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Forum: Drum Technique 08-25-2008, 07:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,600
Posted By Ben Tormey
Re: Total noob about speed and rebound

Well, that's certainly true, but in general you cannot hear the shape of the drum. In mathematical terms there exist isospectral manifolds: http://mathworld.wolfram.com/IsospectralManifolds.html
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Forum: General Discussion 08-22-2008, 01:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,765
Posted By Ben Tormey
Re: Using your weak hand in everyday situations (brushing teeth, combing hair..etc) h

You could wield two brushes at once, and cut the time spent cleaning your teeth in half. This would free up more time for practice!?
Forum: General Discussion 08-22-2008, 01:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,962
Posted By Ben Tormey
Re: need help with triggers and sampling please!

Well, you can use a number of programs, it depends a lot on how what your budget is. You could use BFD, Drumagog, or EZDrummer within anything that supports VST. For example, Cubase, Ableton,...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-20-2008, 11:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,600
Posted By Ben Tormey
Re: Total noob about speed and rebound

Interestingly you can't hear the shape of a drum (although you can hear the area, the length of the boundary, and the number of holes if it has any!).
Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2008, 09:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,066
Posted By Ben Tormey
Re: Freaky match-ups

It would be odd to hear the White Stripes without the percussive powerhouse that is Meg White. I doubt Vinnie can even set up his toms at the right angle (which is about 45-60 degrees if you didn't...
Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2008, 06:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,962
Posted By Ben Tormey
Re: need help with triggers and sampling please!

I remember Tony Laureano did this with Nile. An auxilliary pedal cycled through a set of samples on a laptop. I do not know how they did that unfortunately! But you could emulate this by using a...
Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2008, 12:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,843
Posted By Ben Tormey
Re: spin doctors "two princess" drum transcription

Pocket Full of Kryptonite was the first album I ever bought, I still have the cassette somewhere. I remember trying to work out how to play this track as a kid!
Forum: Drum Technique 08-04-2008, 11:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,239
Posted By Ben Tormey
Re: Afro-Cuban R. Ft. Independence

Aside from the advice you can get from some of the excellent afro-cuban style drummers here, I recommend reading Horacio Hernandez' book "Conversations in Clave." It has a CD with recordings to go...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-03-2008, 05:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,389
Posted By Ben Tormey
Re: Stretching - who does it?

The scientific literature indicates that stretching does not decrease the occurence of injury, and in general does not help when performing activities that do not require a lot of flexibility. In...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-01-2008, 07:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,474
Posted By Ben Tormey
Re: Mayer / Mayer-Moeller Stroke

You didn't cause offense, I guess my reply was a bit caustic and unfair on you! My fault for jumping to conclusions really, I normally do try and be helpful.

To answer the question regarding...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-29-2008, 09:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,074
Posted By Ben Tormey
Re: Choking cymbals

Sometimes I choke the cymbal between the stick and the top of the index finger, pushing down with the thumb.
Forum: Drum Technique 07-29-2008, 08:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,474
Posted By Ben Tormey
Re: Mayer / Mayer-Moeller Stroke

Well, the techniques are described on the DVD, can't you just watch the relevant sections again?

I have a question for you: why are you learning these techniques if you have no applications for...
Forum: General Discussion 07-24-2008, 01:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,046
Posted By Ben Tormey
Re: Simon Phillips - playing odd time signatures.

Simon Phillips looking like Keith Moon with the monitors strapped to his head, ridiculous lycra bottoms, and great drumming. What more could you want?
Forum: Drum Technique 07-21-2008, 07:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,035
Posted By Ben Tormey
Re: How do you break 220 bpm . . .

This works well for me, I had no idea guys like Mike Mangini used it though. That's reassuring.

I normally set the metronome at say 110bpm or 120bpm, play 16ths with bursts of 32nds, relaxing as...
Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2008, 02:24 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,175
Posted By Ben Tormey
Re: BE A BETTER DRUMMER IN 10 MINUTES??

Tom, don't try and lie to us. We know you and Matt have been using these secret techniques at WFD competitions, you just don't want us lot getting in on it.
Forum: General Discussion 07-18-2008, 08:55 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,175
Posted By Ben Tormey
Forum: General Discussion 07-18-2008, 07:26 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,175
Posted By Ben Tormey
Re: BE A BETTER DRUMMER IN 10 MINUTES??

The ancient Egyptians had awesome brutal death metal drummers, because I've listened to some Nile which I'm told is an authentic recreation of what Egyptian music would've been like, and it's...
Forum: General Discussion 07-18-2008, 03:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,357
Posted By Ben Tormey
Re: Favorite Progressive Album

Surprised no one mentioned Spastic Ink or Gordian Knot,
Forum: General Discussion 07-18-2008, 03:25 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,175
Posted By Ben Tormey
Re: BE A BETTER DRUMMER IN 10 MINUTES??

I was sceptical of this 10 minutes ago.
Forum: Drum Technique 07-15-2008, 10:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,372
Posted By Ben Tormey
Re: when to open the hithat

Something to think about: when you do open the hihat, experiment with different techniques on the footboard (what I mean is try heel down, heel up, change the velocity, force etc.) and vary the...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-13-2008, 07:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,314
Posted By Ben Tormey
Re: DVD Trailer 2008

Tim, don't forget to mention that when you ship from Canada you get a moose on the stamp! It's worth the price of the DVD alone.
Forum: Drum Technique 07-13-2008, 12:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,010
Posted By Ben Tormey
Re: heel-toe problems

Well, this can be solved in two ways: 1) purchase some pedals with longer boards (not necessarily Axis ;) 2) play further back on the pedal.

This may seem impossible, or not even heel toe at all,...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-11-2008, 01:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,739
Posted By Ben Tormey
Re: Important drum-health question

Stretches don't really help you to perform any exercise that doesn't require a lot of flexibility. Warming up is about getting the muscles you will be using ready. One way is to just start at a slow,...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-06-2008, 07:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,208
Posted By Ben Tormey
Re: 8th note hi-hat chicks

Helps to have the hats nice and relaxed, not fastened too tight to the clutch. The swivel motion on the Steve Smith is ideal, you get that nice time keeping aspect of the motion and it gives you a...
Forum: General Discussion 07-04-2008, 07:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,565
Posted By Ben Tormey
Re: Cozy Powell 400 drums I minute

Seeing Roy Castle in that video took me back, I used to watch that show a lot when I was a kid. Great stuff.
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