The double thing you mentioned may just be a key for me. That could be it all along. This will be on my mind now..ill be conscious of this while I'm down on the pad this week.Feeling the difference between a normal rebound and a double stroke. Once I could actually feel the difference, my doubles took off.
Being able to listen to the two separate sounds the lugs make when tuning. It took me hearing two guitars tuning to recognize what goes on when the sounds unify, but the process is the same when bringing them together.
The train beat. I suck at it, and probably always will, but it clicked a while back and I can do it now. Poorly, but I can still do it.
It was confusing to Carl as well:Odd time signatures...I think "Black Dog" by Zep was my first experience with them. I was maybe 9 or 10, had no idea what I was playing, but I managed to play "Black Dog" in time while Yes and ELP just confused the heck out of me. In middle school band when I was 11, I got bumped up to intermediate band, and we learned about odd time sigs and how to count them and not get lost. That was my light bulb moment. Ever since then, I've had no problems with playing or figuring out odd time sigs...it's something I seem to be able to do fairly naturally...on bass and guitar. Almost got "Black Dog" up to par again but that durn ELP can still confuse the heck out of me sometimes, though
A wire on snare threads even?It's common courtesy for the OP to provide an example, you know to start the ball rolling.
So let's have it JG
My entry: 12 strands instead of 20 or more.
This qualifies because I was definitely surprised and actually said, "Oh Wow"
I'll be doing a thread on snare wires real soon.