Mistakes that drummers make

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Post Fri Sep 08, 2006 9:33 am

I learned to play the bass because I find it that the bass player and the drummer works together a lot. The bass is both rhythmic and melodic playing between the drums and the guitars and sometimes vocals.

I see a lot of drummers sitting with bad posture. Balance is crucial. This will allow the drummer to relax more, play better and also feel better physically.
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Post Sun Sep 10, 2006 10:00 am

DO DRUMMERS EVER TRULY MAKE MISTAKES ? HELL F****EN YEAH WE ALL DO THATS A PART OF BIENG HUMAN . BUT WHAT I DO IN THE STUDIO WHEN I RECORD I DO A 20 TO 30 MINUTE WARM UP JUST JAMMIN AND THEN I GET DOWN TO THE BIZ . MY PLAYING STYLE IS VERY OFF BEAT . DOUBLE BASS ACCENTS , OFF TIME CYMBAL , SNARE , TOM , FLOOR TOM DOWN BEATS . SO IF I DROP A BEAT OR ADD A LITTLE EXTRA IT ALL SOUNDS LIKE MY PLAYING STYLE WHICH IS KINDA COOL IF YOU ASK ME . TELL ME WHAT YOU GUYS THINK ON THAT SUBJECT .
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Post Sun Sep 10, 2006 10:43 am

Dynamics

most drummers nowadays dont have a sense of that stuff and its kinda sad because dynamics can really add to your music

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Post Sun Sep 10, 2006 10:56 am

DBdeadbolt wrote:Dynamics

most drummers nowadays dont have a sense of that stuff and its kinda sad because dynamics can really add to your music

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Post Sun Sep 10, 2006 11:05 am

I think that the #1 problem is not listening to the music. When you can surrender playing "beats" to playing "music" then you're on the right path.

My philosophy is that "I am the guy who draws lines in the coloring books for the other musicians to color in". Keeping thick and dark lines (solid foundation) keeps the other musicians' scribbling tied together and neat.

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Post Sun Sep 10, 2006 11:45 am

Hey all I'm new to this forum, seems pretty cool, I'm glad I can talk shop with some drummers of the world.
Some of the problems, consistant problems, that I see with a lot of drummers that are out there not to exclude myself, are things like, fluxuating the tempo, pretty major thing that I see a lot, and overplaying... There's a time and a place for everything, and granted some music intentionally draggs a tempo or speeds it up in certain specific areas, but when you can feel the tempo going up and down within the music constantly it really throws off the presentation of the music as a whole.. It's the job of the drummer to keep everyone on tempo, if your guitarist pushes the beat or slows it down, it's our job to keep them on point. As for overplaying, there are certain times when the music calls for a specific feel (serving the song) I've seen way too many people just jamming through a part that needs to be backed off on. I think someone said it right earlier in these posts, that there are a lot of drummers that don't want to listen to anything else but what it is that they are interrested in playing at the time, I think that might be the reason why stuff like "jamming through a part that needs to be backed off on," might happen. As for tempo, having a metronome, and I think just listening to some great drummers with great tempo and playing to them, will help in keeping a solid tempo. Neil Peart, Carter Beauford, Chris Adler etc. These guys have great feel and can push and pull the tempo where they need to, without losing the tempo.
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Post Sun Sep 10, 2006 11:17 pm

Not listening. Lot of drummers just play the tune how they know it and don't listen to what's going on around them.



i think that bull shit cuz ur like the support of the drums ur wat the guitar players listen to when there off or pretty much the all skrews in a chair without them it would be able to support any wieght nah mean lol
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Post Mon Sep 11, 2006 2:31 pm

I agree with what everyone has said, but one thing I find is a lot of the drummers I know don't understand the theory side of things. In other words they can play the fill, but they can't write it down, so when it comes to remembering something or having to explain it to someone else; they can't do it clearly or exactly.
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Post Tue Sep 19, 2006 10:27 am

overplaying, underplaying (can happen!), not bothering to learn the basics. i must sound boring as sh*t but its true! oh and not using the right kind of sticks.
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Post Fri Sep 22, 2006 7:39 am

billy ray just put it in a head lock and sealed with that log.not listening to the rest of the band.thats the number 1 drummer sin.listening will fix the dynamic balance as well.or at least a new monitor guy ! lol
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Post Sat Sep 23, 2006 12:30 am

I agree with all of you and just want to add a thought. Mistake - TOO MANY CYMBALS! I use a nice ride, two crashes, obvious HH, China, and a combination of two old beat-up crashes for a "trash" cymbal. And sometimes a splash. Do you realy need 26 cymbals?
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Post Sat Sep 23, 2006 9:59 am

I totally agree, Im in a ska band and all I need is a decent pair of hi hats, a crash, and a durable ride I can ride and crash on. My brother is in a Metal/Hardcore band and his setup isn't extravigant either. Hats, crash, bell, splash, and china. I used a China for a couple of shows and I felt I used it too much to I took it off.
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Post Sat Sep 23, 2006 10:21 am

DYNAMICS!!! A song should look like a side view of a mountain range. It has a beginning, middle, and ending with peaks and valleys throughout. While it should have a degree of consistency, there should also be build-ups and breakdowns. This will also vary with the style of music and the song.
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Post Sat Sep 23, 2006 10:46 am

Rob the Drummer wrote:People should set thier drums up so they are comfortable with it. I've seen a lot of drummers set thier drums up like thier favorite drummer because they like that particular drummer, not because it's necesarily comfortable. Find your own comfort zone!



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Post Sun Sep 24, 2006 10:22 am

I think one of the biggest mistakes any drummer can make is becoming too hand dependent...meaning for a right-handed drummer all fills or accent hits are preformed or started via the right hand. It's a hard habbit to break, though.
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