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Forum: General Discussion 12-12-2012, 03:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 955
Posted By DanJacobs
Dan's Drum Lessons - FREE

Hey all,

Just a quick message to let you know that I have amended EVERY Drum Lesson (over 150, all with PDF notation), so that they are now completely free!

Fell free to use the website as many...
Forum: General Discussion 11-22-2011, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,751
Posted By DanJacobs
Re: Bossa Nova Drumming

I would suggest keeping a strong bass drum / hi hat pattern, think of those two limbs as a single entity, then play as many ride/snare drum combinations as you can.

Work on ostinato's first and...
Forum: General Discussion 11-17-2011, 08:18 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,897
Posted By DanJacobs
Re: Everybody Wants to Rule the World

I remember we had to play this tune at DrumTech in London when i was a student there in 2001. I played it all left hand lead as it's much better for the open flow of everything.
Forum: General Discussion 11-16-2011, 05:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,708
Posted By DanJacobs
Re: A Question for Moongel Users!

Just soak for a few mins in warm water and they should come up like new :)
Forum: General Discussion 11-15-2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,415
Posted By DanJacobs
Re: books/dvds for drum solos?

I have a book - 808 progressional exercises in 150 lessons covering dozens of genres.

Details can be found at the link below

Forum: General Discussion 11-15-2011, 03:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,894
Posted By DanJacobs
Re: Please Help!

Definately in 4/4 with a weird displaced bass drum in the bar.
Forum: General Discussion 11-15-2011, 03:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,912
Posted By DanJacobs
Re: Wasted my time....

Similar has happened to me a few times, best thing to do is meet up a couple of weeks after initial contact but speak to them every couple of days to really understand where they are coming from,...
Forum: General Discussion 11-14-2011, 03:00 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,877
Posted By DanJacobs
Re: Lou Reed & Metallica :(

I thought Lars was pretty terrible in all honesty, his snare technique was horrible to watch.
Forum: General Discussion 11-14-2011, 02:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,070
Posted By DanJacobs
Re: My new job to pay off my new drums

A job i wouldn't mind having a go at too, best of luck with getting those drums :)
Forum: General Discussion 11-14-2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,127
Posted By DanJacobs
Re: Drumming songs that put you in a great mood?

Just listened to 'Transition' by the Weckl Band whilst walking down the road, it got me in the groove for sure.
Forum: General Discussion 11-11-2011, 10:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,057
Posted By DanJacobs
Forum: General Discussion 11-05-2011, 12:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,019
Posted By DanJacobs
Re: New drummer. Need lots of advice!!

For 19.95 + P&P - You could get my book of 150 progressional drum lessons, covering Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced - with videos to show each lesson. Used by teachers as teaching material and...
Forum: General Discussion 11-04-2011, 05:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,019
Posted By DanJacobs
Re: New drummer. Need lots of advice!!

Hi and welcome to the forum,

If it's any help, I have 20 free drum lessons HERE (http://www.dansdrumlessons.co.uk/the-complete-drum-lesson-video-course/)

Hope you get something from those.
Forum: General Discussion 11-01-2011, 04:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,631
Posted By DanJacobs

Is it worth entering, im in the UK
Forum: General Discussion 11-01-2011, 04:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,074
Posted By DanJacobs
Re: Help needed

I can only imagine it's either because of the sun - my yamaha kit changed colour a few months after purchasing brand new, OR if you smoke near it?

Other than that i have no idea but would be...
Forum: General Discussion 10-29-2011, 12:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,472
Posted By DanJacobs
Re: Examples of where highly technical playing works

It works 100%, in a 100% musical situation where eveyones a player
Forum: General Discussion 10-27-2011, 09:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,505
Posted By DanJacobs
Re: Should all drummers learn piano?

but to be a very good drummer requires a very good ear

So long as a hell of a lot of music is listened to, a good drummer should be able to play for the song without having to learn another...
Forum: General Discussion 10-21-2011, 10:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,912
Posted By DanJacobs
Re: How do you start breaking down complicated grooves?

I would first of all understand what is being played on the pulse, then think about 16ths in each beat and even split those into 32nds.

Start with one thing and, when the muscle memory is there,...
Forum: General Discussion 10-17-2011, 08:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,863
Posted By DanJacobs
Re: Tipping teachers?

In the UK it's pretty much a no no

It's to the discression of the student, I've had an extra few pounds from students that were really happy with the lesson, a few bottles of wine here and there...
Forum: General Discussion 10-02-2011, 07:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,377
Posted By DanJacobs
Re: Are these guys making a killing or am I missing something?

I've recorded 150 Drum Lesson Video's as part of my progressional drum course and you DO need High definition cameras.

I recorded my foot cam on a standard sony camcorder and you can see the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-24-2011, 07:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,786
Posted By DanJacobs
Re: Achievement thread

Well... The book took me around a year to make, This was about 2 years after i recorded and edited 150 drum lessons and the book works with the videos for teachers and students of the drum kit.
Forum: General Discussion 09-24-2011, 07:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,786
Posted By DanJacobs
Re: Achievement thread

Finishing writing my second drum book and getting it into amazon etc - does that count?
Forum: General Discussion 09-23-2011, 09:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,816
Posted By DanJacobs
Re: Giving up the kit. Good or not so smart?

Hi OrangeAgent27,

I have 20 free drum lessons at the link below, they are all in my Beginners section and all have PDF notation.
This may be of some help to give you a few idea's
Forum: General Discussion 09-22-2011, 07:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,056
Posted By DanJacobs
Re: Got a huge compliment last night!

There is only one person who can control the single motion to obtain two notes and that is YOU!

All you need to do is practice and the control will come to be able to play the 'motion' at...
Forum: General Discussion 09-22-2011, 05:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,266
Posted By DanJacobs
Re: im kind of a noobie, so i am here to ask questions

Obviously if you had a mic per drum it would be easier to mix levels etc - i'd recommend using a free editing ptogramme like audacity.com and record directly into that, then you can hopefully get a...
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