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Forum: Drum Technique 01-12-2009, 11:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,946
Posted By dea
Re: Rudiments

If you want to master the drums you need the rudiments. Rudiments can be incorporated into every aspect of your playing in a tasteful way. Every beat I play has rudiments in them in some way, shape...
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2009, 10:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,243
Posted By dea
Re: martial arts and drumming

Tsun Jo Wing Chun Gung Fu ( new kung fu ). A modified form of Wing Chun. The rapid fire straight punching and quick simultaneous snap kicking has really helped me control my hands and feet together.
Forum: Drum Technique 01-12-2009, 10:40 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,065
Posted By dea
Re: Amateur Mistakes

Hitting the cymbals without bass drum is not necessarily a mistake.
Forum: Drummers 05-08-2008, 09:39 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 41,762
Posted By dea
Re: Some new vids up

I hadn't checked out all of your vids, but did enjoy two of them.

I've been playing a long long long time and I still chuckle with admiration when I see a drummer who has such control of what they...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-13-2008, 09:17 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 71,813
Posted By dea
Re: Playing With Stick Tricks?

This guy has some cool functional stick tricks in this video.

http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=20148796&blogID=339901186
Forum: Drum Technique 02-13-2008, 09:12 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 71,813
Posted By dea
Re: Playing With Stick Tricks?

Stick tricks that actually perform a function ( backsticking, others? ) rock! Stick tricks for the sole purpose of showboating is just uninteresting to me.

BUT!!! They will implicitly increase...
Forum: General Discussion 02-11-2008, 10:29 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 205,619
Posted By dea
Re: Music tracks minus drums...

I googled, "Free MIDI Songs", and a ton of sites came up.
Here is one for starters that contains popular music, etc.

http://www.freemidi.org/

There are others that have a ton of great Jazz...
Forum: Drummers 01-04-2008, 10:09 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 66,325
Posted By dea
Re: Alex Van Halen

He was my fav as a youngling. I've seen them 5 times all throughout their years. Tommy Lee is not in the same class as Alex Van Halen. Its like comparing apples and oranges. I'm not knocking Tommy...
Forum: General Discussion 11-13-2007, 04:49 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 205,619
Posted By dea
Re: Music tracks minus drums...

There are hundreds of MIDI big band/jazz songs. There are also thousands of modern popular songs in MIDI format where the drums can be removed. Its pretty easy to take the drums out and then mix...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-12-2007, 04:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,348
Posted By dea
Re: Jojo Mayer foot technique?

Pick up a Sonor Giant Step Double Effects pedal. You can really take advantage of your heel.
Forum: Drum Technique 06-26-2007, 01:15 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 45,245
Posted By dea
Re: Murray Spivack technique?

What are the benefits of using the middle finger for the fulcrum+thumb vs. the forefinger+thumb?

Forgive me, but I'm really struggling with this technique. Why would you ignore fingers that can...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-26-2007, 12:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 15,270
Posted By dea
Re: 5 over 4 poly rhythm

Oh yes. Forgot something...

Break up your odd time sigs. Example. 5/4 = 3 + 2. Etc. When your metronone is counting the even sigs, count the odd time sigs in break-up form. This will also...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-26-2007, 12:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 15,270
Posted By dea
Re: 5 over 4 poly rhythm

When I first learned polys, I became frustrated because my teeny weenie brain could not handle it. Well, there's always a cheat that will help ya. Here is how I did it. No magic and nothing...
Forum: Drums 06-25-2007, 11:34 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 66,474
Posted By dea
Re: THE DRUM MODIFICATION THREAD.

I have a Yamaha Stage Custom Advantage kit that I really like. Wonderful features for the money. Anyway, I'd like to make it a bit more unique from a sound point of view. My first thought was to...
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2007, 07:29 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 47,238
Posted By dea
Re: PROTECT YOUR EARS.

Vic Firth headphones. I never jam without'em.
Forum: Drum Technique 03-29-2007, 10:43 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 90,536
Posted By dea
Re: STICK CONTROL (george L stone) your experiences and suggestions

I'm with Echo. Changing up your sticks, albeit is a preference, it is not necessary. There are cons to switching sticks. The one that sticks to my mind - being that I have kids who suck my time...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-22-2007, 10:39 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 90,536
Posted By dea
Re: STICK CONTROL (george L stone) your experiences and suggestions

Sorry, I have to harp again. The french grip is not just for jazz. In fact, you can check with your health professional re: the french grip vs. the wrist down approach. I'd bet he will tell you...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-02-2007, 08:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,479
Posted By dea
Re: Open/close technique

Man, this guy knows what he's talking about. You can tell by the precision ( ...and I don't mean speed ) at which he executes this technique.

If you stop and reflect on all of the ways you can...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-25-2007, 11:19 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 90,536
Posted By dea
Re: STICK CONTROL (george L stone) your experiences and suggestions

I posted this in another thread, but thought it would be benefitial to post it here as well.

Here is an unconventional approach to really nailing down your stick control. Instead of sticking ( no...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-15-2006, 08:18 PM
Replies: 673
Views: 116,297
Posted By dea
Re: THE DOUBLE BASS TECHNIQUE THREAD

Oh crumb. The accent marks are not centered right. Let me just quickly summarize.

For single stroke triplets. Have the accents on 2. Also try it with accent on 1, and the ever harder 1, and 3. ...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-15-2006, 08:16 PM
Replies: 673
Views: 116,297
Posted By dea
Re: THE DOUBLE BASS TECHNIQUE THREAD

There is a very simple way to speed up the solidness of your double bass drums. The key is accents and flams. Simple, slow, but well executed double strokes, single triplets, while throwing accents...
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