Post Your Greatest Weakness ?

How many of you drummers play double bass ?


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rhumbagirl

Senior Member
Bebop jazz ride pattern
- this is a skill solved with practice time
- I know what I need to do to pick up this skill - the mystery is gone, plus the fact I don't hang around enough musicians that can play this style
- I'm always about 3 months away from this goal realization (ie I'll work on this tomorrow)

Blues snare shuffle
- this is a skill solved with practice time
- I know what I need to do to pick up this skill - the mystery is gone
- playing this style too linearly is cheating in my book
- there are plenty of musicians around that play the style = $ reward
- the style looks boring
- I'm always about 3 months away from this goal realization (ie I'll work on this tomorrow)

Make noise song endings
- this is the ability to string together several drum licks back to back while being ready to terminate with an instant double crash to sync with the singer and band
- it's boring as it requires little limb independence, just sequential construction
- not having (or believing in) double-kick exacerbates the problem
- I don't have a lot of drum licks in my arsenal but the following patterns put together in random order seems to do well:
RLRKKRLKK
RLKRLKRLKRLK

Stick twirling
- not in my DNA
- probably why I don't play heavy metal or rock
 
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felonious69

Active member
First of all I haven't even touched a drum set in about 30 years.
Second...I never was a drummer
Third...Her: "Why does that have to be so @^#&$*ing LOUD!?"
Fourth...First kit I ever owned

But it's gonna be fun!
 

MntnMan62

Junior Member
My greatest weakness is that I can hear all those great fills that Vinnie, Terry, Chester, Phil, Steve (Smith), Ndugu, Narada, ah, what's the use, the list is too long. I can hear what they are doing but when I sit at the drums and try to do what they are doing my body says to me "What?! Are you crazy?! I'm not doing that!!"
 

Xstr8edgtnrdrmrX

Well-known member
My greatest weakness is that I can hear all those great fills that Vinnie, Terry, Chester, Phil, Steve (Smith), Ndugu, Narada, ah, what's the use, the list is too long. I can hear what they are doing but when I sit at the drums and try to do what they are doing my body says to me "What?! Are you crazy?! I'm not doing that!!"
as with many other activities I do (hockey; mountain/BMX biking) I just ignore my body....
 

MntnMan62

Junior Member
as with many other activities I do (hockey; mountain/BMX biking) I just ignore my body....
I used to do the same thing, expecially with mountain biking. Unfortunately the last time I did that I ended up going over the handlebars and both my legs his either the bike or some rocks. They both swelled up and I was a mess for months. My body told me otherwise. This was a couple years ago and I haven't been on single track since. I've been road biking to try to get into shape so one day I can get back on the mountain bike and hit the trails near me again.
 

Xstr8edgtnrdrmrX

Well-known member
I used to do the same thing, expecially with mountain biking. Unfortunately the last time I did that I ended up going over the handlebars and both my legs his either the bike or some rocks. They both swelled up and I was a mess for months. My body told me otherwise. This was a couple years ago and I haven't been on single track since. I've been road biking to try to get into shape so one day I can get back on the mountain bike and hit the trails near me again.
yep...I bruised some ribs crashing into a tree a few years ago. Now, when I round that corner, I ALWAYS slow down, and that damned tree is still smirking at me. I had to sit out about 2 months for that.
 

petrez

Senior Member
I feel that my greatest weakness is making up creative fills on the fly. Both live and in the studio. After some years after that first "discovery", I feel it's gotten a bit better, but I still feel it's the one thing that I dislike about my own drumming. Second thing would be intricate double bass patterns, like going from high speed to half speed, then up again without any stops, or mixing between triplets/16th notes etc.
 

Xstr8edgtnrdrmrX

Well-known member
I feel that my greatest weakness is making up creative fills on the fly. Both live and in the studio. After some years after that first "discovery", I feel it's gotten a bit better, but I still feel it's the one thing that I dislike about my own drumming. Second thing would be intricate double bass patterns, like going from high speed to half speed, then up again without any stops, or mixing between triplets/16th notes etc.
RE the bass drum patterns: have you ever tried hand exercises with your feet? Like anything that would have gotten your hands to understand those concepts, do with your feet. I have always used the exercises I do for marching band hand development with my feet too. I also run the rudiments with my feet, polyrhythmic exercises...
 
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