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Forum: Drummers 09-09-2010, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6,231
Views: 1,406,067
Posted By Echo
Gavin Harrison Guide

I have recently discovered Gavin Harrison and truly admire his playing in many ways.

I want to start listening to some of the music he has had a hand in but don't know where to start as my...
Forum: General Discussion 11-30-2009, 10:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,163
Posted By Echo
Re: singing as a drummer..?

There are two themes on this thread on singing and drumming:

One actually singing whilst playing, (backing vox). Very useful if you are good and by the sounds of it (choir...) your pitch will be...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-30-2009, 10:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,332
Posted By Echo
Re: using your body to keep time - legitimate?

I think to give your teacher his credit I think he may just wish to ensure that you do not RELY on physical or audible count.

We have all seen the pros with the religious left foot on the hats...
Forum: Drums 04-19-2009, 06:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,698
Posted By Echo
Re: Black Panther Walnut Snares

Getting back to the main point! BPW has a very deep fundamental tone and this remains in higher tuning (which is necessary to get intricate sticking easily audible). Walnut is not as versatile as...
Forum: Drums 04-19-2009, 06:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,498
Posted By Echo
Re: Metal snare choices, advice (BP/Yamaha/Pearl/PDP content)

I own a Black Panther Walnut and it is a beast. If you want stick definition to come accross through micing you'll want it tuned high and you get a deep and dark tone. However this fundamental tone...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-04-2008, 03:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,012
Posted By Echo
Re: Help needed on drum soloing

Sing it, as Casper said. That is the most valuable piece of advice you can be given.

In what ever style if it is a long solo, a real drumming instrumental start slow and minimal, build it slowly...
Forum: General Discussion 04-15-2008, 08:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,697
Posted By Echo
Re: What do drummers think about?

This is an amazing thread, good work Ken.

On the subject of time/rhythm:
Any old musician can have a good sense of time, one of the key aspects of a truely great musician is the 'feel' or the...
Forum: Drums 01-13-2008, 01:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,519
Posted By Echo
Storing Drums with Silica Gel

I couldn't find a single thread on this topic.
If drums were to be kept in a place where the temperature and humidity fluctuates (e.g. a loft) is storing them with a quantity of silica gel sensible?...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-11-2007, 11:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,306
Posted By Echo
Re: Flip the Kit?

Getting your left up to scratch can be a long process and fuel frustration. A couple of things i did for my poor lefty was spent a week playing with a very heavy stick against a rug getting my hand...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-01-2007, 11:35 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 83,185
Posted By Echo
Re: STICK CONTROL (george L stone) your experiences and suggestions

Excactly.
-With time- however i think building up fundamental muscles and relaxation can be aplified by using a heavier stick. For example my right hand is extreemly fast at single strokes using the...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-29-2007, 08:02 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 83,185
Posted By Echo
Re: STICK CONTROL (george L stone) your experiences and suggestions

I am not saying that you cannot play quickly or in controll with large sticks, you only have to listen to Lang, I just personally like to sit down on the kit with my preffered sticks and that i don't...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-21-2007, 02:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,501
Posted By Echo
Re: Hip Concept for jazz

Forgot to post yesterday that this idea Jazzin' is genius.

Something i started to do a while ago when we were doing backing for a ball so wasn't that important was to, (while keeping hats and ride...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-21-2007, 02:09 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,273
Posted By Echo
Re: How do you know when you have good timing?

A lot has got do with relaxation too and feeling/hearing the tempo. My main foucus at the moment is jazz and on two nights we had two gigs. the first i slowed almost every piece in our fist set (we...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-20-2007, 11:46 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 83,185
Posted By Echo
Re: STICK CONTROL (george L stone) your experiences and suggestions

Personally I use the French grip because i find it the most versatile and controlable, the ability potentially rely on just your hands (rather than bounces) for every single stroke suits me. However...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-20-2007, 11:37 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 83,185
Posted By Echo
Re: STICK CONTROL (george L stone) your experiences and suggestions

I never practice on the kit with heavier sticks but if i'm on a pad and trying to boost speed and strength and obviousyl control i use some faily beefy sticks. but no not on the kit that does mess...
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