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Old 02-07-2007, 06:40 PM
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Just wanted to take a minute and thank all of you for the possitive responces to my playing.
I'm just like all of you when it comes to this. I love to play and get no better feeling than creating music with fellow musicians.
I'm thankful that some of you feel I have something to offer the drumming community. I work very hard to steer the younger generations of drummers to follow their own personal path and to be excited about playing the drums NOT discouraged.
We drummers are very lucky to have such a wonderful community of human beings to ask and offer advise. I can't thank all of you drummers enough for giving me the spirt to continue on with my efforts. Again, thank you ALL very much.
I don't really get alot of time to cruise the net. If any of you ever want to talk or have ANY questions...feel free to contact me at my forum as it's the only one I make it to with any consistancy.
Hope you all are doing well and talk soon.
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Old 02-07-2007, 06:46 PM
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I recently read a wonderfully incicive interview you did in MD a while ago. It was a lovely read.

This internet thingamejig is a bit funny. I think the best thing is to take it all with a grain of salt. What you are doing is tremendous. You're a very musical and expressive player. I think in the big scheme of things, that's really what matters.

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Old 02-08-2007, 04:44 AM
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I know George and have seen him play many times (over 10) I have NEVER seen him play single stroke DB over 255 in a playing situation.... To this day. Yes there are some NILE tunes that are in the 265 range but like all of us...his feet float just a little. Besides, this is another case of putting words in my mouth. I said, on my forum... that at the TIME, nobody was playing over 255 or 260. Are drummers such as George getting closer? Yes they are but... I STILL haven't seen a drummer play 16th note singles over 255 in a PLAYING situation.
Please read more carefully.
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GREAT Quote DEREK and welcome to drummerworld its a Great forum...
Glad you agree that MOST drummers are floating.
The reason I posted that response was to let drummers know how rediculous 265 is to lock in...
You,George,Tony, Romaine are the few extreme drummers that can lock in past 240
I LOVE the Quote you had 240 A lot faster than we think...lol
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I have always said I would rather hear a drumer floating and keeping the song together rather than someone killing themselves trying to lock in the feet and sounding like an epiletic fit....
Its great to see the way you have expanded your playing
Keep it up..
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Old 02-12-2007, 01:57 PM
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Thought you guys would get a kick out of these.
Not many drummers know I play in a blues band named the "Blues Hounds."
Just average blues here...nothin' fancy.
Gotta love the lounge gigs. LOL.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLRnltoKSZI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMyrJgQymLA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxekYLjaGe4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwWvxrCUsmg

Here's some ramdom solo ideas.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdZwx-xE-GQ
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Old 02-12-2007, 02:08 PM
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Also, I have a book coming out in 2 months. It's called "The Evolution of Blast Beats".
Teaches everything you need to know about blast beats and extreme metal playing.
It will have world wide distro and will be available everywhere (hopefully)
Here is a cover shot.

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Old 02-17-2007, 05:32 PM
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Finally got around to getting some clips of the new Sonors.
I couldn't tell while the phones are on (drums to loud)
But, there is a mic out of phase on the 14 to the left of the main hats and the left BD. Sounds a bit unbalanced but you get the idea.
Please disregard my "hacking"
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Old 02-17-2007, 06:02 PM
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derek. i cant wait until your book comes out. the covers looking pretty tight.


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Old 02-18-2007, 01:33 AM
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Finally got around to getting some clips of the new Sonors.
I couldn't tell while the phones are on (drums to loud)
But, there is a mic out of phase on the 14 to the left of the main hats and the left BD. Sounds a bit unbalanced but you get the idea.
Please disregard my "hacking"
D.
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DEREK
The drumming and drums sound great..
Good Mics and miking does make all the difference.....
Should dispell the Myth about DEREK only PRACTICING speed cause it sure has made your drumming a lot more musical...
Keep it up
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Old 02-18-2007, 01:46 AM
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Huh, I was just reading some of the You Tube comments (trust me im really bored) for that "drum solo" that has been posted on there a billion times. Sometimes it just makes me wonder how people can comment like that. Comparing Joey and Derek. Then fighting about it saying so and so is way better than so and so. So stupid...

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Old 02-18-2007, 01:56 AM
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Yeah I think it's stupid, too. Derek Roddy and Joey Jordison cannot be compared as they belong to two different kinds of music. I haven't seen Joey Jordison do anything remotely as good as Derek Roddy though. But I won't compare.

But I don't see why those particular Youtubers can't get it into their skull that the two drummers are completely different.
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Old 03-07-2007, 05:00 AM
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I couldn't believe that feet could go that fast ;D
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Old 03-07-2007, 04:14 PM
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HUGE fan Derek!!!!!!!!!!!

Do you play doubles(RRLLRRLL) with your feet?

I Play dw, whats your set up like?
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Old 03-15-2007, 10:49 PM
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im not a death metal fan i like black and power thing like that but this guy is just SICK!
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Old 03-17-2007, 07:06 PM
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Derek works at Rez Drums, a really great drum shop in South Florida. He helped me decide on a ride cymbal and tuned up my snare drum real nicely. He's a great musician with great style and a really nice guy besides.
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Old 03-18-2007, 09:06 PM
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Thanks for the kind words guys.
Just a heads up for you.......
My book "The Evolution Of Blast Beats" is now ready.
It will still be 3 weeks before it starts shipping but...
if ANYBODY is interested in getting this book.....
PLEASE go to your local music store and request that they order it.
Even if you want to buy it directly from me. ( at my website)
I won't have any available until a few weeks anyway and you'll likely get it faster through a store.
Here is the ordering info for DEALERS. Take this website and phone number to your local store.
Most major stores will have it but just in case.

www.worldmusic4all.com
866-89-68742
OR IN CANADA
www.canadianprintmusic.com
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Everywhere else contact the us info.
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Old 03-19-2007, 01:19 PM
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WOW

Truly a big fan! I cant wait for your book. I was at a Mike Mangini clinic last night and i asked him a question on how to incorporate doubles into a speed exersise and he said "I aint no Derek Roddy" it was great.

Any chance YOU would come to Newfoundland for a clinic?
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Old 03-19-2007, 03:31 PM
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WOW

Truly a big fan! I cant wait for your book. I was at a Mike Mangini clinic last night and i asked him a question on how to incorporate doubles into a speed exersise and he said "I aint no Derek Roddy" it was great.

Any chance YOU would come to Newfoundland for a clinic?
-Dale
That's too much!! LOL Mike is great isn't he? Awesome player.
Yes, We can try to arrange a clinic in Newfoundland. Might happen sooner than you think!
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Old 03-20-2007, 12:29 AM
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Yeah Mike was awesome! As for the cilnic, you just let me know when you have the time and ill arrange the rest.


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Old 03-20-2007, 02:53 PM
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I'll keep you posted.
Oh yea, What DW's?
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Old 03-20-2007, 08:50 PM
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I just ordered a second bass drum 18x22 and a 7x8 tom.
Did you ever use a dw pedal with a long footboard?

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Old 03-21-2007, 12:21 AM
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I'm a Sonor guy....Have been for many years.
Although, I do have a DW hihat stand.LOL!
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Old 03-21-2007, 03:56 AM
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Any word on that trip to Newfoundland?LOL

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Old 04-05-2007, 04:42 PM
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Hey Derek, come to scotland, there's been a lack of good drum clinics for a while and I'm getting sick of it, a visit from you would be great.

Also, you are sick. Respect.

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Old 04-05-2007, 04:49 PM
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Newfoundland is on the way to Scotland. LOL
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Old 04-05-2007, 05:03 PM
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Yeah man, Scotland's just around the corner, I could make it to both clinics!

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Old 04-28-2007, 06:42 AM
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i have a little bit of an issue with derek roddy.let me say why.i e mailed him some time ago (about 2 years ago) and asked him about his bass drum technique.i wanted to know how he played so fast and what his technique is.i was asking because i really wanted to learn.well,he was cool enough to get back to me real quick but all he really had to say was stuff like "just play your drums,and "everybody is different, what works for one person might not work for another").well this info he gave me is all well and good but i really wanted to find out HIS bass drum technique because it MIGHT just work for me.so i e mail him back and ask again if he can just tell me his technique and he does not respond.i figured it was not to much to ask just asking what his technique was (i say this as a drum teacher myself).
so now i see quotes of him saying things like he wants to get into education and helping other drummers out.but if hes not even willing to tell me,a fellow drummer,something as simple as what his bass drum technique is how is he going to get into educating other drummers about drumming?
don't get me wrong,i hold no ill will towards derek at all.as a matter of fact i would still love to take some lessons with him and think that he is an awesome drummer, but i just see somewhat of a contradiction in terms of what he is telling magazines in interviews and what he is actually doing when it comes to helping out other drummers technique and playing wise.
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Old 04-28-2007, 09:32 PM
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i have a little bit of an issue with derek roddy.let me say why.i e mailed him some time ago (about 2 years ago) and asked him about his bass drum technique.i wanted to know how he played so fast and what his technique is.i was asking because i really wanted to learn.well,he was cool enough to get back to me real quick but all he really had to say was stuff like "just play your drums,and "everybody is different, what works for one person might not work for another").well this info he gave me is all well and good but i really wanted to find out HIS bass drum technique because it MIGHT just work for me.so i e mail him back and ask again if he can just tell me his technique and he does not respond.i figured it was not to much to ask just asking what his technique was (i say this as a drum teacher myself).
so now i see quotes of him saying things like he wants to get into education and helping other drummers out.but if hes not even willing to tell me,a fellow drummer,something as simple as what his bass drum technique is how is he going to get into educating other drummers about drumming?
don't get me wrong,i hold no ill will towards derek at all.as a matter of fact i would still love to take some lessons with him and think that he is an awesome drummer, but i just see somewhat of a contradiction in terms of what he is telling magazines in interviews and what he is actually doing when it comes to helping out other drummers technique and playing wise.
Derek is a great player and has changed his technique over the years..
The old videos of derek do not show his foot technique BUT
I have OLD video of his playing and his ankles are really high and this is the way I use to play too .......
but NOW he has developed very good control out of just running on the pedals some call it flatfoot and his ankles are lower to the footboard the hip flexors control the speed.
DEREK was an extreme drummer before and NOW he wants to focus on teaching I am sure he would help you now.............

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Old 05-03-2007, 02:21 PM
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Derek was kindof right mate, drummings an individual thing, find out your own style and develop it. Sure he wasnt being specific with you but its because he simply worked on what was natural to him, you should do the same and then teach people about your technique :) I use the flat foot technique because I broke my left ankle playing sports once but i now use my ankle more to get up to speeds around 205-210bpm because its what feels natural to me. Just go with what your body is telling you to do when playing double bass and just go with the flow man lol
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Old 05-04-2007, 05:16 AM
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i have a little bit of an issue with derek roddy.let me say why.i e mailed him some time ago (about 2 years ago) and asked him about his bass drum technique.i wanted to know how he played so fast and what his technique is.i was asking because i really wanted to learn.well,he was cool enough to get back to me real quick but all he really had to say was stuff like "just play your drums,and "everybody is different, what works for one person might not work for another").well this info he gave me is all well and good but i really wanted to find out HIS bass drum technique because it MIGHT just work for me.so i e mail him back and ask again if he can just tell me his technique and he does not respond.i figured it was not to much to ask just asking what his technique was (i say this as a drum teacher myself).
so now i see quotes of him saying things like he wants to get into education and helping other drummers out.but if hes not even willing to tell me,a fellow drummer,something as simple as what his bass drum technique is how is he going to get into educating other drummers about drumming?
don't get me wrong,i hold no ill will towards derek at all.as a matter of fact i would still love to take some lessons with him and think that he is an awesome drummer, but i just see somewhat of a contradiction in terms of what he is telling magazines in interviews and what he is actually doing when it comes to helping out other drummers technique and playing wise.

I would tell you the same thing now as I did then.
I think to many drummers worry about technique rather than worring about hard work and dedication. As if some magical thing is going to happen by finding a "technique".
You would still have to put MANY hours into developing ANY technique. I find the whole idea of "a technique" to make things easier.....
a bunch of hogwash!!!!
For example....
If you pulled 100 NON drummers out of their cars on the way to work, put them behind a drum kit and asked them to make that little round ball hit the plastic head....... EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM are going to do it one of 2 ways....heel up or heel down.
I defy ANY of you to come up with another way to make the beater hit the head. You CAN'T!!!!! What, you're going to play the stroke with your knee???? I know... just reach down and play with your hand! LOL.
I hope you guys can see where searching for a technique to do something for you is leading down a road of never getting there.....which might be why you don't want to accept the answer.
The ONLY technique any of us NEED to know is PRACTICE!!!!!
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Old 05-04-2007, 05:44 AM
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I won't say anything but you're a monster, Derek. I love your style and how calm you look behind the kit. Cheers and keep bashin' the cans!
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Old 05-09-2007, 07:54 AM
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I would tell you the same thing now as I did then.
I think to many drummers worry about technique rather than worring about hard work and dedication. As if some magical thing is going to happen by finding a "technique".
You would still have to put MANY hours into developing ANY technique. I find the whole idea of "a technique" to make things easier.....
a bunch of hogwash!!!!
For example....
If you pulled 100 NON drummers out of their cars on the way to work, put them behind a drum kit and asked them to make that little round ball hit the plastic head....... EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM are going to do it one of 2 ways....heel up or heel down.
I defy ANY of you to come up with another way to make the beater hit the head. You CAN'T!!!!! What, you're going to play the stroke with your knee???? I know... just reach down and play with your hand! LOL.
I hope you guys can see where searching for a technique to do something for you is leading down a road of never getting there.....which might be why you don't want to accept the answer.
The ONLY technique any of us NEED to know is PRACTICE!!!!!
Cheers
D.
but how you practice is what matters the most, and thats where techniques come into play. and the question still remains which is the best way to get power and speed,heels up or down.and what about the whole flatfoot technique that you used to do,even you switched because you found that there was a better way to play the bass drum for power.like i said,its about HOW you practice not just practice.
i dont look for the right technique to try to find a way to cheat out of doing the hard work.but there are ways of doing things that are better then others.and yes it is different for everybody,but we have to know what techniques are available so we can try them to see what works best for each of us.
i mean,look at great teachers like dom famularo,or jim chapin or joe morello.these guys have passed on great techniques that they have learned from their teachers that have made them and many many others better drummers because of showing them how to play better.the gladstone method,the moeller stroke and other techniques have made the lives of a ton of drummers better because they show how to play the drums in more efficient ways.
all im saying is is that the issue of technique is a real issue and that there are different techniques that will help people.so thats why i seek out what techniques are available so i can choose which ones to work on to make me a better drummer.
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Old 05-11-2007, 05:12 PM
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I haven't "changed" anything about my bass drum playing. I play the same way now that I did 10- 15- 20 years ago. What has changed is the body and how it wants to accomplish what I'm trying to do. I certainly haven't changed it on purpose because I found a better way.
Flat foot is still heel up. I use that term because I don't angle my feet. The entire surface of my foot hits the pedal at the same time. It's the same thing that everybody I've ever seen play a bass drum does.( accept for the heel down players) Maybe the angles are different from player to player but at the end of all of that.... is still only one "techinque".
Again dude, I just play the drum, no tricks, no specific techinque, just play and find what works for you.
Maybe you haven't put much thought into this but I've been working on DB for 20 years. And I'm where I'm at because of that....not because I found a better, more efficient way.
If you want to become faster with the kicks.....find some songs like "angel of death" or "rapture" and play them 25 times a day. That's a great "technique" and that's what I did.
As far as Moeller, etc.... I don't find those to be "techinques" but NATURAL motion that your body does when adapting to moving forward.
If you apply everything you know about physics and natural motion, you will come to these conclusions on your own without someone telling you to do so. Techinque is just a word, not an application.
Your body will tell you what needs to be done to accomplish your goals....if you listen to it.
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Old 05-11-2007, 05:20 PM
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Here is one thing that goes overlooked in bass drum playing....
When you are playing a single stroke roll with your hands on a pad...and you increase the tempo........what happens?
Think about the motion, and watch what happens with your hands and stick heigth.
Motion is the key word here.
Try it, come to your conclusion, and get back to me.
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Old 05-11-2007, 06:23 PM
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Hey Derek, I do agree that alot of drummers focus too much on the whole 'should i use this or that techique', but it's always handy to get a professionals thoughts on what has benefited him/her the most. Anywho, drummingman, there are plenty of videos, threads etc. out there that detail the various foot techniques , just try them all and see what works best for you hombre.
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Old 05-12-2007, 04:46 PM
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Playing the drums has benifited me most. Searching for techniques to playing the drums has done nothing for me.
But that's just me. I guess it's a different mindset, but has worked great for me.
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Old 05-12-2007, 07:37 PM
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I haven't "changed" anything about my bass drum playing. I play the same way now that I did 10- 15- 20 years ago. What has changed is the body and how it wants to accomplish what I'm trying to do. I certainly haven't changed it on purpose because I found a better way.
Flat foot is still heel up. I use that term because I don't angle my feet. The entire surface of my foot hits the pedal at the same time. It's the same thing that everybody I've ever seen play a bass drum does.( accept for the heel down players) Maybe the angles are different from player to player but at the end of all of that.... is still only one "techinque".
Again dude, I just play the drum, no tricks, no specific techinque, just play and find what works for you.
Maybe you haven't put much thought into this but I've been working on DB for 20 years. And I'm where I'm at because of that....not because I found a better, more efficient way.
If you want to become faster with the kicks.....find some songs like "angel of death" or "rapture" and play them 25 times a day. That's a great "technique" and that's what I did.
As far as Moeller, etc.... I don't find those to be "techinques" but NATURAL motion that your body does when adapting to moving forward.
If you apply everything you know about physics and natural motion, you will come to these conclusions on your own without someone telling you to do so. Techinque is just a word, not an application.
Your body will tell you what needs to be done to accomplish your goals....if you listen to it.
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Very well put. Thanks Derek, that made a lot of sense to me
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Old 05-12-2007, 07:54 PM
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I would tell you the same thing now as I did then.
I think to many drummers worry about technique rather than worring about hard work and dedication. As if some magical thing is going to happen by finding a "technique".
You would still have to put MANY hours into developing ANY technique. I find the whole idea of "a technique" to make things easier.....
a bunch of hogwash!!!!
For example....
If you pulled 100 NON drummers out of their cars on the way to work, put them behind a drum kit and asked them to make that little round ball hit the plastic head....... EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM are going to do it one of 2 ways....heel up or heel down.
I defy ANY of you to come up with another way to make the beater hit the head. You CAN'T!!!!! What, you're going to play the stroke with your knee???? I know... just reach down and play with your hand! LOL.
I hope you guys can see where searching for a technique to do something for you is leading down a road of never getting there.....which might be why you don't want to accept the answer.
The ONLY technique any of us NEED to know is PRACTICE!!!!!
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D.

Drummingman,


See I told you this is what Derek will tell you lol. You can do it mate, you just got to get behind that kit and play!


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I agree with Derek, that's exactly what I've done. Just played really. I mean, I've learned every technique I have come by, but when I get on the drums I never use them, I just do what's natural and it works for me.
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I would tell you the same thing now as I did then.
I think to many drummers worry about technique rather than worring about hard work and dedication. As if some magical thing is going to happen by finding a "technique".
You would still have to put MANY hours into developing ANY technique. I find the whole idea of "a technique" to make things easier.....
a bunch of hogwash!!!!
For example....
If you pulled 100 NON drummers out of their cars on the way to work, put them behind a drum kit and asked them to make that little round ball hit the plastic head....... EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM are going to do it one of 2 ways....heel up or heel down.
I defy ANY of you to come up with another way to make the beater hit the head. You CAN'T!!!!! What, you're going to play the stroke with your knee???? I know... just reach down and play with your hand! LOL.
I hope you guys can see where searching for a technique to do something for you is leading down a road of never getting there.....which might be why you don't want to accept the answer.
The ONLY technique any of us NEED to know is PRACTICE!!!!!
Cheers
D.
That is the best advice anyone can give.

To many drummers worry about technique and the technical asspects of drumming. I can say that i used to be like that also. Trying to find a technique that will hopefully make things easier.

My drum teacher simply said you dont practice enough. Although i didnt want to accept that, that was the problem. So i went home and from that day forth i practice rudiments everynight on the pad and everything else. And what do you know, i improved faster than i ever had. Of cource i practiced before hand, but i think there is a large difference between a little practice and complete dedication to the instrament.

As for your videos Derek you completely blow my mind. I know you would hear that from everyone but my god you are unreal. Keep it up man!

Do you have myspace? Mine is www.myspace.com/newxpain. You ll notice your in my inspirations haha.

If you also have it could you please link me up so i can send you a FR.

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I haven't "changed" anything about my bass drum playing. I play the same way now that I did 10- 15- 20 years ago. What has changed is the body and how it wants to accomplish what I'm trying to do. I certainly haven't changed it on purpose because I found a better way.
Flat foot is still heel up. I use that term because I don't angle my feet. The entire surface of my foot hits the pedal at the same time. It's the same thing that everybody I've ever seen play a bass drum does.( accept for the heel down players) Maybe the angles are different from player to player but at the end of all of that.... is still only one "techinque".
Again dude, I just play the drum, no tricks, no specific techinque, just play and find what works for you.
Maybe you haven't put much thought into this but I've been working on DB for 20 years. And I'm where I'm at because of that....not because I found a better, more efficient way.
If you want to become faster with the kicks.....find some songs like "angel of death" or "rapture" and play them 25 times a day. That's a great "technique" and that's what I did.
As far as Moeller, etc.... I don't find those to be "techinques" but NATURAL motion that your body does when adapting to moving forward.
If you apply everything you know about physics and natural motion, you will come to these conclusions on your own without someone telling you to do so. Techinque is just a word, not an application.
Your body will tell you what needs to be done to accomplish your goals....if you listen to it.
Cheers.
D.
sorry, i thought that you sais that you changed you technique in that youtube vid.i thought that you were maybe doing somethig different now then at a different time.
im a tech head, i cant help it.im always looking for the best way to do things.thats why im always asking questions about technique.i just have this need to be doing things in the most efficient way possible.
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