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Forum: General Discussion 01-23-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,418
Posted By thedrummachine
Re: Here we go; I'm going to attempt to start my career!

A good way to find tons of students is to phone school music departments.
The vast majority of my teaching is in schools, and it's nice to get the regular paycheque every month to supplement what I...
Forum: General Discussion 01-22-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,763
Posted By thedrummachine
Re: Should drummers call themselves musicians?

We play music, we are musicians.Simple as that.
I think the attitude coming from some non-drumming musicians that drummers are "just the drummer" says more about their level of musicianship than the...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-20-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,470
Posted By thedrummachine
Re: Interaction with other musicians

You can't go wrong playing a kick pattern pretty much identical to whatever rhythm the bassist is playing. Listen out for dynamic changes and follow those.
Leave enough space in your playing if...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-19-2013, 11:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,810
Posted By thedrummachine
Re: Typical lesson plan from your drum teacher?

It sounds like your teacher is working on a good variety of material with you.
Like others have said, I plan my lessons according to the student.
For example a lot of the teenagers I teach are...
Forum: Drums 01-19-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,221
Posted By thedrummachine
Re: HELP!! Brass Snare Question

I have one of the ahead black over brass snares and would highly recommend it.
It's a great drum for the money. The only thing I'd say against it is the cross stick sound is pretty weak due to the...
Forum: General Discussion 01-17-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,490
Posted By thedrummachine
Re: Drum muffling gone wild

A cushion inside a snare drum?!
Sometimes I think people are doing everything they can to stop their drums sounding like, well, drums.
Why are they so scared of a bit of sustain?
Forum: Drums 01-16-2013, 11:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,873
Posted By thedrummachine
Re: Which way do your snares go, and why ?

My throw off is at about 10-11 o'clock, just in front of my left knee.
That way it doesn't get in the way of double kick work, and I can easily adjust the throw off on the fly.
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