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    Hello everyone. I'm new here. After an 18 year sojourn, I just got back into playing (played in junior high and high school). I just picked up a Sonor 3007 and am trying to develop a practice routine of my own, but there are so many things I feel I need to practice that it's hard for me to find a set routine to adhere to. I'm hoping that by seeing what other's do I'll pick up some ideas of my own. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by F0NZ View Post
    Hello everyone. I'm new here. After an 18 year sojourn, I just got back into playing (played in junior high and high school). I just picked up a Sonor 3007 and am trying to develop a practice routine of my own, but there are so many things I feel I need to practice that it's hard for me to find a set routine to adhere to. I'm hoping that by seeing what other's do I'll pick up some ideas of my own. Thanks!
    Hey Welcome to the forum

    Do you mean along the line of like strecthing out your wrists becuase I do that before I play or to get you self in the mood that every drummer has when he/she is about to rock.

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    IHey Fonz...welcome to the forum. I would recommend a 3 stage practice routine,,,

    I. READING:Get your old rudimental books or buy one. also Stick control by George L. Stone and start with Page 1. Allocate 10 - 15 minutes.

    II. DRUM SET TECHNIQUE: Work on specific beats , drum patterns, drum fills on your set.
    Get Syncopation by Ted Reed, Advanced Techniques for The Modern Drummer by Jim Chapin and The Drummers' Cookbook. These 3 books will give you plenty to do on the drums and will cover Jazz, Swing Rock. allocate 10 - 15 minutes

    III. PLAY: Always end you practice sessions with playing to some music...anything will do but you can also focus on a particular style that you wish to work with. Allocate 10 - 15 minutes.

    Following this routine will give you a good 30 - 45 minute routine and will get you up to speed in no time at all.
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    Frank, I like your routine!
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    +2 Frank!

    Welcome Fonz!

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    Yes, welcome to Drum Chat FONZ!
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    welcome to dc

    rudiments and cross sticking exercises are the easiest way to used to getting around the kit again

    an idea , once your back on your feet you should try find someone to jam with in your local area

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiacovaz View Post
    IHey Fonz...welcome to the forum. I would recommend a 3 stage practice routine,,,

    I. READING:Get your old rudimental books or buy one. also Stick control by George L. Stone and start with Page 1. Allocate 10 - 15 minutes.

    II. DRUM SET TECHNIQUE: Work on specific beats , drum patterns, drum fills on your set.
    Get Syncopation by Ted Reed, Advanced Techniques for The Modern Drummer by Jim Chapin and The Drummers' Cookbook. These 3 books will give you plenty to do on the drums and will cover Jazz, Swing Rock. allocate 10 - 15 minutes

    III. PLAY: Always end you practice sessions with playing to some music...anything will do but you can also focus on a particular style that you wish to work with. Allocate 10 - 15 minutes.

    Following this routine will give you a good 30 - 45 minute routine and will get you up to speed in no time at all.
    yes, rudimental practice, kit practice, and "group" practice are the three main topics,and if you have something that needs more work, add a few minutes to that area but do not lessen your other areas to "catch up"

    just make sure you practice evenly so that you can play the kit amazing, but cannotplay rudiments.

    another good book for snare practice is "fundamental studies studies for the snare drum" by garwood whaley it is a good book for working out your chops and tempo
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    i try working on new pieces, rudiments and stuff i dont get, and drumming books and videos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiacovaz View Post
    IHey Fonz...welcome to the forum. I would recommend a 3 stage practice routine,,,

    I. READING:Get your old rudimental books or buy one. also Stick control by George L. Stone and start with Page 1. Allocate 10 - 15 minutes.

    II. DRUM SET TECHNIQUE: Work on specific beats , drum patterns, drum fills on your set.
    Get Syncopation by Ted Reed, Advanced Techniques for The Modern Drummer by Jim Chapin and The Drummers' Cookbook. These 3 books will give you plenty to do on the drums and will cover Jazz, Swing Rock. allocate 10 - 15 minutes

    III. PLAY: Always end you practice sessions with playing to some music...anything will do but you can also focus on a particular style that you wish to work with. Allocate 10 - 15 minutes.

    Following this routine will give you a good 30 - 45 minute routine and will get you up to speed in no time at all.



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    Great advice everyone and thanks for the warm welcomes. I particularly liked fiacovaz suggestions:

    work on chops for 20 mins (ala Reed, Stone, et al);
    work around the kit (grooves, fills, independence) for 20 mins, and
    work on a song or two for 20 mins.

    I really like this and will be incorporating this suggestion post haste.

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