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Technique(s) / Re: Asking on techniques to teach
« Last post by Tim Andrew on December 03, 2014, 08:24 AM »
Thanks Bart...I guess the big one was the matched grip, which you answered and makes sense. I practice with marching sticks myself on a weight bench, sitting there, there's no bounce, you work harder.
I guess the, 'teaching reading & rudiments' might have been a stupid question, ...I feel it IS important. I remember my teacher instructing me on the drum set, to learn: Sambas, cha chas', Latin, etc., and I didn't care for it... ...but you can get creative with these beats performing in a rock band, or any type music. Beauford Carter is a great example of this. Thanks, great site- Tim Andrew
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General Board / 10 Websites That Can Make You A Better Drummer
« Last post by Bart Elliott on December 02, 2014, 02:06 PM »


A big thank you to AJ Donahue for including DrummerCafe.com in his recent article, 10 Websites That Can Make You A Better Drummer, which appears in the December 2014 issue (page 52) of DRUM! Magazine.
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Technique(s) / Re: Asking on techniques to teach
« Last post by Bart Elliott on December 02, 2014, 08:49 AM »
Lot's of good questions; too much to respond to in just one post.

I would encourage you to take some time, search the archives here on the Drummer Cafe forum, and read up on the discussions from the topics you've mentioned. Example: Matched Grip versus Traditional Grip and which to teach ... and why.

I've written numerous free articles and lessons on many of these topics as well; what books to use, methods of teaching, rudiments, how to practice, etc. Do some digging and reading at the Drummer Cafe, starting here: www.drummercafe.com/education/

I also recommend that you visit Bill Bachman's website, DrumWorkout.com. Bill, who is a member here at the Drummer Cafe, has a wealth of knowledge about rudiment drumming and hand technique. The Percussive Arts Society increased the "standard" rudiments to 40 several decades ago, and not the list is even larger. Bill can help you understand and learn what rudiments are relevant today for high school, college, and drum corps.

Lastly, 99% of drum/percussion instructors teach Matched Grip to beginners. While there is still validity with Traditional Grip (you called it "conventional grip"), Matched is easier to learn and translates to the other percussion instruments much easier. We no longer need Traditional grip because of equipment restrictions, like not being able to play the snare drum in a flat, horizontal position, but there are some unique techniques that one can employ with Traditional grip that Matched grip can't do.
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Technique(s) / Asking on techniques to teach
« Last post by Tim Andrew on December 02, 2014, 05:55 AM »
I'm retiring as a firefighter, looking to teach. I took lessons for 13 years, and have been in many bands, including my own wedding night club band for 16 years. Was in the musicians union at 15.

Looking for advice on teaching, as far as:
1. do you teach matched grip and or conventional?
2. do you teach all 26, and the Swiss rudiments?
As we know, conventional was big incase you were going to march, the snare was tilted. Do you believe in metal sticks to practice on rubber pads for strength. Here's what my teacher use to do/tell us.

We had many books to read, Ted Red, Sam Ulano, Joel Rothman, etc.
We would only play conventional grip.
He would teach all the rudiments.
He recommended, at home....practice with heavy metal sticks for half hour on pad, reading, rudiments, then play half hour on drums, either to music, charts, reading. Any advice, please respond. Tim Andrew, Naugatuck, Ct.
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General Board / Re: International Drum Month - November 2014
« Last post by Bart Elliott on November 30, 2014, 05:41 PM »
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General Board / Re: International Drum Month - November 2014
« Last post by Bart Elliott on November 29, 2014, 09:22 PM »
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vThis thing is INSANE.... moving the mic over the hole and away from the hole change the sound a TON.

we've all played a show with only a mic on the top of the snare. this allows the bottom head and snares to be heard more too.

It also increased the volume of my snare and killed the ping from the brass.

I also suggest picking up a pack of these asap!



BE SURE TO WATCH IN HD with some studio monitors or good speakers
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General Board / Re: International Drum Month - November 2014
« Last post by Bart Elliott on November 27, 2014, 06:37 PM »
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General Board / Re: International Drum Month - November 2014
« Last post by Bart Elliott on November 27, 2014, 06:37 PM »
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General Board / Re: International Drum Month - November 2014
« Last post by Bart Elliott on November 27, 2014, 06:36 PM »
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