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Forum: Drums 04-20-2010, 04:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,202
Posted By MadJazz
Re: 10/14 - 12/14 - 12/16

So far it stands:

10/14 X3

12/14 X6

12/16 X3


I didn't count votes from people who called a setup different from any of these three.
Forum: Drums 04-19-2010, 12:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,202
Posted By MadJazz
10/14 - 12/14 - 12/16

Which of these rack tom / floor tom setups do you prefer?
Forum: Drum Technique 12-09-2009, 05:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,756
Posted By MadJazz
Re: Funk rudiments

I remember that music and I really like the vids you posted. Good playing :)

However, there's no need to insult me. I'm not lazy, I just have other stuff going on. Drums are fun but there's more...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-06-2009, 04:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,756
Posted By MadJazz
Re: Funk rudiments

Diddles and flams are basic rudiments and I agree those are very useful on a drum set (both in groove and in fills). What about the esoteric pataflafla, ratamacues and all the flam-diddle and...
Forum: General Discussion 12-06-2009, 01:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,904
Posted By MadJazz
Re: need suggestions for quieter playing

There's nothing quiet about drums so find a different room. Bed rooms are for sleeping.

Otherwise, you can try maple sticks not larger than 5A, small shells, thin and dark cymbals, a drum shield...
Forum: General Discussion 12-06-2009, 01:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,552
Posted By MadJazz
Re: Headphones: open, closed, isolated

I did some further research and the phones I mentioned don't isolate equally across the frequency spectrum, meaning the sound that comes in will be distorted and bass-heavy.

Therefore, is it...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-06-2009, 01:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,756
Posted By MadJazz
Re: Funk rudiments

That's a smart approach and I completely agree with you.



Rudiments are like words for snare drum players, not for drum set players.

Please show us a video of your playing and applying...
Forum: General Discussion 12-05-2009, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,552
Posted By MadJazz
Re: Headphones: open, closed, isolated

I don't like putting stuff into my ears and all things equal, I prefer a good headphone that I can wear comfortably and remove with little effort. I did some research and found these isolated phones...
Forum: General Discussion 12-05-2009, 04:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,552
Posted By MadJazz
Headphones: open, closed, isolated

I have the Vic Firth iso-phones and they really hurt my ears because of pressure, even after stretching them out. Do all iso-phones press that hard?

If not, which iso-phones should I get?

If...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-05-2009, 11:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,756
Posted By MadJazz
Re: Funk rudiments

Six stroke roll is actually RLLRRL RLLRRL

Start simple before mixing stuff. Play the hi hat on every quarter note.

8th
RB LB
BR BL

triplets
RLB RLB
Forum: Drum Technique 12-05-2009, 12:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,861
Posted By MadJazz
Re: Do you keep time with your left heel on the h-hat?

Yes, yes and no.

Tapping the hats in 4th or 8th helped tremendously to keep a steady pulse. It also acts as a reference to the band and audience. And it adds an extra dimension to the rhythm....
Forum: Drum Technique 12-04-2009, 04:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,756
Posted By MadJazz
Re: Funk rudiments

Hand-foot rudiments are essential imo. Too many to name.
Also flams between hand and foot and flams between hands.
And double paradiddles, six inversions.

You mentioned accents but forgot...
Forum: General Discussion 12-04-2009, 02:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,232
Posted By MadJazz
Re: Most essential jazz rudiments?

I made a list of rudiments that are most useful to me. I renamed and elaborated some. If you can play those swiftly, you'll get a long way. Start on a pad, leading with the weak hand. After you...
Forum: General Discussion 11-30-2009, 05:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,274
Posted By MadJazz
Re: Have You Found As You've Aged That You Prefer A Smaller Kit?

I started out with a fusion set 10 12 14 20. I didn't like it and soon replaced it with a vistalite 12 13 16 22, adding a db pedal and effect cymbals. After years of playing I got a wood kit again....
Forum: Drum Technique 11-28-2009, 06:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,747
Posted By MadJazz
Re: Using FLAMS - do you?

I'm surprised too, people don't stop posting no matter what! So who's the idiot :)

No seriously, sorry for the tone, I'm straightforward because it saves time. I do appreciate all the replies.
...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-26-2009, 08:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,747
Posted By MadJazz
Re: Using FLAMS - do you?

First of all, directing me to solos from top drummers is useless because they play way too fast to understand what's going on.

Secondly, many flams split around the kit don't sound well. There are...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-26-2009, 02:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,747
Posted By MadJazz
Re: Using FLAMS - do you?

You mean two 16th kicks before a snare accent? Like a kick drag ending on the snare.
Forum: Drum Technique 11-25-2009, 10:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,747
Posted By MadJazz
Using FLAMS - do you?

We all know the basic flam but I don't often see them being played, especially drags, flam taps and flam accents. It's one thing to practice on a pad, it's another to know how to fit them in a song....
Forum: Drum Technique 11-25-2009, 08:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,055
Posted By MadJazz
Re: Drum Sweet spots question

A note on those rings: put them inside the drum to muffle the reso, not on the batter.
Forum: Drum Technique 11-24-2009, 10:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,842
Posted By MadJazz
Re: Salsa

What about this book:

http://dougauwarter.com/book.htm
Forum: Drum Technique 11-24-2009, 08:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,842
Posted By MadJazz
Re: Salsa

What's the best book to start with?
Forum: Drums 11-23-2009, 10:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,909
Posted By MadJazz
Re: Pearl Export; still worth it?

Better to have those cymbals than none at all. This is certainly better than my first kit and I think it's a good deal.

20" isn't small for a kick. It's medium size and many prefer it over 22"...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-23-2009, 10:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,043
Posted By MadJazz
Re: FAVORITE FILL(s)

There's no favorite but I like fills between hands and feet. Very powerful.

RKKL RKKL ...

Applied as follows, for ex in 16th:

SKKR FKKS S/C (snare or crash)

Snare
Kick
Forum: Drums 11-22-2009, 05:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,055
Posted By MadJazz
Mounting timbales

Is it OK to mount a timbale on a snare stand or will it compromise its sound?

On the same subject, who's using timbales on a drum set and which model is a good start?
How does a 12 or 13" steel...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-22-2009, 04:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,826
Posted By MadJazz
Re: Tuning Help

For starters, tension both heads to the same pitch and bring the heads to where you like the overall tone. Both heads equal gives the fullest tone.

If the heads are tensioned low, like on toms,...
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