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Forum: Drum Technique 08-30-2010, 11:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,666
Posted By TheMarkV
Re: getting back into things

Yeah, so far, the plan was to get a pad and metronome out and work through some of the warmups we used to use in drumline, at least untill i can build back my chops and actually get behind a drumset...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-29-2010, 09:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,666
Posted By TheMarkV
getting back into things

Hey everyone. I'm soon going to be transferring to temple for jazz performance, and i haven't played too much the past year or so. So i was wondering what process everyone goes through to shake off a...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-28-2009, 07:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,132
Posted By TheMarkV
Re: Crashing the ride?

dude... ... everyone

haha
Forum: Drum Technique 04-28-2009, 07:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,139
Posted By TheMarkV
Re: Frustrated, about to quit...

another thing that you could do if you are worried about foot speed as well, is work on rudiments with your hand, and then do them with your feet as well. then maybe mix them up between your hands...
Forum: Drummers 04-03-2009, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,899
Posted By TheMarkV
Re: Matt Greiner

agreed all around. abr puts on some of the best shows. hes one of my favorites.
Forum: Drum Technique 02-11-2009, 03:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,190
Posted By TheMarkV
Re: Funk Fills

well placed accets, some tasteful intricucy and you can try paradiddle based fills too.

just keep trying at it and youll eventually get it. just keep an open mind and let yourself go a little. you...
Forum: Drums 01-23-2009, 03:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,592
Posted By TheMarkV
Re: Recommend me a snare (Jazz/Funk)

there are some companies that have played around with carbon fiber snares. you might want to look into that too. at least just to hear what they're like so you have a broader understanding of what...
Forum: General Discussion 01-21-2009, 03:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,809
Posted By TheMarkV
Re: which room should i put my drumkit in?

i vote living room.

i mean the drumset is the most important part of the house, is it not? haha
Forum: Drums 11-25-2008, 06:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,615
Posted By TheMarkV
Re: I just bought my first drum, what should I do now?

Welcome to Drummerworld.

as far as learing to tune goes. its always good to watch a lot of viedeos here on drummerworld or on youtube or something to get an idea of what you might want your drums...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-24-2008, 11:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,607
Posted By TheMarkV
Re: Accessing the floor tom?

yeah its always best to suit your drum set to yourself. it should be totally customized to be as comfortable as possible for you to play it with little to no problem. so maybe move it out a little...
Forum: Drums 11-24-2008, 11:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,270
Posted By TheMarkV
Re: What should I sell my kit for?

you should sell it for free, to me.

but in all honesty that sounds pretty fair. i'm not familiar with that brand but anything that isn't first act is a good deal for that price haha.
Forum: Drum Technique 11-06-2008, 05:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,572
Posted By TheMarkV
Re: Speed Tips

the standard is just to practice open rolls and strait single strokes on a pillow or a bed, something soft. other than that just try doing drum line warm ups. look for double beat warm ups and things...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-05-2008, 03:57 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 14,703
Posted By TheMarkV
Re: Natural Talent or a Learned Skill??

the way i see it, there is an aspect of natural feel for the whole drumming thing. there really is. but thats just a starting point, and from there you build with hard worked chops and fine tuned...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-03-2008, 04:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,347
Posted By TheMarkV
Re: Not relying in bounce?

my personal philosophy is that a drummers rebound response and the natural bounce of the stick should be one in the same. everything should really just kind of work together to get a full and...
Forum: General Discussion 10-30-2008, 03:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,559
Posted By TheMarkV
Re: 3- or 4-piece?

i never used to use a 2 tom setup, i actually had 5... and then i started playing on a drum set in a church band that only had the 2 tom setup. it was very weird at first but eventually i learned and...
Forum: General Discussion 10-30-2008, 03:20 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,797
Posted By TheMarkV
Re: What kind of drummer are you?

for a while i was the chops drummer and then i was both the chops and musician drummer and now that im in college and dont have anytime to play anymore im leaning more towards the musician drummer....
Forum: Drums 10-30-2008, 03:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,864
Posted By TheMarkV
Re: What's the best mid-range acoustic kit?

you should look into yamaha stage customs.

they have 2 different kinds of them, accent and nuevo. i dont remember which one is better. but they sound great and they arent very expensive in the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-30-2008, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,605
Posted By TheMarkV
Forum: General Discussion 10-30-2008, 07:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,605
Posted By TheMarkV
Bassist From Dave Weckl The Chicken Video

Does anyone know who the bassist is in the video of Dave Weckl playing The Chicken? Love the song, love the video, and love the bassist but I don't know who the heck he is. He's amazing though.
Oh...
Forum: General Discussion 10-29-2008, 03:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,453
Posted By TheMarkV
Re: Drums making too much noise!

you might just have to work with pads or even with a whole pad kit like they make.

example: http://accessories.musiciansfriend.com/product/Remo-5Piece-Practice-Pad-Set?sku=442963

and as far as...
Forum: Drums 10-27-2008, 03:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,402
Posted By TheMarkV
Re: New snare

sounds like you would be bet fit with a metal snare for sure. probably steel. you should look into used first though rather than new, because used intruments give you far better deals than new ones...
Forum: Drums 10-22-2008, 03:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,160
Posted By TheMarkV
Re: Mapex VX Fusion - Good Bad?

oh it looks pretty nice. and mapex sets tend to be on the better end of things.
by the looks of it i would think if you tune it up with a little tlc it would be a pretty formittable set. but i...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-22-2008, 02:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,304
Posted By TheMarkV
Re: Jazz Band Tryouts in School...any advice?

yeah, i have to agree. solidity is the best plicy when it comes to drums.
play clean and play deep into the groove of things. just remember that it isnt your job to draw the attention. you are the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-21-2008, 07:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,996
Posted By TheMarkV
Re: drum teaching - when do you give up on a pupil?

if he cant hear it at all i really dont know what would help. maybe if you get him to play with something thats painfully obvious like techno or electronic dance music. something with a big bass beat...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-21-2008, 05:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,635
Posted By TheMarkV
Re: What the *F* am I doing wrong? Your feedback is appreciated.

all in all i would choose an acoustic set over an electric almost every time. the only times that i feel an electric set would be useful is for quiet practice and maybe for making home recording...
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