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Old 04-27-2011, 09:06 PM
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Just finished watching part 2 of the Dream Theater audition doc, intrigued as to why the audio was left raw in the footage of your audition. Any thoughts?
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Old 04-28-2011, 12:17 AM
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Just finished watching part 2 of the Dream Theater audition doc, intrigued as to why the audio was left raw in the footage of your audition. Any thoughts?
I got an e mail saying the audio was "corrupt" (technical response for..... "someone forgot to press record".)
Haha.

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Old 04-28-2011, 05:16 AM
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I got an e mail saying the audio was "corrupt" (technical response for..... "someone forgot to press record".)
Haha.

D
Haha, thats probably what happened. Although it is possible for audio data to actually corrupt :P Regardless, congrats on auditioning with Dream Theater Derek, your playing sounded pretty tasty! I'm always amazed by the power and precision of your blasting, and you seem to constantly be improving as well. Inspiring stuff!
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Old 04-28-2011, 08:04 AM
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I thought the playing was fantastic, i would have liked to see more where they didnt make you look like you were struggling. But if you know what you did enough to be that happy in the interview afterward it musnt have been that bad.

Also....i really dig your DW kit. Im working on ordering the same finish but with black hardware as soon as i find someone here thatll do it for me :D
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Old 05-02-2011, 05:11 PM
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I thought the playing was fantastic, i would have liked to see more where they didnt make you look like you were struggling. But if you know what you did enough to be that happy in the interview afterward it musnt have been that bad.

Also....i really dig your DW kit. Im working on ordering the same finish but with black hardware as soon as i find someone here thatll do it for me :D
Cheers man....yeah, I started wondering why they would have shown the 4 minutes of just hearing the riff.....and didn't show any of my actually playing that riff.....but, then I figured it out.
Any drummer that wasn't affiliated with RR records in some way....had a "flaw" presented with-in this doc.
They knew they wanted Mike before the Audition, Jordan and JP are doing a project with Marco and Peter plays with James.......so, that made a whole lot of sense to me actually.

I do know that a lot of what they wanted to put in of me playing (such as the songs and our jam) just sounded bad without the recorded audio....so, I understand not wanting to put much of that footage in there....from an editors point of view. (I do some video editing myself...so, I get it.)

Everyone of those drummers told me that the riff they showed them tripped them up for 5 minutes.....so why were Thomas, Virgil, Aquilles and I the only ones who were presented this way?

The DEE DUBS rule man....you'll love em.

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Old 05-05-2011, 11:31 AM
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Aquilles is another one of my favorite drummers and i thought he was presented rather poorly, they really didnt even have anything nice to say about him.

I guess thats a thing about being a big shot, appearance is everything. It would have been cool if they had footage of the drummers original stuff that they presented back to the band.
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Old 05-06-2011, 01:17 AM
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Another confirmation that Reality TV is not filled with very much reality.
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Old 05-16-2011, 12:14 AM
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Dear Derek,

Hope you are fine.

After you arranged the better places for the microphones on your kit, arrange the Gain for gets the Maximum peak(without clip or distortion) of them without attention to the leakages, or you use the Gain for Minimum leakages and use the ambiance sounds in your mix when you record in your studio?

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Old 05-16-2011, 12:53 AM
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Interesting that I found a forum Derek's a part of, seeing as he is one of my favorite drummers of all time.

And this is why.

Honestly, first time I heard of Derek Roddy, I thought, "Oh, ok, another drummer who blasts like crazy, big deal." Then I found "Faceless One," and my mind got blown. Derek, you've got some incredible technical skill, far and beyond your well-touted blasting skills. I'm glad you auditioned for the likes of Dream Theater, and hope you pursue that kind of thing further. Your blasting is impressive, but you've shown already you're an incredibly capable technical percussionist, and I hope to hear more of that from you.

Keep up the good work.
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Old 06-02-2011, 06:15 AM
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Good stuff, Derek!

Would've been nice if you had made it with Dream Theater - I would have been very interested in seeing how their musical direction changed with you on board. Nonetheless, you did great in the audition. It made my day when I found out that they were auditioning a fellow native of South Carolina, especially considering that I don't know many other metal drummers from SC besides you - I might actually be alone down here! :P

Is there any possibility of you coming down to SC and doing a drum clinic here? I'm sure I'm not the only one who would look forward to that!

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Old 06-10-2011, 06:02 AM
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Derek -

I just bought a DW Collector's Series kit with a 6-ply maple snare drum. The snare sounds great - in fact, Danny Seraphine used my snare in a clinic recently.

How is the DW bronze snare? Does it have a lot of ring to it?

By the way, I'm am truly amazed at the speed of your single stroke roll at the beginning of the DW video with the bronze snare.
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Old 08-02-2011, 04:00 PM
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Hi Derek,first i just would like to say that you are a big,big inspiration,an amazing drummer,i've been watching you vídeos and career since the beginning!!!I would like to ask you about double bass exercises,i am studying it every day 1 hour(focusing speed and control) but sometimes in the third or forth day i get tired!Should i change the way i am studying,maybe play 2 hours one day and take the other day off?or play 1 our a day for 2 or 3 days and tthen take one day off?what would you recommend?Thanks a lot Derek!
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Old 12-03-2011, 06:39 PM
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Hey guys....quick note about the up coming Serpents Rise release.

You can go here....

http://www.youtube.com/user/MrObsidian?feature=mhum

The feature video is of me tracking some preproduction drums for the second Serpents Rise release.

Check it out if you all get a chance and I'll get back here this week to answer the questions from the last time I posted.

Hope everyone is happy and well.

Talk soon.
D
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Old 12-08-2011, 10:48 PM
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Derek,
cool stuff!

I hope it's not too dumb asking some guitar related questions...

Which guitars do you use? Which (down)tuning? Which amps, microphones? Mic preamps? Your guitar playing is quite remarkable, too. Very fresh and inspiring riffs!
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Old 12-09-2011, 02:46 AM
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Hey guys....quick note about the up coming Serpents Rise release.

You can go here....

http://www.youtube.com/user/MrObsidian?feature=mhum

The feature video is of me tracking some preproduction drums for the second Serpents Rise release.

Check it out if you all get a chance and I'll get back here this week to answer the questions from the last time I posted.

Hope everyone is happy and well.

Talk soon.
D
Killer stuff brother :-)
New SR sounds killer, looking forward to it!
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Old 12-09-2011, 05:45 PM
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Derek,
cool stuff!

I hope it's not too dumb asking some guitar related questions...

Which guitars do you use? Which (down)tuning? Which amps, microphones? Mic preamps? Your guitar playing is quite remarkable, too. Very fresh and inspiring riffs!
Ah...thanks Arky. I try really hard to have my own voice with drums and guitar. I figured if there's going to be 2 guitar players.....why have them play the same thing all the time? Or just harmonies here and there?

SR guitar parts are different from one another and never does each player play the same thing. It gives it more of an "orchestrated" type of vibe. Like between a violin and a viola.

My gear ranges.....I have a few different guitars...most of them tuned differently. (That's another way I look to sound different...through tunings)
My standard tuning starts at C#....the whole guitar. Then I have a few other tunings I use as a "secret weapon" so to speak. One is an octave down of the 5th (low tone) string...the other tuning I use a lot is a steel guitar tuning that sounds wicked.....Don't remember what the actual notes are....have them written down on the wall at the warehouse! Haha. I remember by sound though.

Guitars are a Yamaha Ty Tabor, 85 Jackson soloist, and a Ibanez RG560...All with Seymour JBs pick ups .
Marshall 2203 head with a 1960 cab with 25 watt greenbacks...using a Rociforte Bastard line driver pedal.

Mic is a Shure 57 ran to my ProTools rig.....nothin fancy! Haha.

I do use the SSL pull ins channel stripes and compression to dial it in but, I haven't gotten that far with it yet....not on this video.

Thanks for the kind words!

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Killer stuff brother :-)
New SR sounds killer, looking forward to it!
Hey George....meant to call you back last night. love the idea....lets talk this weekend and try to make it happen.

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Old 12-09-2011, 06:40 PM
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(...) I try really hard to have my own voice with drums and guitar. I figured if there's going to be 2 guitar players.....why have them play the same thing all the time? Or just harmonies here and there?
Thanks for answering, sir - er, D-Rod ;-)

You've definitely found your own voice with the guitars. To my ears there's quite a uniqueness to those lines, even if you'd be a 'specialist guitarist' which makes your material the more remarkable. I'd be curious to hear some lead parts - I've heard you can do sweeping. Now there aren't too many drummers who can play sweeps on the guitar! (Really what drummer bothers to learn this, haha.)

I also like to spread up guitar parts, but only seldom that diverse as you do. I really should try though.
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(...) I have a few different guitars...most of them tuned differently. (That's another way I look to sound different...through tunings)
My standard tuning starts at C#....the whole guitar. Then I have a few other tunings I use as a "secret weapon" so to speak. One is an octave down of the 5th (low tone) string...the other tuning I use a lot is a steel guitar tuning that sounds wicked.....Don't remember what the actual notes are....have them written down on the wall at the warehouse! Haha. I remember by sound though.
Very cool idea! None of my orig. acoustic guitar instrumentals are in standard tuning (standard tuning doesn't inspire me at all on the ac. guitar). I'm reluctant to go the alternate tuning way on my electrics though (quite a hassle with vibrato systems).

As to acoustic guitar tunings, DADGAD (= Open Dsus4) is one of the most common (and also my favourite one - it has an Irish sound to it - at least that's my impression). It's standard tuning but dropping e1, b2 and E6 1 full step down.

Judging from that dropped 5th string, the lowest/6th string would make a F# - which corresponds to the lowest open string on an 8-string guitar! I guess you're using a 7-string for this downtuning, else I can't imagine you could get that low with standard or slightly above standard string gauge.

As to the SM57:
There's a free mod on the SM57: Just remove the (crappy) transformer (or simply bridge the internal wiring between the XLR connector and the capsule) - one of the few modifications you don't need replacement/upgrade parts for. As a side-effect you'd lose quite some level (to be made up with clean preamps) but the benefit is opening up the frequency response both the low and high frequencies. I would do this mod to any 57 I can get hold of.

Your signal path is really down to earth, the sonic results are amazing!
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Old 12-09-2011, 06:52 PM
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Judging from that dropped 5th string, the lowest/6th string would make a F# - which corresponds to the lowest open string on an 8-string guitar! I guess you're using a 7-string for this downtuning, else I can't imagine you could get that low with standard or slightly above standard string gauge.

As to the SM57:
There's a free mod on the SM57: Just remove the (crappy) transformer (or simply bridge the internal wiring between the XLR connector and the capsule) - one of the few modifications you don't need replacement/upgrade parts for. As a side-effect you'd lose quite some level (to be made up with clean preamps) but the benefit is opening up the frequency response both the low and high frequencies. I would do this mod to any 57 I can get hold of.

Your signal path is really down to earth, the sonic results are amazing!
Cheers brotha.......Yeah, I figured might as well try to come up with my own voice as opposed to copying someone else. Thanks for noticing.....most think the guitars are too "weird" for their liking.....which tells me I'm doing something right. Haha.

The down tuning thing......yes, it's F# but, I just use a 6 string for all my guitars. I run 10- 60s on all the guitars so, It doesn't get too loose up there.

And yes, the 57 I use for guitars does have the mod. I have a few 57s that I've done that too.
Doesn't work on everything though. Don't like the mod 57s on the drums at all....esp on snares. Just not my thang.

This time...I'm going to video the recording of the guitars and bass (as well as drums and all other instruments) for the final product.

I'll keep ya posted.


D

Oh yeah......you can hear some of my solo work on the first SR....all me on that one too. Haha.
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Old 12-09-2011, 06:54 PM
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Arky, you got any tunes you've written that needs drums?

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Old 12-09-2011, 06:57 PM
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Derek,
I have to type this down to fully grasp it:
One of your 6-string guitars is tuned lower than my downtuning 7-string (A standard)... haha. (My other 2 7-strings are standard tuned.)
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Old 12-09-2011, 07:00 PM
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Derek,
I have to type this down to fully grasp it:
One of your 6-string guitars is tuned lower than my downtuning 7-string (A standard)... haha. (My other 2 7-strings are standard tuned.)
Hahaha.....yeah!
I'll post the other "steel" tuning for ya later....got to write it down from the warehouse wall. LoL.

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Old 12-09-2011, 10:35 PM
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Arky, you got any tunes you've written that needs drums?

D
Oops - I didn't notice your post! Geez, can I trust my eyes? ;-)
Well yes... I'm working on some stuff for quite some time. Basically the songs are written but I'm terribly slow at recording them (a surplus of analog gear -> lots of sound options, and also my perfectionism are counter productive). The style is 'gothic/romantic doom' - nothing technical (slow, melancholic, female vocals).

Why are you asking? Do you know somebody who could help, haha?
(I'm doing music for 21 yrs now, but I've always been quite isolated - no bands, no gigs, just doing my own stuff. But a ton of gear in my homestudio instead. I don't know one metal drummer in my area in person, what a shame.)

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Old 12-11-2011, 06:47 PM
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I'm always looking for cool music to play on....or, to work with serious people creating music.......If you have some tracks you'd think I'd dig.....send em on!

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Old 12-11-2011, 06:52 PM
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Derek,
that's unbelievable!!
Hope I'll pass the 'dig it' test ;-) I'll check/prepare some stuff and send it to you via PM.
Wow... really. You're da man, man.
(PS: There really shouldn't be any problems with songs in the 90-130 bpm range, haha.)

UPDATE
Derek, your DVD is awesome! Also very cool you have Johnny Rabb appear on your DVD, haha. Your DVD (and George's) provides excellent material to draw upon for months & years (rather: a lifetime). The "Extra" section is great also, it's cool you're shedding some light on your hobby (snakes). Thank you for making this DVD!

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Old 01-11-2012, 05:04 PM
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Derek,
I'm 17 years old and i've been drumming for 3 years now. I play only one bass, but i end up spraining my ankles when i try to speed things up. i noticed that you blast beat with one foot sometimes. I know it'll take a while, but could you help me on how to start developing that kind of flexibility?
i love your approach to the drums as an instrument. thanks :D
and i'll try to find some stuff that you would like. i've been learning jazz, but i also want to branch out at the same time :)
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Old 01-11-2012, 05:26 PM
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Derek, your DVD is awesome! Also very cool you have Johnny Rabb appear on your DVD, haha. Your DVD (and George's) provides excellent material to draw upon for months & years (rather: a lifetime). The "Extra" section is great also, it's cool you're shedding some light on your hobby (snakes). Thank you for making this DVD!
Cheers brotha, glad you dig it. Hopefully, you'll get what you need from it.


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Derek,
I'm 17 years old and i've been drumming for 3 years now. I play only one bass, but i end up spraining my ankles when i try to speed things up. i noticed that you blast beat with one foot sometimes. I know it'll take a while, but could you help me on how to start developing that kind of flexibility?
i love your approach to the drums as an instrument. thanks :D
and i'll try to find some stuff that you would like. i've been learning jazz, but i also want to branch out at the same time :)
Thanks man....

The best exercise I've found for building speed.....is actually an endurance exercise.
Simply play a single stroke roll between one hand and one foot.....for as long as you can.
There are four combinations to play.

RH/RF
LH/LF
RH/LF
LH/RF

These are good because.... they work each hand and foot separately, something I feel that is very important for playing clean and precise.
Also, because you are exercising the feet and hands together in the same exercise...makes for a good time management exercise as well.

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Old 01-11-2012, 05:28 PM
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Hey guys....I know most of you don't get a chance to see any videos of me....... other than all the fast stuff.....so, here's a video of me jamming with a good bass player friend of mine...Todd Edmonds.

Enjoy!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8j3j...1&feature=plcp

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Hey guys....I know most of you don't get a chance to see any videos of me....... other than all the fast stuff.....so, here's a video of me jamming with a good bass player friend of mine...Todd Edmonds.

Enjoy!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8j3j...1&feature=plcp

D
Good stuff, Derek! I saw you at your clinic at Dale's Drum Shop in Harrisburg PA last year. Awesome!
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thank you so much Derek! you made my day! :) breaking my calves right now :D
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Old 01-12-2012, 04:42 PM
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Hey guys....I know most of you don't get a chance to see any videos of me....... other than all the fast stuff.....so, here's a video of me jamming with a good bass player friend of mine...Todd Edmonds.

Enjoy!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8j3j...1&feature=plcp

D
Cool playing. Nice to get some insights into your "other" drumming.
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I don't much care what super group may be playing across town, I'll go see Ziggy.

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Hello Mr Derek,
I have been doin double bass drumming for almost 2 years now...but even now i can hardy play above 140 bpm....and my left foot is very weak compared to the right....i'm trying my best to develop the flatfoot technique...but can't get enough speed!
Can you please help me out..
Thank you.
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Old 02-01-2012, 08:17 PM
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Hello Mr Derek,
I have been doin double bass drumming for almost 2 years now...but even now i can hardy play above 140 bpm....and my left foot is very weak compared to the right....i'm trying my best to develop the flatfoot technique...but can't get enough speed!
Can you please help me out..
Thank you.
I'd say...play more often with your left foot. haha.
Seriously though....play more with your left foot.

You are only as quick as your weakest foot so, that means, more time is needed to develop said weaker foot. The only way to do that is to use it more often....not learning a "illusive technique".

Play on a left handed kit for a couple of months....you'll be blown away at how much control you will get in a short time period.

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Old 03-05-2012, 09:09 PM
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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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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!
Hi Jon...Thanks for the props.
I hear ya on the "bored" part but, you have to keep the end goal in focus because our left foot doesn't care if you're "bored". Haha. If you don't put aside the time to work on it...even though it's boring...it will never get where you want it.
There is no right or wrong way but, the most effective way I've found to develop weaker limbs is.... to simply use them more.
Anything you can play with your weaker limb...you should be playing with it. Ride/hi hat patterns, kick drum phrasing...anything you can execute with your weaker side.....DO!

As far as my set up...I do that because I'm bored!!! Hahaha.

Seriously though, it depends on what I'm trying to work on.
When I was using the 12, 10 set up...I was focusing on playing left handed (because that's my weaker hand). So, with the 14 next to my main hi hat....I could play 10, 12, 14 leading from the left.
This not only worked on the actual notes leading left handed but, also hit the "motion" part of the exercise moving from left to right. It's one thing to play left handed on one surface...it's another to do it...moving from drum to drum.

I like to kill to birds with one stone in regards to "exercises". That's why I change the drums around a good bit. Opens up the "muscle memory" part of drumming.

Hope that helps,
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Wow, the real Derek Roddy on the forums! cool!

The first time I heard you play it wasn't your insane speed that caught my eye (mainly 'cos it's too fast to see) but it was your taste and phrasing. Really awesome man!

I'm sorry to hear about the DT thing, it makes sense now you explained it. I did wonder why they showed a bunch of such high calibre drummers sitting thinking then ALL the Mangini footage they just drooled over him the whole time. It was obvious who they wanted, I think it was a bit insulting to ask a group of the worlds best to come audition infront of the world when it was just a Marketing ploy to get them publicity and try to make every like Mangini taking over Portnoy more.

I bet in hindsight it seems obvious it was going to happen?

Nevermind, keep on destroyin'

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Serpents Rise suggest downloading all the songs, THEN....listening to the entire recording.
The work is intended to be seamless....and, taken in as one body of music.

We hope you enjoy....and, interpret.

http://www.derekroddy.com/Dereks_Lin...eildBearer.m4a
http://www.derekroddy.com/Dereks_Lin...WithStrife.m4a
http://www.derekroddy.com/Dereks_Lin...nversation.m4a
http://www.derekroddy.com/Dereks_Lin...seAndRider.m4a
http://www.derekroddy.com/Dereks_Lin...TheFurther.m4a
http://www.derekroddy.com/Dereks_Lin...onsequence.m4a
http://www.derekroddy.com/Dereks_Lin...ceSolution.m4a
http://www.derekroddy.com/Dereks_Lin...liningFury.m4a
http://www.derekroddy.com/Dereks_Lin...ComeTheyGo.m4a
http://www.derekroddy.com/Dereks_Lin...ulObsidian.m4a
http://www.derekroddy.com/Dereks_Lin...piritEater.m4a
http://www.derekroddy.com/Dereks_Lin...royThemAll.m4a
http://www.derekroddy.com/Dereks_Lin...competense.m4a
http://www.derekroddy.com/Dereks_Lin...Temptation.m4a
http://www.derekroddy.com/Dereks_Lin...MeToMedian.m4a


Serpents Rise....as you can hear....is an instrumental entity.

Serpents Rise contributors...

Derek Roddy: Drums, Percussion, Guitars, Bass, Voices, sounds
Chip Staples: Percussion, Voices
Evan Kline: Percussion
Gabe Amato: Bass solo and Vibes on "Into The Further"
Mike Moreano: Guitar Solo on "Faced With Strife"

Musical Concept: Derek Roddy
Songs written and performed by: Derek Roddy
Logo Design: Derek Roddy/ R. Scott Johnson
Layout: Miguel Elasmar info@24klogos.com
Engineered, Recorded and Mixed by: Derek Roddy @ Aspidities Room Recording Studio
Mastered by: Jeremy Staska @ Studio 13

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My family: Halle Roddy, Randy and Rosemary Roddy, Randy Roddy Jr, Larry Herzog,, All drummers everywhere!
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Thanks for giving Serpents Rise a listen,
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Holy...

Thanks so much Derek!


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Ah...was wondering why that link wouldn't open for me. haha

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Oh wow, was not expecting a post like this haha. Awesome! Looking forward to hearing this...
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