ed soph mentions playing quarters on the ride using hinger technique on the upstroke getting ready to play the next downstroke, ie next quarter note. anyone know how this is executed?
Interesting. Jazz/orchestra isn't my genre, which I guess explains my lack of familiarity with this approach.A Hinger-style timpani stroke, I guess. At USC I knew a great drummer named Jeff Falcone-- he was another student, who had studied with Soph. He told us about an exercise of Soph's, which involved timpani-like strokes, with a lot of lift. Basically a jazz cymbal rhythm @ ~40 bpm, with full strokes on every note. Hinger's technique is described here:
The "Hinger technique" is named for the famous percussionist Fred Hinger, who was known for both his tympani playing as well as his snare drum technique. If I'm not mistaken, the "Hinger technique" refers to the type of stroke Hinger would generally use when playing tympani. It's a type of French grip, with the thumbs on top of the stick, but the stroke is made not with the fingers but by rotating the forearm. If you put both your hands together in a praying position and then turn them down away from you (while keeping your palms together), that will give you an idea of the motion involved.ed soph mentions playing quarters on the ride using hinger technique on the upstroke getting ready to play the next downstroke, ie next quarter note. anyone know how this is executed?
George Lawrence Stone studied tympani with Oskar Schwar. I caught at least one reference to Schwar in Stone's "Technique of Percussion" compilation that just came out. For that matter, he mentions Hinger at least once as well, although I believe the Hinger mention was in reference to a discussion they had about teaching snare drum technique.The Hinger technique should really be called the Schwar technique.