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Forum: Drum Technique 10-11-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 911
Posted By TheDrumster
Re: Making the most out of limited practice time

I think Benny Greb's, The Language of Drumming, will give you the biggest bang for the buck. By learning one "simple" concept, and applying it in different ways, you will be able to play ANYTHING on...
Forum: Drums 09-24-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,217
Posted By TheDrumster
Re: Snare for a $200 budget

So, Bo, if you could choose between the 3007 snare and the Acrolite, you'd go with the 3007 snare?
Forum: Drums 09-21-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,217
Posted By TheDrumster
Re: Snare for a $200 budget

I have Black Beauty that I use on my primary kit, which usually stays home. The Sonor will be my practice/gigging kit.
Forum: Drums 09-21-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,217
Posted By TheDrumster
Re: Snare for a $200 budget

The kit would be discounted by $130 if I passed on the snare....
Forum: Drums 09-20-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,217
Posted By TheDrumster
Snare for a $200 budget

I'm picking up a Sonor Force 3007 and I'm considering not taking the snare that comes with the kit (14 x5) and getting either a new or used snare for @$200.

More info: I play mostly rock/pop and...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-30-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 557
Posted By TheDrumster
Re: good progress based educational drum vids. are they out there???

1. Learn how to use your hands so you can control your sticks - check out Bill Bachman.
2. Learn the DNA of rhythm so you can play anything you hear or that comes into your mind - check out Benny...
Forum: General Discussion 08-14-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,557
Posted By TheDrumster
Re: Drummers who don't use cymbal stoppers

Yeah, a closer shot would be great. BTW, I love how tight you've got your kit set up. Everything is close and easily reached. What size bass is that?
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,557
Posted By TheDrumster
Re: Drummers who don't use cymbal stoppers

Who makes those, and what are they called? I take it there is no direct contact with the cymbal?
Forum: Drum Technique 07-15-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 485
Posted By TheDrumster
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,710
Posted By TheDrumster
Re: How do I get out of the "drumming blues"?

I think a lot of musicians I know get "the blues" from time to time when they compare themselves with others who they feel are better than they are. If your goal is to be THE BEST, you will always...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-07-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 942
Posted By TheDrumster
Re: Double Pedal

I play heal up, mostly.... Thanks for the input.

I guess the real issue for me is whether it is worth putting in the time getting up to speed with the double, at the expense of practicing other...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-30-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 542
Posted By TheDrumster
Re: Notation

Thanks guys. Very helpful!
Forum: Drum Technique 06-30-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 542
Posted By TheDrumster
Notation

Does anyone have a sheet they can share that has hand-written drum notation? I'd love to see how someone else writes out various beats...16ths, rests, etc. Mine looks like chicken scratch,...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-27-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 942
Posted By TheDrumster
Double Pedal

I've been a single pedal guy for 35 years, and I'm debating trying a double pedal. I'm interested in people's thoughts and experience with going to the double pedal. Does it take a long time to get...
Forum: General Discussion 05-29-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,658
Posted By TheDrumster
Re: Cause of Meter Speeding Up Discovered.

Your body (i.e. mind) has to get used to how long it takes to get from one surface to another, just like it has to learn timing when you play ghost notes and accents. Practice with the metronome did...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-29-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,067
Posted By TheDrumster
Re: Stick Grip Issue

I used it on a pad for a for about a month doing mostly singles and doubles. It helped a lot.

I'm really surprised it's not popular because the weak hand grip is a such common problem.

Let me...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-29-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,067
Posted By TheDrumster
Re: Stick Grip Issue

Indeed, I am.

I, too, had a somewhat "wobbly" left hand at higher tempos. Somehow, somewhere, I read about the hinged sticks and figured "what the hell." (I think it was a review coming out of...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-28-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,067
Posted By TheDrumster
Re: Stick Grip Issue

Get these...thank me later.

http://www.amazon.com/Vic-Firth-American-Classic-HingeStix/dp/B00C12PR9E/ref=sr_1_1?s=musical-instruments&ie=UTF8&qid=1401307449&sr=1-1&keywords=hingestix
Forum: General Discussion 05-08-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 317
Posted By TheDrumster
Looking for teacher in Boston area....

Unfortunately, practicing two hours a day on a pad (and moongel pad) has started to take a toll. I'm developing tennis elbow. It's not bad, but I fear it will only get worse if I continue doing what...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-01-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,355
Posted By TheDrumster
Forum: General Discussion 05-01-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,500
Posted By TheDrumster
Re: Musicality

I would say musicality is whatever moves or resonates with a person. And I think that it's completely subjective. Like beauty, it's in the eye of the beholder.

If I play something and I find it...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-01-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,355
Posted By TheDrumster
Re: Playing fast single handed 16ths (Porcaro style)

Maybe this will help ;)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MR_x_vrSZBM
Forum: Drum Technique 04-11-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 896
Posted By TheDrumster
Re: Help moving around the kit...

Fantastic! Great exercise!
Forum: Drum Technique 04-09-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 816
Posted By TheDrumster
Re: Do you hear sounds or mechanics when you play?

I think I know exactly what you are talking about. I constantly experience it myself.

If you only practice the pattern in one way, i.e. one sound source, or one dynamic, or while eating a...
Forum: Drummers 04-02-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 763
Views: 133,613
Posted By TheDrumster
Re: Todd Sucherman here!

Todd, where should I keep an eye out so I'll know when you're back?
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