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Forum: Drum Technique 07-18-2008, 04:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,277
Posted By jackothedrummer1
Re: Developing Your Ear

When I used to be deeply obsessed with Dream Theater and other progressive musics I would listen to the tune several times playing the part on knees and the floor. I would then name each groove or...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-18-2008, 04:45 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,941
Posted By jackothedrummer1
Re: Is Jazz Holding Me Back?

Have fun, play gigs, and definitely broaden the listening spectrum. I am heavily biased towards fusion stuff like Casiopea, T-Square, Vital Information, and the such. Check some of the jazz...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-18-2008, 04:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,996
Posted By jackothedrummer1
Re: Getting in shape for drumline season

As qualifiers, I'm an instructor and I have marched percussion for about 7 years.

Just be prepared to carry a bit of extra weight outside in the heat for a few hours. I would assume he was mostly...
Forum: Drums 11-06-2007, 12:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,517
Posted By jackothedrummer1
Re: 20" basses out of style?

I've been wanting a 20" for a while - I'm running a 22" now, I'd like a 20x18 - I feel like the presence of the bass is felt as much as heard in funk/rock stuff. The jazz stuff just has to be tuned...
Forum: Drums 04-05-2007, 11:04 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 12,206
Posted By jackothedrummer1
Re: The Great DW /Gretsch Test

I think it's amazing how personal these choices are to people...
Illigitamte test, big deal.
He prefers Gretsch over Dw...So what?

It's an opinion - I'm quite sure that his opinion, nor anyone...
Forum: Drums 04-05-2007, 03:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,358
Posted By jackothedrummer1
Re: Bass drum super boomy....

another idea to get more articulation out of the drum would be change the beater you are using. Generally felt beaters (maybe not this particular one) give a less articulate sound as opposed to say...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-18-2007, 05:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,297
Posted By jackothedrummer1
Re: The Joy Of Text (Modern Reading)!

I've wanted to purchase that book... I think that Syncopation is similar in this aspect. There are tons of figures and different variations with ties, etc. The only thing written are the rhythms,...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-15-2007, 06:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,578
Posted By jackothedrummer1
Re: Teaching Suggestions

Yes, teaching to read music would be a good choice. Most that age want to learn "beats." You may throw some "beats" out for them in between reading.

I've taught a few students ranging from...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-13-2007, 02:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,072
Posted By jackothedrummer1
Re: Does this work.

I would say not to do that, muscle memory is a large part of playing a musical instrument. Plus, when you hit the toms, your goal is to try and hit the toms in the same exact place everytime to keep...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-02-2007, 04:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,230
Posted By jackothedrummer1
Re: Anti Technique ??

A jazz horn player, I believe Charlie Parker (I could be wrong on the artist), held the idea of technique from this point. He said something to the effect of learning all the technique he can while...
Forum: Drums 01-16-2007, 05:08 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 58,359
Posted By jackothedrummer1

There is an unkown brand of drums (blackhorse) at my Church. This kit has been through some interesting times. I'm not sure what the original finish was, but now it has some weird finish that...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-05-2006, 04:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,658
Posted By jackothedrummer1
Re: Practice Routines

So the thread has been hijacked.

To go back to routines. Definately grab a metronome buddy. That is just simply one of the most fundamental parts of a drummer. It should not affect your groove,...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-19-2006, 07:35 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,001
Posted By jackothedrummer1
Re: The importance of rimshots

My turn for a swing. Rimshots are color, like anything else. All things should be taken account of and used when necessary. I find rimshots to be very useful in my college jazz/funk ensemble.
Forum: General Discussion 05-12-2006, 02:45 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 12,383
Posted By jackothedrummer1
Re: Is 15 too old to start playing?

Akira Jimbo started at age 17......He has some of the most impeccable time and independence I've seen. Get your lessons and welcome to the wonderful art of drumming.

Tip: Remember to attempt...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-09-2006, 02:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,760
Posted By jackothedrummer1
Re: Question about how wide to keep your Hi-Hats.

I tighten the clutch to the hi-hats after I have pushed it the same distance as my bass pedals.

Meaning, I take my right and left foot and push the pedals down until my beater touches the bass...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-28-2006, 02:22 PM
Replies: 673
Views: 109,154
Posted By jackothedrummer1

Surely Nutha means 400 STROKES in one minute. I can not fathom anyone playing sixteenths at 400. That would be equivalent to 32nd notes at 200! If you can, you are one heck of a crazy drummer. ...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-29-2006, 06:18 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 44,550
Posted By jackothedrummer1
Re: Bare Feet, Socks or Shoes?

I favor socks. I'd like to use socks with grip, but I have not bought any yet. I used to go barefoot but I ripped the end of my toe off twice thanks to the double chain and me learning heel-toe...
Forum: General Discussion 12-15-2005, 04:34 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 28,203
Posted By jackothedrummer1

When say a series of 3/4 bars (or other odd time) are articulated in a 2/4 or 4/4 feel.

Example: An example would be Led Zeppelin - Kashmir. John Bonham is playing 4/4 time over the 3/4...
Forum: General Discussion 11-26-2005, 01:59 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 23,355
Posted By jackothedrummer1
Re: Best Compliment Ever Received

I played at a Jazz Society Convention in Rome, Georgia in an honor band, not even the main gig. The guitarist from the Etowah Jazz Society came up to me and said, "I love drummers who know when to...
Forum: General Discussion 11-26-2005, 01:55 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 77,922
Posted By jackothedrummer1
Re: Fastest Double Bass Player?

Fastest, Tim Waterson, 1,407 strokes in 60 seconds.

I have never heard Mr. Waterson play however in a musical situation. Derek Roddy takes a lot of it very well in musical situations. I'm not...
Forum: Drummers 11-22-2005, 03:47 AM
Replies: 467
Views: 83,518
Posted By jackothedrummer1
Re: Mike Portnoy

Completely agreed. I simply meant by terms of timbre and variety. I mean you can only have so many sounds out of 4 drums and so many sounds out 3 cymbals (technically 4). I believe that as far as...
Forum: Drummers 11-21-2005, 01:24 AM
Replies: 467
Views: 83,518
Posted By jackothedrummer1
Re: Mike Portnoy

Personally, Mike Portnoy to me is one of the most involved drummers in the drumming commmunity. He has actually sent me a signed photograph when I ordered his instructional DVD from his website...
Forum: Drums 11-19-2005, 01:18 AM
Replies: 579
Views: 121,325
Posted By jackothedrummer1
Re: Reso tuning

Tuning is a matter of opinion. Sometimes music calls for higher pitched toms, in Heavy Metal and Funk usually a lower tom. It's just preference. Although, 2-1/2 sounds like a lot......But if...
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