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Forum: Drum Technique 12-30-2008, 12:40 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 14,968
Posted By spw
Re: The New Breed by Gary Chester - advice

The first exercise, playing 16ths on the hats, they are played Simutaneously, not alternating.

If you look at the next 2 exercises, you can see that the snare and hat are played together, not in...
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2008, 12:08 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 11,067
Posted By spw
Re: What's the last song that completely blew you away?

"Nite Sprite" with Steve Gadd playing with Chic Korea.

"I talk to the Wind" , King Crimson.

But the absolute most blown away was a concert in the early 70's by some band that i never heard of...
Forum: General Discussion 03-09-2008, 02:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,585
Posted By spw
Re: Burying The Click

Personally I think the moeller motions should be worked from the start to emphasize tension free strokes, and understanding and controlling rebound.
Forum: Drum Technique 03-08-2008, 12:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,021
Posted By spw
Re: Need help relaxing

You have to practice NOT being tense.
Forum: General Discussion 02-26-2008, 12:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,567
Posted By spw
Re: Back at it at 56 years old

I'm 53 and bought a set aprox a year ago and enjoy playing and practicing.

I would like to take lessons but can't find an instructor that fits, so i am going at it myself (still enjoy it), but i...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-11-2007, 11:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,063
Posted By spw
Re: URGENT! I kneed a book about fills!

"Contemporary Drumset Techniques" by Rick Latham.
Forum: Drum Technique 10-31-2007, 01:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,078
Posted By spw
Re: Moving your leg to the downbeat

I have been working on this very thing.
It's a motion I have to work on. I started by using a rocking motion on 8th's, then went to the heel up and pulsed on the 8ths, i have also started to use...
Forum: General Discussion 10-05-2007, 11:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,222
Posted By spw
Re: Omar Hakim flat out...

Omar is just SICK!
I'm going to get that Sting dvd.
Forum: Drum Technique 10-01-2007, 11:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,995
Posted By spw
Re: question concerning chaffee Sticking patterns

Thanks to you both for the info!
Forum: Drum Technique 09-29-2007, 11:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,995
Posted By spw
question concerning chaffee Sticking patterns

I have a question about some notation Gary uses in the book.
An example would be part 3 compund sticking, if you look at the patterns under group A, you see a triplet with the sticking rll, and lrr....
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2007, 11:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,329
Posted By spw
Re: late start?

I started last year at 52, and i am loving it!

Most of my practice is with the pad, and i have seen lots of improvement, one of the best pieces of advice is go read the thread "Stick control" and...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-18-2007, 11:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,187
Posted By spw
Re: New jazz instruction dvd

Nothing will replace live instruction ( all things equal), saying that, if you don't not take lessons (for whatever reason), this is a nice little home study course that can get you started in the...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-11-2007, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,972
Posted By spw
Re: 10 minutes daily rudiment practice - any recommendations?

Pat Petrillo's material "Hands Grooves &Fills" has a section called the rudiment tab system, it's excellent way to practice and put rudiments together.

I think it's VERY IMPORTANT to use a met!
Forum: Drum Technique 06-27-2007, 12:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,688
Posted By spw
Re: Left Handed Traditional Grip Singles

Check out Art Verdi on youtube, he demonstrates and tells how he practices trad finger technique.
Forum: General Discussion 06-25-2007, 11:17 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 25,465
Posted By spw
Re: The ''Right'' Way To Set Up Your Kit

Matt Riter's dvd "Bass drum techniques, unburying the beater" has a good section on kit setup.
Basically he explains how to set the kit up around you, around the way you are structured for easy and...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-24-2007, 03:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,187
Posted By spw
Re: New jazz instruction dvd

If i could find an instructor that fit MY schedule and needs i will jump on it, i have looked, till then i will do what i can.
Forum: Drum Technique 06-24-2007, 11:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,187
Posted By spw
Re: New jazz instruction dvd

Jazzin, those are reasonable questions.

As I said I am just starting trying to play, one of the reasons i decided to try to start playing again after all these years was this site, I mean how can...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-23-2007, 11:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,187
Posted By spw
Re: New jazz instruction dvd

I purchased this instructional and have no complaints about it at all, in fact i actually like it.
It may depend on where you are at in your drumming education. I am a beginner, so it fits my needs...
Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2007, 11:17 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,956
Posted By spw
Re: Bass Drum Secrets

Hi everyone!

I started trying to play drums last year, and i have learned a lot from this site as well as many others.

I have purchased materials from both Jack and Jared and am happy with the...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-05-2007, 12:32 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 144,342
Posted By spw

It is NOT geared towards double bass.
Forum: Drum Technique 05-02-2007, 06:01 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 144,342
Posted By spw

"Bass Drum Techniques for today's drummer
Unburing the Beater" by Matt Ritter

This is a bass drum system that revolves around not buring the beater in the head.

Matt has an analysis of common...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-10-2007, 07:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,669
Posted By spw
Re: The Joe Morello killer exercise

Watching the exercise the way Joe explained it, he kept the note value the same, in his example, all 16th notes.
The way you wrote it, it appears you have made the 16th into 32nds;...
Forum: General Discussion 03-31-2007, 11:18 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 42,255
Posted By spw
Re: Best Drum Track Of All Time

Good thread...lots of music for me to check out.

Mahavishnu Orchestra.......first Album, but here is a little story behind it.
We were going to a concert to see Allmon Bros (very early 70's i...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-30-2007, 11:59 AM
Replies: 461
Views: 56,153
Posted By spw
Re: Hard to get rid of rest in Moeller Tech.

The way i over came the rest was to slow it WAY down
I looked at the hand mechanics. Once the hand makes the whip and initial impact, it immediately starts moving for another impact WHILE the...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-26-2007, 11:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,312
Posted By spw
Re: Hi-Hat Foot Use

I love the sound of a pulsing hi hat.
Watching Ginger Baker use his hi hat on the Cream DVD really showed me how it adds spice, he would pluse on the quaters and when Eric would start some fast...
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