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Forum: Drum Technique 12-21-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By samthebeat
Re: Help with Benny Greb Fill!!!!

En it, slow it down, work it out.....then realise your entering a whole can of worms that will keep busy for a year or two lol
Forum: Drum Technique 12-13-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 592
Posted By samthebeat
Re: How to progress on Tommy Igoe's Lifetime Warmup?

Its a great dvd and routine. I think the one thing about this and ge doesn't spell this out. Its a maintenance work out, treat it like one. To learn patterns you need to play them slowly for a decy...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-07-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,288
Posted By samthebeat
Re: I'm overwhelmed

You can't. Fear plays a big part here, people are scared to focus on things and feel the need to practice everything. What people don't realise is that there is an awfull lot of synergy in...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-06-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,121
Posted By samthebeat
Re: A REVELATION.

No it doesn't, I think the key thing here is all of these guys play alot of drums. This is really where things like this become a apparent I think. A few hours of trad a week isn't gonna hurt no...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-05-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,121
Posted By samthebeat
Re: A REVELATION.

I think drumming taking its toll is almost un avoidable when your playing with power. Firstly you can only really comment as you get older. When you're young none of these things are an issue its...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-05-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 881
Posted By samthebeat
Re: Fitting in the Diddles

Subdivision dude. I had the problem, it was something I became aware of through recording. Awareness is key here. Practice playing along to a metronome very low doubles. You must have the metrome...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-24-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,281
Posted By samthebeat
Re: Gary Chaffee PATTERNS: Your experiences and

One word......vinnie. with chaffe your armed with the same info as he is. I came to these books from reading an interview with him from modern drummer in the archive on his site. Watch vinnie and you...
Forum: Drum Technique 10-02-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 878
Posted By samthebeat
Re: The New Breed of "Metal Drummers"

I would start by learning the basics of syncopation, beat displacement, odd times and poly rhythms and metric modulation. I think just going in and learning these parts could lead to a lot of...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-04-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,104
Posted By samthebeat
Re: Click practice is great and all but..

At some point you have to get your own time and own it. There is a book called "about time" its really good. Takes you through this process. Playing with a click with a band is hard, learning to let...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-04-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,674
Posted By samthebeat
Re: Do you use moeller for back beats?

Dave is a world class player. with some of the most natural and developed technique in the business. The whip is an essential part of playing, at some point you wont be able to certain things without...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-28-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,262
Posted By samthebeat
Drum Fill lesson - Right Hand Lead Phrasing

Made a lesson, hope you get something out of it, pretty basic stuff, but very essential I think if your into the likes of Dave Weckl, Vinnie, Gadd etc. Hope you get something out of it. Cheers.
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Forum: Drum Technique 08-07-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 973
Posted By samthebeat
Re: Stick postion at rest

Go and watch a bunch of pro drummers play, you will see everyone doing the same thing. Generally you wont be resting for long on the hats or ride, so its just the snare I'm talkng about. Most guys...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-02-2013, 01:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,176
Posted By samthebeat
Re: First time Leading a Band, advice?

Yes thats very true, one thing I missed out is that leading is about direction, and not control, those are two different things, you cant control every note everyone plays. Keep things moving in the...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-01-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,176
Posted By samthebeat
Re: First time Leading a Band, advice?

Great idea for a band! Leading is all about confidence, make a decision stick with it, you sound like you knwo your stuff so just go with what you think is right. Remember you can't please everyone...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-28-2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,411
Posted By samthebeat
Re: Loud ghost notes (still ghost notes?)

Yeah tottally, especially when tracking with acoustic guitars, ghost notes clash like hell unless its spot on. Dont just play them cause you can.
Forum: Drum Technique 06-27-2013, 01:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,398
Posted By samthebeat
Re: How do you approach a Low Volume Gig?

I play at a low volume, I avoid playing rim shots like the plague. I tend to play trad instead of matched cause it It feels easier to control the volume of my back beat with it, and my hands are so...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-03-2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,060
Posted By samthebeat
Re: New breed practice routine

Work one system at a time, go bar bar, repeat each bar until it feels good. No need to play at every tempo, some of the melodies are impossible to play really fast with one foot. I recommend working...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-16-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,300
Posted By samthebeat
Re: Tips on looking more lively and energetic while playing?

I wouldnt worry about these things. In my experience audience respond to "real energy", the energy in your playing and more importantly the whole band. If you play really well as a band there will be...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-03-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,085
Posted By samthebeat
Re: shuffle is hard...

Exactly, you can imply it anywhere, a ghost an extra hi hat note, its just swinging that 8th note in one or more places and its implied.
Forum: Drum Technique 05-02-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,085
Posted By samthebeat
Re: shuffle is hard...

Swing can easily be implied by one swung 8th note on a quater note groove. Check out Cant Get Enough of your love, Bad Company. Some wicked groove on that track. To be fair though I think that feel...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-02-2013, 01:43 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,085
Posted By samthebeat
Re: shuffle is hard...

Most guys use a push pull, up down moller thing for up tempo shuffles. Gotta relax, it will come in time, not the sort of things you can just blast in a few weeks. Tush is a classic, boys are back in...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-24-2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,274
Posted By samthebeat
Re: Overplaying

The guys which play more and are musical are usually playing off something somewhere, a vocal or comping on guitar riff or something. Few get away with shoe horning 32nd linear fills into a pop song....
Forum: Drum Technique 04-18-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,124
Posted By samthebeat
Re: Are you a Groove Player or a Technical Player?

Good relaxed technique grooves and many drummers have prooved that. Steve Gadd, Jeff Porcaro, Vinnie, Jojo Mayer, his technique is flawless and his time feel is sick, as is Vinnies.

I think some...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-13-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 996
Posted By samthebeat
Re: Seth Davis - Viable Hand Technique?

I think his playing is enough evidence that all of his techniques are viable for you. What works for him will work for everyone else, its the practice you put into it that makes viable mate like the...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-12-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,833
Posted By samthebeat
Re: Free drumming Tutorials on youtube!

Solid lessons, very well presented and nothing wrong with the production value for a FREE lesson. Peeps are getting a bit picky about these free lessons, they are free people, made for non profit, we...
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