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Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,981
Posted By The Gedge
Re: A most controversial position

It's as they said. Bass was right foot, then the low-hat was raised, then people just kept adding toms. First the floor tom to the right (so they could both be easily be played with the right -...
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2012, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,367
Posted By The Gedge
Re: Drumming with Abba [Request]

This site has printable tabs for a few instruments, including drums > http://www.911tabs.com/
This site allows you to listen to the tabs so you can learn them more easily, but you can't print >...
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,708
Posted By The Gedge
Re: Wedding/Function Band Do's and Don't's

Arrive early, especially if you're the drummer; you need to make sure you get some space.
Forum: Drum Technique 04-12-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,859
Posted By The Gedge
Re: Good video for setting up drumset?

As far as I can tell, a lot of the tuning process is based on personal preference. The only thing that you need to remember is that the smaller ones should sound higher and the bigger ones should...
Forum: General Discussion 04-10-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,544
Posted By The Gedge
Re: Crazy Kits=Post em here

A conversation about crazy drumkits is not complete without giving the Trixon speedfire a mention.
Forum: General Discussion 04-10-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,032
Posted By The Gedge
Re: Skrillex for Drummers

As far as I can tell, electronic music doesn't involve a lot of talent but they try to cover that up with the rhythm section.
Me, I prefer actual music, like the Foo Fighters.

Dave Grohl comes...
Forum: General Discussion 04-10-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,305
Posted By The Gedge
Re: You know you are a drummer when...

You know you're a drummer when...
* No-one takes you seriously
* Your best friend plays bass
* You get irritated watching live bands because you can't see the drummer clearly enough

Loving the...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-10-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,404
Posted By The Gedge
Re: Is it late for me? (Drum starter)

Not at all, although you might have small regrets not starting earlier (I do, and I started at 15).
Learn to be creative on a small kit before expanding your kit into half the house; at your age I...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-26-2012, 02:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,226
Posted By The Gedge
Re: Electric kit over Acoustic for improvement?

I still find that they don't have the same feel and the same realism... so I don't use them instead of real drum sounds most of the time.
They would be standard for techno/electro/dubstep, so if...
Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2012, 02:37 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,471
Posted By The Gedge
Re: How does gravity affect drum tone

I imagine gravity would affect the way the stick moves in your hand, and perhaps the vibration (sound waves are ALWAYS in a medium made of matter, which is usually affected by gravity).
If you go...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-15-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 33,011
Posted By The Gedge
Re: Open-Handed Drumming

I find that, despite the snare and bass being interrelated, it's easier to have them on different sides of the body, because then it's easier to come up with more complex grooves; if they're both on...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-01-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,783
Posted By The Gedge
Re: Learning by listening

When I get to fast tom fills I just get as close as I can and not worry about it too much. Different makes the audience think you're cool; you do things your own way.
Forum: General Discussion 03-01-2012, 03:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,289
Posted By The Gedge
Re: Do you name your drums?

I call my acoustic kit and electric kit Adam and Eve, respectively.
Forum: General Discussion 02-25-2012, 01:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,734
Posted By The Gedge
Re: Drummers and Comedians - Timing

It's Rowan Atkinson, the actor for Mr. Bean. I think it was several pre-recorded tracks that were played when appropriate.
Forum: General Discussion 02-24-2012, 11:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,716
Posted By The Gedge
Re: how do you feel?

I agree with Larry, right up to the point I actually start playing, which does kind of get annoying.
Forum: Drum Technique 02-07-2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,634
Posted By The Gedge
Re: Two Questions

When I started drumming I had an electronic kit on which the mesh heads were very tight, and the beater bounced on the head a lot, so I stopped burying the beater before too long because it got VERY...
Forum: General Discussion 12-26-2011, 11:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,863
Posted By The Gedge
Re: Your top 5 non-standard additions to a kit

Looking at this thread it sounds pretty standard but I keep a small bongo/djembe held between my legs, the stool and the snare.
Forum: General Discussion 12-18-2011, 08:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,115
Posted By The Gedge
Re: Setup times

I was just curious, and also wondering how much time I could expect to have if I started drumming for money.
Forum: General Discussion 12-18-2011, 05:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,115
Posted By The Gedge
Setup times

I was wondering how long it would take the average drummer to setup my drumkit.
In terms of drums I have a snare, a single pedal kick and 2 toms (1 up, 1 down), all of which are Pearl.
In terms of...
Forum: General Discussion 12-15-2011, 09:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,796
Posted By The Gedge
Re: 5 piece tom configuration

I found that using a 1 up 1 down instead of 2 up 1 down means I do a lot more of my fills on the snare or cymbals. I don't know about 1 up 2 down though.
Forum: Drum Technique 12-05-2011, 03:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,916
Posted By The Gedge
Re: "Light and Shade" in your sound

I would do both of the above; I think he's looking for more variety in general.
Forum: Drum Technique 11-07-2011, 11:47 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,770
Posted By The Gedge
Re: Where do you keep your time?

It depends on the music; for rock and metal I use my right hand, for more complicated things I use the left foot, and for a lot of the stuff I'm learning in my lessons I have to use the right foot to...
Forum: General Discussion 11-06-2011, 11:21 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,542
Posted By The Gedge
Re: The Old Drummers or the New Drummers?

I prefer the new drumming; stuff by Dominic Howard, Dave Grohl and Tre Cool is pretty good. I believe it's because the newer drumming builds on that of the past and creates interesting stuff to play...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-08-2011, 08:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,756
Posted By The Gedge
Re: My first gig????

For a song I would suggest "Drunk Again" by Reel Big Fish. I don't know how simple you consider to be simple but I think it's a fairly slow song with an uncomplicated triplet rhythm and fills that...
Forum: General Discussion 09-12-2011, 06:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,904
Posted By The Gedge
Re: Advice for an audition?

If you think "I probably won't get the part, but I'm happy I tried" then you might be able to relax. If you worry too much about failing then you will fail.
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