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    I have two questions (on two different posts)

    My first queston is "what exercises and rudements would you suggest to improve ones speed?"

    Basicly, how do you get your hands to move [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gujiR_JcdZ0]this fast[/ame]?

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    ~answer, doubles, triples, quadruples. 8 stroke rolls, 16 stroke rolls. TO A METRONOME


    question back, is that you?


    better question. how do you become a better drummer?
    ~ answer, same as above but add parididdles and just about any
    rudiment you can think of.

    basically what im trying to say is, there is becoming two different breeds of drummers. i like to see speed, but id rather see talent, musicality and skill more than just plain speed. thats why john bonham will always be better than joey jordison. sorry joey

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    Quote Originally Posted by bloodylipp View Post
    ~answer, doubles, triples, quadruples. 8 stroke rolls, 16 stroke rolls. To a metronome


    question back, is that you?


    Better question. How do you become a better drummer?
    ~ answer, same as above but add parididdles and just about any
    rudiment you can think of.

    Basically what im trying to say is, there is becoming two different breeds of drummers. I like to see speed, but id rather see talent, musicality and skill more than just plain speed. Thats why john bonham will always be better than joey jordison. Sorry joey
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    Quote Originally Posted by bloodylipp View Post

    question back, is that you?
    no

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    I wouldn't take the video above as an example of something to aim for. Yes he's fast, but he's too tense to be musical. If he simplified it, played half as many notes, he'd be twice as good, (IMO of course.)

    If you want to increase speed, look at the works of Dom Famularo to develop speed and power WITH relaxation. Whatever you do, Always practice in tempo, and always practice relaxed. If you practice tense, you will play tense, and tension is the AntiGroove.

    Andy

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    Full agreement with my fellow posters so far.
    Add to that, practice your rudiments to a metronome both on a pad or snare and then try to transfer them to the kit. move them around. Add your foot (feet) as you progress. Mix the rudiments together in a patterned string and see what that gets ya.
    Most importantly, stay relaxed and have fun at the level you are at and the improvement will come with time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyC View Post
    I wouldn't take the video above as an example of something to aim for. Yes he's fast, but he's too tense to be musical. If he simplified it, played half as many notes, he'd be twice as good, (IMO of course.)

    If you want to increase speed, look at the works of Dom Famularo to develop speed and power WITH relaxation. Whatever you do, Always practice in tempo, and always practice relaxed. If you practice tense, you will play tense, and tension is the AntiGroove.

    Andy
    ya, thats why i was asking if it was him, he wasnt anything i seek to be. to sloopy for me.

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    I'm thinkin' a six-pack of Red Bull.
    Most people don't like most music.

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    I was greatly frustrated with getting any action out of rudiments, It took me 9 months to get them going right.

    I wuld suggest you work one 2 things(MY opinion only)

    1) single strokes R L R L R L R L

    Double strokes RR LL RR LL RR LL

    Flams RL LR (close together)

    2) be pateint you are building muscle memory. Just take it slow, I mean really slow. Don't try to make antyhing of them Just practice them forward and backward(lead with right hand, then swithch and lead with left)

    In a short period of time you will be amazed at the improvement of your skills.

    Here are a few more ruds I personally like

    R L L R L R R L

    R R L R L L R L

    all the best on the quest. F/T

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