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Forum: Drum Technique 08-27-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By Torkerz
Re: Yet another "What time signature is this song in" thread

27.5/16 - I've written 30 solo albums worth of that signature and it took me 17 years of playing to get there.

I also wrote a book on it. 'Time Signatures you will never be able to play, even if...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-27-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 513
Posted By Torkerz
Re: UK Drum Tutor

Dave Walsh - Hands down one of the BEST drum tutors and Jazz musicians in the UK. He is head of drums at Leeds College of Music and is a past student of Dave Hassell - I really would go and study...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-27-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By Torkerz
Re: I'm up to my butt in grooves.

I agree with all of the above. I do think it's important to experience a wider vocabulary musically to help influence your own expression and voice on the kit. For me, it was sub divisional...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-27-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,412
Posted By Torkerz
Re: how to use Stick Control

Pulling this out of the ashes.

Has anyone got a specific routine in relation to Stick Control? I pulled it out the other day. I always feel guilty not going through the first page as it's a good...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-30-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,407
Posted By Torkerz
Re: Daily practice routine?

I really agree with the sentiment that you need to try and work out what you can't do and what your goals are... I read all day about people practicing paradiddles constantly for 2 hours, but are you...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-12-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 644
Posted By Torkerz
Re: Moving from an Electronic Kit to an Acoustic Kit

Yeah i wear ear protection... I dunno it just seems I can't seem to move round the kit as best as I would like to... I don't know what it is really. Just seeing if anyone else has the same problems
Forum: Drum Technique 03-12-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 980
Posted By Torkerz
Re: Concentration Question

It's not just about making your limbs 'fall' in the right place. Really FOCUS on getting that groove right. Is everything balanced, maybe throw in some nice ghost notes. Work on some dynamical...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-12-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 644
Posted By Torkerz
Moving from an Electronic Kit to an Acoustic Kit

Probably already exists, but I thought I'd ignite fresh discussion, and I think this is relative to technique.

I have found that when I'm playing my electronic kit, I can throw out great chops,...
Forum: General Discussion 02-02-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 1,442
Views: 398,290
Posted By Torkerz
Re: THE CLASSIFIEDS - For Sale / Wanted

For sale - KD Custom Snare drum practice pad included. Free shipping to UK only! Grab a bargain on a unique item! One of a kind.
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Forum: General Discussion 12-16-2013, 11:38 PM
Replies: 1,442
Views: 398,290
Posted By Torkerz
Re: THE CLASSIFIEDS - For Sale / Wanted

FOR SALE

KD Custom Snare 14x6.5 - Please see my eBay Listing - Happy bidding!
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Forum: Drum Technique 11-29-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 953
Posted By Torkerz
Re: My Teacher Is Really Pushing Me

I had a teacher like that. It got to the point where I got so mad at the guy, I practised my ass off so when I came to him the week after, I nailed everything. I guess his technique worked ;-) after...
Forum: Drummers 11-29-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 761
Views: 131,606
Posted By Torkerz
Re: Todd Sucherman here!

Thanks Todd,

I hate to be negative too. I think we all know times are hard as of late, and sometimes it's just annoying when things don't go your way.

I was reading Steve Gadd's bio and it's...
Forum: General Discussion 11-27-2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,604
Posted By Torkerz
Re: Has tradition been holding drummers back for 100+ years?

Well, Bill Bruford approached this and has his kit set up in what I would consider an 'Alien' fashion... This is also coming from the guy who says he's 'forgotten how to play in 4/4' :-/

Play how...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-27-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,629
Posted By Torkerz
Re: Snare height

Which is why I said "As a general rule of thumb" dude ;-)... Unless you rock up to a gig every time with a piccolo snare, you're going to have an average snare depth - let's not get into a discussion...
Forum: Drummers 11-27-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 761
Views: 131,606
Posted By Torkerz
Re: Todd Sucherman here!

Great response Todd: I do personally think however, the game has changed considerably... I can really sympathise with where Thomas is coming from...

Sometimes trying to go for session work and...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-26-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,629
Posted By Torkerz
Re: Snare height

Yeah, the Institute branched off from Tech Music schools, mainly because of the way that Tech was run so I was led to believe, however the curriculum is pretty much the same.

Tech really focused...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-26-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,629
Posted By Torkerz
Re: Snare height

In all honesty, looking at your arm and the resting position, I wouldn't have a problem with it at all. If you came to me saying "My Wrists and shoulders hurt a lot" then I would probably have...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-25-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,629
Posted By Torkerz
Re: Snare height

Are you at Drum-Tech by any chance? Sounds familiar to when I was there...

As a general rule of thumb, have the bottom of your snare, level with the top of your stool.

Dave weckl also says to...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-25-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,887
Posted By Torkerz
Re: Learning to read music..?

Basic chart reading is a massive help... If you struggle with some rhythms its understandable, but learning the 'roadmap' and structure of a chart is best skill you can have
Forum: Drum Technique 11-25-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,248
Posted By Torkerz
Re: New Breed II?

To be honest, there is no point in even touching that book until you've mastered New Breed 1. 2 is a FOLLOW ON book... So if you struggle with NB1, NB2 will just be a waste of time and energy.

I...
Forum: Drummers 11-22-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,441
Posted By Torkerz
Re: How did Keith Moon play?

Haha, well anyone who ODs more than once on stage is probably a force to be reckoned with... Mental guy
Forum: General Discussion 11-22-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 989
Posted By Torkerz
Re: Drum love :)

Haha, cheers dude, but Bo cleared that one up for me ;-)
Forum: Drums 11-22-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,183
Posted By Torkerz
Re: Help a Dad Out - Drum Shopping

Also if you're state side, this website is insane for bargains!

http://www.massmusic.net/
Forum: Drums 11-22-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,183
Posted By Torkerz
Re: Help a Dad Out - Drum Shopping

Ludwig kits are all right dude, but you'd be spending extra money on an antique when really some of the more modern shell packs far out do Ludwig by anyone's standards.

Go into your local music...
Forum: General Discussion 11-22-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,581
Posted By Torkerz
Re: Stolen Drums, a long, frustrating story

Private sale mate, they're untraceable...

Sorry to hear it. Lesson in life, never leave gear on show!

Good luck finding the thief!
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