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    Re: Jazz artists that have good drums

    Chick Corea w. Roy Haynes - Now He Sings, Now He Sobs

    Chris Potter w. Billy Drummond - Vertigo

    Brad Mehldau w. Jorge Rossy - Art of the Trio, vols. 1-5

    Keith Jarrett Trio w. Jack DeJohnette...
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    Re: Drumset Pedagogy

    I think we should be thankful that drumset does not have the same strict pedagogical strategies applied to it. If you look at "classical" music instruction, it is so rigid because the expectations...
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    Re: 2010 Modern Drummer Polls

    I just read that and was also surprised. Perhaps people are confusing things by seeing the equipment (K Constantinoples?) he uses along with the traditional grip? Pretty sad, really, if that is the...
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    Re: Which kit should I get

    Dude, Mapex all the way. Right? Unless you wanted to go Yamaha...
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    Re: Timing problems (Even with metronome)

    I would agree with other poster about transitions. You were pretty steady when you played each particular beat, but the transitions were where you got a little off. Not by much though. It was almost...
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    Re: How hard do I have to play?

    +1.

    I would also add that each drum has a threshold where you really won't be getting that much more volume from hitting it harder and harder. If you are playing music where you are hitting so...
  7. Thread: bottom heads

    by MadGolfer
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    Re: bottom heads

    Proper tuning is what counts (imho) as well as an individual's touch on the instrument. Although, perhaps it might be useful to think of a quality bottom head as being more responsive to changes in...
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    Re: Pearl Forum or Tama Imperialstar drumset?

    Check this link for a video of Eric Singer playing Pearl Forum drums and Pearl cymbals:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CUp_Tmg2Y0

    Just bear in mind that this is a pro drummer using pro...
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    Re: Bad grades=no drums :(

    Some excellent advice here. Another thing to consider (being a music teacher), is why you didn't do well in the first place. If it was only a matter of effort, than that is something you can control...
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    Re: stuck on this song.. tips?

    I am also willing to write out a few things. Is that what you're looking for though? Or are you looking for general descriptions or tips?
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    Re: supporting your habit.

    Seriously? Most awesome! A round of drinks will be yours if you come through Madison, WI!

    Many, many thanks.:punk:

    In answering the OP:

    I am a former music teacher, now a grad student...
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    Re: bass drum strike

    Old school New Orleans technique. Swing drummers like Buddy Rich picked it up from there. Herlin Riley does a nice demonstration in his DVD.
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    Re: How dry is to dry

    If the air feels heavier when you walk into the room you may want to do something.
  14. Re: How early is too early to begin forming a band?

    Play a couple beats = find a band. You'll improve faster if you play with people. Beginners are always told to over-prepare and then miss the point that making music is the whole reason you start...
  15. Re: Difference between "Stage" and "Studio" cymbals

    If you are buying new, they should be the same price unless one is larger than the other. Stage models generally project more and have more overtones. Check out the Sabian website. They have audio...
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    Re: Paiste SIgnature 22" Power Ride?

    Dig it: this.
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    Re: So, my wrist hurts.

    I would agree that this is likely a technique issue. If you are up to it you could post pix of your grip and of you seated at the kit. It might be easier for us to comment if we could see things. I...
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    Re: Recording gear

    I got two overhead mics, a snare mic, and bass drum mic. Hooked it up to an Alesis Multimix (which had a USB connection) and ran it to my MacBook through the USB, which had a copy of the recording...
  19. Thread: double kicks

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    Re: double kicks

    Scott Travis - Painkiller!!!!
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    Re: If you had to pick a drum book ...

    Syncopation for the Modern Drummer.
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    Re: Looking for fill books

    Find a copy of the twenty six rudiments and adapt them for the set. That will keep you going for years. I have used the back of Syncopation for the Modern Drummer. I used the section with accents and...
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    Re: Paiste SIgnature 22" Power Ride?

    I got some XP. A lot of "mega-bell" rides do indeed have a piercing bell but they often seem to be really dry as well. The Power Ride has a great bell but (imho) has a bit of wash when played on the...
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    Re: Do you know Jack? DeJohnette that is.

    I put in long hours transcribing Jack's playing in college. It's hard to understand it on paper unless you are following the music at the same time. Even the densest parts of his playing have a...
  24. Thread: 2 questions?

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    Re: 2 questions?

    OP, first of all, stop playing on those phone books. Contrary to popular belief, this will not make you better at playing rudiments or rolls. Plus, you are getting bored with it so do something else....
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    Re: Comfort Warm-up

    It sounds like you should be looking for something musical to warm up with and maybe not just doing rudiments. Maybe put on an iPod and play along with recordings of your band's songs or others?
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