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Forum: Drum Technique 06-12-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 350
Posted By bud7h4
Re: Kick Technique - Pedal, Throne Height and Footware

How long have you been playing? For my first couple of years, the slightest difference in my seating position and pedal settings would affect my playing. Once I developed my pedal technique enough...
Forum: General Discussion 05-21-2018, 05:20 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,511
Posted By bud7h4
Re: Top 10 drummers you've seen in the flesh?

Portnoy
Gregg Bissonette (with David Lee Roth)
Raymond Herrera
Nicko McBrain
Forum: Drum Technique 05-11-2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 740
Posted By bud7h4
Re: Practicing too much double bass?

There are techniques like these for feet. I just don't know if there's a way to teach them. Your legs (or brain) eventually adapt to extreme speed by incorporating Moeller type movements, so that...
Forum: General Discussion 04-25-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,551
Posted By bud7h4
Re: Sorry Neil......Ringo and Paul has much more "feel" than you

I've tried improvising to Rush songs in the past. If I try to get all feely and swingy, it just doesn't fit. Just like trying to put really good drumming to Beatles songs.

Ringo's drumming isn't...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-21-2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 942
Posted By bud7h4
Re: Can't consistently hit max bpms

What hand technique are you using at high speeds? That technique should not only facilitate speed, but also help you play relaxed.

Also (just my opinion) FIVE minutes at your max speed is...
Forum: General Discussion 04-17-2018, 04:11 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,053
Posted By bud7h4
Re: Your full name on your bass drum head

In the 60s and 70s so many drummers were pioneers. Regardless of how technically talented they were, much of the time they were doing something original and timeless. In light of this, their names...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-07-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 928
Posted By bud7h4
Re: Beginner Metal Songs?

Scott Travis = metal drumming 101
Forum: Drum Technique 03-29-2018, 03:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 747
Posted By bud7h4
Re: Double bass practice issue

Swiveling stresses the knees if the motion is too far from side to side.




I would practice at about 180 bpm instead of 200 (for now). For me, that's about 30 bpm above the point where I...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-13-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 878
Posted By bud7h4
Re: Double Bass Shuffle: Left or Right foot lead

Too much grip doesn't allow me to adjust position on the foot board without making a conscious effort to do so. This contributes to fatigue and can lower your performance ceiling. However I also...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-13-2018, 02:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 878
Posted By bud7h4
Re: Double bass shuffle: left or right foot lead?

I'm fast with my feet, but for that beat I would use both kicks because of the emphasis on the second note of each double. No way someone's gonna pull that off with one foot for that length of time...
Forum: General Discussion 03-12-2018, 04:35 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,479
Posted By bud7h4
Re: Rack Toms Angled or Flat

That looks like a science project.


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Forum: General Discussion 03-10-2018, 02:16 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,479
Posted By bud7h4
Re: Rack Toms Angled or Flat

It makes sense if the toms are very low. And yes I happen to think it's looks great too. I guess I'm attracted to the symmetrical look?
But I think Simon Phillips, for example, mounts his toms too...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-10-2018, 01:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,064
Posted By bud7h4
Re: Am I the only one who plays Quads like this

I don't ever do those with a left foot lead but, I think it's important to learn to lead with either hand to increase your options around the kit.

For example snare-tom1-kick-kick would be right...
Forum: General Discussion 02-28-2018, 11:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,738
Posted By bud7h4
Re: Can A Metal Drummer Play A Pop Song Well?

I don't know what to tell you, mate. Good luck out there, I guess.
Forum: General Discussion 02-28-2018, 05:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,456
Posted By bud7h4
Re: Where Do You Position Your Beater

More or less centered, usually just above center, never below. Determined more by feel than any particular sound.
Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2018, 10:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,738
Posted By bud7h4
Re: Can A Metal Drummer Play A Pop Song Well?

It's unfortunate that so much of their music was very "pop metal" but they were definately a heavy metal band fom late 70s to about '81. The Animal Magnetism album rocks.
Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2018, 12:32 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,738
Posted By bud7h4
Re: Can A Metal Drummer Play A Pop Song Well?

LOL
It could be argued that some metal music is pop. But to call all metal pop would require redefining both metal and pop.
Forum: Drummers 02-26-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 103,076
Posted By bud7h4
Re: Lars Ulrich

I would agree that's what makes one a good drummer. But then from there, there are infinite levels of better.
Forum: General Discussion 02-26-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,738
Posted By bud7h4
Re: Can A Metal Drummer Play A Pop Song Well?

I don't believe this at all.

Maybe a well educated musician can learn to play anything. But being well educated won't make you able to pick up the sticks and play any style, any more than having...
Forum: General Discussion 02-15-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,249
Posted By bud7h4
Re: Would you join a band for popularity?

For popularity, no. For recognition, yes. For money, yes.
Forum: General Discussion 02-11-2018, 04:05 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,926
Posted By bud7h4
Re: Triggering Your Drums Is NOT Cheating!

It's not cheating, but it's a terrible shame not to actually hear your $5,000 drums, however practical or even necessary triggers may be in some cases.
Forum: General Discussion 02-08-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,534
Posted By bud7h4
Re: Worship drummer - variety?

With the exception of Slayer, those are probably entirely inappropriate.
Forum: General Discussion 02-08-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,435
Posted By bud7h4
Re: Is Buddy Rich REALLY the greatest drummer of all time?

I disagree for a couple of reasons.

Reason 1: Not all art can be equally measured for talent. Some art is purely an expression, requiring no actual technical ability (Yoko Ono "performance").
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Forum: Drum Technique 02-04-2018, 10:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,426
Posted By bud7h4
Re: 300 BPM? Really guys?

I could be wrong but I'm pretty sure the OP is referring to double bass 16ths at 300 bpm specifically, not just the tempo of the music.

But you're absolutely right, very high tempos in jazz is...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-03-2018, 11:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,426
Posted By bud7h4
Re: 300 BPM? Really guys?

I've seen a few people play 16ths at about that speed. It's impressive when they do so with good form, not so much when it's that one-inch twitch.

I'm perfectly content with maxing out at 270. I...
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