I had this slightly heated conversation with a 16 y/o on my Facebook wall (well Jay Postone from Tesseracts wall). About match and trad. What are your guys thoughts? My name in this thread is Dean Thomson btw.
How much is too much drumming? I guess when all of your fingers feel like they're bruised? Nah, apparently not
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Xi'an 'Xianaynay' Lewis I've gone until my hands/fingers had pretty much all the skin ripped off.
Yesterday at 06:13 · Like
Jamie Postones Clever! Gaffa tape does the trick dude
Yesterday at 06:16 · Like
Xi'an 'Xianaynay' Lewis Tape is for *******!
Yesterday at 06:18 · Like
Pj O'Connell Travis Barker uses super glue. Because thats clever.
Yesterday at 06:19 · Like
Xi'an 'Xianaynay' Lewis At least you wont drop your sticks?
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Pj O'Connell Super glue for closing wounds though? ewh.
Yesterday at 06:25 · Like
Xi'an 'Xianaynay' Lewis Guess its the closest to medical glue he could get :P
Yesterday at 06:26 · Like
André Moya use semen , that'll do the trick for ya
Yesterday at 06:36 · Like
Sohaib Syed wouldn't superglue be dangerous to use on the fingers no? lol
Yesterday at 06:40 · Like
Rich Kendall Super glue was developed in the vietnam war, purely for that reason. Just a pointless bit of information for y'all. How's **** Jay? Lookin forward to catch up with you when your back in Wolves!
Yesterday at 07:51 · Like
Jodey Watchorn ****in champ
Yesterday at 08:27 · Like
Dean Thomson I bruise my left thumb occasionally from drumming at high volumes. That's traditional grip for you
Yesterday at 08:30 · Like
Xi'an 'Xianaynay' Lewis Learn match, makes life a hell of a lot easier!
Yesterday at 08:35 · Like
Dean Thomson Haha I'm happy playing trad. My muscles are developed for trad. I'm awful at match grip
Yesterday at 08:36 · Like
Xi'an 'Xianaynay' Lewis For the first two years of playing my teacher taught me traditional.. I saw people playing match and thought "What the **** am I doing?" played match ever since.
Yesterday at 08:39 · Like · 1 person
Sohaib Syed i've always been playing matched grip myself. Its the job!
Yesterday at 08:46 · Like
Dean Thomson @Xi'an: Understandable, a choice I made. And a lost art. I play match occasionally when I know the song suits its more :)
Yesterday at 09:26 · Like
Xi'an 'Xianaynay' Lewis A lost art yeah, but a fairly useless one unless you still play with your snare 20 miles to your left.
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Dean Thomson You seem so against traditional grip. Haha
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Xi'an 'Xianaynay' Lewis Whilst it makes you look that little bit cooler, I think it's slightly pointless. Fair enough if it's the only way you know how to play, but I notice I play a load better when I play match, being taught both also taught me pros/cons of each. When I look at those it's just match all the way :P
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Sohaib Syed its all about preference really
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Dean Thomson I agree Sohaid. It all depends on personal preference. I don't play traditional grip because it looks "cool". It is just the way I prefer to play. Nothing bad about it just the way one specific person plays. Just like Virgil Donati, Steve Smith, Jojo Mayer and a million other guys.
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Dean Thomson I've been playing traditional grip for a good part of seventeen years. I admire lots of match grip players. But there shouldn't be such a pretence against one specific grip.
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