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Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2013, 04:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,246
Posted By tomgrosset
Re: World's Fastest Drummer - Tom Grosset

The index finger is somewhat relaxed. The stick is really just balancing off of all of my fingers.
Forum: General Discussion 07-24-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,246
Posted By tomgrosset
Re: World's Fastest Drummer - Tom Grosset

It's a combination of wrist and fingers. The wrist produces the motion and the fingers help control it. As far as my breathing goes, all I'm really doing is taking deeper breaths and incorporating it...
Forum: General Discussion 07-17-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,246
Posted By tomgrosset
Re: World's Fastest Drummer - Tom Grosset

Thanks everyone!

As far as my technique goes, I do believe that I use 'normal' technique because it comes from the wrist. I practice playing very slowly which allows me to really control each...
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2013, 02:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,246
Posted By tomgrosset
World's Fastest Drummer - Tom Grosset

Hey everyone,

It's been a while since I've visited the forums. I recently went to Nashville, TN to take part in the World's Fastest Drummer competition to try and break Mangini's record. I finally...
Forum: General Discussion 11-01-2012, 07:13 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,344
Posted By tomgrosset
Re: Weckl's Big Announcement

He's going to try and break Baumgartner's free fall record.
Forum: General Discussion 03-03-2011, 09:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,758
Posted By tomgrosset
Re: Intensity in Jazz

Listen to some Tony Williams.
Forum: General Discussion 12-27-2010, 02:23 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 54,270
Posted By tomgrosset
Re: Your Favorite Youtube Drummer

Hey guys, I have some YouTube videos of my own that you might dig. I basically take movie/game soundtracks and add drums to it. Here they are. Just scroll down on the right to check them out.
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Forum: General Discussion 12-27-2010, 02:08 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,485
Posted By tomgrosset
Forum: Drum Technique 12-13-2010, 04:20 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 26,289
Posted By tomgrosset
Re: Has practicing on pillows helped with your speed or control

Hey Jay,

I certainly believe that practicing on pillows can be profitable towards your technique. I wouldn't encourage time away from the practice pad though. For a time I researched many...
Forum: Off Topic Lounge 04-20-2010, 01:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,728
Posted By tomgrosset
Re: What's your favorite movie soundtrack?

Howard Shore is a genius. 'Nuff said!
Forum: Off Topic Lounge 04-18-2010, 06:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,728
Posted By tomgrosset
What's your favorite movie soundtrack?

What's your favorite movie soundtrack?

This is a video I made asking the YouTube community:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhcxRSdd1Zk

There are so many good soundtracks out there but I'd have...
Forum: General Discussion 04-10-2010, 08:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,319
Posted By tomgrosset
Ari Hoenig

Hey guys,

I saw Ari Hoenig last night at The Rex playing with Adam Rogers and it was incredible. His time is ridiculous, his ideas are so clever and his ability to create melodies on the drums is...
Forum: General Discussion 04-10-2010, 07:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,345
Posted By tomgrosset
Re: Youtube Drummers Here

http://www.youtube.com/user/TomGrosset?feature=mhw5#p/u/2/kZIH1Cicb4E

=)
Forum: General Discussion 03-29-2010, 12:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,112
Posted By tomgrosset
Re: Jojo Mayer in Eastern Europe

Cool Matt. Good luck with your all future endeavors as well. See you around.
Forum: General Discussion 03-27-2010, 07:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,112
Posted By tomgrosset
Re: Jojo Mayer in Eastern Europe

Thanks man. I appreciate it. I really enjoy making those remixes. I get a lot of positive responses from everyone who's seem them.

That's cool that Carlock was cool about it and that makes a lot...
Forum: General Discussion 03-27-2010, 07:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,112
Posted By tomgrosset
Re: Jojo Mayer in Eastern Europe

Hey Matt, what's up? Been a while. Glad to hear you're having a great time over there.

Speaking on the topic of meeting pro drummers, I had that experience before and it was pretty awkward to say...
Forum: General Discussion 01-16-2010, 09:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,880
Posted By tomgrosset
Re: Ed Thigpen Passed Away

RIP Mr. Thigpen. You will be greatly missed. A true master of the brushes.. Thank you for all your contributions.

Tom
Forum: Drum Technique 01-05-2010, 04:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,747
Posted By tomgrosset
Re: SPEED MEMORY

Well, it depends how effective your practice routine is. If you have a solid practice routine and you spend a reasonable amount of time on it each day, it'll feel like riding a bike because you'll...
Forum: Off Topic Lounge 11-18-2009, 10:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,203
Posted By tomgrosset
Re: Matt Smith Update.

That's great to hear Matt. I was wondering how things were going for you over there in Romania.

Would you mind elaborating a bit on this game show and variety program you're talking about? Sounds...
Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2009, 08:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,701
Posted By tomgrosset
Re: Y'know I was just thinkin'...

No, I generally stick to one pair for both hands.
Forum: General Discussion 08-15-2009, 08:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,701
Posted By tomgrosset
Re: Y'know I was just thinkin'...

I've gone through this sort of experience before. I've used VicFirth 5As, 7As, 8Ds, JoJo Mayer's sticks, Promark's collection and many more. I love using the Peter Erskine Ride stick though because...
Forum: General Discussion 08-15-2009, 08:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,149
Posted By tomgrosset
Re: RIP Rashied Ali 1935-2009

A terrible loss for the drumming community.

RIP Mr. Ali
Forum: General Discussion 08-06-2009, 04:56 AM
Replies: 576
Views: 69,180
Posted By tomgrosset
Re: Feel or Technique, importance?

John Riley FTW......
Forum: Drum Technique 07-27-2009, 11:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,514
Posted By tomgrosset
Re: Mike mangini's hand technique

Hey Jon,

Well, when I hear that kind of story like "I can do this but for only 3 seconds" it automatically tells me that they haven't actually engaged themselves into a strict practice routine....
Forum: Drum Technique 07-27-2009, 10:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,514
Posted By tomgrosset
Re: Mike mangini's hand technique

Yeah, Jeff is on the ball about this stuff. He knows Mangini pretty well so I would take his word on it for sure.

In a way, my technique is similar to Mangini's I believe because a lot of the...
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