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Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2010, 12:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,406
Posted By grannydrums
Re: Drumming = Health Benefits ?

definately!!! I have Osteoporosis. I had a scan two years after I started drumming and it showed a 10% improvement in bone density. Drumming was the only change I had made in my lifestyle--the docs...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-04-2010, 12:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,011
Posted By grannydrums
Re: Teacher dilemma

I have tried of teachers. It seems to me that the best ones are those that know and understand several techniques and are willing and able to teach you any of them.

the forums are full of which...
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2010, 12:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,905
Posted By grannydrums
Re: Stopping bass drum creeping forwards

get a brick, wrap gaffa tape all round it to stop stop it chipping and leaving powder onthe floor. put it in front of your bass drum to stop it moving.
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2010, 12:21 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,406
Posted By grannydrums
Re: Drumming = Health Benefits ?

definately!!! I have Osteoporosis. I had a scan two years after I started drumming and it showed a 10% improvement in bone density. Drumming was the only change I had made in my lifestyle--the docs...
Forum: General Discussion 03-01-2010, 10:16 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,726
Posted By grannydrums
Re: What's your biggest drumming frustration as a beginner?

yes layout was my biggest frustration, I could not see the logic of crossing your hands to play the high hat and wanted a layout that would work so I did not have to. I have finally after many years...
Forum: Drums 01-25-2010, 09:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 17,451
Posted By grannydrums
Re: Cajon players

Today 08:17 AM
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Re: Cajon players
I am a rock drummer and love my full kit, but I heard my friends band play an accoustic rock gig using a a cajon and I was well impressed so thought...
Forum: Drums 01-25-2010, 09:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 17,451
Posted By grannydrums
Re: Cajon players

I am a rock drummer and love my full kit, but I heard my friends band play an accoustic rock gig using a a cajon and I was well impressed so thought it was a good tool to have.

so I have just got...
Forum: General Discussion 01-17-2010, 12:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,796
Posted By grannydrums
Re: DW cable (remote) Hi-Hat stand.

think you must have got a bad one--both my dw700 and 900 remotes are almost the same as playing a normal high hat.
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2010, 11:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,796
Posted By grannydrums
Re: DW cable (remote) Hi-Hat stand.

How often do you look at your feet when playing??? Only you will notice the mismatch with your eyes, and I am sure you will notice the difference with your feet if you go for Tama. The DW is almost...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-26-2009, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,676
Posted By grannydrums
Re: Re-learning Drumming

completely agree, just be careful in choosing a good instructor. there are lots of drummers out there who think lessons are a good way to earn money between gigs. they may be great players but not...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-26-2009, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,949
Posted By grannydrums
Re: sheetmusic for percussion

this is my favorite site--and its all free
Forum: Drum Technique 12-24-2009, 07:21 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 23,258
Posted By grannydrums
Re: Open-Handed Drumming

I you should get the teacher to give you a very good reason why you need to learn to play cross handed. It could be that he thinks that playing open handed is slowing you down or making you less...
Forum: General Discussion 12-24-2009, 07:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,796
Posted By grannydrums
Re: DW cable (remote) Hi-Hat stand.

i had a DW 5000 remote as my main hi hat for 9 years, and never had any problems with it. But on one lay out I had problems with how big it was underneath, so I bought the pearl hats cos they had a...
Forum: General Discussion 12-24-2009, 01:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,932
Posted By grannydrums
Re: Does anyone really notice?

Once when my snare was ringing and driving me mad the band said they could not hear what i was on about. so i got the singer to sit at my kit( rare privilage, i am a bit anal about who can play it)...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-24-2009, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,811
Posted By grannydrums
Re: Need advice

I have problems with tiimiing. I know I am supposed to be the timekeeper, but if the strings speed up I merrily follow them.

I know that my drumming is not on the level that it could be, and some...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-24-2009, 10:58 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 23,258
Posted By grannydrums
Re: Open-Handed Drumming

I have a remote hi-hat and it is positioned behind my snare, slightly overlaping it, and the ride is above that.

So I play open handed using my right hand on the hats. Means that the three things...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-24-2009, 10:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,517
Posted By grannydrums
Re: Speed related to reflexes?

i am not the worlds fastest drummer either. and I am not talking about just doing sixteenths on the pad at stupid rates, but playing basic beats and fills. So I went to a guy that trains kick boxers...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-24-2009, 09:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,780
Posted By grannydrums
Re: MEMORIZING DRUM PARTS

Even if you decide not to learn how to read music, it might help to draw out a map or chart.

Quite simple, something like

Guitar into(no drums) 4 bars
Intro with drums( 4 bars)
verse(8 bars)...
Forum: General Discussion 12-23-2009, 08:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,589
Posted By grannydrums
Re: Hearing Problems

I started wearing custom made in ear protection 8 years ago. They were expensive (150 pounds) but they are still going strong and I would not play without them. they have filters in so that you can...
Forum: General Discussion 12-13-2009, 12:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,763
Posted By grannydrums
Re: Going slow and working on phrasing

I have a confidence problem. and I tense up when playing.As an experiment I have spent the last couple of practice sessions playing every thing at really slow speeds where I can nail it without...
Forum: General Discussion 12-13-2009, 12:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,514
Posted By grannydrums
Re: Where to sell drums?

i have just sold a kit on ebay for more than everyone said I should expect..

big hints--find out the cost of shipping-- you get more if people do not have to come and collect it, and they want to...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-29-2009, 08:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,106
Posted By grannydrums
Re: Tambourine Snare Technique

or this on one stick

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Forum: General Discussion 11-28-2009, 09:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,824
Posted By grannydrums
Re: Drum Dial Discovery

you can find the tensions and instructions on line.

I just used the recommendations as a guide, plus lots of suggestions people have posted on other links. and ended up with 75 on the bottoms...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-27-2009, 08:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,659
Posted By grannydrums
Re: Using wrists instead of fingers

so that is why I find it easy to use my fingers. I was taught typing at school the old fashioned way(very slow and repetative to a beat for hours on end)using all fingers, lots of work on getting the...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-27-2009, 08:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,564
Posted By grannydrums
Re: Kicking the Bass Drum

I think you are supposed to be able to use both techniques. I personally like the short thud you get when you bury the beater. I have the dvd "unbury the beater" and one day I will get round to...
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