Talk about drums, drummers, drumming.
Don't think I've seen a drum thread before so here we go.
I'm looking for a pedal to replace my shitty no name one. DW 3000 or Mapex Falcon?
any drum corps guys in here? Listening to cadences is really intense for me. And I never really liked marching band
I'm right there. I'm a wind player so marching band always sucked, but listening to the skill of drummers is astounding. It's gotten to the point where I can hear the difference between left and right hands in most drummers
>It's gotten to the point where I can hear the difference between left and right hands in most drummers
Maybe I'm unclear on this statement but that usually means the drummer hasn't practiced enough lol
I know about good jazz drummers, that's my genre of choice
I have an electric kit and while they don't feel as good, they are WAY quieter and have a wider variety of producible sounds.
>that fucking hi hat part
>you get to jam at night
>multiple sound textures at easy access
>backing music and drums can be heard at an balanced volume that doesn't need to blast in your ears
that's pretty much it. there isn't really much good to say about most of them
I might be autistic, I was explaining Why I liked Eric Harland. I like tony williams because he more or less helped invent fusion. He did a lot of stuff with Herbie Hancock and Miles Davis. and he was always changing time to great extent
No, there will always be a difference in the timbre of strokes played with the left or right due to different amount of strength between hands, slightly different grip, slightly different weights of sticks and where each stick tip is hitting on the skin.
you can't be telling me you're really hearing those miniscules differences! up close listening to a single surface being played is more believable but in a regular playing situation?
as a drummer I'm attuned to it
just try it out now on a desk or hard surface, tap your nails on it. can you hear that one is slightly higher pitched? maybe one has more high frequencies?
Percussive music shouldn't be discussed, it is not music.
Why? It's awful an unmusical, it only appeals to awful musicians such as yourself.
It's even worse than the speed metal of the 80s.
in a solo it's still quite apparent (assuming other instruments drop out or become quiet)
when playing with other people it's not something a drummer should be thinking about. My point was that there are always going to be tonal differences between hands but trying to match them perfectly is a pointless task unless you're a marching drummer
I've never been a fast player and I've been trying to work on that recently. In order to improve accuracy I just came up with a practice concept to play certain rudiment type stuff at one tempo for one to two minutes straight. Every day I'll increase the tempo by 3 bpm until I'm at a good speed. Is that practical or effective or is there a better variation?
The absolute best exercise given to me by this guy (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGdpkdoSLMk) is
Say you want to increase your hand speed with 16th notes
Find out your maximum BPM (Where you can only play for maybe 10 seconds before failing). Say that's 180BPM.
Day 1: 5 Minutes at maximum-20, 3 minutes at maximum-10, as long as you can at maximum
So that's 5 minutes of 16th notes at 160BPM, 3 minutes at 170 and 180 for as long as you can
Day2: Do the same, but try to increase your maximum by 3-5BPM. If you can't do it yet, do the same as day 1
Do the same as day 2 until you have increased your maximum, and adjust your 5 minute and 3 minute exercises but the same amount
So now you're doing 5 minutes of 165, 3 of 175 and 185 until failure
Cleaning cymbals that are already relatively clean won't make them sound better, but a clean cymbal will have more high frequencies and a longer decay than a cymbal that has developed a patina
This is why many jazz rides have patinas, as the drummer seeks to eliminate some of the wash and make it a drier sounding ride
you can adjust this exercise to give you more speed or more stamina by adjusting the BPMs and the lengths of time. The exercise I described is a good in-between for stamina and speed because it takes you to your max BPM but also gives you warm up BPMs
For more speed, make the three BPMs closer to eachother and play them for shorter amounts of time
For more stamina, you don't have to play at your max BPM and can bump them all down, but play each BPM for longer periods of time
look up the drummers for your favourite black/doom metal bands and them type in "[drummers name] drum cam". Try to observe what they're playing
If you have no knowledge of musical theory this will be hard and you might want to hire some one to write parts for you
Just remember- drummers usually only ever hit up to 3 things at once. Maybe four if they're hitting the kick drum, hi-hat pedal and something with each hand but there usually isn't much hihat pedal work in metal
I don't think Zach has a very technical approach to his drumming, he just goes for it
You could try downloading guitar pro and writing parts in there, since it shows you when a bar is incomplete and when it is complete (Helpful for writing in odd meters)
For polyrhythms just look up lessons on them. Start off with 2/3, 3/4, then go to stuff like 5/4, 7/4 etc.
Ummmmm I'm not an expert but yeah possibly. Roberto Spizzichino, one of the best cymbal smiths of all time dipped cymbals in a mixture to create a patina seen here