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Forum: Drum Technique 01-19-2009, 10:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,245
Posted By Johnest
Re: Building your own drumset

Go to : http://www.ghostnote.net/
You will find all the information there.
Forum: Drum Technique 02-08-2008, 09:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,253
Posted By Johnest
Re: Help me make lots of noise, fast!

The real title is: It's your move, by Dom Famularo... Not it's your motion. It's a great book to own, lots of information.
Forum: Drum Technique 02-07-2008, 01:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,253
Posted By Johnest
Re: Help me make lots of noise, fast!

I could only suggest you two things... Get a very good teacher and leave that band. You are not ready to take that kind of pounding and you'll gonna hurt yourself in a very short period of time...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-01-2008, 01:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,862
Posted By Johnest
Re: Breathing Exercises question

h3r3tic, i don't want to be rude but, do you sometimes just play the drums?... I mean without any form of question regarding your techniques, speed, foot, hands... breathing?
You know just for the...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-28-2008, 05:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,967
Posted By Johnest
Re: What book to buy...

You could also buy Realistic rock by Carmine Appice. It cover all the basics of any kind of modern rock drumming. It's a great book.
Forum: Drum Technique 01-24-2008, 02:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,800
Posted By Johnest
Re: Why does my foot slide forward?

There is no problem playing bare foot... I have done it for years and never have any complain about it.
Maybe you should check your seat height. I also play heel down and i have had this problem...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-24-2008, 02:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,116
Posted By Johnest
Re: how to improve dramatically open-handed skills?

Also, at least you should take one day a week to just play the drums. I mean, play it without thinking about your technique and how you should do this or that. It is great to learn all kind of...
Forum: General Discussion 12-25-2007, 04:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,434
Posted By Johnest
Re: The World’s Greatest Drummer - And Other Hang-Ups

That text is my greatest Christmas gift... You made my day!
Forum: General Discussion 12-21-2007, 02:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,061
Posted By Johnest
Re: Your Drum Instructor's Kit

My instructor's drum are some old Tama with a 18****** inches floor tom and a booming 24 inches bass drum that is really disturbing me when i play on the kit. I have always played on 20 inches bass...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-12-2007, 01:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,308
Posted By Johnest
Re: Do you think drum lessons are necessary?

I have never take any form or lessons before this year... 26 years of drumming by myself. And you know what?... I have not lost all those years but i regret to have not take lessons before... now...
Forum: General Discussion 12-01-2007, 03:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,191
Posted By Johnest
Re: Teaching right handed students if you're left handed?

I have conditionned myself like that to... My teacher is righthanded and it doesn't matter when he show me something that way. I can make the ''conversion'' on the fly. You just have to tell your...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-27-2007, 09:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,530
Posted By Johnest
Re: How to play Iron Maiden?!

Start with ''Hallowed be thy name''. That song is pretty straitforward and relatively easy to learn. Good luck.
If you have some Maiden album, try to learn the older song. They are a little bit...
Forum: General Discussion 11-16-2007, 01:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,853
Posted By Johnest
Re: is this normal?

Speed is not a problem with the heel-down, just practice slowly and build up on speed. Don't expect to see result faster tough...
But, for power, there is no way heel-down could match heel-up.
Forum: Drum Technique 11-05-2007, 01:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 13,019
Posted By Johnest
Re: Metal Drumsticks For Use On Practice Pads

Look there: www.powerwristbuilders.com
As for the practice pad, any model will do the job.
Forum: General Discussion 10-30-2007, 01:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,054
Posted By Johnest
Re: Beginner's Frustration

You should look for some of the Dave Weckl DVD. Back to basic and The next step are just great for a beginner. You could also buy the unbelievable DVD from Jojo Mayer, secret weapon for the modern...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-13-2007, 07:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,963
Posted By Johnest
Re: Heel down - relaxed practising

It's always the same answer for all those kind of practice... Start slow and built your speed gradually... Don't over-do it and respect your speed limit. I almost play everything heel-down because i...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-11-2007, 02:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,403
Posted By Johnest
Re: Practicing with Marching band sticks, or heavier in general

I use heavier sticks (Vic Firth Thomas Lang model) from time to time. I generaly use them whem i try to learn a new hand pattern or when i work at some interdependency stuff. The weight of those...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-09-2007, 09:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,364
Posted By Johnest
Re: Shortcut to Great Technique - Guaranteed

Also, i think that everybody should start to accept where he (or she) is regarding is drumming ability and try to work from there, not too far ahead. Why trying to be the fastest drummer in the world...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-05-2007, 11:06 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,696
Posted By Johnest
Re: losing volume without losing chops.

I want to know something...

If someone buy a Roland V-drum for quiet practice in is appartment, is it a cop-out? If so, i'm a total cop-out man.

Let's say this, maybe it's not every drummer in...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-31-2006, 04:57 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,696
Posted By Johnest
Re: losing volume without losing chops.

Originaly on the Vic Firth site: The Steve Smith Tala Wands were conceived when Steve began playing with drummers from India and needed a way to blend with their sounds and be sensitive to lower...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-12-2006, 12:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,915
Posted By Johnest
Re: problems with speed

Maybe you could try some ''Moeller'' move here... That's what i do when i want to reach some faster tempo. You simply strike normally on the one and as you raise your harm for the two, you ''drop...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-30-2006, 11:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,309
Posted By Johnest
Re: my main drumming issue, need help

You could also practice alternating 8 notes on each hands at a comfortable speed and concentrate on your weaker one. Make sure that all the notes sound exactly the same and in no time you will be...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-30-2006, 11:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,404
Posted By Johnest
Re: rudiments for rock

Ruff = llR rrL
Drag = llR L rrL R
Am i right?
Anyway, that's what i have learn 10 years ago...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-28-2006, 10:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,404
Posted By Johnest
Re: rudiments for rock

You can almost made a career in rock just with single stroke rol, double, flams, paradiddle... Maybe you can ad drags and ruff too.

But knowing at least the first 26 couldn't arm you.
Forum: Drum Technique 11-23-2006, 05:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,156
Posted By Johnest
Re: portnoy, bad technique??

If you listen to the Dream Theater Live at Budokan DVD, on the tour documentary, Mike says that he have some problem with his elbows and wrists. He will need a change of technique some day...
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