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Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2014, 05:10 PM
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Posted By matthew
Blues transcriptions for your use

Here's something I put together tonight for my students.

The goal here is to encourage my students (who are ready) to explore blues music and start to develop just a few of the shuffle types.
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Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 658
Posted By matthew
Re: Names of the drums and cymbals - origins? etymology

Cool! Where did you hear this?



I wonder who changed it to tom

Thanks!
Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 658
Posted By matthew
Names of the drums and cymbals - origins? etymology

Does any one know the origin of the words for the drums and cymbals. I.e 'ride', hi-hat, crash, snare, bass, etc? Some are easy, but some I do not know. Are some like 'crash' just onomatopoeia?

I...
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2014, 03:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,280
Posted By matthew
Re: I don't know whether to take this tour or not

I really don't need to add anything else but..

I'm thankful for all the input and opinions (which is what I asked for), and I know I didn't spend a billion years making my post explain the full...
Forum: General Discussion 03-19-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,280
Posted By matthew
Re: I don't know whether to take this tour or not

Thanks every one for chiming in. I thought I'd just give some resolution to this post.

I didn't take the tour.

Mainly for the reasons that Bo and Davezedlee articulated.

While every one made...
Forum: General Discussion 03-11-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,280
Posted By matthew
I don't know whether to take this tour or not

Hey folks,

I'm very lucky in that my career is at a point where I can even have such a problem, but one of the exciting and challenging things about being at a new point in your musical career is...
Forum: General Discussion 08-19-2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 602
Posted By matthew
Re: Earl Palmer Transcription

Thanks for that. If you enjoyed that (like I did too) I recommend his biography: Back beat.

Seriously interesting read on a great drummer who had an amazing experience of life!
Forum: General Discussion 08-18-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 602
Posted By matthew
Earl Palmer Transcription

I want to share this for the drumming community because I'm a big fan of Earl Palmer and I am not sure if there are any transcriptions online of this piece any where, so here it is.

I'm glad to...
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,250
Posted By matthew
Re: Is practicing every day a must?

haha

I got another one..

I practised once but my sticks broke now I have octobans.
Forum: General Discussion 05-24-2013, 04:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 871
Posted By matthew
Re: Playing 2 shows/2 nights at same bar. Leave gear there?

I didn't on the one time the opportunity arose for me to leave my gear.

1) a little bit of effort (which I do pretty much every day anyway for rehearsals or gigs) would give me plenty peace of...
Forum: Drummers 03-18-2012, 08:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,134
Posted By matthew
Sonny Payne

The search failed me to find a dedicated Sonny Payne thread, but what I'm chasing is to find out what snare he used in the 1957 track Fantail with Count Basie off the Complete Atomic Basie album.
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Forum: Drum Technique 03-12-2012, 03:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,541
Posted By matthew
Re: Double stroke roll/open roll

Hi Caddy,

first, thanks for your input and time taken to give a response, im finding it all very helpful and inspirational.

i currently work a lot on my doubles but need to try something...
Forum: General Discussion 01-27-2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,796
Posted By matthew
Re: Looking for suggestions on LIGHT hardware

Has any one else had problems from sound guys with the flat based hardware?

Recently at a gig a sound guy had a go at me for having stupid flat based cymbal stands, because he had a hard time...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-22-2011, 09:22 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 52,269
Posted By matthew
Re: Post your Greatest Weakness

in what ways are you practicing that book?

i know it can be used in many ways, but could you explain what you are doing?

I mean i work on singles, doubles, paradiddles and their variants, but...
Forum: General Discussion 06-09-2011, 03:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,215
Posted By matthew
Re: Lead Singer's Ego

Use your best judgment, no one in this thread was there to hear how the singer said that or to hear your playing. You will know if you were wildly out of time or if the singer is being a jerk.
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Forum: Drum Technique 06-08-2011, 09:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,244
Posted By matthew
Re: Traditional grip pain

i guess the problem is because you are already capable as a matched grip player, you are jumping in the deep end doing more trad than you are ready.

maybe just take it easy, and eventually you...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-11-2011, 10:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,271
Posted By matthew
Re: Playing in the pocket

I still remember the moment I realised pocket existed!

playing rhythm section drumming after a number of years having put it down. I went through the first sections and played back beats with...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-15-2011, 11:24 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,539
Posted By matthew
Re: Open-Handed Players: When did you start?

I taught myself the drums for 6 months before I got a teacher. I naturally picked up the sticks in matched grip and played open handed. Maybe this is because I hadn’t seen a lot of drummers, and I...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-20-2011, 05:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,936
Posted By matthew
Re: Consistent rim shots

yes this is another problem from changing my set up daily for students then practice etc... issues that need to be identified before they can be addressed.


3 great considerations from this...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-20-2011, 05:17 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,936
Posted By matthew
Re: Consistent rim shots

my current set up is die cast hoops with very high tuning hmmm
Forum: Drum Technique 02-20-2011, 03:52 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,936
Posted By matthew
Re: Consistent rim shots

Thanks the hooped practice pad is an excellent idea... ive been stopping my "rimshot consistency practice" after a while because I'm thinking the neighbours are goign to hate me... so thats something...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-20-2011, 08:33 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,936
Posted By matthew
Consistent rim shots

An issue I am working on at the moment is achieving consistent rimshots at all dynamics.

I'm finding it really hard to get a rim shot every time on 2 and 4 on the snare, and what usually happens...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-14-2011, 07:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,482
Posted By matthew
Re: Reggae/ska drumming

I got this (and also part 1)

http://cgi.ebay.com/Reggae-Drums-Instructional-DVD-PART-2-Dyrol-Randall-/170436942478?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27aed55a8e#ht_1768wt_1135

but i found i...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-28-2011, 04:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,034
Posted By matthew
Re: Practice Routine/Journal

Right on!

WIthout getting specific about your routine I'll say one thing I think you already know. Stick to it and don't give up this regime any time soon and you will actually progress.

It...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-28-2011, 04:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,310
Posted By matthew
Re: XxxXxxXxxXxxXxXx...

Icebello I'd simply think of it as the first bar of a 3:2 clave repeated. There are two typoes of clave. This 3 clave is the Son clave meaning exactly what you specified (the other clave is the...
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