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    Flams...?

    I'm trying to get better at what I guess you'd call a Flam...hitting a drum almost, but not quite, at the same time with both sticks. I've been doing them a long time on the snare. But I've been noticing a lot of my favorite songs/drummers will use flams during busy fills on the toms. It's...
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    Tension Rods.

    Yeah, I know there was a similar topic about tension rods (about high thread rods). It didn't specifically answer my question, and I bet your replies will be useful to that poster as well. I guess I'm just wondering if it's normal for the rods to come loose after you've played several songs...
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    Kind of Uncomfortable Sitting.

    Hey, I'm sort of tall, and I can't seem to get comfortable sitting at the drums. I have pretty good posture, and sit up straight. But I scoot up, and feel cramped....scoot back, and feel too far away...I've raised and lowered the snare, but I keep hitting my leg/thigh. I think my seat is at...
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    Doing more with less...

    Hey, I'm not a super technical drummer. At the same time, most of my favorite drummers use at least 3-4 toms. I've always had 2 rack toms + a floor. The other day, I played on my friend's kit (who is a badass drummer)--he only has 1 rack + a floor. I wasn't able to get a lot of variety...
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    Drumming with Headphones on...

    Hi, Apparently, playing along to favorite CD's with headphones on is an age-old drumming tradition. Any advice on this? It seems simple, but ain't working for me... I've tried nice big audiophile headphones, cheap crappy headphones, earbuds, and in-ear's. It always seems to come down...
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    Tension Rods Coming Loose

    I'm starting to realize that after my band plays a few rehearsals, my toms start sounding crappy. Invariably, I check the tension rods, and there is a loose one on every tom, that apparently has spun away from tension...and I have to try to tighten it back to where it was. At first I thought...
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    Borrowing from Bonham...

    John Bonham's always been a favorite drummer of mine. However, until recently, I've never even considered attempting to do some of his "signature" elements--it just looked/sounded like a blur to me...too complicated. I always just kinda thought I'd never be able to do some of those tricks...
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    Floor Toms + Placement

    Hi, All my favorite drummers play with 2 floor toms (Bonham, Mitchell, Jimmy Chamberlin, Matt Cameron, many others). I've never had the luxury of having any extra toms until recently. Now I'm finding that I can't get used to it! I'm tall, with long arms, too....so reaching shouldn't be a...
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