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Old 03-05-2012, 09:09 PM
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Default Re: Derek Roddy here!

Hi!
I'll start out by saying that I think you're a great drummer, you seem really great technique wise, and musically, and you can explain exactly what you're doing!

I have a few questions for you though. The first one is:

How do i practice without getting bored out of my mind?
I saw some of your videos a while back on youtube, the ones where you do 16, 12, 8, 4... on hands and feet, and then the right hand left foot (rh-lf-rh-lf) videos and I try to practice those fairly regularly. Lately, however, I haven't had access to a double pedal very much and going back to working my right foot a bunch has really shown me how weak my left foot is. I've tried your "weak foot buster" but its a little too dry for me to really focus for a long time, so do you have any tips on how to spice up working the weaker foot?

The second question is:

How do you set up your toms?

This might have already been addressed in the thread (if so sorry!) but Ive seen you use both a "traditional" set up, and then one where you switch you 10 and 12 (i think those are the sizes) so the 12 comes first. Lately Ive been thinking about trying this and I was curious as to why you did, where you first heard or came up with the idea, and the benefits and drawbacks of it. Do you prefer playing in that set up or is it just for creativity's sake?

Thanks in advance!
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