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Old 02-15-2005, 12:36 PM   #1
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Question wow

Hey, i was just looking at some other threads that had some dudes doing these wicked awsome drum solos...Whats up with those? Maybe its becuase im unexperianced w/ drum solos but to me it almost looked like it was 1 giant 2 stroke roll with some cool stuff added in... i know that is tottaly wrong, and was wondering if you guys could help me come up with a general idea of drum solos... i think that would be Just the most awsome thing if i could learn to do that type of stuff.
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Old 02-15-2005, 01:13 PM   #2
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heh, who's solo r u talking about? we've got some AMAZING drummers on this board!
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Old 02-15-2005, 01:29 PM   #3
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all of them

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heh, who's solo r u talking about? we've got some AMAZING drummers on this board!

Dude, all of them are awsome!!!!!!!! There was this one dude, who was talking about his base petal falling apart in the middle of his solo....How do they do that??? Am i alone on this one? its amazing! lol, i ammm only 13...but i cannot blame that 4 everything
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Old 02-17-2005, 09:13 AM   #4
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Hey, i was just looking at some other threads that had some dudes doing these wicked awsome drum solos...Whats up with those? Maybe its becuase im unexperianced w/ drum solos but to me it almost looked like it was 1 giant 2 stroke roll with some cool stuff added in... i know that is tottaly wrong, and was wondering if you guys could help me come up with a general idea of drum solos... i think that would be Just the most awsome thing if i could learn to do that type of stuff.


Learn patterns.

R L R R L R L L (right, left, right, right, left, right, left, left) This is known as a "paradiddle."

Start out really slowly with a metronome, and as you become comfortable with the pattern, gradually increase speed (but more important than speed, of course, is clarity and accuracy).

Then, try some stuff like...

Paradiddle-diddle: R L R R L L [or] L R L L R R
Double Paradiddle: R L R L R R L R L R L L

etc.

My recomendation is to get some material on rudiments and practice them as often as you can. When practicing, investigate your technique and try to get a feel for how the stick rebounds off the drum head, almost like dribbling a basketball. It's important to develop good habits, especially at your level of experience, etc., etc., blah, blah, blah, you've probably heard all this before, but if you haven't, e-mail me or send me an IM. I don't know much, but what I know, I'll teach.

Um, yeah.
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Old 02-17-2005, 12:40 PM   #5
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Learn patterns.

R L R R L R L L (right, left, right, right, left, right, left, left) This is known as a "paradiddle."

Start out really slowly with a metronome, and as you become comfortable with the pattern, gradually increase speed (but more important than speed, of course, is clarity and accuracy).

Then, try some stuff like...

Paradiddle-diddle: R L R R L L [or] L R L L R R
Double Paradiddle: R L R L R R L R L R L L

etc.

My recomendation is to get some material on rudiments and practice them as often as you can. When practicing, investigate your technique and try to get a feel for how the stick rebounds off the drum head, almost like dribbling a basketball. It's important to develop good habits, especially at your level of experience, etc., etc., blah, blah, blah, you've probably heard all this before, but if you haven't, e-mail me or send me an IM. I don't know much, but what I know, I'll teach.

Um, yeah.

lol, i know parrididdle, and i know double parrididdle, im not that good at parriddiddles, im better at like 5 stroke, 2 stroke, and triplet...but i will take your advice and learn more
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Old 02-17-2005, 12:48 PM   #6
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[QUOTE=jakelwilliams]
Hey man How long have you been playing drums?
rudiments are really really important practice them until your hands are raw
then mix them up
I'm no expert but I think grooving and time keeping are more important than flashy solos they will come later
check out the vic firth website good rudimental stuff there
patience drumming drilves you crazy but when it comes together its all worth it
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Old 02-17-2005, 08:14 PM   #7
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uhg... post the dang links!

http://www.vicfirth.com/features.html (look at the marching percussion educational features, especially)
http://www.vicfirth.com/education/t...ue/wessels.html (ooh, das' some guuuud $h!7!!1)
http://www.vicfirth.com/education/r...ngsequence.html ( <-- w00t!!1)

Oh, and my thoughts on the reasons you need to learn rudiments: http://www.virgildonati.com/msgboar...read.php?t=2189

(They do exist for a reason)

But yeah, grooving and timekeeping are important, and the key to doing it well is technique, so...

Um... yeah.

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Old 02-18-2005, 05:54 PM   #8
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Hey mark dude I tried to pm you but I don't think it worked, I was reading your biog (none of which was terribly annoying until you pointed out that you had spelt annoy wrong, at which point I became suitably frustrated!)
just wondering why you like to annoy?
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Old 02-19-2005, 09:11 AM   #9
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check out...

MOBY D I C K

by Led Zeppelin's John Bonham

now learn this drum lick if you haven't...

R L F R L F R L F R L F...etc etc

F = right foot

...then permutate the foot. yeah it's the good old triplet hand and foot combination.

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