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Forum: Drum Technique Yesterday, 06:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,680
Posted By eddypierce
Re: how to use Stick Control

Are you sure you're not thinking of the preface to Stone's Accents and Rebounds? He states there that it's an advanced book, and should only be used after the drummer had practiced out of Stick...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-09-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 965
Posted By eddypierce
Re: Making the most out of limited practice time

I tend to agree with these sentiments. There are so many things to work on with drumming (technique, tone, reading, timekeeping, phrasing, etc.), and Stick Control only covers a bit of this, but I'm...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-04-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 724
Posted By eddypierce
Re: Strangely hard, easy sticking pattern

I have two suggestions, one of which you already touched upon, which is to practice slowly. I don't know how slowly you've been practicing it, but I would suggest you practice it REALLY slowly, like...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-25-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 342
Posted By eddypierce
Re: Edison Machado samba ideas

Thanks for this. What a smoking drummer. Incredibly fast hands, and a great and unique feel. A bit of trivia: I met a fellow a few years ago who had known Machado personally, and he told me that his...
Forum: General Discussion 09-11-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,228
Posted By eddypierce
Re: The Speed Obsession

Al Jackson, Jr.:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBPbvDBlj_k

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jh6qxos8v7o

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9cRvg1jaBk
Forum: Drum Technique 09-09-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 541
Posted By eddypierce
Re: Hi Hat Technique

Joe Morello discusses this technique in his second Hot Licks video. I think he also did an MD article back in the 1990's that gave some exercises for it.
Forum: Drum Technique 09-02-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 587
Posted By eddypierce
Re: Q: Practice trading 4 and 12 bars blue

Elvin trading 4's on a 12 bar blues (with a full solo chorus at the end): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGg_fnwc6S8

Here's Max soloing on a 12 bar blues--the first two chorus are a 4-8 trade,...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-02-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 587
Posted By eddypierce
Re: Q: Practice trading 4 and 12 bars blue

Usually when trading fours with a band on a 12 bar blues, you don't do anything differently than you would on a 32 bar song form: play 4 bars of time, 4 bars of solo, then another 4 bars of time. On...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-29-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,680
Posted By eddypierce
Re: how to use Stick Control

My basic routine these days is pretty basic: 30 minutes a day (when I can) on the single beats section, broken up with 10 minutes each on full strokes, half strokes and low strokes. I'll play each...
Forum: General Discussion 08-28-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 669
Posted By eddypierce
Re: Pacific Northwest drummers' thread

I'm in the Portland area. I play around 2-4 times per week on average (mostly blues, R&B or jazz), and have been playing drums over 25 years. I'm originally from Eureka (in Northern California), but...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-26-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 581
Posted By eddypierce
Re: Some Fine Blues Drumming early 60s

Actually, I think the opposite was true--I think that Wells was really influenced by James Brown in the early 1960's, and that's where he got most of those moves (even though Wells came on the scene...
Forum: General Discussion 08-16-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 616
Posted By eddypierce
Re: 30 songs in 6 days.

I write a lot of cheat charts for songs that I have to learn. If I have time, I'll write a full chart--I usually listen to it once and write down the basic structure (intro, vs, chorus, bridge, etc.)...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-12-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,355
Posted By eddypierce
Re: My sense of time and accuracy sucks. How to practice?

Just wanted to chime in by agreeing with the idea of practicing things very slowly (which Tony and others have also emphasized). I've spent a fair amount of time practicing drum set grooves as well...
Forum: General Discussion 07-24-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,415
Posted By eddypierce
Re: The session guys!

Also Panama Francis. He played on a huge amount of R&B, pop and rock and roll sides in the 50's and early 60's.
Forum: General Discussion 07-03-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,025
Posted By eddypierce
Re: Al Jackson jr break in Turn You Loose. . . sounds simple . . .

I think perhaps why you're confused is by the presence of the tied notes. There is not a separate attack on the note that is tied to the one before it; the tie just means that the note is held out...
Forum: General Discussion 05-22-2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,302
Posted By eddypierce
Re: Preparing for a covers band

I'd like to second this. I know that people learn differently, but I've written a lot of cheat charts in my day, and I've found that for me just the act of writing them down helps solidify the...
Forum: General Discussion 05-18-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,509
Posted By eddypierce
Re: The Muscle Shoals Sound

In addition to the Southern Soul tunes that he played on (Aretha, Pickett, Percy Sledge's "When A Man Loves a Woman", the Staples' "I'll Take You There," etc.) I also dig his hip playing on some of...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-16-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,670
Posted By eddypierce
Re: Triple Stroke Roll - The Gateway Rudiment?

Nice ideas, John. Your "paradiddle sequence" exercise made me want to expand on that by suggesting that you could also practice this kind of variation using the first 3 pages of Stick Control, by...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-04-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,021
Posted By eddypierce
Re: Getting the most out of the Chaffee books.

I've practiced out of Time Functioning Patterns a fair amount, but mostly just the first two sections (the rock ostinato section, and the first part of the jazz section). Besides practicing it the...
Forum: General Discussion 04-29-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,253
Posted By eddypierce
Re: Nice...or not so much

Of all the drummers that I've met (not that I'm met a huge amount of big name players), one that stood out for me was Don Alias. Just a humble, friendly, sweet guy. I met him before a jazz festival...
Forum: General Discussion 04-28-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 923
Posted By eddypierce
Re: Brain Fart :-)

Well, you're in good company at least--Tony Williams plays a superimposed 4/4 on the tune for over half the length of the Miles Davis version (off of Miles Smiles).
Forum: Drum Technique 04-26-2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,764
Posted By eddypierce
Re: Ugh! I hate my feet!

I'm not the best at the samba pattern at brisk tempos myself. This doesn't address your question (i.e., how to play the bass drum pattern better, for which I'd recommend you read the advice of Todd...
Forum: General Discussion 04-18-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 616
Posted By eddypierce
Re: Thinking outside of 'sticking patterns' - Inspired by Casey Scheuerell

That book is great. A lot of these types of exercises (i.e., starting with a rhythmic line, and using that as the basis for orchestrations) originated with Alan Dawson, who applied them to Ted Reed's...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-03-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 975
Posted By eddypierce
Re: Jazz: Following the form questions

This topic reminds me of something Bob Moses says in his book Drum Wisdom (I'm paraphrasing from memory, so I hope I don't misrepresent his words). He says that our primary job as drummers when...
Forum: General Discussion 03-13-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 813
Posted By eddypierce
Re: Help needed from you Blues Boys

Yeah, I should have listed Earl Palmer, who is one of my favorite drummers. I tend to think of him as an R&B/New Orleans/rock and roll drummer more than a "blues" drummer, but he could play anything,...
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