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Forum: Drum Technique Yesterday, 08:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,626
Posted By brentcn
Re: Open-handed with traditional grip

Well, if and when you take lessons, you'll discover that learning jazz/swing independence requires that one limb play the basic ride pattern, while the other limbs learn to improvise around it. If...
Forum: Drum Technique Yesterday, 01:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 406
Posted By brentcn
Re: Practicing everything with both hands

No one cares if you're righty, lefty, or switchy; they only care about what you play, and how you sound when playing it. If a weaker limb is holding you back due to a lack of speed or dexterity,...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-16-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 445
Posted By brentcn
Re: Elementary jazz question about accenting on the ride

It's equally likely that an accented ride cymbal note will be played along with the bass drum, or the snare drum, or by itself. The accent is simply meant to add meaning and purpose to a particular...
Forum: General Discussion 04-15-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 311
Posted By brentcn
Re: Learning to Transcibe

Having hardly any experience transcribing drum set, you're attempting to transcribe music that deliberately and frequently tries to confuse the listener with odd time signatures, long patterns, and...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-12-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 896
Posted By brentcn
Re: Does independence just click one day?

Independence (interdependence is really a better word) doesn't happen by itself, no matter what your friend told you. If it seemed that way to him, then he wasn't paying much attention. Chances are...
Forum: Drums 04-11-2015, 12:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 167
Posted By brentcn
Re: Can anyone reflect on the sound of these?

If the bearing edges are folded over (as in a typical steel shell snare), then they probably sound very nice, and probably not very different from other wood drums of equal size with triple flanged...
Forum: General Discussion 04-09-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 453
Posted By brentcn
Re: If I would just buy one book on coordination...

They sound pretty corny when played this way, actually, and too busy as well. The rhythms and spacing of rock and funk are just very different from those in jazz.

To the OP: One book just isn't...
Forum: General Discussion 04-09-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 626
Posted By brentcn
Re: Working Through Stick Control - How?

1. No mirror = waste of time. Check that your stick heights are the same. The goal is that all strokes sound as much alike as possible. Use a practice pad, let the sticks bounce in a controlled...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-08-2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 751
Posted By brentcn
Re: Linear "Bonham" Triplets poll and discussion

Practicing all of the permutations, including alternating between a "RL" orientation and a "LR" orientation, while keeping time on the left foot, is something every drummer should learn eventually. ...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-08-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 677
Posted By brentcn
Re: Jazz Drum Solo Sheet Music for Beginners

You know that the drums are primarily intended to accompany other instruments, right? The "drum solo" is an occasional thing, and a featured, infrequent event. Moreover, in jazz it has become more...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-02-2015, 01:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 771
Posted By brentcn
Re: How hard is it to start playing well?

If regular lessons aren't an option, then see if you can book a one-time, longer private drum lesson at the nearest music store or school. Write down a list of questions to ask, in order to maximize...
Forum: Drums 04-02-2015, 12:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 533
Posted By brentcn
Re: Vistalite Bass Drum tuning

Yes, and you'll get closer with a single ply batter head, not a thick double ply.
Forum: Drums 04-01-2015, 11:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 533
Posted By brentcn
Re: Vistalite Bass Drum tuning

The clear Aquarian Force 1. It's a single ply head, yes, but add a thin clear kick patch for durability.

The Force 1 is better than the PS3 because of the vent holes on the inner ring that...
Forum: General Discussion 03-30-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 514
Posted By brentcn
Re: Congratulations Jules

+1! (But can we make it a Blanton's? My treat, someday...)
Forum: General Discussion 03-28-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By brentcn
Re: Licensing your drum tracks?

That probably wouldn't be enough. An excerpt could be used to create a backing track. No one cares if the company makes backing tracks on their own, just not with my content. The other players...
Forum: General Discussion 03-28-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By brentcn
Licensing your drum tracks?

Granted, most studio session contracts are work-for-hire agreements, where the performer releases all claims to the recorded material in exchange for pay, but has anyone signed a contract in which...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-27-2015, 12:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 673
Posted By brentcn
Re: Step one to learning ;)

Hang on, guys. A 6-stroke roll can be played (and/or notated) BOTH ways: as 16ths (with diddles on two of the four partials) and as sextuplets (all notes are spaced evenly, in a grouping of six).
...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-26-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 673
Posted By brentcn
Re: Step one to learning ;)

Found one spot in one song that this lick will actually work. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=tyBs6-cmFvQ#t=164)

(You know you've played too many Top 40 gigs when...)
Forum: General Discussion 03-24-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 499
Posted By brentcn
Re: Preparing for an audition

No, you should have brought a small mixer, headphones, cables, and adapters, so you could split the signal and have it go to both places (the PA, so the band can hear, and your headphones, so you can...
Forum: General Discussion 03-23-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 499
Posted By brentcn
Re: Preparing for an audition

If you're playing along to tracks, then it's reasonable to bring headphones for the purposes of the audition. Bring in-ears if you have them, but use headphones, so you can uncover one ear in order...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-23-2015, 01:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 501
Posted By brentcn
Re: paradiddle time subdivision question

Yes, of course.

Accenting the different partials of a paradiddle, besides being a great teacher of the various stroke types (upstroke, downstroke, tap, full stroke), opens up a lot of...
Forum: General Discussion 03-23-2015, 01:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 638
Posted By brentcn
Re: The order of things....

Whether to buy a snare depends on the snare you have now. A good snare:

- has snare "beds" carved into the bottom of the shell where the snare straps are.

- has a throw off which operates...
Forum: General Discussion 03-19-2015, 04:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,042
Posted By brentcn
Re: WERE DO I START??? *JAZZ DRUMMING*

Find a copy of the Real Book (not the mobile app -- that POS only has the chord changes, no melodies) and put your finger on each measure as a song plays through. Learning to play jazz means...
Forum: General Discussion 03-17-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,347
Posted By brentcn
Re: Just starting at 53 and will need all the help I can get!

A ride is called a ride because of how it was played originally. Back in the 30s, drummers began to play the largest cymbal on the bow (broad flat surface) in a constant, repetitive manner --...
Forum: General Discussion 03-17-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,347
Posted By brentcn
Re: Just starting at 53 and will need all the help I can get!

+1. The dirty truth is that, though we gush about the rudiments, you can play a lot of drums without getting in very deep. Explore the kit (playing grooves and fills in different styles) AND the...
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