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Forum: General Discussion 12-05-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,560
Re: Guitarist takes up drumming ... help?!

Welcome to the forum!

Recently, another guitarist posted about taking up the drums. You might be interested in the couple of the threads he started ("I just started drums after almost 40 years on...
Forum: General Discussion 11-25-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,154
Re: Timing then and timing today

This topic fits well with an ongoing discussion I've been having with friends on the relative merits of "feeling" vs "precision" in playing music.

As a group we're divided on the issue. We keep...
Forum: General Discussion 11-22-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,641
Re: Video camera at audition

I would also feel awkward being videotaped in a non-performance setting without being asked first. Fair enough if a video or audio recording is part of their audition process but it is respectful to...
Forum: General Discussion 11-22-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,426
Re: it's official...I'm crazy

Hi Mary!

Read this article today about singing drummers and thought of you:

(PS. I especially like...
Forum: General Discussion 11-20-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,633
Re: Magic wand

Absolutely amazing.

But does that mean that Madge will get her wish of skills or of gin?
Forum: General Discussion 11-20-2013, 05:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,448
Re: Something refreshingly different - gig report - video

Putting drum and tap together is a dream of mine. I absolutely loved this!

Thanks for sharing the video.
Forum: General Discussion 11-20-2013, 01:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,633
Re: Magic wand

My considered answer : indestructible joints that are unsusceptible to repetitive strain. Wrists and hips especially. No having to pace myself or limit my time playing, no stretching needed, and no...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-19-2013, 10:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,819
Re: Helpful advice or Shortcuts ?....where's the line ?

I'm with you Russ, and add my apologies as well if I've affected the direction of discussion.
I am not at all anti internet and that was not my intention either.
As the "source of all answers,...
Forum: General Discussion 11-19-2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 896
Re: Confused about basic concepts

I'm reading a book right now called "This is Your Brain on Music: the Science of a Human Obsession". Am just 1/4 of the way through but am so taken by it that I already feel comfortable reccomending...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-19-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,819
Re: Helpful advice or Shortcuts ?....where's the line ?

oooo... interesting question Madge.

Speaking for myself, it's my experience over the past year that has taught me the value of action in this regard much more that what I've read. (Just like...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-19-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,819
Re: Helpful advice or Shortcuts ?....where's the line ?

Hi Tony,
As a new drummer I can't answer exactly to your discussion point, but it did bring up something I've been considering lately.
I've been thinking that compared to pre-internet, now more...
Forum: General Discussion 11-18-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,174
Re: Attn: Canadians - CBC music drum giveaway draw

I don't know... I quite like "Rockin' Chair"
Forum: Drum Technique 11-18-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,450
Re: Getting comfortable with Ostinatos?

The great thing about a foot ostinato is that you can practice it anywhere. Unlike practicing hand coordination, foot tapping/toe wiggling is not something most people would notice. That means you...
Forum: General Discussion 11-18-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,174
Attn: Canadians - CBC music drum giveaway draw

CBC music (fyi for non- canadians, CBC is the Canadian Broadcasting Corp) is having a 'Drum Month' that I've just been made aware of. They're having a drum giveaway that you can enter...
Forum: Drums 11-14-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,387
Re: My 6 Year Old And Drums? / Drum Kit under $140?

TripleB - That's great you've been able borrowing a snare!
When I started playing I held off on the equipment for a bit, until I was sure I was going to continue. I played around with different...
Forum: General Discussion 11-08-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,280
Re: This Strikes Me as a Poor Idea.

I agree - very bad idea.

But isn't there a small part of you that wonders what it would be like to hop up there and try out that kit?

Kind of like when you're a kid and know that licking frozen...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-29-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,617
Re: How do you first start learning fills?

haha - I'm happy to be Canadian, so tease all you like.
Besides, by reputation we're supposed to be super polite (although my British friends would disagree, and they're right - we've got nothing...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-25-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,617
Re: How do you first start learning fills?

This is exactly what I'm working on right now with my drum teacher. I'm going to share some of the simple things I'm practicing, even though I'm feeling a little shy about it since I know...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-24-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,648
Re: Exercises away from the kit that work for you.

Hello! I asked a similar question recently and got lots of practical replies from drummerworld members. Since I titled it "useful fidgeting" it might not show up in your search. Here's the link:...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-23-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,034
Re: Drumming Barefoot or in Socks?

If socks weren't specified in the subject title, my first thoughts on your reference to "pearly whites" wouldn't have been socks, but underwear! (ie. tighty-whities)

I tried barefoot when I...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-23-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,858
Re: Help with a Practice Routine

This is a topic I'm very interested in! It took me a while to get settled into a solid practice routine. I've written a little about how I practice here: http://wp.me/p3OSqd-5U
I'm still using...
Forum: General Discussion 10-15-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,285
Re: London forum meet up - multi member thread :)

Hello! I really enjoyed the pics from the show and forum get togethers, even though I'm new and just meeting you all. Looks like a great time, and makes me want to run away for a fun weekend at a...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-10-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,455
Re: Tips for a total beginner

Hello and welcome!

I take lessons myself, and would recommend them for anybody - even a few lessons to get you started. There's a recent discussion thread here about drum lessons that I think...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-09-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,838
Re: Raked Over The Coals! My First Lesson....

PS. I wanted to add that I'm glad you're keeping us posted on your progress. As an experienced musician but a novice drummer I think your perspective is unique, and one I'm very interested in...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-09-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,838
Re: Raked Over The Coals! My First Lesson....

I'm in lessons and it suits me for many reasons. One that I didn't anticipate is that it helps my focus. If left to my own devices I would probably be working on 30 different things at once, and...
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