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Forum: Drum Technique 12-11-2013, 06:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,080
Posted By VedranS
Re: Rudiments: The Big Three

And of course the paradiddlealogram.

Flam, rest! Flam, rest! Flam, rest! Hopefully you've got these seventeen toms.

The most important rudiment (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbLiOExJTVw)
Forum: Drum Technique 09-18-2013, 11:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,581
Posted By VedranS
Re: Who hears the Ghost Notes?

Apparently it takes something really really silly for me to peek out of lurker mode for a second, sorry I'm a terrible terrible poster.

Anyway, Odd-Arne Oseberg, you might want to re-read your...
Forum: General Discussion 11-18-2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,532
Posted By VedranS
Re: "Well, that's a Funny Place to Leave Your Stick!"

Nice, with the eggs. I'm sure they're still good, but those sticks need proper cooling!

I do seem to leave sticks everywhere. They'll usually found in the couch cushions, under furniture, in a...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-17-2011, 10:24 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,382
Posted By VedranS
Re: A seemingly overlooked topic

Yo, I actually do spend quite a bit of time thinking about my concept of technique as well as practicing it, as I'm pretty scared of repetitive stress injuries and also want to have as much facility...
Forum: General Discussion 09-03-2011, 11:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,753
Posted By VedranS
Re: Gina S(c)hock Ices and Massages

Since I started playing, I've tried to be very conscious of my technique, because the thought of repetitive stress injuries horrifies me. Also, coming as close as you can to perfect technique expands...
Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2011, 05:18 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 22,104
Posted By VedranS
Re: David Letterman Drum Solo Week II

Each solo so far has been an awesome showcase of what can be done on the drums, and the variety of personality that can be expressed. I've been impressed with each one and for different reasons, but...
Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2011, 03:17 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 11,323
Posted By VedranS
Re: Drums and Drugs...

Weeeell.... Technically this isn't a forum run by any kind of government that protects your right to express yourself, it's a privately owned one. Therefore, you have no freedom of speech. It's...
Forum: General Discussion 08-22-2011, 05:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,019
Posted By VedranS
Re: Miles Davis?

That book's got the craziest stories in it, it was super entertaining as well as informative. Also, talk about using swear words as punctuation. A couple of stories that are especially memorable to...
Forum: General Discussion 12-08-2010, 08:21 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,731
Posted By VedranS
Re: Great musicianship = Limited access?

Danny Carey and Tool are an example of a band/drummer with great technical ability and complex playing as well as a lot of mainstream success. I think every one of their albums has gone...
Forum: General Discussion 11-29-2010, 04:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,886
Posted By VedranS
Re: The non-metal double bass thread

WhaWhaWha??? Can't believe you've been hanigng around the drumming internets for so long and never checked this guy out. Amazing teacher, amazing player. I'd suggest looking up everything you can...
Forum: General Discussion 11-29-2010, 03:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,217
Posted By VedranS
Re: The art of getting out of trouble

Yeah, I'm doing this all the time. One way for me to get out of trouble is to play the mistake again (and maybe again as the song calls for it). I think an important part of this is to be able to...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-24-2010, 12:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,728
Posted By VedranS
Re: Foot technique issue...

When it comes to bass drum control I like to use Benny Greb's "alphabet" system. Basically it involves playing a simple consistant ostinato with the hands and hihat foot, like 2&4 on snare, 8ths on...
Forum: General Discussion 11-10-2010, 11:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,986
Posted By VedranS
Re: How Embarassing/What to do when...

I've got a couple ways that help me keep the time steady and avoid rushing and dragging. The first involves listening/singing the vocal line, or lacking that, whatever the lead melody is. I usually...
Forum: General Discussion 04-09-2010, 05:40 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 14,359
Posted By VedranS
Re: Pirating, us and the future.

Don't mean to troll or incite anything, and I could care less if I get banned, but I'm 'fing curious.

Drummer-ish, do you have a position on this issue? Your posts are very educational, don't get...
Forum: General Discussion 02-23-2010, 02:16 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 11,312
Posted By VedranS
Re: Are the Days of the Drum Solo Over?

Wow, this thread has remained relatively civil, even though there is a faint aroma of "feel/technique/jazz/snob thread" about it. Interesting thoughts all around. Personally, I'm not too worried...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-22-2010, 04:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,035
Posted By VedranS
Re: grasping the rhythm wrong

Polly's got the right idea. If you haven't, look into Gavin Harrison's polyrhythmic concepts. He has a way of de-jargonizing and also some great ideas, so that even my math-challenged mind can get...
Forum: General Discussion 02-22-2010, 03:04 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 11,312
Posted By VedranS
Re: Are the Days of the Drum Solo Over?

I like this statement. I can see where some of the things I've said may come across as "snobby" and attribute that to an inability to properly communicate the idea. I think we may have different...
Forum: General Discussion 02-22-2010, 02:27 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 11,312
Posted By VedranS
Re: Are the Days of the Drum Solo Over?

Easy with the animosity, guy. I wasn't talking about myself or an elite minority. How old are you? Where do you live? Do YOU get out? Maybe it's different where you are, but like I said, there's...
Forum: General Discussion 02-22-2010, 01:43 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 11,312
Posted By VedranS
Re: Are the Days of the Drum Solo Over?

You're amazing, Polly. Very well put, I wish I was as articulate as you. I guess I'm just grumpy about society. Smiley face emoticon.
Forum: General Discussion 02-22-2010, 01:39 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 11,312
Posted By VedranS
Re: Are the Days of the Drum Solo Over?

Polly, I agree with you about mediocre drummers/musicians generally performing a solo because it's the thing to do. In fact I dislike anybody doing anything because it's the thing to do.

Also,...
Forum: General Discussion 02-21-2010, 01:10 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 11,312
Posted By VedranS
Re: Are the Days of the Drum Solo Over?

Good for them. Personally I love music, and any type of art. Most people could care less, but I could care less about most people.

There's a difference between a drummer with bad technique, or...
Forum: General Discussion 01-01-2010, 09:14 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 14,600
Posted By VedranS
Re: I miss Pollyanna

QFT (i'm trying to use more internet lingo for the new year). Aggressive people suck. Not to stereotype, but in America especially there seems to be a higher proportion of the competitive,...
Forum: General Discussion 12-21-2009, 07:50 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,859
Posted By VedranS
Re: Have things changed......

Kids now these days, their parents just don't beat them enough, I tell ya. When I was young, six feet of snow, uphill both ways, blah blah blah....

Yes, you're getting old, less relevant and are...
Forum: General Discussion 12-14-2009, 04:46 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 19,737
Posted By VedranS
Re: THE BIG "MONEY BEAT" DEBATE! Love it or hate it?

Hey guys, not to offend anyone, but i just want to say a couple of things in JPW's defense, because I basically feel like he does. I don't want to say I "agree with him" because I don't think...
Forum: General Discussion 10-29-2009, 10:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,817
Posted By VedranS
Re: Electronic kit not plugged in...

WOW. No, I've never had anything like that happen, I was just amazed at your story. I hear some absurd stuff around here, but that's just rediculous. That sounds like it must have felt like being...
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