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Forum: Drum Technique 07-10-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,911
Posted By Eyamsiyu
Re: Your warm-up tips here!

This is why I love the clapping exercise. I mean, warming up DOES take time, but if a defensive lineman walked right into a football game without stretching and warming up, he's leaving the game...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-29-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,911
Posted By Eyamsiyu
Re: Your warm-up tips here!

There are two things I tend to do when it comes to warm-ups, and I'm developing a third way.

The first is a trick from the Jojo Mayer DVD: the hand-clapping exercise. As someone else pointed out,...
Forum: Drums 06-28-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,668
Posted By Eyamsiyu
Re: Do you all tune your snare reso heads tighter than the batter?

For me, I usually tune my batter head higher than my resonant head. Or at least I prefer to.

My reasoning is that the higher the snare side head is, the more unwanted sympathetic vibration there...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-13-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,482
Posted By Eyamsiyu
Re: Playing behind/ahead of the beat?

Well, it depends on if you're wanting to play ahead or behind the beat. If I'm playing dead-on, it's not a flam for me, but, using a marching term, a "double stop," meaning both the hi-hat/ride and...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-13-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,972
Posted By Eyamsiyu
Re: Tommy Igoe's Great Hands For a Lifetime DVD

And with the way a lot of drum instructional media is produced, this is even more paramount. The only thing I've owned and watched that seems to come close to this is the Secret Weapons DVD set...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-11-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,482
Posted By Eyamsiyu
Re: Playing behind/ahead of the beat?

I've been looking at some of the stuff that "JR" Robinson does, and one of the things he does for his feel is that the only thing ever behind the beat is the backbeat on the snare: the kick remains...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-07-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,311
Posted By Eyamsiyu
Re: Making Drums Quieter

At the college I attend, the thing I've been trying to push for a while is to get a "house feed" to my own monitor whenever I perform with the jazz groups I am in. That is THE best way to know if...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-16-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 17,319
Posted By Eyamsiyu
Re: Ted Reed's Syncopation

One way that I found to use this book that I'm implementing now has to deal with the Moeller stroke. Specifically, the tap-accent idea.

What I do is, with my ride hand, I play time (straight...
Forum: General Discussion 03-19-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,053
Posted By Eyamsiyu
Re: Bo's Epiphany!

I've come close to something similar. Though I wouldn't necessarily say I'd sell all my kits...

Two Traps sets, one with clear heads, the other with coated, and then a full set. That probably...
Forum: Drums 03-08-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 86,882
Posted By Eyamsiyu
Re: BASS DRUM TUNING

I've got myself an 18x22 PDP M5 maple. It works well enough for now, as a college student studying. The only issue I am having right now is the volume and sound from it.

I have my method of...
Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,395
Posted By Eyamsiyu
Jazz Ensemble auditions: tips and tricks

I'm a university student, studying music business with an emphasis on jazz performance.

I have started my third year in the program, and thus the fifth audition for jazz spots (big-band or combo)....
Forum: General Discussion 07-18-2012, 10:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,613
Posted By Eyamsiyu
Re: Proper Practice and Internalisation

The answer is to do the action in an unknown rhythm at a slow tempo.

For example, the first day I started to do this, after reading how such is supposed to work, I started doing singles the first...
Forum: Drums 07-09-2012, 12:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,014
Posted By Eyamsiyu
Re: If you could build you DREAM KIT, what would it be/include? (Shells, cymbals, hardware, etc.)

I've had so many dream kits in the past, so many of them consisting of more moving parts than a steam engine... to give an expression to it...

After some time now, though, my true dream kit, the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2012, 04:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,382
Posted By Eyamsiyu
Re: Gibraltar rack setups... seeing a trend

I still remember when I first saw Luzier's kit he was using, with the DW racks...

I think I'll stick with either Pearl/Yamaha rack and keep it basic, or just use normal cymbal stands: less stuff...
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2012, 02:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,311
Posted By Eyamsiyu
Re: Mike Mangini Rhythm Knowledge Practice Confusion

I think this was the god-send I was looking for... and the motivation to order Volume 2. Thanks Jeff!
Forum: General Discussion 07-07-2012, 03:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,311
Posted By Eyamsiyu
Re: Mike Mangini Rhythm Knowledge Practice Confusion

I'm also applying the Rhythm Knowledge method to my practicing, albeit only a few certain pages in the book.

The first one that I make sure is that I'm in the proper mood for practicing. If I'm...
Forum: Drums 07-07-2012, 03:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,140
Posted By Eyamsiyu
Re: Sleishman Drums

If I may interject something about the people who wouldn't buy it since they tune the same.

This only really applies if the top and bottom head are the same type of ply construction and thickness,...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-29-2011, 11:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,767
Posted By Eyamsiyu
Re: Double bass pedal techniques

It's like anything: take it slow and correct first, and play to a click. When you find a tempo that you can play with perfect timing, play that tempo for a consistent 10 minutes. Sound daunting I...
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