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    Is it worth the time investment to develop traditional grip to play jazz?

    I'm sorry you didn't pick up on the extreme hyperbole of the armpits comment. It meant how you hold your sticks means absolutely nothing toward to outcome if you have common sense. you play the way you are comfortable... the OP is comfortable in matched The "hard way" would be wasting time...
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    Expert Drumming Techniques

    Books, videos, etc etc etc. None of it means anything if you don't play music. What is the point of learning an instrument? To play music. Want to improve? Play music and make it feel right... learn how it's supposed to feel by listening obsessively. There's not a book or video in the...
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    Is it worth the time investment to develop traditional grip to play jazz?

    Play music Hold the sticks in your armpits if you are comfortable expressing yourself that way. Just play music Make a desirable and contributing sound ... that's it Worry about sound.
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    ....Is MG1127 actually Marcus Gilmore?

    1. I never one time claimed to be Marcus Gilmore and I have no idea where any of that came from. 2. I actually was on tour in a different country. Many countries actually. 3. I have worked many times with Chick , I knew him quite well and learned many things from him. 4. My initials are MG...
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    Make your quarter note swing....

    I understand we are in the age of "YouTube instruction" and being spoon fed information I'm not here for that I started a thread to offer classic advice to those starting their journey in this music However they want to process that advice and apply it is up to them ... the journey IS the...
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    Make your quarter note swing....

    How? How has anyone in history learned how to play this music? You really need your hand held in that area? If so I cannot help you. Sorry if that sounds harsh but there's not a lot of hand holding in this business ... and there's also a lot of tough love. It seems like some here want to be...
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    Make your quarter note swing....

    who said anything was mysterious or ambiguous? certainly not me I'm actually shocked at how many do not understand the concept... I thought this was common knowledge to seasoned players I started this thread in an attempt to help players starting their journey into this music That is the...
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    Make your quarter note swing....

    I don't understand why you feel there are two interpretations happening here You learn to swing your quarter note so that when you add to it ... which is inevitable ... everything feels amazing and the band effortlessly paints upon your canvas. This is not about one way or the other ... it's...
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    Make your quarter note swing....

    What does it mean when someone says "man, that band really swings!' ... or "he really swings that band" ... or "they are swinging hard tonight" ...? does it mean they are really good at "ding dinga ding dinga ding" ... does it mean they are really good at playing skip beats and triplet...
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    Make your quarter note swing....

    I love ya man But every one of your posts I read get further and further from the point and relate less and less to anything I've posted. Please do not confuse anything I've typed in these pages with the contents of that video. I wish I could delete this thread I never expected so much...
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    Make your quarter note swing....

    This is exactly what happens when you have no desire to study the process... not everyone has the desire...and that's not some elitists bullshit There are guys who dedicate their life to their ride beat and getting their quarter note to feel a certain way so that when subdivisions are added it...
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    Make your quarter note swing....

    Nothing but respect for all of you Did not mean to start an uproar just wanted to make a suggestion toward a concept that many have found to be highly instrumental to their approach. Sometimes the journey in figuring out what a concept means is what holds the key and not being handed the...
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    Make your quarter note swing....

    If you truly desire to understand the concept I recommend sitting in person with someone Typing it out on a forum becomes difficult and is pretty much impossible The original post was simply meant to share an age old concept that has helped countless musicians not only drummers with those you...
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    Make your quarter note swing....

    I truly meant no disrespect but I can see how one could take it that way But that's the best way to say what I meant When you don't understand the concept and are not willing to or have the desire to sit with someone who does understand it can be difficult to comprehend. Dismissing it...
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    Make your quarter note swing....

    None of this has anything to do with a metronome. I think metronomes actually do more harm than good when we start to think of them in this light Like everything starts and stops with one
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