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Old 10-31-2010, 08:04 PM
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In the past couple weeks this has happened to me a few times. I'm not too worried it will become a habit but I do find it very funny.

Okay, so I'll be sitting there bustin' out some funky groove I just came up with and when I go to do a fill I'm not too sure what to do so I just go and improvise it. Well, the problem with that is that sometimes I'll take my right hand and for whatever reason I slam the stick down onto my right leg. (Perhaps I'm thinking its another tom?) Right after doing this I need to stop playing and let out the biggest "OWWWWWWW!!!" I can muster. Then I normally laugh about it and go back to playing.

So I'm just wondering has this odd thing ever happened to any of you?
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Old 10-31-2010, 08:09 PM
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Do you practice warm ups and wrist movement exercises first? That helps me with coordination.
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Old 10-31-2010, 08:15 PM
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I think that would only happen once to me before I figured it out.
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Old 10-31-2010, 08:20 PM
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Do you practice warm ups and wrist movement exercises first? That helps me with coordination.
Yeah I usually warm up on the pad for at least a half hour or so before playing.
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Old 10-31-2010, 08:22 PM
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It seems to me that it is simply a matter of thinking ahead while you are playing.
That is why you sometimes hit your leg. Your brain hasn't given fully committed instructions to your right hand.
I asume that you like to lead with your right when you start a fill.

Try concentrating on thinking ahead while practicing.
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Old 10-31-2010, 11:41 PM
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So I'm just wondering has this odd thing ever happened to any of you?
Never.......but while we're confessing stupidity, I have to admit to hitting myself in the face or eyes with the drumstick more times than I care to mention. :-)
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Old 11-01-2010, 01:50 AM
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How long have you been playing?
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Old 11-01-2010, 01:54 AM
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Not that, but for a while I had my snare a bit too close and would punch myself in the leg repeatedly whilst playing rim shots
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Old 11-01-2010, 02:33 AM
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OWW!

Never done that. Ouch!
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Old 11-01-2010, 05:06 AM
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Haha Yea I've never done this before, but I have hit myself in the face plenty of times before :)
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Old 11-01-2010, 05:11 AM
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Yeah, I havent done that either but I have taken more than one drum stick to the head and face. Not fun at all.
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Old 11-01-2010, 05:54 AM
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yup thats happened to me a few times. it happens less frequently now and doesnt hurt badly enough where i have to stop playing
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Old 11-01-2010, 06:27 AM
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I would suggest you mount some kind of percussion gizmo to your leg so it's not a wasted effort.
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Old 11-01-2010, 04:51 PM
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jajaja well i slam the sticks on my legs too every once in a while.. Its a painful little experience but you gotta push through it man..
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Old 11-01-2010, 05:12 PM
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I would suggest you mount some kind of percussion gizmo to your leg so it's not a wasted effort.
Now there's an idea, haha.

I've dinged myself a couple of times in the past. The most recent (and rather weird) incident I had was we were playing a show and some how I got my left stick caught under my hi-hat or snare and when I went to yank it out I dislocated my index finger and minorly tore a ligament. I did have a pre-exsisting injury to that hand and finger, but it's still a hard thing to explain to your doctor...not to mention your bandmates. :-)
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Old 11-01-2010, 08:12 PM
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I've smacked my knuckles a lot- surprised I never fractured one- but never my leg/knee.
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Old 11-01-2010, 08:48 PM
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A couple of times my leg has filled in for a tom but I usually crack a knuckle open on my snare rim and oooh and awwww over the pretty blood splatter all over the snare head. Neat design, wish I had picture.
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Old 11-01-2010, 09:57 PM
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How long have you been playing?
About 3 or 4 years. Although I did just adjust from a 5 piece to a 4 piece.
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Old 11-03-2010, 01:30 AM
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Haha Yea I've never done this before, but I have hit myself in the face plenty of times before :)
I've never done that but have hit myself in the face before also.
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Old 11-07-2010, 01:39 AM
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I've hit myself in the forehead a few times, I have no idea how it happens... And like someone mentioned, hitting the snare-rim with your hand hurts like hell!

My guitarrist friend is now standing to my left when were jamming, I occasionally flick sticks to my right when doing fills and one lucky stick hit him in the head once :)
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Old 11-07-2010, 01:20 AM
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Yeah you should attach a trigger to your leg so at least it sounds like something.
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