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Forum: General Discussion 09-26-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 637
Views: 26,188
Posted By FrontierGibberish
Re: Unpopular Drumming Opinion Thread

I am in the KC area Tony. I have a new teacher lined up - my original teacher. This guy does not blab or play a lot. He is rudiment based and makes me work. I don't know why I ever left.... Well yeah...
Forum: General Discussion 09-25-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 669
Posted By FrontierGibberish
Re: Straight from the horse's mouth.

OOHHHHH I may have found my signature! With Tony's permission of course.

MM
Forum: General Discussion 09-25-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 637
Views: 26,188
Posted By FrontierGibberish
Re: Unpopular Drumming Opinion Thread

I dunno how unpopular this opinion is but I gots to vent it... Understand I am new to the journey but have been playing and taking lessons for over a year so I have basic skills.

Drum teachers...
Forum: General Discussion 09-23-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 399
Posted By FrontierGibberish
Re: Grip Change Imposed UGH

Yeah at my lesson last night I told my teacher how the grip change got in my squirrel cage (did I just write a lyric?). He said what you guys did pretty much - work on the new grip with the idea that...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-23-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 428
Posted By FrontierGibberish
Re: Stick angles

It is simple yet important questions like this that many of us who have not yet established good mechanics need answered. If you have the answer please tell! :-)

MM
Forum: General Discussion 09-22-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 399
Posted By FrontierGibberish
Re: Grip Change Imposed UGH

Thanks again for the replies. I have a lesson tonight and will ask more questions about the grip change. Funny how the smallest things can sometimes instigate panic and anxiety!

MM
Forum: General Discussion 09-22-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 399
Posted By FrontierGibberish
Re: Grip Change Imposed UGH

Thanks for the fast replies guys. It sounds like my teacher is trying to offer me an alternative to the grip I was using when I played for him the first time. I will ask him tonight when I see him...
Forum: General Discussion 09-22-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 399
Posted By FrontierGibberish
Re: Grip Change Imposed UGH

Sorry for the confusion. I am confused too. My first teacher never commented on my grip - rarely at least. He did not say "use a German grip" - he just put my hands in a position that now I see is...
Forum: General Discussion 09-22-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 399
Posted By FrontierGibberish
Grip Change Imposed UGH

After almost a year with my former teacher (about the amount if time I have been playing) I changed teachers. My first lesson with my new teacher was last Thursday and the first thing he did was...
Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,236
Posted By FrontierGibberish
Re: Annoyed and disappointed with myself

You are correct - chin's up, let's get to work.

M
Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,236
Posted By FrontierGibberish
Re: Annoyed and disappointed with myself

I wasn't sure where to post this - in this thread or the one started by 8Mile. The sentiment is the same - I am very frustrated, angry, and disappointed with the lack of progress I am making on the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-15-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,009
Posted By FrontierGibberish
Re: Drummers that can't tune drums.

I am about 18 months into the "journey" and struggle mightily tuning my toms. I can get the snare "right" but I am constantly battling trying to get a good sound from my toms. I currently am playing...
Forum: General Discussion 09-12-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 610
Posted By FrontierGibberish
Re: Is this suspicious?

THIS! Helllllllllooooooooo.
Forum: General Discussion 09-06-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,264
Posted By FrontierGibberish
Re: Worst song ever

Not challenging here - but can one be a fan of hip hop but NOT a fan of what might be considered "modern rap"? I mean I can listen to beats and rhymes from Erik B. and Rakim all day(Erik B is...
Forum: General Discussion 09-06-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,264
Posted By FrontierGibberish
Re: Worst song ever

First apologies to my 15 year old daughter - but sorry, the screamer stuff hits a nerve with me. I mean I get an instance piercing headache when I hear Oliver (whose face is plastered over an entire...
Forum: General Discussion 09-05-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By FrontierGibberish
Re: Did I just figure something out?

Russ I will be very happy to share my transcription - right now all I have is the first 5 or 6 measures! I have to get the headphones on and REALLY listen for some of those kick drum notes. It is an...
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By FrontierGibberish
Did I just figure something out?

Ok first a confession - until today I always said John Bonham was my favorite drummer because I was told basically that he was my favorite drummer - make sense? I mean I always loved Led Zeppelin in...
Forum: General Discussion 08-28-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,646
Posted By FrontierGibberish
Re: Spousal Static - A mini Rant

I am lucky in that Mrs. Gibberish loves the fact that I am a drummer. For the longest time my primary hobby was golf which took me out of the house and away from her. When I a play drums I am always...
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 594
Posted By FrontierGibberish
Re: Matched Grip Question

Thanks for the answers all!
Forum: General Discussion 08-22-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 594
Posted By FrontierGibberish
Re: Matched Grip Question

Thanks Otto! and whew! The stick does move around in my hand - like a floating fulcrum if there is such a thing.
Forum: General Discussion 08-22-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 594
Posted By FrontierGibberish
Matched Grip Question

As it pertains to my index finger should the stick rest:

a) On the padded part of the finger's first joint - i.e the finger tip.
b) Between the padded parts of joint 1 and joint 2 - on the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,684
Posted By FrontierGibberish
Re: NFL Asks Musicians for Money to Play Super Bowl Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/ne

I have not finished reading all of the posts here so apologies if I repeat what others have said, though I kinda doubt anyone says this...

Ok so assume you have to pay to play at the Super Bowl....
Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,206
Posted By FrontierGibberish
Re: Potential drummer; have a maybe controversial question

If you can count to 4 go try to play drums man.

JM
Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 585
Posted By FrontierGibberish
Re: Help with my technique and mental pulse

Hey man I liked the cover - nice work. I have to practice with a click all the time or else I will 100% for sure get lost. I will say that recently I got an app called LiveBPM that will show me what...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-20-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,697
Posted By FrontierGibberish
Re: THE AMBIDEXTROUS THREAD

I was beaten - ok spanked - with a wooden paddle. It was 1975 after all
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