One band that I occasionally play with has a singer that calls out songs out of order from the song list. He does it in a very professional manner. No problem. But he only tells the guitar players what is next. Me being the drummer, way in the back of the band, can't hear what song he calls...
Well, maybe with your extensive musical background, playing the drums to a song is just too boring for you. Every time I play with a live band I wish I played a different instrument so that I could better entertain the audience. Drums are mostly a support instrument. Very important to the...
I’m going to go WAY out on a limb here. And I don’t mean to insult you or be disrespectful to you in any way.
I grew up in a musical home. My father was a drummer and my mother was a singer. My sister plays the piano beautifully and my other sister plays the violin. I heard music growing up in...
You are correct. I should not have been so positive that it WILL cause damage. Everybody's body is different. But I must say that I believe there is a good chance that playing like that on a continuous basis will probably cause damage to most people, in the long run.
How's that? Is that...
This is what I use and I love it !
Because of the arm design I can lay my tom into it and not have to tighten the arms around the tom.
Thereby allowing the tom to resonate, preventing choking of the drum.
YES. If this guy plays like this all the time, he is going to be sorry he played like this when he gets old.
I use this no rebound technique on a few songs. But it's a very gentle soft thing on some slow blues and jazz tunes.
It's done to shorten the note/sound of the snare drum.
I watched most of the Billboard Awards on Sunday. I could not find any live bands playing. I noticed that several drummers had what looked like rubber pads on their drums. Very disappointing. At least the Grammy award show had some live performances.
The band I play with and the venue determine which snare drum I use. I use a 5" all the time. And 6.5" once in a while. In your case I suggest you bring both sizes and have them ready to play so you can switch at a moments notice, if you need to. I'll bet, like many bands, they will get...
Some very very good comments and helpful ideas in this thread. Yes it is very important to develop a good solid back beat.
One thing you have to take into account. When you play live or in rehearsals with other musicians you can't always sound good playing a solid back beat.
There have been...
I started getting a backache during the fourth hour of four hour gigs. I have an Orange County Throne. I purchased a separate clamp-on Gibraltar backrest. It has helped my back pain a great deal. Between songs and during some songs I rest my back on the backrest.