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Forum: Drum Technique 07-11-2008, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,698
Posted By petelawless
Re: drum position ?

Generally speaking, you don't want to tilt your toms towards you too much. You need the stick to bounce up in the same direction as it went down - if your tom's are at an awkward angle they'll...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-19-2008, 12:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,156
Posted By petelawless
Re: Building speed: slow focusing on technique - or just go for it?

There's a similar post to this where Derek Roddy explains that the only way to get fast, is to play fast. I think this of course, is true. Playing slow is essential to get the feel for the...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-18-2008, 03:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,020
Posted By petelawless
Re: Breaking sticks... Good? Bad?

Pretty obvious, but It depends which size, weight, length stick you use, and what you use it for. Experiment.
Forum: Drum Technique 06-18-2008, 10:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,395
Posted By petelawless
Dom Famularo - The Weaker Side

Hi all,

I'm currently working on a lot of left (my weaker side) hand exercises. Has anybody checked out Dom Famularo's book about this? I'd really appreciate anybody's opinions about it.
Forum: General Discussion 05-23-2008, 04:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,866
Posted By petelawless
Re: Giving drum lessons

EXPERIENCE is the only way that you can become a good teacher.

I believe, as with many things in life, formal qualifications have very little to do with how good a teacher you may be. It's about...
Forum: General Discussion 02-11-2008, 11:10 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 33,500
Posted By petelawless
Re: Your Favorite Youtube Drummer

Oh yes, Tony Royser Jr! I could watch that guy all day!
Forum: Drum Technique 02-08-2008, 01:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,943
Posted By petelawless
Re: The Single Paradiddle

Remember, just relax, take it slowly and don't let your muscles tighten up. It is just a case of building muscle memory. Practice in front of a mirror too.
Forum: General Discussion 02-07-2008, 02:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,073
Posted By petelawless
Re: Playing other drummers drum sets

When you're regularly playing gigs with other bands, it's just not worth everybody bringing their own kit. Sometimes, as difficult as it can be, you just have to put up with whatever is there -...
Forum: Drummers 02-04-2008, 06:11 PM
Replies: 1,215
Views: 289,898
Posted By petelawless
Re: Travis Barker

[QUOTE=wad;401772]travis is well talented hes so complex and fast!

If I had a penny for every time I've heard someone say that......I just don't get it. He obviously has very loyal fans but I...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-31-2008, 02:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,847
Posted By petelawless
Re: How to develop speed ?

I know some others have mentioned it already - but check out Jojo Mayer's new DVD - 'secret weapons for the modern drummer'. If you're stuck at a point and unable to get faster, it really helps to...
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