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Forum: General Discussion 08-03-2012, 09:49 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,933
Posted By ahector
Re: What's your favorite drum key? Serious!

wow, it's NOT JUST ME! i was just thinking a few weeks ago "where the hell did i get all these pearl drum keys from??"

hilarious.
Forum: General Discussion 08-02-2012, 05:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,236
Posted By ahector
Re: New Drummer - Need of some Good Drummer help

as others have said, get a teacher. it will help a ton. practice a lot!

whenever you're looking to coordinate multiple limbs, it comes down to this:

1. you need to be able to do whatever each...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-19-2012, 10:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,404
Posted By ahector
Re: problem counting while playing

IMO, don't worry about what your head is doing. just let it do what it does... as long as you are relaxed and you are not holding tension in your muscles.

slow the music down enough that you can...
Forum: General Discussion 04-19-2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,167
Posted By ahector
Re: Playing songs that have amateur drum parts to them

larry, you're right. i think i misinterpreted some of your word choices, but it's now clear that i don't disagree with you at all.

i do think the point i made about some people's perception of...
Forum: General Discussion 04-19-2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 17,330
Posted By ahector
Re: 12 Myths About Drumming

I don't think it's necessarily because you don't understand it. You can have a deep understanding of what is happening with a piece of music and why the musician chose to make it that way... and...
Forum: General Discussion 04-19-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,167
Posted By ahector
Re: Playing songs that have amateur drum parts to them

this is so right on.

larry, you're doing the right thing... you respect what is best for the music, and you clearly get it. but we don't need to perpetuate this attitude that sloppy = bad, simple...
Forum: General Discussion 04-19-2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 17,330
Posted By ahector
Re: 12 Myths About Drumming

I was born in 1983. So I have no idea what it was like at the time, but at least from a historical perspective, yes, the Beatles were radical as hell.

Your argument is like saying "Apple doesn't...
Forum: General Discussion 04-19-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 17,330
Posted By ahector
Re: 12 Myths About Drumming

It can be frustrating to have to throw up your hands and say "you just don't get it", like Bernhard, but sometimes that's all you can do!

I consider myself fortunate because I've seen the paradigm...
Forum: General Discussion 04-19-2012, 01:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,804
Posted By ahector
Re: Bias against electronic drums

haters gonna hate. most people don't know anything about or care how the percussion in their favorite song got there... whether it's synthesized, performed by a musician, or anything in between, they...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-08-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,030
Posted By ahector
Re: constant hats ?

I used to have this same frustration that you're describing, mxo. I felt that I should have been working on left foot independence from day one, when in reality I played the drums for at least a...
Forum: Drums 10-23-2011, 05:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,738
Posted By ahector
Re: Help me ID this drum kit! Vivant... anyone familiar with this brand?

I know this is a little late, but thanks for the insight everyone... especially Retrosonic! Yes, I recall the floor tom being tapered as well.

I'll pass the info along to my friend.

It's been...
Forum: Drums 08-02-2011, 08:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,738
Posted By ahector
Help me ID this drum kit! Vivant... anyone familiar with this brand?

A friend of mine has had this kit since we were teenagers. I'm not sure how old it is. He tells me the brand is "Vivant". I can't find anything online about this brand (including here on the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-26-2011, 11:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,819
Posted By ahector
Re: Blisters! what do?

I have no idea what I did, but I can tell you that I used to get blisters on a regular basis, and I haven't gotten any for several (3? 4?) years. I think I've relaxed my grip... I still have times...
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2011, 01:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,180
Posted By ahector
Re: Missing that...something

If you disagree with the band about tempos, record your performances and then make them listen back later. Many musicians don't realize how fast they are playing when they're up on stage. Since the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2011, 12:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,180
Posted By ahector
Re: Missing that...something

I don't believe groove is something you just have or don't have. It's learned. It comes from practice, experience, and time. Some people pick up on it easier. Some people learn and develop it more...
Forum: General Discussion 07-18-2011, 08:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,492
Posted By ahector
Re: Drummer Sweat

I sweat a ton. I need to at least change clothes if not take a shower after only about 20 minutes on the drums.
Forum: Drum Technique 07-18-2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,066
Posted By ahector
Re: How long before I can play these %$*#@*# things?!?

I've been playing for a little over 13 years and have been recording myself since the beginning. I'm still wondering when I'm going to get there myself.

My opinion is that if you're 100% satisfied...
Forum: Drums 06-17-2011, 11:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,793
Posted By ahector
Re: Yamaha Beech Custom

I've got a Yamaha Beech Custom kit too, and I love it. Enjoy!
Forum: General Discussion 06-07-2011, 04:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,469
Posted By ahector
Re: What's Your Drumming Face Like?

i wish! 15. i'm 28 now. yes, i have a baby face!
Forum: General Discussion 06-06-2011, 09:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,469
Posted By ahector
Re: What's Your Drumming Face Like?

~ 13 years. i think i've always looked this goofy while i play.
Forum: General Discussion 06-03-2011, 03:12 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,469
Posted By ahector
Re: What's Your Drumming Face Like?

I swear that it's not! It's from a much longer video I took of myself warming up and messing around. I focus on what I'm playing and this is what I look like. I don't like the faces I make because I...
Forum: General Discussion 06-03-2011, 01:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,469
Posted By ahector
Re: What's Your Drumming Face Like?

I make all sorts of stupid faces when I play! Here's video proof:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2s0r1bKcPW8
Forum: Drum Technique 06-02-2011, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,538
Posted By ahector
Re: I understand good technique keeps a cymbal alive, however...

i do the same thing with a dream 24" contact ride. i use it like a big crash cymbal and it's lovely.

hasn't cracked yet. i'm not too worried about it; i too have pretty decent cymbal technique (at...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-27-2011, 06:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,748
Posted By ahector
Re: Intense Groove thats making me Insane in the Membrane!

My advice: google it! Hehe

This is the first result for "Take the Veil Cerpin Taxt drums": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tl5sGwRXSEk

Looks like a pretty wacky groove, but don't worry. It's all...
Forum: General Discussion 05-26-2011, 11:15 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,359
Posted By ahector
Re: The TRUTH about drum triggers

Well I'd agree with you there! That statement makes a lot more sense to me. And by the way, sorry if I'm jumping down your throat. I know I'm being pretty offensive and defensive in this thread.
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