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Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,089
Posted By DrumDoug
Re: How do you not hear your bass drum?

I've just come to accept that I will not be able to hear my bass drum in live situations. Years of playing in different bands, and it's always the same. As soon as the bass player comes in, my bass...
Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2012, 04:06 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,217
Posted By DrumDoug
Re: The beauty of only one kit

I have four kits and I think my back would revolt on me if I had to go down to one. One kit stays in the practice room. I would hate to set up and tear down just to practice. One kit stays in the...
Forum: General Discussion 02-10-2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,968
Posted By DrumDoug
Re: Duct Tape and Drum In A Box

I have had this argument for years with our worship leader. He pickes out loud rockin praise tunes played in a stadium at full volume, and them he wants us to play them quietly and somehow still...
Forum: General Discussion 02-10-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,959
Posted By DrumDoug
Re: Hi Hat Placement

The issue I have doesn't have anything to do with a double pedal. It has to do with the length of my arms and legs. When I set my feet down where they naturally want to go and then put my hi hat...
Forum: General Discussion 02-10-2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,968
Posted By DrumDoug
Re: Duct Tape and Drum In A Box

Several years ago, I played in a church that decided to play "contemporary" music once a month. When I say contemporary, I mean playing hymns with acoustic guitars and drums with brushes. It was...
Forum: General Discussion 02-10-2012, 01:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,959
Posted By DrumDoug
Hi Hat Placement

The thread about weight and religion took a short side track about hi hat placement problems. Basically it came down to not being able to get your foot and your hands comfortable at the same time. ...
Forum: General Discussion 02-09-2012, 11:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,503
Posted By DrumDoug
Re: Dumming noob...stick holding advice

That kind of grip might work ok on a pad, but once you get on a kit and your arms start flying around and you start playing on different surfaces and at different angles, I don't think that grip will...
Forum: General Discussion 02-09-2012, 10:19 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,431
Posted By DrumDoug
Re: Drum kit components that beginners waste their money on...

I took a new pair of VF 5a's to church a couple of weeks ago and three songs into rehearsal, half the tip flew off. Rest of the stick looks new. I get about 2 weeks or so out of the tips of a pair...
Forum: General Discussion 02-09-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,431
Posted By DrumDoug
Re: Drum kit components that beginners waste their money on...

Only to lift my toes up to get a open bark sound. A few years ago I started playing quarter notes a lot with my hi hat foot when going to the ride, but last year I had knee surgery twice and now it...
Forum: General Discussion 02-09-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,431
Posted By DrumDoug
Re: Drum kit components that beginners waste their money on...

I think that might have been accurate in the past, but I'm not so sure anymore. I played for 20 years with a single pedal, and now that I finally have one, I can't get my left leg and foot to do...
Forum: General Discussion 02-09-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,137
Posted By DrumDoug
Re: Do you think

Glad I'm not the only one with this problem. By the time I put the hi hat stand where my left foot naturally wants to sit, I have to streach really far to play it and my arm gets tired from holding...
Forum: General Discussion 02-09-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,137
Posted By DrumDoug
Re: Do you think

I'll be the fat one here so far. 6'1"/285lbs. When I was younger, it didn't affect me as much as it does now. I find my back is starting to hurt more when and after I play. I also think it is why...
Forum: General Discussion 02-08-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,246
Posted By DrumDoug
Re: Shuffle and pocket groove, what are the definitions?

Playing in the Pocket is sort of a loose term that more or less means playing with a good feel at the right tempo. Usually people mean playing a beat, but fills can be played in the pocket. For...
Forum: General Discussion 02-07-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,587
Posted By DrumDoug
Re: laptop question

I played once in a bar that had porn playing on the TV's instead of sports. We only played there once. That kind of crowd wasn't into blues. But back to the OP's question. I once saw a band that...
Forum: General Discussion 02-04-2012, 02:22 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,764
Posted By DrumDoug
Re: Have you ever cried during a live performance?

I've come close to crying at gigs, but it's usually along the lines of, "all the time, money, and effort I've put into drumming and I still sound like this?" It especially happens when I listen to...
Forum: General Discussion 02-02-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,347
Posted By DrumDoug
Re: Playing to click in band practice?

When I first started playing live with a click, it was hard. We started off doing it in rehearsals and eventually used it at shows as well. As Fuzrock said, you have to let the band know you are in...
Forum: General Discussion 02-02-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,968
Posted By DrumDoug
Re: Duct Tape and Drum In A Box

The drum booth is just a side effect of the "keep the volume as low as possible so it doesn't offend the old people who give most of the money" problem. The whole eliminating stage volume has gotten...
Forum: General Discussion 02-02-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,284
Posted By DrumDoug
Re: Input and tips on audition for Jazz-studies.

I would pick the song that takes the most explanation for the band. Show off the fact that you know more about music than just drumming. You need to show the jury that you are a musician and not...
Forum: General Discussion 02-02-2012, 12:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,709
Posted By DrumDoug
Re: Understanding Ted Reeds Progressive steps to Syncopation

Remember that Syncopation was not written for drum set players. It was written to teach snare drummers how to read music. It starts simple and has "progressive steps" to learn how to read harder...
Forum: General Discussion 02-01-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 976
Posted By DrumDoug
Re: A little bit of help goes a long way.

Steve Gadd also talkes about how he uses ratamaques a lot. I have heard his say that the end of Aja was mostly ratamaques.
Forum: General Discussion 02-01-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,180
Posted By DrumDoug
Re: Which band to quit.

To me, quitting the church team is not an option. Without getting too touchy feeley about it, God gave me my desire and what little talent I have for drums, he is the first one to get it back. When...
Forum: General Discussion 02-01-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,180
Posted By DrumDoug
Which band to quit.

Hey Guys. I'm having a problem making a decision and thought I would get your advice. Basically, I'm rehearsing too much. I play in a top 40 country cover band, a blues band, every week at my home...
Forum: General Discussion 01-31-2012, 06:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,242
Posted By DrumDoug
Re: And I thought there was something wrong with ME

My 12" tom sounds like that whether it's on a tom stand or mounted on the bass drum. I've been meaning to put it on a snare stand and see how it sounds. When I'm holding it and hitting it, I'm too...
Forum: General Discussion 01-31-2012, 05:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,242
Posted By DrumDoug
Re: And I thought there was something wrong with ME

I have a friend with 3 DW kits. He will tell you that each one of them sounds different. I took a couple of lessons with a DW endorser. He said he has sent back a couple of kits because they just...
Forum: General Discussion 01-30-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,242
Posted By DrumDoug
Re: And I thought there was something wrong with ME

Out of the four kits that I own, my DW 12" tom is the hardest to tune. It's exactly as Bo described. I can tune it low, or I can tune it high, but it just doesn't sound good tuned in the middle. I...
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