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Forum: Drum Technique 12-20-2008, 04:33 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,056
Posted By Muffled Tom
Re: what grip type do you use?

A mix of American and French, but my teacher is slowly guiding me towards the 100% American. I can't do traditional and honestly I don't see any reason why I should.

Is there?
Forum: Drum Technique 12-18-2008, 05:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,076
Posted By Muffled Tom
For snare playing

Not sure if this is the right place, but are heavier sticks better for playing snare drum? I've been in my school's senior band for a semester now, after being in the jazz band for a year. I'd never...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-20-2008, 10:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,771
Posted By Muffled Tom
Re: Shoes/Socks/Bare feet?

right foot's gotta have a shoe on. i've played barefoot at a show and at home i've played with just socks on and barefoot, but i prefer to have a shoe on at least the bass drum foot.. i find i get...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-04-2008, 12:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,586
Posted By Muffled Tom
Re: Your Aproach to a consistent Practice Rutine

This is a bit TOO structured in my opinion, and you're overworking yourself at times.. some things are unnescessary, such as doing single strokes for 20 minutes then double strokes for another 20.....
Forum: Drums 04-11-2008, 05:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,805
Posted By Muffled Tom
Re: What model is Ringo's snaredrum?

THAT is 5"? That doesn't look like 5", that looks like six or 5.5 at least..
Forum: Drummers 04-03-2008, 01:54 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 57,000
Posted By Muffled Tom
Re: Jose Pasillas

My current desktop background is a Sabian photograph with Chad Smith, Neil Peart, and Jose on top of a mountain, with motorbikes. Three of my favorite drummers ever.

Im actually listening to...
Forum: General Discussion 03-29-2008, 04:52 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,751
Posted By Muffled Tom
Re: Taylor Hawkins plays with Rush!

Mhm. Notice the "HOLY ****" and "OH MY ****** GOD" screams from the crowd when Geddy and Alex come on.
Forum: General Discussion 03-29-2008, 04:32 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,751
Posted By Muffled Tom
Re: Taylor Hawkins plays with Rush!

What did you think of their new album? "Come Alive" gives me chills everytime I listen to it...
Forum: General Discussion 03-29-2008, 04:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,751
Posted By Muffled Tom
Re: Taylor Hawkins plays with Rush!

Because.. it was a Foo Fighters concert..?
Forum: General Discussion 03-28-2008, 03:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,023
Posted By Muffled Tom
Re: Tabla: Anyone play it?

http://www.youtube.com/user/vtallapragada

I have no idea how good this guy is, and if his lessons have credibility, but I guess you, if anyone, can tell us!
Forum: General Discussion 03-28-2008, 01:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,023
Posted By Muffled Tom
Re: Tabla: Anyone play it?

Tabla in jazz? Now I'm intrigued.
Forum: General Discussion 03-27-2008, 03:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,023
Posted By Muffled Tom
Tabla: Anyone play it?

Can anyone on here play the tabla (Indian percussion instrument)? I find it fascinating, and I think it sounds awesome in Ravi Shankar's music and with George Harisson's Indian songs (Within You...
Forum: General Discussion 01-08-2008, 01:44 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 35,199
Posted By Muffled Tom
Re: PLAY ALONG SONGS (best favourite)

"Nowhere Fast", Incubus (Jose Pasillas)
"Best of You", Foo Figthers (Taylor Hawkins)
"Can't Stop Live at Slane Castle", Red Hot Chili Peppers (Chad Smith)
"I'm Your Captain Live at Shea", Grand...
Forum: Drummers 01-03-2008, 03:15 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 57,000
Posted By Muffled Tom
Re: Jose Pasillas

Love the band, love the guy. He's my biggest influence in drumming, and I saw him live when he came to Brazil in October. Plus, I based my drumset on his (2 left-up, 1 down, although he mostly uses 2...
Forum: Drums 01-02-2008, 08:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,065
Posted By Muffled Tom
Re: This drumset is very weird

Couldn't you find, maybe, a very wide octoban case for it?
Forum: Drum Technique 12-31-2007, 12:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,288
Posted By Muffled Tom
Re: Bass drum accuracy

Coincidencially that's almost exactly what I was doing yesterday, along with a metronome. Its been working pretty well for me, let's see the long term benefits.
Forum: Drum Technique 12-29-2007, 07:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,288
Posted By Muffled Tom
Re: Bass drum accuracy

So I'd have to buy this book?
Obrigado!
Forum: Drum Technique 12-29-2007, 06:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,288
Posted By Muffled Tom
Re: Bass drum accuracy

Thanks, I'll try this.

To Alex; what are these G.Stone exercises? link?
Forum: Drum Technique 12-29-2007, 06:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,288
Posted By Muffled Tom
Bass drum accuracy

Something that ticks me off about myself is that my right foot on bass drum can be annoyingly innacurate. Most of the time, I "kick" too early.
Any tips on excersises that can help accuracy for my...
Forum: Drums 12-28-2007, 08:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,065
Posted By Muffled Tom
Re: This drumset is very weird

Wow it does have a snare strainer on it.. haha that is WEIRD.

Any recordings of this set anyone knows of? I'm really curious to know how the mega-bass and floor-tom-snare sound...
Forum: Drums 12-28-2007, 01:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,065
Posted By Muffled Tom
This drumset is very weird

Check this thing out.. it is very odd... I wonder how it sounds...

http://www.saludacymbals.com/d/images/ev2.jpg

I mean seriously.. a low tom for a snare, and look at the length of that bass...
Forum: Drums 12-27-2007, 07:23 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 56,370
Posted By Muffled Tom
Re: The Black Panther thread! For all BP snare fans and owners....

my school band has a black panther, it sounds utterly AMAZING.. man, playing in jazz band wouldnt be the same for me without that thing. I love it.
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