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kev
10-12-2005, 07:32 PM
As a first entry, here's some helpful links on technique, and expect this to expand over time as well.

General

Vic Firth basic lessons (http://www.pearldrummersforum.com/showthread.php?t=107461)
On the subect of open handed playing. (http://www.pearldrummersforum.com/showthread.php?t=104805)
Hitting Cymbals - Techniques (http://www.pearldrummersforum.com/showthread.php?t=101252)
Beginning to do rudiments (http://pearldrummersforum.com/showpost.php?p=1850754617&postcount=4)
Tom/Bass Fill Combinations (http://www.pearldrummersforum.com/showthread.php?t=104641)
Very good Playing Technique Page (http://musicalskills.com/stick-control-tm.html)
Many different stick tricks! (http://www.pearldrummersforum.com/showthread.php?t=125115)
DrumCare 101 - Great thread (http://www.pearldrummersforum.com/showthread.php?t=92188)

Rudiments, Technique, Stick Control, and stick tricks

Great stick trick and rudimental videos from Drummer519 (http://www.pearldrummersforum.com/showthread.php?t=119301)
Great site with hybrid rudiments (http://www.geocities.com/hotsprings/9356/hybrid.html)
Good Snare and Rudiment and technique books here! (http://www.pearldrummersforum.com/showthread.php?t=103350)
Doing one Handed Rolls (http://www.pearldrummersforum.com/showthread.php?t=119033)
More on rudiments and skills (http://www.drumskillz.com)
Playing Triplets and Ghost Notes (http://www.pearldrummersforum.com/showthread.php?t=102339)
Learning control and technique (http://www.pearldrummersforum.com/showthread.php?t=104529)
Great Push-Pull technique thread (http://www.pearldrummersforum.com/showthread.php?t=100909)
Ideas on preventing stick breakages when rimshotting (http://www.pearldrummersforum.com/showthread.php?t=108160)
Derrick Popes video on the Moeller Technique. Great video (http://www.drummerworld.com/Clinic/Derrick_Pope1.html)
Derrick Popes video on the One Handed Roll. Great video (http://www.drummerworld.com/Clinic/Derrick_Pope2.html)
Tony Royster teaching Moeller Technique (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5zUhleU6w4)

Bass Drum and Double Bass

VERY good technique videos by Darkslide632! (http://www.pearldrummersforum.com/showthread.php?t=100222)
Decap1tators tips on devoloping double bass muscles! Great thread! (http://www.pearldrummersforum.com/showthread.php?t=105337)
What is the heeltoe method? (http://www.pearldrummersforum.com/showthread.php?t=105020)
More double bass stuff, this is helpful! (http://www.pearldrummersforum.com/showthread.php?t=108524)
What is feathering? (Second paragraph) (http://www.pearldrummersforum.com/showpost.php?p=1850655755&postcount=30)
More double bass tips (http://www.pearldrummersforum.com/showpost.php?p=1850657020&postcount=6)
What cams (Elim) and settings will help you achieve faster double bass? (http://www.pearldrummersforum.com/showpost.php?p=1850888033&postcount=2)
Great heel-toe thread (http://www.pearldrummersforum.com/showthread.php?t=136493)

Handicapped Drumming

A nice discussion thread... (http://www.pearldrummersforum.com/showthread.php?t=85662)

In the words of Decap1tator;
Cymbals don't break, people break them, remember that when you play.

ULNEVERGETRIDOME
10-15-2005, 04:47 PM
whers chit chat? i need help on something not drum related. where do i go? huh?

EDIT: my bad i didnt see chit chat...

kev
10-15-2005, 05:18 PM
whers chit chat? i need help on something not drum related. where do i go? huh?

EDIT: my bad i didnt see chit chat...
Hehe, fun times :D

kev
10-16-2005, 04:22 PM
Just updated Technique and theres more sections :)

jhorse345
10-18-2005, 05:24 PM
i suppose i can pose my question here:
what is the correct technique to hit a china?? on the side, where it curves in, personal preference...what??

kev
10-19-2005, 02:51 AM
First off (i dont know if you know, but ill say anyway) you mount it upside down. I could say main, but the way it is hit the most commonly is at the edge. This is easy to hit, you'll see why when its upside down, the part that slopes down towards you at the very edge of the china. Paiste had a really nice diagram of diffrent places to hit a cymbal to get different effects, but I have no Idea where to find it. One sec, I'll make a small diagram.

kev
10-19-2005, 02:58 AM
Okay, I cant find the paiste diagram, but I knocked up a quick one here. It just shows you where to hit and roughly the anlge youre looking for :)

...its a lazy wednesday morning, of couse the diagrams bad... :D

jhorse345
10-19-2005, 06:26 PM
great, thanks...so I hit my china(soon to be chinas) correctly...the only reason why I asked was because I had seen a clip of Bobby Jarzombek on his dvd and it looked like he played it on the part where it bends inwards...which kinda leads me to my next question: what is the proper way to mount a china...and why do famous drummers (i.e.: bobby, joey) have them mounted vertically really high...and how do they get them like that?? do they not have cymbal sleeves and they do it really tightly or what??

kev
10-19-2005, 06:41 PM
yeah, theres different ways to hit them. Just try not to hit an edge too often or you'll destroy the china. As far as Im aware, these players use the inside of the china, and the vertical look is to make that part of the cymbal more accessable. I'm almost completely certain that is true, someone can correct me if im wrong though :)

A china is mounted just like any other cymbal, but mounted upside down. They get it that way just with postitioning of the stand, but it seems very logical that it would have to be screwed onto the stand quite tight, although if youre doing this, don't tighten so much that you choke the sound of the china.

Although one thing Id reccomend, is really to experiment. There are common ways of using a china, and mounting it, no hard set rules, but dp whatever you want, discover sounds out of it you havent before, just becareful about cracking it.

Have fun :)

joey_jordison1
10-22-2005, 09:09 PM
I made some of a mistake of learning drumset in school, are ghost notes sometime called grace notes like in flams?

jhorse345
10-22-2005, 11:01 PM
yea, they are...not very common tho

kev
10-25-2005, 01:05 AM
Drumming in school (i find anyway) always sucks. It took the litle guys in my year A WHOLE YEAR to learn basic rock beat. No wonder, we sat down with the music and left alone, although nowadays i just jam out on the kit, and if im in the clas I'll do some covers with some guitarists and bassists in my class :D

mully
11-07-2005, 09:07 AM
I made some of a mistake of learning drumset in school, are ghost notes sometime called grace notes like in flams?


yea, they are...not very common tho

No, with respect, they're not the same. There IS a difference between a ghost note and a grace note. A ghost note has a value (8th, 16th, whatever), a grace note doesn't. For example, an eighth note flam is precisely that - an eighth, even though it has a "grace" note added.

Stephen

nils
11-07-2005, 09:33 AM
Interesting.

blade123
12-30-2005, 09:30 PM
http://www.pearldrummersforum.com/showthread.php?t=119033

john65807
01-28-2006, 01:37 PM
In 31 years of rockin all i can say is hit any part but.........the stand and the china will give you a diff. tone use YOUR EAR and most important YOUR TASTE And also DONT OVERPLAY THE DAMN THING nothing sounds worse than a solo done only on garbage can lids......... lol remember this simple china cymbal rule
K.I.S.S. = Keep It Simple Stupid

signed Funkmaster J

Drummer519
01-28-2006, 04:52 PM
Hey Kev,
Thanks for adding me to the rudiments and stick tricks portion. I'm flattered to have gotten into the PDF University Forum! :D I hope to have some more vids including drum set lessons up soon.

kev
01-29-2006, 08:14 AM
Hey Kev,
Thanks for adding me to the rudiments and stick tricks portion. I'm flattered to have gotten into the PDF University Forum! :D I hope to have some more vids including drum set lessons up soon.
Cool. Throw me a PM when you got more videos! Appreciated,
thanks!

steely dan freak
02-07-2006, 09:19 AM
thanks dude

milk post men
05-23-2006, 09:20 PM
Kev, have you got any links to traditional grip playing?

kev
05-24-2006, 08:57 AM
Kev, have you got any links to traditional grip playing?
Dont think so right now, sorry!

Rio_mang
11-24-2006, 10:13 PM
interesting stuff

Rio_mang
07-16-2007, 05:21 PM
Cool thread.