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Forum: Drum Technique 03-08-2011, 12:59 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,947
Posted By Dedworx
Re: Traditional necessary for me to learn?

Other posters gave him information about the need for that grip in the marching situation, so obviously he would have considered those.

My post was an observation, I just think its good to...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-07-2011, 12:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,947
Posted By Dedworx
Re: Traditional necessary for me to learn?

I think you missed the point of the lang reference. I linked the lang article and quotes for the reason that he was taught a certain way and so played that way. Now after a long time of playing and...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-06-2011, 07:01 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,947
Posted By Dedworx
Re: Traditional necessary for me to learn?


couple of quotes -
ďI donít want to say never, but Ö Iíve changed my grip after 37 years. I learned to play traditional. My...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-03-2011, 03:33 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,947
Posted By Dedworx
Re: Traditional necessary for me to learn?

my subjective 2 cents:
- im not familiar with marching band, so can't comment on that.
- i don't think it looks more impressive at all and im not sure worrying about the look is going to help you...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-27-2011, 01:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,650
Posted By Dedworx
Re: To the teachers: specific lessons?

would feel good about it aslong as there is desire from that student to want to learn the technique stuff, happy to help out anyone who seeks info i have and understand and yes i have done it before....
Forum: Drum Technique 02-25-2011, 02:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,471
Posted By Dedworx
Re: My Practice Routine?

what do you want to get out of practise? what skills do you want to gain? what styles do you want to get comfortable in?

your desire to learn what you're interested in is important to understand...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-28-2010, 02:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,410
Posted By Dedworx
Re: Have you any tips for a total-beginner?

Hi JTallis

great thread you've created, drummerworld is a very nice community.

your questions + my 2 cents:

What should I be aware of in general?

Music first, drums second, heart over...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-28-2010, 02:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,251
Posted By Dedworx
Re: After some feedback on my practice routine

Hey there, thatís awesome to hear youíve returned to playing and even more awesome youíre committed to daily practise. Youíll no doubt keep seeing results when youíre that consistent! 

This is...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-18-2010, 10:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,684
Posted By Dedworx
Re: Bass pedal adjustment for slide technique

what were your previous settings on your old pedal? perhaps if you try to match them up to the new pedal you'll be ok.

other than that, its probably just a time thing, the more you play the better...
Forum: General Discussion 10-17-2010, 02:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,836
Posted By Dedworx
Re: Chops?

Chops --- a highly refined technique.

mostly speed and licks when relating to drumming.

but you can have chops in anything. i've heard it used in a lot of ways, "he's got great "insert any...
Forum: General Discussion 10-03-2010, 02:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,770
Posted By Dedworx
Text in Drum Books

hey all,

was just wondering what you look for in the text written to explain concepts in drum books. what you like, what you don't like?

books you think do it well, or poorly?

what you...
Forum: General Discussion 09-30-2010, 04:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,159
Posted By Dedworx
Re: Avenues for selling gear?

listen to this guy, lol, thats a fantastic idea. trading in somewhat for something you might really dig is awesome. he's right about deals too, because i mean with mark up pricing they can cut quite...
Forum: General Discussion 09-30-2010, 02:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,159
Posted By Dedworx
Re: Avenues for selling gear?

i'd vote ebay. ive only had good experience buying gear off there. you can get lucky with prices too.

what about selling it to an actual drum shop?
Forum: General Discussion 09-30-2010, 02:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,984
Posted By Dedworx
Re: If you were told to brush up on your reading skills......

yes, this. definitely a worthwhile time investment for your reading, among all the other suggestions.
Forum: General Discussion 09-30-2010, 02:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,084
Posted By Dedworx
Re: Which book or method to start learning 4 way independence?

100% going with both john riley's books art of bop and beyond bop drumming. even if you have no intention of being a jazz drummer. fantastic writing and exercises to help get you there. much much...
Forum: General Discussion 09-30-2010, 02:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,293
Posted By Dedworx
Re: Frustrated with practicing

i agree with all the cool things people have mentioned so far.

first of all there is no "par". your path is as valid as the next guy, its not a competition with other people. its only about you...
Forum: General Discussion 09-21-2010, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,013
Posted By Dedworx
Re: Best way to use Stone's Stick Control book?

a really handy function of a big drum forum like this is using the "search option" at the top of the forums menu, before posting a new topic.
Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2010, 03:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,841
Posted By Dedworx
Re: A little worried about upcoming gig with new band...

you'll be fine man, the other guys clearly know it too. if they can play, and you can play (and you can), it'll work out. just stay positive and it will turn out loads of fun for you. just make a lot...
Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2010, 03:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,797
Posted By Dedworx
Re: Seat Height

started out really low for years. then went to 90 degrees. but this past year has moved up more so its a little higher than 90, and all my drums and cymbals have gotten lower, snare tilted away from...
Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2010, 03:21 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,511
Posted By Dedworx
Re: Your Playing area - why so poorly frequented?

thoughtful topic polly. :)

Do most members not bother with that part of the site because:

1) It's buried within Your Place (http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=6)

- i...
Forum: General Discussion 05-10-2010, 09:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,303
Posted By Dedworx
Re: Anyone here right-handed but left-footed? or vice versa?

im right footed, left handed. not sure if being mismatch sided is that much of a better or worse thing. i think there is a downside these days for being left footed in that its harder to just sit...
Forum: General Discussion 05-08-2010, 01:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,442
Posted By Dedworx
Re: The Future of Drumming Might Be Here Already

thanks for the link harry that was some pretty interesting stuff.
Forum: Drum Technique 05-08-2010, 12:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,711
Posted By Dedworx
Re: Recording yourself practicing.

when i've recorded my practise i filmed the whole thing. then i watched the whole thing back later on that day. (well not the whole entire practise, but like 40 minutes worth.)

then when i...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-08-2010, 12:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,864
Posted By Dedworx
Re: How would you modify the 25 Greatest Drum Books list?

my version of the list:

2. Syncopation by Ted Reed
1. Stick Control by George L. Stone
7. The New Breed by Gary Chester
10. Future Sounds by David Garibaldi
19. Patterns (Vol. 1,2,3,4) by Gary...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-08-2010, 12:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,261
Posted By Dedworx
Re: Problem With Marching Snare Sticks

i always thought you should never grip the stick tightly?

it sounds like it could be how you're holding the stick? i would suggest getting secret weapons by jojo mayer. It covers in detail some...
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