I practice a lot of stick control on my practice pad. Using a metronome I start with 60 bpm and move up to 120 bpm and keep going back and forth from 60 to 120 with paradiddles, triplets, 16th notes, etc.
Back in the 1990s, in a cramped out of the way basement deep in the bowels of San Diego State University, I got to hear a pure, mathematically perfect musical interval for the first time. The sound came from a pump organ, modified by musical heretic Harry Partch.
99.9% of drummers are working drummers playing small gigs, hauling their drum set around in a small car, having to pack it up, load it in, pack it back up and load it out themselves.
KickStrap now attaches to any Slave Pedal. Many drummers are embracing the ease of percussion drum kit set ups. Using a Cajon with a mini hi hat and/or woodblock struck with a kick drum pedal is a great solution to lighten your load. KickStrap is the essential tool holding these slave pedals from sliding forward. Check out this video in which I use two slave pedals attached to my Cajon with KickStrap. It’s the perfect solution!
From my experience being a semi-pro drummer, playing an assortment of odd gigs in cramped spaces, I’m always trying to lighten my load.
With 88 keys and hundreds of internal strings, a standard piano produces a slew of unique sounds and tones. And mastering that complex system doesn’t only result in beautiful music — a new study says it can also help kids build up their language skills.
Groove out with JoJo Mayer and Nerve bassist. Incredible timing. Great groove. I recorded this at 2016 NAMM show at the SONOR booth. Amazing. I had never seen JoJo Mayer play before. I was blown away!
For years my drum would slide and move on stage, even when I had spurs solidly spiked on carpet. Somehow, after a few songs my bass drum would manage to move forward.
Give it time. There are no shortcuts to learning to play a musical instrument. To attain a reasonable competence requires a certain amount of dedicated time and effort.