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Forum: Drum Technique 09-29-2008, 11:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,128
Posted By komodo
Re: fill ideas??

Chimpy 3,the free program 'Audacity' can slow sound files down i believe,just search the name on google. A very good open source program.For video,cant windows movie make slow down video with the...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-11-2008, 12:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,075
Posted By komodo
Re: George kollias 16 week program...


On his website under education i believe its there,along with some other cool stuff such as linear drumming
Forum: Drum Technique 09-11-2008, 12:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,152
Posted By komodo
Re: Heel down control is rough!!!

Yes that book certainly is a challenge! I know its cliche but the only advice i could give is to really slow it down and practice a lot,to get it into your muscle memory. I struggled alot with it...
Forum: General Discussion 09-10-2008, 11:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,272
Posted By komodo
Re: Jojo Mayers recordings released?

Just thought id say that i finally got to see jojo in the flesh at a clinic here in the UK,and not only have i finally got the nerve album,but i have a signed copy :)

So there is indeed a nerve...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-23-2008, 05:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,534
Posted By komodo
Re: Whats the fastest u can play?

Im about the same,i can do bursts of higher speeds but cannot play for long periods cleanly above 180 yet,same for my feet :s practice makes perfect though i guess :)
Forum: General Discussion 05-27-2008, 09:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,272
Posted By komodo
Jojo Mayers recordings released?

Does anyone know if jojo mayers project released any recordings?The only one i have is from drummerworld and i love the vids! So if anyone knows bout it let us know. CHeers
Forum: Drum Technique 01-07-2008, 10:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,847
Posted By komodo
Re: Wrists Or Fingers

wow 280bpm 16ths,im extremely impressed to say the least. But anyways,its a good idea to train both wrists and fingers so you can use both in different situations and incorporate dynamics easier. ...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-04-2008, 06:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,680
Posted By komodo
Re: creativity issue...

When i hit this creativity block i eventually overcame it by playing to music and also playing beats improvising beats and fills. Also, you can take a beat, then extemporise it (think thats the right...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-31-2007, 11:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,285
Posted By komodo
Re: mark mondesir's- 7 rudiments only!

Yeah a lot of people say this and it really is quite true,take paradiddles,two singles followed by a double is all. But i would say it still helps to practice more than just these three rudiments. ...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-19-2007, 02:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,928
Posted By komodo
Re: Need help with bass triplets!

While heel toe is great, i think you should definately practice more using a general ankle motion,especially as you haven't being playing that long. Dont worry about the bajilions of techniques, just...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-19-2007, 12:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,165
Posted By komodo
Re: Gravity Blasts - Help?

For the gravity blast you want to make sure the stick is parallel with the angle of your snare drum so you dont get this click noise. However i still find it hard to get any real volume from this...
Forum: Drums 12-17-2007, 11:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,366
Posted By komodo
Re: For a 5 pc what do you prefer?

I have a 12,13,16 but dont use my 13 any more. When i eventually upgrade to a new drum set i believe id go for 10 12 and then a 15. i love the big sound of a 16 but it lacks the versatility of a 14....
Forum: Drummers 12-12-2007, 12:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,120
Posted By komodo
Re: Jaska Raatikainen

I love children of bodom, the riffs they come up with are inspired. Jaaska is a very talented drummer and contributes to te band greatly,. a lot of it is standard metal beats; but there are wuite a...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-11-2007, 12:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,062
Posted By komodo
Re: URGENT! I kneed a book about fills!

When i started i had a similar phase where i lacked creativity. A good idea is to use your rudiments and work it around the kit. Then incorporate dynamics and etc. If you do a lot of soloing you can...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-20-2007, 11:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,168
Posted By komodo
Re: Help! Metal Drumming. Challenge Wanted.

Honor thy father is a good choice,youll probably sell yourself on the intro fill :p But lamb of gods also good, such as now youve got something to die for perhaps. a lot of lamb god has some really...
Forum: Drums 11-10-2007, 12:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,376
Posted By komodo
Re: Getting bass mounted toms closer?

I have this problem too and i went with the cymbal to stand idea. What i did was take the tom holder out of the bass drum,get a clamp and attach the toms to one cymbal stand that also holds a crash....
Forum: Drum Technique 10-22-2007, 10:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,693
Posted By komodo
Re: my teacher's approach to drumming. strange?

Well in theory it could be good to create and evolve your own technique you end up using through playing comfy and sounding good rather than imitating that of other drummers. For instance buddy...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-20-2007, 10:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,255
Posted By komodo
Re: Twriling Your Drumstick(s)!

Im guessing your doing the fake twirl,but there are many many more tricks you can do and the videos to show them if you look. I use the real twirl a lot more as i find it easier to incorporate it...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-14-2007, 11:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,583
Posted By komodo
Re: double bass drumming

Yeah i think its jus harder to play heel toe constantly and keep it even for lengthy periods of time,hence the majority of metal drummers use heel up using ankles for high speeds. No matter what...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-14-2007, 11:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,583
Posted By komodo
Re: double bass drumming

Yeah i think its jus harder to play heel toe constantly and keep it even for lengthy periods of time,hence the majority of metal drummers use heel up using ankles for high speeds. No matter what...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-13-2007, 11:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,228
Posted By komodo
Re: Hands speed

Well firstly practicing your rudiments daily will help (with a metrnonome). The g.l.stone book is talked about a lot on this forum,and if you work for it it will really help (again with a metronome)....
Forum: Drum Technique 07-26-2007, 09:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,420
Posted By komodo
Re: Accenting the second double

why dont you do it reverse like upstroke then downstroke....then the second would be accented :D yes thomas lang does recommend this. It is also easier to learn if you do it like R lL rR lL rR,as...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-25-2007, 07:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,042
Posted By komodo
Re: Warming up for the drumset with a guitar..

Sounds like a good idea,i myself dont play another instrument but would like to learn guitar or bass as it cant be a bad thing :p
Forum: Drum Technique 07-20-2007, 09:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,356
Posted By komodo
Re: Speed issues.

I also can do triplets faster,an i believe it is due to a natural moeller technique instinct, as your alternating down an upstrokes. But with 4 you have to do two downbeats together or two upbeats so...
Forum: Drummers 07-11-2007, 12:52 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,294
Posted By komodo
Re: Brann Dailor

Very inspiring,and made me instantly like maastodon. Its like controlled chaos with all the fills and its hard to keep up with a lot of the time :P But i think it makes a very nice change,and i love...
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