Mouth/teeth drumming?

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Post Fri Jun 29, 2007 10:16 am

Was reading a drum mag recently, and the guy from Deerhoof was talking about how most of his practice time involved 'drumming with his teeth.'
Though I'd never heard anyone refer to it before, I knew exactly what he meant.

I noticed I do it in the car while listening to CDs-
I was trying to plan out a part for tonight's recording session and I came up with something I had to notate before the light turned green again.

Do you do it? Grinding/chomping, molars=bass, incisors=snare/toms?
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Post Fri Jun 29, 2007 10:37 am

I have been doing this as long as I can remember.
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Post Fri Jun 29, 2007 10:37 am

sounds like your destroying your teeth.
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Post Fri Jun 29, 2007 10:40 am

When I read this I was jammin' to some Melechesh, and I realized I was following along---with my teeth.
One of those subconscious habits I guess I never noticed
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Post Fri Jun 29, 2007 10:48 am

I do that too, only I just use one each of my top & bottom canine teeth & move them back & forth in a drum pattern against each other.
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Post Fri Jun 29, 2007 11:23 am

i do that all the time and people make fun of me for it lol idc though its just another thing of drumming i do
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Post Fri Jun 29, 2007 11:29 am

so who's going to invent 'tooth triggers?'
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Post Fri Jun 29, 2007 11:51 am

I do it all the time. The snare would be a tongue click to the roof of the mouth, the kick would be the molars!
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Post Fri Jun 29, 2007 12:15 pm

Rob the Drummer wrote:I do it all the time. The snare would be a tongue click to the roof of the mouth, the kick would be the molars!


exactly, i never really noticed i was doing that until someone pointed it out in a quiet room. I do it cuz i can hear it and no one else really can, unless its quiet i guess.
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Post Fri Jun 29, 2007 12:36 pm

I have done it for as long as I can remember as well.
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Post Fri Jun 29, 2007 12:41 pm

I didn't think about it before, but I just realized (cuz I was doing it) that you can hum while you're teethdrumming and essentially multi-track in your own head...
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Post Fri Jun 29, 2007 1:34 pm

I do it all of the time and the dentist hates me for it! The fact that my job requires alot of driving and that I have an 80 gig i- pod w/ thousands of songs I chomp alot! Peace on ya!
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Post Fri Jun 29, 2007 8:37 pm

I do that alot. i have to stop
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Post Fri Jun 29, 2007 10:50 pm

Wouldnt u mess up your teeth
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Post Fri Jun 29, 2007 11:28 pm

its not good for them, thats for sure
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