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Post Tue Jul 01, 2008 9:33 am

i was wondering, after deciding to start taking lessons again, if having lessons in marching snare and snare rudiments will help my all round playing in my band? has anyone had experience in this? cheers
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Post Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:14 am

almost all the training I've received has been on snare, tympani, mallets and other percussion. I've probably taken 5 drumset lessons in my life. I think that a good background in snare technique is VERY important. you can take rudimental licks and break them up across multiple drums/cymbals and make some interesting music.
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Post Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:28 am

Alan_ wrote:almost all the training I've received has been on snare, tympani, mallets and other percussion. I've probably taken 5 drumset lessons in my life. I think that a good background in snare technique is VERY important. you can take rudimental licks and break them up across multiple drums/cymbals and make some interesting music.


Same here, I have never taken one drum set lesson in my life... I have taken lots and lots of snare lessons, and a I played tympani for a year in marching band... I'm currently playing snare..
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Post Tue Jul 01, 2008 11:48 am

YES

Having a backround in rudimental training will increase your playing output by 100 fold. I'm not kidding. Once that control and finesse is acquired with hands, they can do anything you want them to do. No more hiccups because your muscles seem to freeze. No more tired arm because you just played really fast singles for about a minute. All of this rudimental training can help your playing by leaps and bounds.

And it's not like learning them will hurt you. You can only improve.


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Post Wed Jul 02, 2008 9:51 am

I want to do this too, but I'm having a hard time finding a teacher in my area who specializes in rudimental/snare drumming. Anyone know of a good resource to help locate this kind of teacher?
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Post Wed Jul 02, 2008 10:12 am

locating a teacher to instruct you in specific areas you're interested in can be a pain, even if you live in a city with as many musicians as I do.

I'm currently looking for a teacher to help me with moeller method, and to work on some advanced independence concepts. So far, nothing. All the teachers I've found here are more geared to beginner-intermediate pupils. I'm thinking about hitting up the university to see if they have any grad students with expertise in these areas.
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Post Wed Jul 02, 2008 12:06 pm

cheers i reckon im gonna start. iv always wanned to be really confident with my sticking. and i love watching people kill the snare. i definately need that extra boost to kick my playing up a notch :)
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Post Wed Jul 02, 2008 1:20 pm

Alan_ wrote:locating a teacher to instruct you in specific areas you're interested in can be a pain, even if you live in a city with as many musicians as I do.


Exactly! There's lots of musicians here too, but most are geared towards beginning drumset and seem to want to dictate the curriculum. I just want to find someone who will guide me through "Stick Control for the Snare Drummer" and help me develop solid technique.

I may call a few high schools in the area and see if their drumline instructor gives lessons on the side.
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Post Wed Jul 02, 2008 6:13 pm

Homki890 wrote:YES

Having a backround in rudimental training will increase your playing output by 100 fold. I'm not kidding. Once that control and finesse is acquired with hands, they can do anything you want them to do. No more hiccups because your muscles seem to freeze. No more tired arm because you just played really fast singles for about a minute. All of this rudimental training can help your playing by leaps and bounds.

And it's not like learning them will hurt you. You can only improve.


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And he isn't kidding (oh wait he already said that.. :oops: ) for only being 18, this guy put on a damn good clinic at DRT. I think a lot of people learned a lot. Btw Kyle what the hell have you done with your Myspace settings?? It won't let me add ya without your surname or email, neither of which i know..
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Post Wed Jul 02, 2008 10:17 pm

drummerduba wrote:
Homki890 wrote:YES

Having a backround in rudimental training will increase your playing output by 100 fold. I'm not kidding. Once that control and finesse is acquired with hands, they can do anything you want them to do. No more hiccups because your muscles seem to freeze. No more tired arm because you just played really fast singles for about a minute. All of this rudimental training can help your playing by leaps and bounds.

And it's not like learning them will hurt you. You can only improve.


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And he isn't kidding (oh wait he already said that.. :oops: ) for only being 18, this guy put on a damn good clinic at DRT. I think a lot of people learned a lot. Btw Kyle what the hell have you done with your Myspace settings?? It won't let me add ya without your surname or email, neither of which i know..


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and my email is magicdrummer@charter.net

and thanks for the kind words bro. As soon as Bong sends me the vids, I'll get working on them and post them.

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