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Forum: General Discussion 04-25-2010, 06:06 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,836
Posted By asht89
Re: To blast beat, or not to blast beat?

Any new technique or skill you can learn is just another string to your bow. Learn anything and everything, you never know when you will need it. As far as actual blast beats are concerned, it's more...
Forum: General Discussion 10-11-2009, 03:40 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,868
Posted By asht89
Re: Close micing is cheating

It's been interesting reading all of the responses on here, and I have to agree with the majority. Close micing in no way enhances your technique or makes you a better player. I don't see how it can...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-18-2009, 02:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,211
Posted By asht89
Re: holding your sticks upside down

I'll occasionally flip a stick round if I'm doing rimshots/cross stick patterns, but I don't play with them upside down generally for two reasons. First, I feel like I can be a little more precise...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-18-2009, 02:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,570
Posted By asht89
Re: Interesting groupings - rudiments around the kit

Im not actually changing the bass drum, just the pattern with the hands over the top. It makes it feel like the bass drum is changing. It might be worth checking out Simon Phillips. The ostinatos and...
Forum: Drums 09-17-2009, 04:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,820
Posted By asht89
Re: Tuning your drums to notes A,C,E..etc...???

i always try and tune to what rings best in the shell. I dont tune to specific notes, but i try and get the notes to relate to each other, so they usually form an arpeggio.
Forum: Drum Technique 09-17-2009, 11:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,570
Posted By asht89
Re: Interesting groupings - rudiments around the kit

i know what you mean, i love doing that. and also playing around with the accents, eg;

(1) 2 3 1 (2) 3 1 2 (3) 1 2 3

(1) (2) 3 1 (2) (3) 1 2 (3) (1) 2 ...
Forum: General Discussion 09-17-2009, 12:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,962
Posted By asht89
Re: Do you groove or at least keep time when you solo?

I know what you mean, but the occasional stick trick can be great as far as a performance goes. I saw Robin Guy play at Drumfest earlier this year and he wowed the crowd with his performance and...
Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2009, 11:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,952
Posted By asht89
Re: where to download sheet music not tabs

Drum mags are a good resource for sheet music. Modern Drummer, Rhythm, Drummer all usually do sheet music, song transcriptions etc. If you're trying to find sheet music for a specific song then there...
Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2009, 11:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,346
Posted By asht89
Re: Your hardest song your band does

I've done a few hard songs in the bands for my course at uni. Some of the hardest being; 'Wax Simulacra' by The Mars Volta, 'Tink Walks Amok' by Frank Zappa, 'Peaches III', also Zappa and 'Stratus'...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-25-2009, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,693
Posted By asht89
Re: Independence exercises?

i used to know a few that involved triplets with one hand and straight or swung rhythms with the other. those used to help my independence.

e.g- play the standard 'swing' rhythm with your right...
Forum: General Discussion 08-18-2009, 05:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,900
Posted By asht89
Re: Tip Jars

I've never seen any tip jars in the UK, I don't know if it is different in other places in the world. Buskers and street players always have tip jars, bowls, open guitar cases, hats etc, but I have...
Forum: General Discussion 08-18-2009, 05:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,830
Posted By asht89
Re: Played my first wedding gig

Good stuff. it's good to be professional when playing gigs, especially at things like weddings. When we have done weddings, everyone is quiet until we start. it's just more professional. we all warm...
Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2009, 02:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,181
Posted By asht89
Re: Jam Tracks

I know, some of the tracks they use are amazing. I'd love some of Tony Royster's backing tracks. I always jam along to an album called 'VU' by a band named 'Zenith Patrol', which no one seems to have...
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2009, 09:17 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,653
Posted By asht89
Re: An "audience friendly" drum solo

I thought it was a good solo. the constant bass drum/hat combination was a bit monotonous for me though and mabye it was a little too long too. There were some good ideas in there. There were bits...
Forum: Drums 07-29-2009, 09:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,741
Posted By asht89
Re: Indulge yourself - Sexy Yamaha Maple Custom Absolute + Yamaha Vintage wood hoops!

beautiful drum kit i must say. i really want a BCA, they look like great kits, and i bet those hoops sound as good as they look
Forum: General Discussion 07-28-2009, 01:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,229
Posted By asht89
Re: How did you discover Jazz music?

For me, when i was younger i used to watch a cartoon on tv called Cowboy Bebop. The soundtracks for the cartoon were phenomenal. The band that played were (i think) a Japanese band named The...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-28-2009, 01:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,102
Posted By asht89
Re: Emotional state effecting tempo.

I used to have the same problem. A few things helped me correct it. the first thing was just practice, getting better with my technique and just generally becoming more comfortable behind the kit....
Forum: General Discussion 07-28-2009, 12:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,020
Posted By asht89
Re: Irreplaceable drumming items you own

It would be my paiste formula 602 hihats. ive got a 2002 black label ride too, im guessing both of these would be pretty hard to replace.
Forum: Drum Technique 07-23-2009, 11:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,079
Posted By asht89
Re: Dropping sticks and recovery

i rarely drop sticks, but i have done before. I think the best thing to do is to practice drumming with one hand. get comfortable with drumming with just your right hand then with just your left....
Forum: General Discussion 07-23-2009, 01:47 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 220,897
Posted By asht89
Re: Music tracks minus drums...

For the DTX project ones, click one of the links at the bottom, then click one of the songs on the next page. After that there will be a large blue button that says download. just click that and it...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-20-2009, 08:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,317
Posted By asht89
Re: Lack of Excitement Live

I usually find one of the best ways to inject energy into a performance is to try and relax, and just enjoy it. That sort of thing will rub off onto the rest of the band too usually. Sometimes for...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-14-2009, 07:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 14,828
Posted By asht89
Re: Need Help!! Shuffle Songs

Yeah i know what you mean, i never use the half time shuffle as often as a standard one. They are all good to know though
Forum: Drum Technique 07-14-2009, 04:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 14,828
Posted By asht89
Re: Need Help!! Shuffle Songs

I think the shuffle is something that every drummer should learn if they are trying to be an all round drummer. I've used it no end of times, especially in function sets. I've also played a good...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-13-2009, 06:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 14,828
Posted By asht89
Re: Need Help!! Shuffle Songs

'Rosanna' by Toto was the one that got me working on my shuffle. Steely Dan's 'Home at last' is a good one, along with 'Babylon Sisters'.
Forum: Drum Technique 07-13-2009, 06:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,539
Posted By asht89
Re: Keeping The Hihat stand in place

pretty much every gig i play, i put a stage weight infront of the hihat stand, because my left foot tends to get a bit heavy once i get into it. if im on a slippy surface then ill put one infront of...
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