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Technique(s) / How to be creative with the hi-hat
« Last post by Massimo Discepoli on Today at 03:17 AM »


In this lesson we will discover a method that will allow us to insert the hihat pedal sound at any point of a rhythm, thus creating original grooves that will have an additional layer of rhythmic complexity than usual.


Download the syncopated sheet from http://www.massimodiscepoli.com/lessons/Syncopation_source.pdf


Feel free to comment, ask questions or suggest topics for the next lessons!


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Technique(s) / How to create many hand-foot combinations
« Last post by Massimo Discepoli on October 13, 2019, 02:58 PM »


In this lesson we ‘ll talk about a method that will allow us to create a large number of phrases using combinations between the hands and bass drum; these phrases can then be used while soloing or as fills.
The method is based on syncopated rhythms, which will then be interpreted on the drums using a specific system.

Feel free to comment, ask questions or suggest topics for the next lessons!

Download the Syncopation Source for free at http://www.massimodiscepoli.com/lessons/Syncopation_source.pdf
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General Board / Roundness
« Last post by Massimo Discepoli on October 06, 2019, 02:38 PM »



"Roundness" was originally composed as an electronic piece, but in this performance the parts of the main synth are rearranged for the xylophone: these are two sequences that are repeated for almost the whole song, each in 5/4 but which, due to the bass harmonic rhythm, they are also perceived in 4/4, 3/4 and 7/4.
Some of the electronic sounds have been keeped, the main parts of the song are all actually played with melodic percussion.

The complete video is visible in my Youtube channel (link in bio), to which you can also subscribe. Listening with headphones / earphones is recommended.
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General Board / Patterns
« Last post by Massimo Discepoli on September 24, 2019, 02:36 PM »


This new song was built starting from some patterns played with the Steel Tongue Drum, which constitute the skeleton of the entire composition. The xylophone, bells, drums and bass were added to them. Listening with headphones/earbuds is recommended.
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Health & Fitness / Re: Do headphones temporarily alter your hearing?
« Last post by Lissa Hamilton on September 21, 2019, 12:16 AM »
Hi NY Frank. Not sure of the answer to your question but I would definitely make sure not to play too loud. My kids keep telling me I play the music too loud in the car so all this drumming must be affecting me now  :)
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Gear / Equipment / Instruments / Re: Beginner drummer - E-kit thoughts.
« Last post by Lissa Hamilton on September 21, 2019, 12:10 AM »
The Yamaha DTX 450K is also what I got and I am super happy with it.
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Looks really good! Enjoy playing it  :)
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Technique(s) / Re: The 4 Paradiddle [The Exercise Pad Sessions]
« Last post by Lissa Hamilton on September 21, 2019, 12:05 AM »
Very helpful lesson. Thank you.
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Technique(s) / Re: Left hand exercises, rudiments and warmups
« Last post by Lissa Hamilton on September 21, 2019, 12:01 AM »
Great video  :)
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General Board / In a year
« Last post by Massimo Discepoli on September 12, 2019, 12:54 PM »


In this composition I’m mixing traditional instruments (drumset, bass, xylophone, glockenspiel, Rhodes) with electronic sounds.
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