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Forum: Drum Technique 06-22-2009, 08:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,061
Posted By FM11215
Re: i want to become a faster drummer.

Just work on your rudiments and get a metronome chart for checking your progress
Forum: Drums 06-22-2009, 08:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,805
Posted By FM11215
Re: Buying time! Well, very soon in any case, but these decisions are driving me CRAZ

+1 on the Tama B/B. They sound great and are way versatile drums
Forum: Drummers 06-22-2009, 08:19 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 97,546
Posted By FM11215
Re: Mike Portnoy

Not a fan, sorry. In that style of play I prefer Virgil Donati. Ok, Mike is a great drummer, but I don't find his drumming attractive, it's a matter of taste
Forum: Drum Technique 06-12-2009, 05:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,651
Posted By FM11215
Re: Building hand speed

Well, the small the muscle the faster it can move. So, do some finger exercises and then try to combine several types of stroke in a 4 note set, for instance:

finger - fulcrum - wrist - moeller up...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-12-2009, 05:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,901
Posted By FM11215
Re: Hi Hat opening and closing

Just think of how it sounds, don't get overwhelmed by the analysis.

Dum - shhhTa Dum - shhhTa

Ok, I'm kinda being post lingual here, but the purpose is to don't over analyze some stuff.
Forum: Drum Technique 06-12-2009, 05:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,619
Posted By FM11215
Re: Speeding up Rudiments

The drop and bounce technique is a great way to keep speeding up your rudiments.

Are you comfortable playing your doubles at 150?

I only move up to the next tempo if I could play the roll or...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-08-2009, 03:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,287
Posted By FM11215
Re: Over practice?

I think that your are pushing yourself to a level that you're uncomfortable with. 5 hours a day is a lot of time, and you need to be prepared physical and mental, because you can get sloppy.

Forum: Drum Technique 06-08-2009, 02:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,450
Posted By FM11215
Re: Hitting your thumb with a stick...

I did a rimshot once.... with my index finger. There were over 8000 people in the audience and I got really scared. That was my first snare stroke. Once I've finished the show, my blood was...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-08-2009, 02:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,568
Posted By FM11215
Re: How to tell when ur groovin.

My groove thermometer is the bass player, if I've got the groove on my pocket I can see him enjoy the music and not thinking what to or where to play. Your band mates are the greatest judgment of...
Forum: Drummers 06-01-2009, 10:57 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 94,694
Posted By FM11215
Re: Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr is a great teacher: by listening to him you can learn that one of the most important things in music is to shut up. Like you said, he is an egoless drummer and knows exactly what not to...
Forum: General Discussion 06-01-2009, 10:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,332
Posted By FM11215
Re: Paice VS Bonham

Hi, I'm new here, and couldn't find a greater thread for a start than this one:

I think that yes, Paice was more technical than Bonzo in a academic way of seeing things. But, there are some things...
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