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Forum: General Discussion 11-11-2011, 08:18 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,446
Posted By Alex Jadi
Re: Mind Matters: Overcoming Mental Barriers in Drumming - Anybody?

- Incorporate as many senses as you can.
- Focus on click and timing
- count out loud (not only the time but also the reps...we need serious concentration to count 100 reps accurately, nope ? )
-...
Forum: General Discussion 11-10-2011, 10:52 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,446
Posted By Alex Jadi
Re: Mind Matters: Overcoming Mental Barriers in Drumming - Anybody?

There are no rules. Do what you want and if you're happy with that it's all good.

As I said, focus is crucial and I know some tips to fight boredom (which is the number 1 practice killer, so we...
Forum: General Discussion 11-10-2011, 08:51 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,446
Posted By Alex Jadi
Re: Mind Matters: Overcoming Mental Barriers in Drumming - Anybody?

I don't agree. Our number 1 focus is our playing while we practice and perform. Everything else (TV for instance) is just distracting and makes you play not as well as you should. I engage you to...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-29-2011, 09:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,515
Posted By Alex Jadi
Re: Traditional grip rimshots?

1 answer :

http://www.pearleurope.com/upl/1/en/img/VIRGil_Donati.jpg
Forum: Drum Technique 08-28-2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,302
Posted By Alex Jadi
Re: Loosen your weak hand

Practice leading every exercices/grooves/patterns/whatever you want with your left hand. And focus on the motion and the sound, be sure you're very relax. I guarantee you some great results in a few...
Forum: General Discussion 08-28-2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,773
Posted By Alex Jadi
Re: Remo sounds like plastic?

My Remo clear Emperor sound awesome no matter if I tune it low or high.
And I don't have a high-quality kit (Pearl VX) and I'm definitely not a master at tuning.
Forum: General Discussion 08-24-2011, 03:19 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 24,554
Posted By Alex Jadi
Re: David Letterman Drum Solo Week II

Tony Royster bores me a lot...as usual with him unfortunately.

BTW, it's always a pleasure to hear Gavin Harrisson's insanity and musicality.
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2011, 09:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,365
Posted By Alex Jadi
Re: Darkane rehearsal - july 2011 (feat P.Wildoer)

Here are the dates for their 2011 Europe tour :

Sep. 20 - Strasbourg - Molodoi - FR
Sep. 21 - Paris - Glaz'art - FR
Sep. 22 - Eindhoven - Dynamo - NL
Sep. 23 - Hengelo - Metropool - NL
Sep. 24...
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2011, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,365
Posted By Alex Jadi
Darkane rehearsal - july 2011 (feat P.Wildoer)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1XTsrPTIPM (rehearsal with Lawrence Mackrory)

Amazing band and awesome drummer.
Unfortunately their Europe tour is too far away from my town :( .

Breaking news...
Forum: General Discussion 08-05-2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,025
Posted By Alex Jadi
Re: practicing my footing without a bass pedal

I made 2 vids about it if you are interested :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnCEzos3_eQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSK4Dvv622M

Also make sure to check out this lesson :
...
Forum: General Discussion 07-31-2011, 09:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,590
Posted By Alex Jadi
Re: Video camera to record with?

I use Zoom Q3 to record my vids. It's cheap (95 euros) and it works great even if the video quality is not that amazing (it's not in HD).
Forum: Drummers 07-17-2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,936
Posted By Alex Jadi
Re: Damien Schmitt.

Great Job for Damien...it's awesome to see him on drummerworld. My former teacher will be very happy because he taught to Damien in his early days!
Forum: General Discussion 07-14-2011, 07:09 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 13,591
Posted By Alex Jadi
Re: If you could Have Lessons Fron Any Professional Drummer Who Would It Be?

Virgil Donati - a living legend...no one comes close to him. Insanity at its best.

Mike Mangini - he looks like a very cool guy and has tons of knowledge to say the least.

Marco Minnemann -...
Forum: General Discussion 07-14-2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,834
Posted By Alex Jadi
Re: You Tube sensation Cobus Potgieter at Drum Channel

"Talent means nothing" in simple numbers :

Travis Orbin :

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Forum: General Discussion 07-04-2011, 03:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,855
Posted By Alex Jadi
Re: Advice on timing please

"The new Breed" by Gary Chester will improve your independence drastically (and solve your "my HH follow my bass drum" problem). It's a classic master piece which every drummer should study.
Forum: Drummers 07-03-2011, 10:47 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 48,489
Posted By Alex Jadi
Re: Terry Bozzio

I really love his performance on the Steve Vai's album called "Sex and Religion"...a classic masterpiece IMO.
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