I like the electronic drums because it allows me to Play the Beatles, Coldplay, Michael Jackson and then Rammstein on the same Drumset Always having Matching Sounds to the style of Music. Also the Built In Song Player, Metronome, Coaching Functions.
I like that.
Also you can Play 7000 Dollar Drumsets recorded by the Worlds most famous Producers…[Read more]
Just wanted to share the story of my open handed playing.
When I first started drumming, I naturally started playing open handed. Played for a while, stopped playing, started again… and always played open handed. Did not get me far.
Then at some point last year I tried a traditional setup and played crossing my arms: The light went on…[Read more]
If you learn to play the Ride on the right side and the HiHat on the left side and Play open handed, you would be able to Play everything with your left Hand leading or your Right Hand leading: that would bei really cool, makes your weak Hand stronger.
If it feels good to Play open handed, please do so. It gives you more flexibility. There is a…[Read more]
that`s easy: use what you like. No rules. Playing a kit you like will make your practice more fun.
I practice on a E-Drum myself (Roland TD-11), and I try to avoid to practice with Kits that Sound overproduced and prefer realistic sounding Sets.
Hallo Dieter, Willkommen bei stephens drum shed!
There are many Beginners and Comebackers around here. Online Drum Schools are way more suited for self motivitated, mature People who don
t Need a teacher to kick their ass when they dont pratice enough *g*
So you are at the Right spot here.
Nice kit. Which Drum Heads do you use with your Low Volume Cymbals?
2 Days after thos post I played at 130 bpm and thought I made it. Turned out it was just getting better at bad technique: should have taken Marcus advice.
In the past 70 minutes I watched the lesson on Push/Pull, realized my sticks are to lite and to small for a 6’6″ guy and figured out I could play doubles on the practice pad, just not on the hi…[Read more]
I got trouble playing faster Hi Hat patterns, like > 130 BPM 8th Notes, and it really keeps me from playing 16th Notes or 8th Note Triplets on the Hats (or on the Ride) at decent speed. I feel like that is the one thing thats holding me back the most right now.
Which lesson/lessons would you recommend to work on that? Which techniques should…[Read more]
Klemens replied to the topic The new guy from Austria – different kind of story 2nd try in the forum Introduce Yourself 3 years, 5 months ago
I must say that I learned more in the last 4 weeks than in the 6 months before. This structured approach and that you learn not only what but, way more important, how to practice, helped me a lot.
I now not only “Play”, I really practice, Keep notes and therefore can track my Progression, which is highly motivating. I am looking forward to…[Read more]
Many comebackers and many late Starters are here going the Warrior Way.
Many around here are on a Comeback.
The Warrior Way helped me a lot not getting lost in the Internet, but to go step by step.
That may be true, but I got Parkinsons Disease as a little factor not exactly helping me out with finger control or constant movement.
So I try to be realistic and not put an emphasis on playing fast double bass, 16th note triplets on the ride or spectacular blast beats, but to learn whats necessary to play decent rock and pop songs accurately…[Read more]
Man, Thanks, you helped a LOT already.
First, I found out that my Ride, but especially my Hi Hat is set up to High for me and that limits my playing.
Then your tempo gap idea seems to be on the spot: I can play it at 105 bpm, play it half decent at 110 and cannot keep it up at all 112 to 118 .
at 120 – 130 I can play it again. I guess…[Read more]
try to find out what`s Holding me back and get to work: I tried speeding up a beat like the “4 on the Floor” beat from your Beginner 2 Track and Always get in Trouble playing it at more than 110bpm with 8th notes one the Ride oder HiHat.
When I Play quarter notes on the Hats, my feet suddenly become amazingly fast and I can Play it easily at…[Read more]
<span style=”color: #dddddd; font-family: ‘Carrois Gothic’, sans-serif; background-color: rgba(75, 90, 113, 0.78);”>I giggled with it for years. It never failed me and it felt great to play. </span>
I loved that :-)
Of Course, you practice what you can not already play, so 90% of the time it should Sound terrible.
Also, you have to make time to PLAY the drums, for fun, and for the Repetition of stuff you already learned.
I Always like to go back a few weeks in my practice shedule and try if I can still play it or add a wrinkle to it (or play it just a bit…[Read more]
interesting Topic for me, something I want to hear About from more experienced Drummers: I have a NoName Foot Pedal, Double Chain Drive, well built, ok for the low Price, was included in the used kit I buyed. I figured it would be nice to upgrade that so I can not blame the Hardware for my shortcomings *g*
So I tried out a Iron Cobra 900RN…[Read more]
Klemens replied to the topic The new guy from Austria – different kind of story 2nd try in the forum Introduce Yourself 3 years, 6 months ago
Forgot to mention my Goals: i want to get to a Skill Level where I would consider myself a Drummer, Not Just a Guy trying to Play The drums.
Hope The Lessons and Community Here can help meine achive that.
Klemens started the topic The new guy from Austria – different kind of story 2nd try in the forum Introduce Yourself 3 years, 6 months ago
A few words about me. 2nd try, as the first one seems to have some problems.
I started drumming at the age of 20, bought a cheap E-Drum Set (Dynamic Levels: Hit or no Hit *g*) and soon upgraded to a DTEXTREME 2. A nice big kit.
I was young and single, so I had the time and the money for this hobby. Nevertheless I did not really progress very…[Read more]
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