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I made a diagram for you, showing the bell, the bow, and the rim.


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I would advise against doing so. I expect that you intend to exchange both heads of your drum, to save some money. I've done that, once or twice, because I had to (very bad dent on the batter head, no spare available, and I had to play). First, it supposes that you use the same model head on both sides of you toms, which is often seen but in no way a ...


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Summary: Ex. 2 is self-contained and unambiguous; however, if you have other ways of communicating your intent to the performer, then the other, less busy, approaches are probably more useful. Ex. 2, the unambiguous one, is required if you're distributing the music "into the wild", i.e. you expect an arbitrary drummer to pick up the score and play it ...


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Rudiments are just the different basic sequences. You can play them in any order, but you will find some work well and some sound less good. As with many aspects of music, it comes down to what you think sounds good. It is not random, but depends on what you are trying to do. Your best plan is to listen to drummers you really like and learn their fills and ...


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Hit both the cymbals once . The "Crash Cymbal" should produce a loud, sharp "crash" The "Ride Cymbal" should produce a sustained, shimmering sound Sample of Crash Cymbal sound Sample of Ride Cymbal sound


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I would strongly advise against it. The resonant head is supposed to resonate. If you have beaten your batter head to a point where it should be changed as a batter head, it really means it should be changed. It's beyond the point of optimal resonance and thus using it as a resonant head will not produce a good sound. Batter and resonant heads don't ...


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Well, LowTom (LT) and HiMidTom (HMT) with the Hands, open hihat (oH) with feet plays either mounted SC or strikes SC thru HMT in one stroke.


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The purist, jazz drummer in me will tell you there is no difference. You can place a cymbal wherever you want and play it however you want regardless of what word the manufacturer decided to print on it. You can ride a crash and crash a ride. "Crash" and "ride" are just divisions we've made based on how well they produce certain kinds of sounds. So really ...


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One thing I would ask is whether you intend to take formal lessons or experiment yourself. If you are planning on taking formal lessons I would get in touch with a teacher first, for two reasons. Firstly, your teacher may start you off on a practice pad to work on basic technique. A practice pad is invaluable in my opinion and something I still use in my ...


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In the same way you'd compose any other passage of music, but ignore the elements of harmony and melody. Although, as with a lot of sound art or noise composition, you can write something with the 'idea' of melody but without precise pitches. Do you want your fill to ascend in pitch, or descend? Think like this: rhythm: Are there any distinctive rhythms ...


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This kind of coordination seems impossible at first but then one day it seems like it happens magically. Here are some methods that I have seen help countless students. Please note: my answer draws more on guitar and piano experience than percussion experience. I hope percussionists can propose an edit or provide an answer of their own if they have more to ...


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Very simply, you can't. Unless those two toms were not being used in the first place, which may very well have been Lars Ulrich's reason for shedding them. But more realistically speaking, it's possible that he simply wanted to create a different sound. Many musicians agree that sometimes you can make your music better by limiting your resources. For ...


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This depends strongly on your old set condition. Matching the sounds of the old and new hardware is always challenging. The most practical problem is the difficulty of memorizing the sound at home(studio) and remembering in the purchase location. This is already difficult when buying new cymbals. One pragmatic solution is looking for the original ...


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I haven't heard a complaint from the drummers I know. The whole idea is that they shouldn't stretch and as far as I know they don't. So the motion is transferred similar to a chain. They are slightly lighter but not enough to invoke a nerdy moment of inertia calculation. I doubt that you would feel like suddenly your feet double the playing speed or any ...


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About new pads and connecting them to the main unit, I would buy another module with pads or a multi pad and use the jack out > jack in to connect the two modules together. About putting up these pads + module or the multipad to the drum stand, it is the main problem. I think you have no choice but buying additionals support / mount. The multipad may ...


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Ideally when warming up with a large ensemble, it shouldn't be your first warmup of the day - regardless of what instrument you play. Take a half-hour or so a few hours before your rehearsal and do a nice, solid warmup. When you meet the group for rehearsal, you'll just need a minute or so to get things moving again. For that, you could pat rudiments on ...


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A little advice: not all cheap drums are crap, Pearl (for example) have some great shell even on the low-end kits. In this case you get some cheap drum heads that you need to change asap in order to get a very good sound. I've played on a few Export Series drumkit (400€ worth) with good Evans drum heads (i dont actually remember which) and they sound ...


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Wheat Williams has an excellent diagram for where the Bell, Bow, and Rim are. As for how/when they are typically played I will attempt to give some insight. Let's start with the bell: The bell is sort of isolated from the bow of the cymbal, in fact it's purpose is to isolate the vibrations in the bow of the cymbal from the stationary mounting point, giving ...


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More often than not the word "crash" or "ride" is printed somewhere on the cymbal in question. A ride usually is thicker and heavier than a crash.


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If he went from six to four toms, the simple answer might be that few fills required all six toms, and those that did, didn't utilize them in a significant way. In metal, more is more and that goes double for drummers. Not many drummers with more than 3 or 4 toms utilize all their toms in my experience. Perhaps L. Ulrich came to the same conclusion. In ...


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I've got a pretty modern yamaha dtx setup. I'm still new to the thing. But there are a =LOT= of settings you can tweak about hit recognition and what is fed to the sound module. It might be that from the factory, they're set kind of unsensitive to keep duplicate/ghost hits (vibrations that should trigger the pad still triggering the pad) from happening. ...


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Put the repeat sign ( the diagonal line with a dot each side) through the bar line, so it signifies a two or three bar repeat. The sign would in this case have a '3' over it above the bar line. Hope it makes sense !Sorry I can't portray it.


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As @Meaningful Username pointed out, the ride is usually heavier than the crash. It is also typically larger than the crash (ride usually 20 inches in diameter and crash mostly 14 to 18 inches). If you hit the center region of a ride, it produces a bell-like sound.


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Test :) Yes it's obvious but it's often forgotten. You have to play on something you like and you are comfortable with. And by you like, I mean anything that is important to you : it will be the sound of course but also the the look, the size, etc... As Simon said, the motivation and the passion are the most important points in learning. It could be ...


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I've seen some drummers hold the stick in the middle and hit two drums at once, with each end of the stick. Doesn't look very easy though ! Why would anyone ask you to do this by the way ? If it's a generated drum score of some sorct (eg for a drum machine) then perhaps explain that you're human ?


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Get a MIDI to USB adapter and plug it into your computer, then use a drum kit sampler such as Native Instrument's Abby Road series or ToonTrack's Superior Drummer (which are both excellent and the latter has many sample sets.) There are many free samplers and sample sets out there as well.


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I've played with both and never really noticed a difference. As I've never managed to wear out or break either kind (I'm not a heavy metal drummer!) I can't say which lasts longer.


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Here is a tuning guide that showed up in a search: http://vintagedrumguide.com/images/my_collection/literature/remo/roto3.jpg Make sure that you are staying within the practical range, depending on the size of the roto tom. If you're tuning higher, in the extended range, it may be more difficult to keep it in tune. Also, have you changed the heads at all? ...



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