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Forum: Drum Technique 01-16-2015, 01:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,240
Posted By samthebeat
Re: New Breed for a relative beginner?

It is a good book, it has nothing to do with ghost notes. Basically you take the basic time feels and put them together with your hi hat foot playing various subdivions. Then you do the whole thing...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-15-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,240
Posted By samthebeat
Re: New Breed for a relative beginner?

Just out of interest why do you want to do it?#
Forum: Drum Technique 01-15-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,240
Posted By samthebeat
Re: New Breed for a relative beginner?

Why don't just go ahead and do it if you think you can. If you want to and think you can then there is zero point in asking other people if you should. If you said I've been drumming I assume a...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-15-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,240
Posted By samthebeat
Re: New Breed for a relative beginner?

I wouldn't dream of introducing that book to any student at that stage. 3 way independence first.
Forum: Drum Technique 01-12-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,502
Posted By samthebeat
Re: When have you truly 'mastered' a given BPM?

I think if you can play a pattern relaxed at a given tempo you have it under control. I don't think you have truly mastered something until you can atchually speak musically with it. Speed is a good...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-08-2015, 12:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,516
Posted By samthebeat
Re: How to build up weaker hand?

That's quite an offset so I would suggest some hardcore rebound strokes. The main thing that your left hand is probably lacking is the finger control your right has. This is defo something I...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-07-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,105
Posted By samthebeat
Re: First studio drum experience - Advice?

Ocd. Its not healthy to look at your playing like this. Groove is not on the grid, its ahead its behind its on top even, you don't want to be weaving cause that's slopy. Ive done tons of session's,...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-06-2015, 11:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,105
Posted By samthebeat
Re: First studio drum experience - Advice?

Yes it interesting, slap back echo is not something you should be taking account as a drummer.
Forum: Drum Technique 01-06-2015, 11:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,105
Posted By samthebeat
Re: First studio drum experience - Advice?

Listen with your ears not your eyes dude! Sounds like you did your job, people happy. No one nails the grid its not humanly possible to be that aaccurate. Thankfully the guys which created the grid...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-21-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,103
Posted By samthebeat
Re: Help with Benny Greb Fill!!!!

En it, slow it down, work it out.....then realise your entering a whole can of worms that will keep busy for a year or two lol
Forum: Drum Technique 12-13-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,174
Posted By samthebeat
Re: How to progress on Tommy Igoe's Lifetime Warmup?

Its a great dvd and routine. I think the one thing about this and ge doesn't spell this out. Its a maintenance work out, treat it like one. To learn patterns you need to play them slowly for a decy...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-07-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,951
Posted By samthebeat
Re: I'm overwhelmed

You can't. Fear plays a big part here, people are scared to focus on things and feel the need to practice everything. What people don't realise is that there is an awfull lot of synergy in...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-06-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,281
Posted By samthebeat
Re: A REVELATION.

No it doesn't, I think the key thing here is all of these guys play alot of drums. This is really where things like this become a apparent I think. A few hours of trad a week isn't gonna hurt no...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-05-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,281
Posted By samthebeat
Re: A REVELATION.

I think drumming taking its toll is almost un avoidable when your playing with power. Firstly you can only really comment as you get older. When you're young none of these things are an issue its...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-05-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,211
Posted By samthebeat
Re: Fitting in the Diddles

Subdivision dude. I had the problem, it was something I became aware of through recording. Awareness is key here. Practice playing along to a metronome very low doubles. You must have the metrome...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-24-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,640
Posted By samthebeat
Re: Gary Chaffee PATTERNS: Your experiences and

One word......vinnie. with chaffe your armed with the same info as he is. I came to these books from reading an interview with him from modern drummer in the archive on his site. Watch vinnie and you...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-02-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,209
Posted By samthebeat
Re: The New Breed of "Metal Drummers"

I would start by learning the basics of syncopation, beat displacement, odd times and poly rhythms and metric modulation. I think just going in and learning these parts could lead to a lot of...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-04-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,355
Posted By samthebeat
Re: Click practice is great and all but..

At some point you have to get your own time and own it. There is a book called "about time" its really good. Takes you through this process. Playing with a click with a band is hard, learning to let...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-04-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,980
Posted By samthebeat
Re: Do you use moeller for back beats?

Dave is a world class player. with some of the most natural and developed technique in the business. The whip is an essential part of playing, at some point you wont be able to certain things without...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-28-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,517
Posted By samthebeat
Drum Fill lesson - Right Hand Lead Phrasing

Made a lesson, hope you get something out of it, pretty basic stuff, but very essential I think if your into the likes of Dave Weckl, Vinnie, Gadd etc. Hope you get something out of it. Cheers.
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Forum: Drum Technique 08-07-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,223
Posted By samthebeat
Re: Stick postion at rest

Go and watch a bunch of pro drummers play, you will see everyone doing the same thing. Generally you wont be resting for long on the hats or ride, so its just the snare I'm talkng about. Most guys...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-02-2013, 12:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,538
Posted By samthebeat
Re: First time Leading a Band, advice?

Yes thats very true, one thing I missed out is that leading is about direction, and not control, those are two different things, you cant control every note everyone plays. Keep things moving in the...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-01-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,538
Posted By samthebeat
Re: First time Leading a Band, advice?

Great idea for a band! Leading is all about confidence, make a decision stick with it, you sound like you knwo your stuff so just go with what you think is right. Remember you can't please everyone...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-28-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,731
Posted By samthebeat
Re: Loud ghost notes (still ghost notes?)

Yeah tottally, especially when tracking with acoustic guitars, ghost notes clash like hell unless its spot on. Dont just play them cause you can.
Forum: Drum Technique 06-27-2013, 12:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,984
Posted By samthebeat
Re: How do you approach a Low Volume Gig?

I play at a low volume, I avoid playing rim shots like the plague. I tend to play trad instead of matched cause it It feels easier to control the volume of my back beat with it, and my hands are so...
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