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Forum: Drum Technique Yesterday, 12:30 AM
Replies: 18
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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).
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Forum: Drum Technique 03-26-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 437
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: 438
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: 438
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: 353
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: 522
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: 951
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: 2,047
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: 2,047
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...
Forum: General Discussion 03-12-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 570
Posted By brentcn
Re: Animal by Def Leppard - what is that sound?

Messed around with a handclap sample for a few minutes. Here ya go!
Forum: General Discussion 03-12-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 570
Posted By brentcn
Re: Animal by Def Leppard - what is that sound?

Good ears!

This is why you should manipulate the samples with audio editing software. You can apply effects to lengthen a sound (time-stretch, reverb, delay). Also, you can reduce the "attack"...
Forum: General Discussion 03-11-2015, 05:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 570
Posted By brentcn
Re: Animal by Def Leppard - what is that sound?

Start by looking around for free drum machine samples. Then, get a Roland SPD-S or similar product, load your sample onto it, assign it to a particular pad, and finally, play one of the pads. ...
Forum: General Discussion 03-11-2015, 04:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 570
Posted By brentcn
Re: Animal by Def Leppard - what is that sound?

Hate to disappoint you, but Mutt Lange programmed the drums on a Fairlight CMI and used his own samples on that record (Pyromania, too). In such a case, the sample could be anything. It kind of...
Forum: General Discussion 03-09-2015, 02:48 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,463
Posted By brentcn
Re: Who has to play to a click or backing track live?

No, of course not! Rather, opposite ends of a spectrum. And you might be anywhere on that spectrum depending on the gig. But it would explain the whole "clicks are lame, I hate playing with...
Forum: General Discussion 03-08-2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,463
Posted By brentcn
Re: Who has to play to a click or backing track live?

Maybe that's the difference right there. There is the "working pro" who simply must embrace clicks to stay in the game, and then there is the "artist" drummer, who maybe is part of a band or group...
Forum: General Discussion 03-08-2015, 10:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 624
Posted By brentcn
Re: Last Minute Gig Fees

If you do this sort of thing enough, then when more calls come, you won't have to do nearly as much learning. It's worst when you're just starting out. Save your charts!

The extra money isn't...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-03-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By brentcn
Re: Tips for Moving To Traditional Grip

It's going to take some time for the muscles and tendons in your hand, wrist, and elbow to become adjusted to trad grip. You'll get some aches and pains along the way, as your muscles grow and...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-01-2015, 11:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,063
Posted By brentcn
Re: Can't seem to play fast

Loosen,and then completely disconnect the spring from your pedal, and learn to bounce the beater off the head without the help of the spring. You'll have to lift your foot up with your ankle...
Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 550
Posted By brentcn
Re: need help with learning and subdividing odd time signatures

Well, he's not really doing the reader any favors by making a chart in 45/16, that's for sure. He's saving himself the trouble of having to rewrite the time signature change that happens every 4th...
Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,924
Posted By brentcn
Re: For those who play at church or not.

"It will only be achieved when we come out of denial and accept the realities of Godís perfect laws of physics."

The same ones that make electronic drums expensive, fragile, and possess terrible...
Forum: General Discussion 02-24-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,316
Posted By brentcn
Re: My drum teacher failed me.

Yeah, probably, but young kids can be very resistant to change, too. Also, your teacher may have been under financial pressure to make lessons entertaining, in order to retain students and keep the...
Forum: General Discussion 02-21-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,316
Posted By brentcn
Re: My drum teacher failed me.

As a child or teen, you'd have no idea, so you can blame your parents for that, haha! Typical parents wouldn't see the value in placing their child into more than one music...
Forum: General Discussion 02-21-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,316
Posted By brentcn
Re: My drum teacher failed me.

On the contrary. If you want a kid to get good at a young age, you deepen and broaden the education. You don't just pick one teacher and cross your fingers. You yourself only had one teacher, but...
Forum: General Discussion 02-16-2015, 02:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,019
Posted By brentcn
Re: Drums as an investment?

I hope you do reap some serious rewards! The price increase that you observe in new cymbals (brand new, or used newer models) could mean that prices are being adjusted to compensate for inflation. ...
Forum: General Discussion 02-15-2015, 11:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,019
Posted By brentcn
Re: Drums as an investment?

Aren't you assuming that the value of the cymbal will increase at a rate equal to or greater than the rate of inflation? If you buy a used cymbal for $100 in 2004, and you sell it in 2014 for $100,...
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