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Forum: General Discussion 10-04-2011, 10:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,423
Posted By spinupspindown
Re: 100BPM "solo issue"

You could mentally switch over to 200bpm and play something at _that_ tempo. I find that it's easier for me to play 8ths at 200 rather than 16ths at 100.
Forum: Drum Technique 06-26-2009, 08:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,165
Posted By spinupspindown
Re: Soloing ideas and phrasing

One thing that helped me was the exercise of trading 4s with yourself. Switch your metronome on and play 4 bars of a simple groove (whether jazz swing or rock backbeat, whatever suits the style...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-26-2009, 08:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,182
Posted By spinupspindown
Re: Getting around the drums traditional grip

I don't remember doing anything special other than just playing trad on the kit for years (after coming from matched). I guess it just takes steady use and practice?

Crashes -- I crash on my left...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-16-2009, 04:48 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,447
Posted By spinupspindown
Re: I've got two months to learn Jazz drumming.

More than anything else, listen to tons of jazz. A book that might help a lot is John Riley's "Art of Bop Drumming".
Forum: Drum Technique 06-01-2009, 01:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,063
Posted By spinupspindown
Re: High hat technique

Matt Ritter could probably explain it better, but as I understand his advice, what you do is you mentally draw an imaginary equilateral (or more or less equilateral) triangle between your two feet...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-01-2009, 12:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,366
Posted By spinupspindown
Re: whats the point of a paradiddle

Another thing is that you're training your hands to switch between the motion of singles and the motion of doubles, smoothly.

I like doing this:

RLRLRLRLRRLLRRLL (and so on)

then

RLRLRRLL...
Forum: General Discussion 05-25-2009, 12:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,875
Posted By spinupspindown
Re: Time Question

It may also be that the drummer may simply have made a tiny mistake somewhere. But really, in jazz it doesn't matter so long as the feel and intensity are preserved.
Forum: General Discussion 05-21-2009, 10:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,593
Posted By spinupspindown
Forum: Drum Technique 05-21-2009, 04:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,756
Posted By spinupspindown
Re: Help! Master Studies Accented Triplets

You could try feeling/singing an accent on the first note of each triplet without actually playing that accent with your hands. I tried it just now, works for me.
Forum: Drum Technique 05-19-2009, 09:59 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,519
Posted By spinupspindown
Re: Got any jazz drumming tips?

As with learning any genre, listen to several tons of jazz, for a long time.

For something specific, check out Ian Froman's video lessons on youtube. There are 5 short vids. They are simple but...
Forum: Drums 05-15-2009, 07:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,610
Posted By spinupspindown
Re: The right size Tom

Does anyone know why 13s and 15s are hard to tune? I've had this experience as well.
Forum: General Discussion 05-13-2009, 06:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,515
Posted By spinupspindown
Re: Getting cold feet about working as drummer...

Don't worry, I'm already working on it. I'm through with the rationalizing my resistances part. Thank you for the encouragement, I do need it!
Forum: General Discussion 05-12-2009, 04:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,515
Posted By spinupspindown
Re: Getting cold feet about working as drummer...

Of course, I know that. My point was that where I live, things are a little different. Far fewer opportunities for professional musicians because it's such a small place compared to the US.

That's...
Forum: General Discussion 05-12-2009, 01:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,515
Posted By spinupspindown
Re: Getting cold feet about working as drummer...

Okay, sharing experiences. I had that choice you now face, of sticking it out in a conservatory or staying with my "real" job. I picked my real job.

My reasons were this: I don't live in the US....
Forum: Drum Technique 05-12-2009, 07:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,533
Posted By spinupspindown
Re: I CANNOT do mid-tempo double bass!! Help!

Just to commiserate, I have a "awkward tempo", so to speak, around 170-ish. When i play ride/hh 8ths or the jazz ride pattern at that tempo, i either speed up to 180 or higher, or slow down to 160....
Forum: Drum Technique 05-12-2009, 07:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,533
Posted By spinupspindown
Re: I CANNOT do mid-tempo double bass!! Help!

I'm going to take a guess and say that you _are_ transitioning between techniques, and that whatever muscles you use at 140bpm are just not quite developed as those you use at 180?

Could you...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-27-2009, 06:27 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 42,672
Posted By spinupspindown
Re: Murray Spivack technique?

Chris -- thanks for clearing that up (about the relative floor). Half an inch from the surface! And I was thinking that stopping the stick at 1" was difficult enough.

Seems to me that if your...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-24-2009, 12:41 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 42,672
Posted By spinupspindown
Re: Murray Spivack technique?

Chris, thank you so much for that detailed reply. There was a lot to digest in there and I want to take a day to think about it before I ask any more big questions.

One small one though -- what do...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-23-2009, 07:26 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 42,672
Posted By spinupspindown
Re: Murray Spivack technique?

Chris, your long post on this topic was incredibly helpful. Thank you very much for taking the time to write all that out.

I have a followup question though, I hope you don't mind. What were...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-24-2008, 01:36 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 42,672
Posted By spinupspindown
Re: Murray Spivack technique?

Hi Chuck,

I doubt you remember, but a few years back I emailed you with these same questions, and you very kindly took the time to respond. Thank you for that! My grip idn't perfect, not even...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-31-2007, 07:11 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 14,130
Posted By spinupspindown
Re: What is your Double Bass Drums speed ??

Right now, compared to most of you who've posted, I am pretty slow. Probably around 140 or something.

I just started playing double bass again after almost a decade. I played double bass from...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-11-2007, 09:56 AM
Replies: 597
Views: 55,032
Posted By spinupspindown
Re: Post your Greatest Weakness

I've been playing steadily for about 15 years now and I think I'm capable of a lot of complicated things, but one thing I have yet to nail is a really deep, solid, soulful backbeat at a nice...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-18-2006, 02:56 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 56,974
Posted By spinupspindown
Re: Derrick Pope: Moeller Technique and One Handed Roll

Agreeing with everyone. That was the best explanation yet. I wish more videos were like this -- instead of dealing with a lot of topics in 1.5 hours, you chose to focus on one small topic for 20...
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