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Forum: Drum Technique 06-04-2012, 07:59 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 16,064
Posted By ilovemusic
Re: Funk drummer trying to learn jazz

For what it's worth, I wrote an article / recorded 2 instructional videos dealing with playing jazz for beginners.
They're here: www.drumlessonland.com/jazz-drums.html...
Forum: Drummers 05-06-2012, 03:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,088
Posted By ilovemusic
Re: Mark Guiliana

I'm such a huge Mark Guiliana fan!
I also studied a bit with him. If anyone interested, I did a couple transcriptions of some grooves and licks at http://www.drumlessonland.com/mark-guiliana.html
Forum: Drum Technique 06-18-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,772
Posted By ilovemusic
Re: distance from bass drum?

I think it's important to understand the mechanics of your legs and feet. You don't want to be reaching, but you dont want your knee to be over your foot, because it makes it harder and harder to...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-18-2011, 05:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,809
Posted By ilovemusic
Re: Weak Hand Help

As with any muscle, you've got to isolate the weak one to "catch it up" so to speak. I found some hand exercises that I've been doing for a while, with great results: ...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-09-2011, 06:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,403
Posted By ilovemusic
Re: Quesiton about practice

I'd say to practice all tempos. It might be more time consuming but working on all tempos (especially ones that feel difficult) is the best way to become well-rounded down the line. I wouldn't...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-13-2011, 10:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,294
Posted By ilovemusic
Re: Just can't seem to relax...

Relaxing is so huge! It's definitely got many positive effects, more than just physical. I just read this article about it http://www.musiciansbible.ca/be-exciting-not-excited/
Forum: Drum Technique 05-13-2011, 10:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,449
Posted By ilovemusic
Re: Playing (really) slow

I agree about using a metronome. I think using more space is always better than less space (i.e. slower metronome). Here's an article I found regarding that:...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-13-2011, 09:57 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,282
Posted By ilovemusic
Re: Barefoot? Or with Shoes? how do you play?

That's funny! I have the opposite issue. I am far less precise when playing with shoes. I guess it's all a matter of comfort
Forum: Drum Technique 05-08-2011, 05:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,896
Posted By ilovemusic
Re: I'm wrong handed and wrong footed, should I care?

as long as you can play the music you want to, there's no problem! You'll have a different approach than other drummers which might even give you an advantage :).
It's all about listening, just ask...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-08-2011, 05:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,275
Posted By ilovemusic
Re: Playing in the pocket

It's definitely all about pocket :).
The better your beat feels, the better a drummer you are. It doesn't matter what you're able to play at all.
check out this article:...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-08-2011, 05:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,741
Posted By ilovemusic
Re: Jazz solo accompaniment

I think it all comes down to how much you listen, and to how comfortable you are playing your own stuff. I.e., not trying to be anyone else, but really playing what means something to you. Think...
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