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Forum: General Discussion 10-15-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 491
Posted By mrfingers
Re: remembering a tune

As posted by moxman,”Guitar players dial up the right tempos effortlessly.. I think it's part muscle memory (the strumming) and part memory of the song in their head (lyrics and rythmn).”
Not always...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-09-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 691
Posted By mrfingers
Re: What sticking do you use?

About time somebody mentioned this!
Forum: Drum Technique 10-08-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 691
Posted By mrfingers
Re: What sticking do you use?

Wow, nobody would use doubles? LL-RR etc?
Forum: General Discussion 10-03-2018, 11:40 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,094
Posted By mrfingers
Forum: General Discussion 09-30-2018, 02:18 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,118
Posted By mrfingers
Re: What's actually going well for you in your world of music?

After a minor(TIA) stroke 2 yrs. ago I decided to learn “matched” grip. It almost matches my ability to play trad of 45yrs.! My other reason for learning matched was to stave off my left hand’s...
Forum: General Discussion 09-27-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,360
Posted By mrfingers
Re: Drummer’s Place In Band

I have to agree up to a point: depending on the music being played, the drummer is support only or the drummer is so important the band can’t replace the drummer without serious musical changes. None...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-26-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 860
Posted By mrfingers
Re: hit a brick wall, my rolls suck!

Yep, and no book is necessary.
Forum: Drum Technique 09-23-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By mrfingers
Re: Stick moves horizontally instead of vertically

Can't say it enough: practice the vertical motion with the German grip, especially it you used to play traditional with the left hand-you have to keep at it.
Forum: General Discussion 09-21-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,118
Posted By mrfingers
Re: Your weirdist gig?

Played a women’s bowling league awards dinner. Lots of beer in the audience...when our power cut out(some bad cables) I was told by the band leader to “quick, play wipe out! The audience is about...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-21-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 717
Posted By mrfingers
Re: Playing different UNRELATED tempo's simultaneously?

Ask Marco Minnemann: he can do anything and smile while doing it!
Forum: General Discussion 09-20-2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 844
Posted By mrfingers
Re: Need help with memorizing songs and cymbal crashes

Try to think of the crashes as punctuation of the song, sometimes for the vocals, sometimes for the guitars’ parts and rhythms inherent to the music: crescendos or guitar “walk-ups” ending in with...
Forum: General Discussion 09-03-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 548
Posted By mrfingers
Re: Throne seat issue?

You might try just shifting your throne an inch or so to one side or the other or sitting slightly to the left(hhat side) or to the right. I’m always surprised by what small position changes can hurt!
Forum: General Discussion 08-31-2018, 02:58 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,546
Posted By mrfingers
Re: Can you be a good drummer with bad math skills?

Maybe the question should be: is math ability inherent in great drummers who read and or write music?
Forum: General Discussion 08-28-2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,825
Posted By mrfingers
Re: The needless debate over drum construction and the misguided search for undo drum resonance

Make it shiny and full of chrome and drummers will buy it! Just kidding. Only some drummers will buy “it.”
Forum: Drum Technique 08-24-2018, 01:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,201
Posted By mrfingers
Re: The Logical Order of Study

This is maybe a bit of strange advice but play to the Hendrix’ Experience and Axis albums. MMitchell has a great variety of styles and techniques applied to these songs that you can’t help but learn...
Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,126
Posted By mrfingers
Re: What killed off Slingerland?

Oops, I meant Slingerland FT had the weird leg buttons, not Rogers. I got lost in the thread!
Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,126
Posted By mrfingers
Re: What killed off Slingerland?

Speaking of Rogers hardware...did your old kit have the terrible, button control FT legs that over time wear out and make you constantly readjust them as the legs slide thru the mount?
Forum: Drum Technique 08-21-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 718
Posted By mrfingers
Re: Weaker hand problem

Ghost notes are “drop the stick” notes, drop and drag sometimes and not something to slam. Even a weak hand does these easier than a dominant hand which usually hits with more power. Try dropping the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2018, 12:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 538
Posted By mrfingers
Re: Getting better at drums

It will take practice to get to play “syncopated” kick rhythms. This is the old advice, I know, but true. If you feel the rhythms but can’t play them, you’re half way there! You still need to improve...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-15-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 550
Posted By mrfingers
Re: Back to the basics

SO you have played all those basic beats and fills. Won't take much to refresh those skills, watch the current drummer, just find the music you"ll be playing for the church and review those beats and...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-13-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,339
Posted By mrfingers
Re: Too Much 2 & 4

Works for me too since playing in a cover band is fairly restrictive.
Forum: General Discussion 08-09-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 712
Posted By mrfingers
Re: Pain In My Thumb. Oh no, not another one of those threads.

Ever tried min-vise-grips or small pliers?
Forum: General Discussion 08-06-2018, 03:53 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,832
Posted By mrfingers
Re: Moving on

What was the name of your band, so we can now ignore them?
Forum: Drummers 08-05-2018, 02:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,881
Posted By mrfingers
Re: Y'all ever seen this dude?

Can’t wait to see this guy in a band!
Forum: General Discussion 08-03-2018, 11:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 939
Posted By mrfingers
Re: Pros and Cons of rack mount vs. snare stand mounted tom

Some people (like myself) can’t use a snare Tom thing because it is ergonomically problematic for my back and the distance to the FT between the two is too great.
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