let me down when it comes to cutting a nice clean port hole. She then traces the port hole and melts the edges down...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-22-2011, 01:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,403
Posted By OnThisDaysDrummer
Re: Leading hand.

I had this trouble a lot for a long time.
An easy way to break this mold is to work your rudiments starting with opposite hands.
Also you can do fills around your kit starting with the hand you...
Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2011, 08:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,722
Posted By OnThisDaysDrummer
Re: Leaving Drums in Heat

I accidentally left a set of drums in the heat once. The finish wrap was completely ruined. I guess it expanded from the shell or something. And that was only for about 3 or 4 hours. So I can only...
Forum: Drums 06-19-2011, 05:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,834
Posted By OnThisDaysDrummer
Re: Looking to get my first drum kit, not sure if I should go electric or acoustic

I reccomend going to Musiciansfriend.com and pickin' up the D2 drum set by ddrum. It's a basic five piece. Two mounted toms and a floor tom. Comes with a crappy crash ride, and crappy hi-hats, but...
Forum: General Discussion 06-17-2011, 03:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,063
Posted By OnThisDaysDrummer
Re: Soloing- the band stops

A drum solo for me is never pre-configured, and never long. A lot of original tunes my band does take breaks at certain points in the song at which point I'll do fills and such, and cover time on my...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-17-2011, 07:13 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,071
Posted By OnThisDaysDrummer
Re: Open hand playing

I have an interesting story about open handed playing and my drumming.

My right hand sucks at writing. I've taken classes for it, and it's still horrible. A few years ago I started practicing to...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-13-2011, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,806
Posted By OnThisDaysDrummer
Re: Jumping Ship on Double Bass

I think most of it has to do with fondness for hi-hats. When I first learned to play I was restricted to a single pedal for a while, and I never really took the time to focus on hi-hats. I never even...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-13-2011, 06:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,806
Posted By OnThisDaysDrummer
Jumping Ship on Double Bass

I've removed my slave pedal, and now use my DW pedal as a single. I am fond of using the double kick for fills and such, but I don't like the way it feels. Instead I'll be experimenting with a lot of...
Forum: General Discussion 06-13-2011, 06:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,614
Posted By OnThisDaysDrummer
Re: No one likes drummers...

Don't get me wrong. Many drums deserve so much more respect than they get from a lot of people, especially in my neck of the woods. I think drummers are in the back because of tradition. It used to...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-11-2011, 07:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,945
Posted By OnThisDaysDrummer
Re: What grip to pick

Learn both match and trad grip. It takes a bit of time and frustration, and one grip will almost always be ahead of the other. But learning both grips is incredibly beneficial. When I play in places...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-10-2011, 07:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,454
Posted By OnThisDaysDrummer
Re: Why do I feel I can drum better on other drum kits?

I experience this too. I'll go sometimes to give off the books lessons, and I'll sit down at drum kits that are much cheaper and poorer quality than mine, and still feel like I play or sound better....
Forum: Drum Technique 06-09-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,097
Posted By OnThisDaysDrummer
Re: Affected by stick length?

I actually use Vater 5B Power Nudes. They seem to give me the perfect feel.
Forum: Drum Technique 06-09-2011, 05:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,097
Posted By OnThisDaysDrummer
Re: Affected by stick length?

I have to have sticks AT LEAST 16' in length. The thickness doesn't matter much as long as it isn't pencil skinny (Zildjian's 7A). I have a problem with my hand's sliding all the way back to the butt...
Forum: General Discussion 06-09-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,815
Posted By OnThisDaysDrummer
Re: Just a rant....

That's why I always set up my own kit, no matter how big the gig. I never play a gig without my Sonors unless it's abosolutely impossible. I used to have an issue with rain, because I have a truck. I...
Forum: Drums 06-09-2011, 04:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,284
Posted By OnThisDaysDrummer
Re: Recommendation for Beginner

For a beginner I highly reccomend ddrum's D2 drum set. The kits actually sound awsome if they're tuned properly. You can even order an upgrade that gives you a second floor tom, and a third rack tom....
Forum: General Discussion 06-08-2011, 06:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,827
Posted By OnThisDaysDrummer
Re: Lead Singer's Ego

My screen name is no longer relevant due to this topic. The band I was with "On This Day" started with the four founding members. Our lead guitarist, bassist, rhythm guitar / vocals, and myself. The...
Forum: General Discussion 06-08-2011, 04:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,993
Posted By OnThisDaysDrummer
Re: Fat Low End Toms

My heads are the coated Ambassador X heads by Remo. I've been experimenting with RemO's. The rings that cut down on resonance, It gives me a bit more "thud" but it's still mostly open tones.
Forum: General Discussion 06-08-2011, 04:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,993
Posted By OnThisDaysDrummer
Fat Low End Toms

I want a really fat, low end sound out of my toms. So what are some tuning tips to get the sound. I've tried down tuning them, and all I get is a boomy resonance.
Forum: Drum Technique 06-06-2011, 10:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,966
Posted By OnThisDaysDrummer
Re: How loose is loose?

I'm sure it's not something to be proud of. But I don't keep a loose hand while I play. Even when I use the natural rebound of the stick, I let my whole rist move with the stick instead of letting...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-06-2011, 02:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,357
Posted By OnThisDaysDrummer
Re: Need Punk Drum Beats!

Punk drumming is pretty straight forward. You need to be fast and have moderate coordination. I've been playing since I was 12, and Punk bands dominate my resume with the exception of a few metal and...
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