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What would you like to learn?

Technique and Chop building exercises
36
23%
Endurance for the hands
8
5%
Rudiments
15
10%
Endurance for the feet
14
9%
Double Bass
18
12%
Independence/Syncopation
39
25%
How to Groove
15
10%
Basic Rock, Funk, Swing and Latin Grooves
9
6%
 
Total votes: 154
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Homki890
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Post Mon Jul 23, 2007 11:43 pm

I am giving a gift to the users of this noble forum. I will offer a lesson, free of charge, to all who wish to want one. It will be in written form, and will be accompanied by a video, if I can make one. This will be posted in the Drum Lessons forum. I, however, need to know what you all would like to learn. I'll make a poll of several topics in the drumming realm.

It is my pleasure and I hope you enjoy!

Homki890
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MrBojengles
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Post Tue Jul 24, 2007 9:49 am

aww we can only choose one :(.
hey. :)
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Greg
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Post Tue Jul 24, 2007 10:09 am

MrBojengles wrote:aww we can only choose one :(.


You can write :)
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Naomi McFadyen
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Post Tue Jul 24, 2007 11:04 am

endurance for the feet
and
double bass

:)
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Post Tue Jul 24, 2007 1:46 pm

How to play rock
Metal
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MikeyVPT
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Post Wed Jul 25, 2007 2:15 am

I'd love to make stronger my independance. I don't think enough stress is made over it because it's a little unusual. I happen to think it gives a good flavor to some good old beats.
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llllarry
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Post Wed Jul 25, 2007 10:21 am

Looks like I'm with the majority on Independence/Syncopation. That seems to be a weak spot for me.
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Post Wed Jul 25, 2007 2:45 pm

independece/syncopation
and
different grooves...
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druming=life
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Post Thu Jul 26, 2007 7:38 pm

my technique feels weak and i feel sloppy while i play and somethimes the stick slips out of my right hand while playing swing or something along those lines on the hats, and i need a good foot exercise to build my endurance in both legs, i can play double really fast and i can play slow, but its right in the middle where the groove should be sometimes and i feel weak and like i have no control, please send help........and peanuts
After I funked my drumset at 11 o'clock, i rocked it all night long, and then we swung til the early morning, where I jazzed all over it. The next day my drumset and i did a little reggae, then shuffled, made a little salsa, and then waltzed.
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Homki890
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Post Fri Jul 27, 2007 1:18 am

I'm actually quite flattered by the response. It seems that the majority wants the independence/syncopation lesson. Good, that's what I'm working my ass of on currently, it's right up my street. Seeing as how a few want some endurance and chop exercises, I'll throw those along too.

I'll get working on it soon. I start packing for college pretty soon, but I'll hopefully have everything done by then, and I'll post.

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druming=life
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Post Fri Jul 27, 2007 8:01 pm

*sits and wait paitently* "i'm still right here, giving blood, having faith, and i'm still right here", awesome song
After I funked my drumset at 11 o'clock, i rocked it all night long, and then we swung til the early morning, where I jazzed all over it. The next day my drumset and i did a little reggae, then shuffled, made a little salsa, and then waltzed.
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Rob Crisp
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Post Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:18 am

Whatever it turnes out to be will be beneficial I'm sure!

It's almost like being at a drumming restaurant.. it all looks so good, but can choose only one :-P
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phoenix7289
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Post Mon Jul 30, 2007 9:37 am

I'm all for the independence too... though I wouldn't mind learning how to make my feet quicker at doing doubles and triples on a single kick.
I proudly play with Tama (snare drums), PDP, Sabian, LP, Paiste, Vic Firth, Aquarian (bass and snare heads), and Remo (tom heads)brands! My biggest drummer influences are Mic Fleetwood, Nicko McBrain, and Mike Portnoy.
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Homki890
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Post Mon Jul 30, 2007 9:20 pm

phoenix7289 wrote:I'm all for the independence too... though I wouldn't mind learning how to make my feet quicker at doing doubles and triples on a single kick.


I KNOW HOW!! Lol.

OK. How about this. Two lessons. One for the independence/syncopation, the main one. And a bonus one with some tricks, tips and random drumming doodods. Does that suit?

Homki890
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phoenix7289
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Post Mon Jul 30, 2007 9:24 pm

Homki890 wrote:
phoenix7289 wrote:I'm all for the independence too... though I wouldn't mind learning how to make my feet quicker at doing doubles and triples on a single kick.


I KNOW HOW!! Lol.

OK. How about this. Two lessons. One for the independence/syncopation, the main one. And a bonus one with some tricks, tips and random drumming doodods. Does that suit?

Homki890


Why thank you! ^_^ I know the heel-toe technique thingy... but I sense there is more to it.
I proudly play with Tama (snare drums), PDP, Sabian, LP, Paiste, Vic Firth, Aquarian (bass and snare heads), and Remo (tom heads)brands! My biggest drummer influences are Mic Fleetwood, Nicko McBrain, and Mike Portnoy.