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Forum: General Discussion 02-12-2013, 03:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,521
Posted By StephensDrumShed
Re: New Drum Tuning App - Best I've Seen

Yea, I'm absolutely not affiliated with it. I've got enough going on in life...getting involved with a tuning app is not my idea of fun (I hate tuning...anything that makes it easier is a bonus). ...
Forum: General Discussion 02-11-2013, 03:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,521
Posted By StephensDrumShed
New Drum Tuning App - Best I've Seen

Hey guys,

I've been waiting for this app to come out for months. Just a heads up...I've turned all of my students on to it as well. Btw, I'm in no way related to this product or its creation. I...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-11-2013, 03:25 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 16,424
Posted By StephensDrumShed
Re: Best drum tuner out there?

This just came out the other day guys. In my opinion (besides your ear of course) this is the best drum tuning app out.

http://drummeretc.blogspot.com/2013/02/best-drum-tuning-app.html
Forum: General Discussion 10-20-2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,031
Posted By StephensDrumShed
Re: Mikelessons.com or stephensdrumshed.com

You're more than welcome my friend.

Online Drum Lessons with Stephen Taylor (http://www.stephensdrumshed.com/subscribe)
Forum: General Discussion 10-20-2012, 06:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,031
Posted By StephensDrumShed
Re: Mikelessons.com or stephensdrumshed.com

Lol, great advice! I think everyone should find the teacher that suits them best. And in answer to your questions...Yes, every student can come and go as they'd like with no penalties. As matter...
Forum: General Discussion 10-20-2012, 06:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,031
Posted By StephensDrumShed
Re: Mikelessons.com or stephensdrumshed.com

In answer to your questions...yes, if you need a one on one lesson I do offer them at an additional charge (same as any other teacher). That being said, 99.9% of my students issues can be resolved...
Forum: General Discussion 09-20-2012, 06:35 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 74,029
Posted By StephensDrumShed
Re: Great links for drummers

I have over 200 free drum lessons on my YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/DrummerEtc?feature=mhee)...everything from rudiments to fusion styles. I also email out a free drum lesson every...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-20-2012, 06:24 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,846
Posted By StephensDrumShed
Re: Whats your opinion on open-handed drumming?

I think that open handed drumming is just as applicable and practical as crossing the arms. The same way I feel German grip is as valid as French...and don't forget Amercian grip...or Traditional. ...
Forum: General Discussion 09-19-2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,031
Posted By StephensDrumShed
Re: Mikelessons.com or stephensdrumshed.com

Hey Jeff,

You bet. Every lesson (where it's applicable) comes with a downloadable PDF of the sheet music for that lesson. I encourage all of my students in my online drum lessons...
Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2012, 10:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,031
Posted By StephensDrumShed
Re: Mikelessons.com or stephensdrumshed.com

Lol, I love seeing my students hanging out in drumming forums. Glad you guys are enjoying the lessons.
Forum: General Discussion 09-14-2012, 10:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,031
Posted By StephensDrumShed
Re: Mikelessons.com or stephensdrumshed.com

Hey SMilton...

Sorry, I just saw this or I would have responded sooner!

Yea, sounds like online lessons are the way to go for your situation. I would be honored to have you in the live...
Forum: General Discussion 12-08-2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 14,556
Posted By StephensDrumShed
Re: Looking for good drum clinic resources

Here's a drum clinic I did at the University of North Carolina recently. The sheet music for the clinic is below the video in the video description. Enjoy!
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Forum: General Discussion 12-08-2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 45,942
Posted By StephensDrumShed
Re: Find a Drum Teacher Here

I agree with you. There's alot out there and not alot of it makes sense...bits and pieces floating around the worldwide intrawebz. I'm trying to fix that on my end...I aim for my live streaming...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-07-2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 42,935
Posted By StephensDrumShed
Forum: Drum Technique 12-07-2011, 04:25 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 42,935
Posted By StephensDrumShed
Re: Matched Grip vs. Traditional Grip: Pro's and Con's?

I wrote a post on this topic a while back...here's my take on the whole thing...

http://drummeretc.blogspot.com/2009/08/traditional-grip-vs-matched-grip-battle.html
Forum: General Discussion 12-01-2011, 03:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,754
Posted By StephensDrumShed
Re: Do i suck at drums?

No...keep at it...and when you get discouraged, take a break and then get back at it again. I believe in you man...seriously.
Forum: Drums 12-01-2011, 03:47 AM
Replies: 591
Sticky: TOM TUNING
Views: 130,417
Posted By StephensDrumShed
Re: TOM TUNING

Here's a short video I posted on tom tuning. It's not the perfect way...it's my way. There are certain rules and guidelines to follow, but in the end your ear is your best guide.

Hope some of...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-30-2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,597
Posted By StephensDrumShed
Re: Fills on a three piece?

This is totally not self promoting, it's just easier to point to videos than write it all out (and all of them are free)...

My YT channel has over 150 video lessons (they're all free), all done...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-30-2011, 04:12 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,008
Posted By StephensDrumShed
Re: How do you know when you have good timing?

When the band stops throwing things at you, lol!

Seriously though...you need to record yourself and your band. Then get the metronome out and try to sync it up to the recording. See how...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-30-2011, 04:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 17,661
Posted By StephensDrumShed
Re: Ted Reed's Syncopation

Play a 3/4 swing pattern in the right hand and comp with the left hand/bass drum/hi-hat in the following ways:

-all patterns on snare
-all patterns on kick
-all patterns on hi-hat (w/ foot)...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-29-2011, 06:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,566
Posted By StephensDrumShed
Re: I can't play and count out loud.oh!

Absolutely it can be learned! It's not fun, but it can be done. I've never understood why drummers refer to it as 4 way independence...I've always thought of it as 5 way independence...the brain...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-29-2011, 04:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,820
Posted By StephensDrumShed
Re: Ghost Notes - my worst enemy

Technically speaking, sure. They could be called ghost notes and it wouldn't be incorrect. Again, in drumming, ghost notes are usually referred to when being played in a groove (i.e. the unaccented...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-29-2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,820
Posted By StephensDrumShed
Re: Ghost Notes - my worst enemy

Sure...

Ghost notes are simply notes that are purposefully deemphasized in a pattern, sometimes to the point of silence. The simplest way to think of a ghost note is as an "unaccented" note. In...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-29-2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,446
Posted By StephensDrumShed
Re: Groover, Technical Wizard, or Technical Groover?

HA! Yep, no friends would def suck...and to be all would be hard...but we can try, right?!

And thanks so much for the kind words, glad you're enjoying the lessons man!
Forum: General Discussion 11-28-2011, 08:16 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 74,029
Posted By StephensDrumShed
Re: Great links for drummers

Well, not to sound self promoting, but you could check out my website:

www.StephensDrumShed.com

I offer subscription based live stream drum lessons weekly. 4 half hour lessons a week,...
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