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    Heavy metal songs using the 'money beat'

    Hello Drummerworld, it has been far too long since I posted on here. I'm looking for some new music to get my fix. If you are a heavy metal type of guy, you'll know what I'm talking about... heavy songs that utilise the money beat at a slow or mid-tempo, crushing riffs and pinch harmonics...
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    Judas Priest writing new album

    Hell yeah folks I know they aren't for everyone but I do know there are people here that will appreciate this as much as I do. This is the best news ever, I thought once they announced their farewell tour that that was it well it isn't so. I liked Nostradamus a lot but it's not The Priest I...
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    Is it me or is this incredibly cheeky?

    Hi guys + gals Last night I had a gig at a local pub well (15 minutes away from my house). It was us and another band playing. Well silly me I forgot my cymbals and I told my bass player as he does the sound and supplies the kit, he then went and asked the drummer from the other band if I...
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    Strange foot technique problem

    Ok so recently I have developed this weird problem with my right foot. When I play constant double bass at mid tempos (around 120-130 bpm and I play heel up) when i drop my foot for the stroke, my heel is hitting the heel plate and affecting my stroke dramatically in terms of power and attack...
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    Don't underestimate your throne height

    Man as I write this I feel stupid. Tonight was a huge eye opener for me, I'm a huge double bass drumming fan and about 3 years ago I was really happy with my playing, pulling off great patterns at decent speeds and the like. Things changed when I bought another pedal, I loved my iron cobras but...
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    Learning your own beats

    Hi everyone. I had a revelation last night at band practice, we are in the process of writing and we like to jam and exchange ideas etc. I notice that beats I am playing to songs are actually too hard for me to play fluently however they are parts I want to play to the song. My question to you...
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    How far do you sit away from your bass drum?

    Now here's a thing, I did a search but didn't find anything on what I was looking for in particular. I have just recently discovered that I like to sit quite far in so that my legs are straight over the pedals as I feel it gives me more control. However when I watch a lot of drumming videos I...
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    I need advice guys, please help

    Hey everyone I would very much like your opinion on something. Ok so last night I had band practice as usual, everything was great and then our bassist/singer said he would like to put more effort into the band in order to 'give it a shot'. Now it is my dream to play for a living and I know...
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    I must apologise for this...

    I apologise for this, First Steve Moore and now ladies and gentlemen... Mr Zoltan Chaney http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eeDQTvjNwQ&NR=1
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    Back pain from playing the gallop

    Hi folks I was at band practice last night and we are writing a new song, it pretty much features a galloping rhythm all of the way through which I play throughout the track at about 150-160 bpm, however I found my back hurting after playing the song a couple of times. Now I'm not sure if it is...
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    Back problems from playing the gallop

    Hi folks I was at band practice last night and we are writing a new song, it pretty much features a galloping rhythm all of the way through which I play throughout the track at about 150-160 bpm, however I found my back hurting after playing the song a couple of times. Now I'm not sure if it is...
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    I've finally decided to get lessons

    Yep the time has come, i feel that i am stuck in a rut that i can no longer get out of. I want to be able to express myself in different ways and be able to execute things accurately and fluently. I have agreed to one hour a fortnight as he is a busy guy and he will be teaching me to learn...
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    Mapex Falcon double pedal

    Hi everyone Well as i stated in an earlier thread, i want to sell my Sleishman as it no longer lives up to what i want my pedal to do (mainly because it lacks adjustment options). So i went out on Saturday and bought myself the brand new Mapex Falcon. I have one word for it... outstanding...
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    Refusing a gig because of the venue

    Hi all Just had a text from my bassist asking to do a gig at a club called 'Jay Jays'. Oh God where to start? First of all the hassle of getting into the venue is bad. I know a few people including myself who have been turned away even with valid ID, laughed at and humiliated by the bouncers...
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    'Downgrading' equipment to upgrade your playing

    Well now i feel like a fool as i type this as i have done what i thought i would never do. As most of you know or have probably guessed, i own a Sleishman double pedal when i first used it, i fell in love with it but it was more the speed element than anything else (i have learned my lesson...
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    No more tom angles for me!

    Well last night at band practice i thought to myself whilst playing, you know why do my fills feel so difficult to play when i play them and i've had my toms on an angle pretty much during my entire drumming life...until yesterday. I thought what would it be like to play almost flat but not...
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    Quarter notes instead of 8th notes

    Hi everyone, this problem has been bugging me now for some time and i don't know why i haven't posted about it sooner but i will now. I'm into metal drumming and as a result, a lot of beats i play are quite quick and demanding, one thing i have realised however and i don't know if you all do...
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    Worst gig of my life? I think so.

    Oh it was a beauty of disappointment. Well where to start first off i played 4 songs with a band that i had only practiced with for 2 hours oh dear. First song and the bass riff starts however i don't hear it start and when i do eventually hear it, i lock in to the wrong part of the riff as the...
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    Joined a new band, harder than i thought!

    Well i joined a new band a week ago and i've been having great fun, sleazy rock/metal. You know it's funny, even though this is the music that i listen to and love, it is music i find quite hard to play or should i say i find it harder to be creative in it. I can play in a metal band no problem...
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    How do you personally learn a song?

    Alright i had a bit of a shocking revelation when i played along to my mp3 player tonight (first time in over a year i would say). When i was playing to songs, things that i should be able to do i just couldn't. Listening to myself you would have thought i was a beginner. Honestly and i have...
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