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Forum: Drum Technique 01-06-2010, 12:13 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,692
Posted By Gretsch'em
Re: Texas Shuffle

Hi, does Chris break down what he's playing on Testify ???

Forum: Drum Technique 09-18-2009, 12:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,878
Posted By Gretsch'em
Re: exercises to improve kick drum technique

Get Gary Chesters The New Breed & Louie Bellson 4/4,

Play those books with your feet

Probably take you a few years to master them, but your feet will be good. I'm half way thru Bellsons book,...
Forum: General Discussion 09-15-2009, 01:03 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 58,332
Posted By Gretsch'em
Re: RECORDING DRUMS - tips, questions, equipment, etc.

Apple G5, Logic Express 8

AKG D112 on the kick

Shure SM57 on the snare

Rode NT5's matched pairs for the overheads

Rode NT1-A for a room mic
Forum: Drums 06-28-2009, 07:39 AM
Replies: 1,804
Views: 464,336
Posted By Gretsch'em
Re: Yamaha Drums


Yamaha Beech Custom 16x14 Floor Tom in Pear Yellow with YESS Mount.

Tom must be in immaculate condition.

Wanted location Sydney Australia
Forum: Drum Technique 06-27-2009, 04:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,900
Posted By Gretsch'em
Re: Looking for a great, in depth DVD to hand technique, power, speed, and control

Learn from the Masters dude.

And practice the Rudiments.

Jim Chapin: Speed, Power, Control, Endurance DVD

Many of the world’s great drummers credit their skills in part to Jim’s teaching and...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-27-2009, 02:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,631
Posted By Gretsch'em
The Bower System for Percussion

The Bower System for Percussion

Who has been thru this book ?

There's not too much info about this classic book published in 1911, by Harry A Bower.

My teacher introduced me to it at my last...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-26-2009, 08:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,178
Posted By Gretsch'em
Re: Jim Chapins Modern Drummer Book

I hope you've sorted out your balance on the kit, when you get to pages 44-45, those pages are hardcore, lol
Forum: Drummers 06-11-2009, 04:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 25,669
Posted By Gretsch'em
Re: Frank Briggs Here!


Your technique is something I aspire to. I know it takes years of practice to develop that.

I can't wait to be at that level.

For the Drummerworld readers, Check Frank out,...
Forum: Drummers 06-02-2009, 10:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 25,669
Posted By Gretsch'em
Re: Frank Briggs Here!

Hi Frank,

I noticed recently on your website that you studied with Jack DeJohnette. Do you mind telling us what sort of material you studied with him ? Like what did he make you practice etc ?
Forum: Drummers 01-22-2009, 11:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 25,669
Posted By Gretsch'em
Re: Frank Briggs Here!

Hi Frank,

Suggestions would be teaching rudiments around the kit, how to time them with a metronome for practice, etc. Anything from " stick control " applied to the kit would be kool. I know...
Forum: Drummers 01-21-2009, 09:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 25,669
Posted By Gretsch'em
Re: Frank Briggs Here!

Hey Frank,

I listened to Len Davis' podcast last night and heard you played on a few tracks for OHM:.
So I just purchased the album Circus of Sound from iTunes. Awesome stuff.

Can you...
Forum: General Discussion 01-16-2009, 09:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,141
Posted By Gretsch'em
Re: First Gig Expectations?

Just get up there and let them see what you got. At the end of the day your the one who is up there, and people admire us musicians. Some dream they could be up there but dont have the guts nor...
Forum: General Discussion 01-16-2009, 08:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,887
Posted By Gretsch'em
Miracle Ball Method


Developed by Elaine Petrone, this program uses controlled breathing, two squishy balls and simple exercises of rolling and rotating to heal...
Forum: Drummers 01-12-2009, 10:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 25,669
Posted By Gretsch'em
Re: Frank Briggs Here!

Hi Frank,

Just wanted to say I'm practicing The Cook Book. My Teacher has me play each page weekly, 8 ways. The 6th & 7th way is hard, but it's getting a little easier now with hard practice. :)
Forum: Drum Technique 10-09-2008, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,949
Posted By Gretsch'em
Re: Tony Williams - Blast beats

HeHe, yeah I rekon Tony invented them, check it.

Forum: Drum Technique 10-09-2008, 12:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,187
Posted By Gretsch'em
Re: Paradiddles

Flam a diddles, Just flam them etc
Parra diddle-diddle RLRRLL LRLLRR
Forum: Drums 10-09-2008, 11:59 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 48,312
Posted By Gretsch'em
Re: Gretsch Catalina Club jazz kit?

I've got a Gretsch Catalina Club jazz kit, with Bosphorus Cymbals. It took a bit of getting use to, only because I was use to playing a Pearl Kit 22x16 kick opposed to the 18x14, but hey its Jazz not...
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