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Old 12-28-2010, 05:15 AM
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Default Re: Joey Lee Plays at a Show! COMMENTS?

PQleyR has some good suggestions.

If you like to practice to recorded music, it will help you smooth out your groove to play along some music that has solid 2 & 4 with a thick back beat.

Think Steve Jordan, Matt Flynn, Gadd, etc..

Practice to a metronome and some hip hop.
I get bored to tears but your time will get solid in no time.

Set ups are as set up go and to each his own. Some economy of motion might help. Check out the screen shot from your video.
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Your ride seems like it might be a bit of a stretch too. Your second floor tom is at 4 o'clock to your middle position over your snare. It can take the relaxed feel out of your groove with your left foot when you start to wheel around to the right.

For whatever it's worth. I play a two up two down scenario similar to yours with my ride in the traditional 4-piece position with my racks just to the left. Floor toms to my right with my 2nd floor in the 3 o'clock position. I'm 6'4" and I thought your set up was too spread out for me.

It could be the camera angle too but I think I'm just trying to help with some of the ergonomic parts of your playing. If you're comfortable, then don't change a thing.

I enjoyed your playing. Keep it up. It takes a special type of person to play out. Do it as often as you can.
Philippe - Eat, Sleep and Drum.. .. it makes for a good weekend.
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