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    How's the going, im new here and only been playing drums about 3 months and learning by ear. just wondering has anyone tips on bass pedal techniques etc. im only ok with that and id like to be able to play faster for longer on it and create really good beats but i find myself losing time when i over complicate. any tips are welcome really.

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    Noel

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    Welcome mulla! There is a wealth of knowledge in this forum as well as a great bunch of people, I hope you enjoy. I'm also a beginner and this site has helped me tremendously.

    Again Welcome - DC

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    Practice the basic rock beat and make sure your bass drum and hi hats hit the beat at the same time. And make sure you don't drop the hi hat's beat.
    Once you've done that, expand! Keeping time is very important!
    Today, on Ethel The Frog...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mulla14 View Post
    How's the going, im new here and only been playing drums about 3 months and learning by ear. just wondering has anyone tips on bass pedal techniques etc. im only ok with that and id like to be able to play faster for longer on it and create really good beats but i find myself losing time when i over complicate. any tips are welcome really.

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    Noel
    Dude your only 3 mths in, just practice, practice and more practice.

    Welcome aboard to BTW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pdplayer View Post
    Dude your only 3 mths in, just practice, practice and more practice.

    Welcome aboard to BTW.
    I'll second that.

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    I'll third that. ... LOL

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    Thanks very much everyone, dont suppose theres other irish drummers around here??

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    Quote Originally Posted by mulla14 View Post
    Thanks very much everyone, dont suppose theres other irish drummers around here??
    I'm 1/2 Irish

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    close enough lol, which half?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mulla14 View Post
    close enough lol, which half?
    Top half is Irish, bottom half is Italian

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    what a mixture lol, ive always said the top half of a person is the most important part! oh btw i posted a thread in the band forum and its not there so i presume it was deleted, any reason for that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mulla14 View Post
    what a mixture lol, ive always said the top half of a person is the most important part! oh btw i posted a thread in the band forum and its not there so i presume it was deleted, any reason for that?
    Mulla, I delete the thread because there was no post in it. I can undelete it but you have to post something, ok?

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    there wasnt? emm no its grand, ill do another one. am i allowed put up my band site link for people to hear songs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mulla14 View Post
    there wasnt? emm no its grand, ill do another one. am i allowed put up my band site link for people to hear songs?
    Yea, it was a dead thread.....

    Absolutely, post your bands website! Can't wait to hear the songs

    Glad to have you here mulla, welcome to the drumchat family!

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    Quote Originally Posted by drum_chick View Post
    Top half is Irish, bottom half is Italian
    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm..............

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    Quote Originally Posted by drum_chick View Post
    Top half is Irish, bottom half is Italian
    My God, what kind of monstrous spaghetti leprecauhn are you?
    Today, on Ethel The Frog...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ethel_The_Frog View Post
    My God, what kind of monstrous spaghetti leprecauhn are you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by drum_chick View Post
    Top half is Irish, bottom half is Italian
    hehehehehehehehe
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    Quote Originally Posted by drum_chick View Post
    Top half is Irish, bottom half is Italian
    d_c, I have this picture of you in my mind, and it's too funny for words!

    Hey, mulla, welcome aboard! Sounds like you got the makings of a grunge band already from what I saw in the shoutbox!

    Now, back to your original question...Ethel and pdplayer have the best advice for you right now...work on keeping the high-hats and bass in sync and just practice, practice, practice...

    It comes with time and practice, so don't let it drive ya crazy!

    (Incidentally, there's a wee bit of Irish in me as well...it's just hidden under the German and Native American...)

    Have fun, mate, and...
    keep the beat goin' ... Don't keep it to yourself!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bongobro View Post
    d_c, I have this picture of you in my mind, and it's too funny for words!
    LOL BB!!! I can only imagine

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    I'm not Irish, but I'm 3/4 Swedish and 1/4 Dutch. I still hav'nt figured out which parts are which though....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mulla14 View Post
    How's the going, im new here and only been playing drums about 3 months and learning by ear. just wondering has anyone tips on bass pedal techniques etc. im only ok with that and id like to be able to play faster for longer on it and create really good beats but i find myself losing time when i over complicate. any tips are welcome really.

    thanks
    Noel
    My instructor told me today a good practice for the base pedal is to just sit at your set and and keep stepping on the pedal for about 5 or 6 minutes with the hammer comming with in a milliameter or 2 of actually hitting the base head.

    then take a short break and go about 5 or 6 minutes with your hammer actually hitting the base head at a good steady beat..

    he said this will build strength and coordination

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    Quote Originally Posted by mulla14 View Post
    Thanks very much everyone, dont suppose theres other irish drummers around here??
    im welsh, but since were both drummers i guess we can be friends.
    play till the day i die. it makes more sense that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mulla14 View Post
    How's the going, im new here and only been playing drums about 3 months and learning by ear. just wondering has anyone tips on bass pedal techniques etc. im only ok with that and id like to be able to play faster for longer on it and create really good beats but i find myself losing time when i over complicate. any tips are welcome really.

    thanks
    Noel
    There aint no magic formula. Its all about practicing and listening. My one tip would be to play heel down and to always take the beater off the the head betwen hits.

    Hope that helps!

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