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Forum: General Discussion 07-02-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,884
Posted By jgvideira
Re: When people ask you to 'play something', what do you play?

6 o'clock, they don't need to ask.... LOL
Forum: Drum Technique 02-06-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,046
Posted By jgvideira
Re: Data about my practice routine (5 months)

Awesome, indeed! It's great to read the journal after a couple of weeks and check the improvement. Such a motivacional tool!

Nice tip about goals, need to work on that. haha
Forum: Drum Technique 02-04-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,046
Posted By jgvideira
Data about my practice routine (5 months)


I’ve been playing the drums for quite a while (about 15 years) and never had a practice routine. In all this years I used to practice “playing along”, breaking up parts and creating for...
Forum: Drummers 01-14-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 18,949
Posted By jgvideira
Re: What do you think about Casey Cooper (COOP3RDRUMM3R)

Just watched him playing through "No One Knows" which has an AWESOME drum line, in my opinion. His cover of this song summarizes all that has been said so far (mainly about timming).
Dynamics is...
Forum: General Discussion 01-10-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,284
Posted By jgvideira
Re: New notation software for drummers released today

Great indeed! I was just testing a couple of softwares this week, maybe its time for a change. I'm definitely checking it out! =)

Edit: This is the best software ever all the way around. The...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-10-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,323
Posted By jgvideira
Re: 17 practice tips that relate to drums I got from loads of violin video-lessons on practice

Saved it all on a doc to check out from time to time, pure gold. Thanks a lot!
Forum: General Discussion 01-10-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 524
Posted By jgvideira
Forum: Drum Technique 01-08-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 873
Posted By jgvideira
Re: Playing without accompaniment

Im pretty much like larry. Used to record with no guide but the metronome, once did an entire album (10 songs) in one day.. Luckly, didnt miss a thing.

I don't think its a must but it comes handy...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-06-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 692
Posted By jgvideira
Internalizing Single Strokes (Hands/Feet)

Something I've been thinking a lot while practicing:
It's common for us (drummers) to think "if it ain't broke don't fix it", right? By that I mean: "Whatever works to achieve your current need."
Forum: Drum Technique 01-06-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,015
Posted By jgvideira
Re: Fast rolls and getting around the kit

I don't know if theres a book to work on that, if so, i'll be glad to get it as well.

That's how I've been doing it:
Four months ago I started to practice my sticking on a "no-rebound" pillow...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-06-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 936
Posted By jgvideira
Re: Weird beginner problem


I assume you stretch as well?
If not, do it before you start playing and every 15min - At least before checking up with your doctor.

I have something similar: my "upper back"...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-28-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 809
Posted By jgvideira
Re: Alternate? Or do the same thing?

I've been working on 3 books for a little while now and sometimes I skip a couple of days on one or another (or all of them), but no problem! I don't think its bad to alternate materials as long as...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-28-2013, 12:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,822
Posted By jgvideira
Re: How can i learn a metal song fast?

Thats true!

Comming back to the thread, if you need any help on exercises send me a PM =)
Forum: Drums 12-27-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,470
Posted By jgvideira
Re: Gig vs. Studio kit

I only bring my kit when its needed. Otherwise I bring the hardware, cymbals, pedal, throne and snare (best ones I got) mainly because I believe we mainly relly on the sound guy (lost the word in...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-27-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,822
Posted By jgvideira
Re: How can i learn a metal song fast?

Indeed you can chart the parts, as MrInsanePolack said, but I'm assuming you want to learn fast for yourself in instead of having to because of a gig you're playing tomorrow...

What works for me,...
Forum: General Discussion 12-26-2013, 11:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,696
Posted By jgvideira
Re: Proof other musicians don't care how drums sound.

In my experience depends on who you're playing with... My guitar player, for instance, always complain about the snare or the bass drum as it does the percussionist.

Here in Brazil we usually go...
Forum: General Discussion 12-26-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,027
Posted By jgvideira
Re: Fastest Drummer's remorse has ever set in?

Couple of times.. On cymbals once (broken after a couple of months) and an iron cobra HP 900, which was used and broke after a few months.. Still was a great price and I got it fixed (still got it)...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-25-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,412
Posted By jgvideira
Re: Brand new to drums ... looking for wisdom

The books you bought are pretty essential, as you might know by the research you did.

Playing along to music is a good way to start because of drumming learning curve overall, you'll be able to...
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