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Forum: General Discussion 08-14-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 572
Posted By jeffwj
Re: I highly recommend this book...and not only to jazz drummers

Sounds like a "must have". Is there an ISBN or publisher listed in the book? I'd really like to have some of the stores down here stock it.

Jeff
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 572
Posted By jeffwj
Re: I highly recommend this book...and not only to jazz drummers

How many pages is it? It looks THICK!

Jeff
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 572
Posted By jeffwj
Re: I highly recommend this book...and not only to jazz drummers

I found this. It looks like three places have it. But if you have the ISBN/publisher info, maybe forum members could order it from their local drum shop.
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Forum: Drum Technique 08-06-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,199
Posted By jeffwj
Re: Open handed technique

There was no sarcasm taken, Mike. That's the great thing about this forum - we discuss pros and cons (hopefully) without offending each other.

As a teacher, I try to keep up to date with as...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-06-2014, 02:15 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,199
Posted By jeffwj
Re: Open handed technique

Another question for those playing open (without remote hats).

Do you place the ride on the left side as well? That would seem to eliminate learning everything twice - with both left and right...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-03-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,199
Posted By jeffwj
Re: Open handed technique

For those who are in favor of open handed playing, I wonder what your feelings are about remote hi-hats. The thing that I keep see in this (and other) threads is the price. If remote stands were...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-29-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 936
Posted By jeffwj
Re: The 4 Real Rudiments - Control Stroke, Upstroke, Taps, and Rebounds

Yes, similar to closing the fingers to catch a ball, but not to the point of squeezing. You'll get the hang of it.

Jeff
Forum: Drum Technique 07-29-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 936
Posted By jeffwj
Re: The 4 Real Rudiments - Control Stroke, Upstroke, Taps, and Rebounds

For the downstroke, my back fingers draw a bit closer to the stick as I am throwing it down. It's as if I am lightly catching a ball - without squeezing.

Jeff
Forum: Drum Technique 07-28-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 936
Posted By jeffwj
Re: The 4 Real Rudiments - Control Stroke, Upstroke, Taps, and Rebounds

I don't squeeze in the fulcrum to stop the stick from rebounding. Squeezing for accents is found more in the Adler method.

I do bring my fingers in closer to the stick, however I don't choke...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-28-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 936
Posted By jeffwj
Re: The 4 Real Rudiments - Control Stroke, Upstroke, Taps, and Rebounds

The downstroke (or control stroke) should start the same way as a full stroke.

The full stroke utilizes the wrist as the main hinge. The fingers follow the stick, acting as "shock absorbers." ...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-27-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 936
Posted By jeffwj
Re: The 4 Real Rudiments - Control Stroke, Upstroke, Taps, and Rebounds

John Wooton is both an amazing player and educator. He does a great job with not only this video, but the entire Vic Firth rudiment series. I often have my students check out his videos. I also...
Forum: General Discussion 06-21-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 895
Posted By jeffwj
Re: Starting to teach.

Welcome to the forum!

Please don't take this the wrong way, but if you substitute the word "drumming" for any other topic you may see a bit of a dilemma. For example, what if someone said to you:...
Forum: General Discussion 06-06-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,602
Posted By jeffwj
Re: songs with leading toms

Come Together by the Beatles. Most people would know that - or at least know the Aerosmith version.

Jeff

Jeff W. Johnson
Forum: Drum Technique 05-31-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 853
Posted By jeffwj
Re: Jazz: Forms & Listening the soloist

If you learn the harmonies (chord changes), you should be able to keep your place in the music. The soloists are improvising over those changes.

Now's the Time is a 12 bar blues. It's...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-31-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 853
Posted By jeffwj
Re: Jazz: Forms & Listening the soloist

Have you ever played piano? Even having a rudimentary knowledge of piano will help you with hearing the chord changes and keeping your place within the form.

Jeff
Forum: General Discussion 05-28-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 410
Posted By jeffwj
Re: Percussive Arts Society

I am a member of PAS and write method book reviews for their journal, Percussive Notes. If you haven't been a member in a while, you may not know about the ePAS membership. It allows you to get the...
Forum: General Discussion 05-27-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,145
Posted By jeffwj
Re: Tabs Vs. Traditional Notation

Also, if you buy a drumming magazine or look at any drum book, it will be in musical notation - not tab. Take a look at the transcription part of this site.
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Forum: General Discussion 05-27-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,145
Posted By jeffwj
Re: Tabs Vs. Traditional Notation

Drum tabs originated from the lack of access to musical notation software. So to write something out on computer, they would write symbols such as -,x,+, and o. Tab is really not necessary today,...
Forum: General Discussion 05-25-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 475
Posted By jeffwj
Re: Xylophone pieces

If I may ask for the sake of clarity - Are you:

1. looking for music that is public domain or music that people have written themselves and (of their own accord) posted for public use?

2....
Forum: General Discussion 04-14-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 445
Posted By jeffwj
Re: drummers boot camp

Try this:

http://thecollective.edu/560/Full_Time_Certificate_Programs

Jeff
Forum: Drum Technique 04-07-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 761
Posted By jeffwj
Re: Tips on drumming and inspiration please.

I find that sometimes it is a wish vs action scenario. Some people may wish to lose weight, but the actions of exercise and healthy eating equals the results. If someone wishes to get better at an...
Forum: General Discussion 02-19-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 955
Posted By jeffwj
Re: Acoustic Treatment

I noticed that Mike Johnston, Pat Petrillo, and yourself have the acoustic foam on the bottom portion of the wall. I really like the way it looks with the bottom third being foam and the top...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-15-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,099
Posted By jeffwj
Re: Teachers, do you force Crossed hands on beginners?

Mine was about half of retail price or less. I bought it used on craigslist. Of course, I bought both vehicles and my RV used too. I guess I like a deal.

If you think of lessons as a monetary...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-13-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By jeffwj
Re: Whaley Intermediate Snare Drummer - stick heights?

Stick height and velocity are relative to the situation. For example, if I am performing with a brass quintet plus percussion or a jazz trio, the interpretation of forte would be much different than...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-13-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,099
Posted By jeffwj
Re: Teachers, do you force Crossed hands on beginners?

Again, you are the voice of reason! As Todd said, why learn things two different ways when we have access to remote hi-hats. Especially for a beginning student, it can be challenging for them...
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