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Forum: Drum Technique 05-17-2010, 12:16 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 25,980
Posted By aboylikedave
Re: Open-Handed Drumming

Interestingly this means that for playing jazz, open handed is great for me, as ride and hi hat keep the groove and are on the same side, BD tends to play melody. But for funk say, or a nice half...
Forum: General Discussion 10-29-2009, 05:04 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 20,860
Posted By aboylikedave
Re: someone says you suck at drums, what do u do?

I certainly wouldn't have talked to him.

Without getting too psychobable the comment is more about him than your drumming. It says 'I am really frustrated that I couldn't get it together to do...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-25-2009, 10:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,650
Posted By aboylikedave
Re: Dynamics

Sorry if I am going too far back to basics, but for me my use of dynamics started when I learnt about full, down, tap and up strokes for accents, in that I got to grips properly with soft and loud. ...
Forum: Drums 10-05-2009, 09:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,263
Posted By aboylikedave
Re: Help a clueless man buy some drums

Having been in your situation recently I would just say that owning your own kit and cymbals will instantly develop your personal taste for what you do and don't like sound wise, feel wise etc. etc. ...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-25-2009, 10:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,140
Posted By aboylikedave
Re: Interesting groupings - rudiments around the kit

Hey I'm no expert. To keep it simple, play triplets (one-trip-let, two-trip-let etc) RLR LRL RLR LRL accenting the first not of each group(accented notes in bold):

Then play them in exactly the...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-21-2009, 12:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,504
Posted By aboylikedave
Re: Playing drums-Creating drum parts

I find it really interesting to take a favourite track or even a classic and imagine that you had never heard it before, and the rest of the band played you their parts and asked you to do the drums...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-21-2009, 10:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,140
Posted By aboylikedave
Re: Interesting groupings - rudiments around the kit

Nice! And funky too!

Thanks guys - these have all been great. And getting me thinking in good way ..
Forum: Drum Technique 09-17-2009, 09:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,140
Posted By aboylikedave
Re: Interesting groupings - rudiments around the kit

So where exactly are you playing the bass drum? (Great example BTW)
Forum: Drum Technique 09-17-2009, 09:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,140
Posted By aboylikedave
Interesting groupings - rudiments around the kit

I've just learnt to play triplets in groupings of 4 around the kit as paradiddles and it sounds great (sort of implies a 3 over 4 polyrhythm).

Does anyone have any similar groupings of rudiments...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-13-2009, 11:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,685
Posted By aboylikedave
Re: Jazz - next steps for a beginner

Guys

Thanks, you have all really helped alot. I read the recommended Three Months TO Learn Jazz (http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=50983) thread and it made me realise that...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-12-2009, 02:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,685
Posted By aboylikedave
Re: Jazz - next steps for a beginner

Yes that's one of our tunes. Its a crazy swing feel isn't it? How did you nail it? To me it sounds like a very late skip almost so its the last one of four sixteenth divisions rather than the last...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-11-2009, 05:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,685
Posted By aboylikedave
Re: Jazz - next steps for a beginner

Ha! That's it exactly! Excellent!

Re: backbeat, I was asking about snare or ride to try and understand whether swing is affected by placement of 2 and 4 and whether on the ride and/or snare. I...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-11-2009, 02:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,685
Posted By aboylikedave
Re: Jazz - next steps for a beginner

Hi - are you talking about a comping snare backbeat there, or the 2 and 4 on the ride?
Forum: Drum Technique 09-09-2009, 11:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,685
Posted By aboylikedave
Jazz - next steps for a beginner

Iíve been playing drums for four years but still think of myself as a beginner and really want to develop my jazz playing so last week I arranged a beginners/intermediate jam (put an ad up and got...
Forum: Drums 08-18-2009, 12:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,064
Posted By aboylikedave
Re: M Birch vs Stage Custom

(Resurrecting thread)

But isn't the new Meridian maple or birch. And the SC is neither, basswood I believe?
Forum: Drum Technique 08-04-2009, 09:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,871
Posted By aboylikedave
Re: Coltrane - Favorite Things

Cheers Boomka, v.helpful, thanks.
Forum: Drum Technique 08-04-2009, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,871
Posted By aboylikedave
Coltrane - Favorite Things

As a relative beginner I'm getting together with a sax player to play My Favorite Things and other tunes. There's a couple of things I'd like to ask if anyone can help me with.

Firstly, I can't...
Forum: General Discussion 07-30-2009, 10:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,251
Posted By aboylikedave
S-l-o-w jazz ballads

Hi guys.

I've not done a lot of jazz, and I'm about to play with a sax player. He's really into Sonny Rollins and wants to play a version of 'God Bless the Child' off the album Bridges.

I've...
Forum: General Discussion 07-28-2009, 09:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,127
Posted By aboylikedave
Re: snare or cymbal

CYMBAL CYMBAL CYMBAL!!!!!!! They are a thing of joy, and countless variation. You won't regret it! But I would go second hand. What are prices like on TradeMe? EBay UK they tend to be about 50% of...
Forum: General Discussion 07-24-2009, 08:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,181
Posted By aboylikedave
Re: Jazz Fake or Real books

Are there different 'real' books? Published by different people?
Forum: Drum Technique 07-23-2009, 02:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,963
Posted By aboylikedave
Re: drum books?

Gary Chesters New Breed. Page one will keep you going for weeks and REALLY improve your coordination for all styles. Basically it is a whole load of right hand patters which you play against a...
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2009, 04:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,181
Posted By aboylikedave
Jazz Fake or Real books

Hi guys

Which one should I get? Fake or Real? If I go online on ebay or Amazon there's a few, all claiming to be the 'real' one!

Any pointers?

Cheers
Forum: Drum Technique 07-21-2009, 03:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,121
Posted By aboylikedave
Re: Drum Books - Gradual Progression of Grooves

"Thread off on a how to improve as a drummer' tangent alert!!!!"

Tommy Igoe is pretty much exactly what you asked for. If I as a beginner had asked your question and having read the reply gone out...
Forum: Drums 07-15-2009, 08:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,064
Posted By aboylikedave
Re: M Birch vs Stage Custom

Thanks. Any suggestions on the reso? Something thin like an Ambassador?
Forum: Drums 07-13-2009, 03:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,064
Posted By aboylikedave
Re: M Birch vs Stage Custom

Cheers. PS3 with stock reso then PS3 with Aquarian SK1. Muffling then no muffling, TIght and Loose. FLam Slam and no flam slam. I just can't get it to give me either a good dull thud or a bassy...
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