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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 12:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 400
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Re: Questions about kick drum heads

It most definitely will change the tone of the drum, whether that is good or bad is another story.
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,231
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Re: Musically, what are you involved with at the present?

1. How many bands are you in? Two

2. What kind of music does each band play? Instrumentation?: Sunlord, a metal band. Begorrah, an Irish-rock band. Both bands are power trios with either guitar or...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-25-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 809
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Re: THE AMBIDEXTROUS THREAD

It's definitely not an all or nothing issue and I would assume that the distribution of ambidexterity is a bell curve.

We are starting to reach some theoretical points here, however. While it is...
Forum: General Discussion 08-24-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 527
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Re: Matched Grip Question

Send Bill Bachman a PM, check out his site, Drumworkout.com, or take a few Skype lessons with him.

He knows more about this stuff than anyone living, man. The guy's an encyclopedia of hand...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-24-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 809
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Re: THE AMBIDEXTROUS THREAD

Yes, but I specifically stated that the left could not be better than the right throughout all possible motions. Your example is merely one "motion".

The plasticity of the human brain is...
Forum: General Discussion 08-23-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 3,252
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Re: More Creative on a Smaller Kit

I find the whole concept of looking at material things as being either a barrier to or an enhancer of creativity as being rather strange and not at all what actually happens in my mind when I create....
Forum: Drum Technique 08-22-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 411
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Re: A fun and useful method for devoting independent coordination

You are right in that what he's doing sounds like Chafee's stuff. I can imagine some people being bored by practicing New Breed et al. I can practice paradiddles in 7 for 2 hours and be fine but I...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-21-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 809
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Re: THE AMBIDEXTROUS THREAD

Even if you practiced for thousands of hours, you could never get your weak hand to be better than your primary hand through the entire range of possible motions.

Vinnie has said it, Simon has as...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-16-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,457
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Re: Open handed technique

Has this thread has now degraded into a silly semantic argument about the definition of "open handed"?

This thread is a perfect example of missing the forest for the trees.
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 871
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Re: Drummers are the smartest musicians

It seems to me that with a few little word substitutions, this article could be about practically any group of people on earth.

"Weapons grade Bullsh*t" is an excellent phrase, Jim.
Forum: Drum Technique 08-10-2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,861
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Re: What technique changed your drumming dramatically?

Learning how to play double strokes well. It seems to me that there is a great dividing line between those drummers that have doubles and don't. The level of expression is much greater when you are...
Forum: Drums 08-08-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 568
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Re: Drum capo?

I initially misread the title as "Drum Cape?" and got all excited.

Damn...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-05-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,457
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Re: Open handed technique

Ok, OK maybe I did play the devil's advocate role to the extreme but my simple motive was to try to point out that technical issues are not necessarily key to the musical ones. It is possible to...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-05-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,457
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Re: Open handed technique

Bro, maybe lighten up a little bit?

What Todd is basically saying ( and I was to a lesser degree) is that mere technical issues of which this is one) are NOT nearly as important as the deeper...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-03-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,457
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Re: Open handed technique

No sweat at all, my friend. This is a forum for the open exchange of ideas. I don't expect everyone to agree with me and I am glad they don't.
Forum: Drum Technique 08-02-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 540
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Re: "Seven" versus ?

That's cool. I'm not trying to get into a big debate on it. If you feel good doing something and it sounds good then it is good. I was just relaying what Mike's original intention was.

What ends...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-02-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 540
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Re: "Seven" versus ?

Please read the following from Mike:

This is a tempo-based system designed for tuplets. It’s really designed for the amount of notes within a beat. Also, the system is designed for speed. For...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-01-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 540
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Re: "Seven" versus ?

Sure, but realize that the intention of the NQD system is actually to count odd subdivisions not odd meters. Playing septuplets at 100 BPM for example, is too fast to count all of the notes so you...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-31-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 540
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Re: "Seven" versus ?

I use "sen" for seven and "len" for eleven. Mike Mangini actually discusses this is his first book.

Some other issues that arise when counting relate to numbers over 20. When most people count...
Forum: General Discussion 07-31-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 3,416
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Re: Drummerworld Dictionary

Oh Christ, that was the essence of perfection! No matter what, today is a good day now.
Forum: General Discussion 07-31-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 3,416
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Re: Drummerworld Dictionary

I'm a close second, first signed up on Christmas 10 years ago. Funny, but I know almost none of these stories. Where have I been for the last decade?
Forum: General Discussion 07-31-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 3,416
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Re: Drummerworld Dictionary

Cool thread idea, Larry. Great for wasting time on a day when work sucks.

I also want to hear the cape origin tale.

I think "Caek" was first used by Anonymous when they protested against...
Forum: General Discussion 07-28-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,169
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Re: Those of you who have "sound proofed" a room for your drums...

All excellent advice. The Gervais book really helped me.

One great new tool in the "soundproofers" arsenal is Green Glue. It is a great product. I have a room with 3 layers of sheetrock with...
Forum: General Discussion 07-27-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,092
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Re: Buddy Rich trap case

Man, that is ultra cool.
Forum: Drum Technique 07-27-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,457
Posted By Jeff Almeyda
Re: Open handed technique

If a long time, accomplished player (such as Wy Yung) decides to play open handed, that's his/her choice. But for the less experienced player, I think the concept of setting up your kit differently...
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