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First of all, "making professional sounding, high-quality productions" takes years of experience and investment in decent quality gear. So, don't be disappointed if you can't "jump right into" it. Unfortunately, as with anything about music, patience is the key here. I would recommend you to start with reading some books on recording, mixing and mastering; ...


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You can record a drumset with just two overhead microphones or a stereo pair, but it'll sound jazzy with not much punch on bass-drum and snare-drum. Also with just two microphones, the room in which you record gets more important, as in such a setup the mics pick up substantial amouts of "room" compared to the direct sound from the drums. Placing mics near ...


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I used to use a sports resin [rosin] pad, but more recently I discovered lawn bowls wax. The method I use is to rub a small amount onto my hands then quickly onto every set of sticks I'm likely to use that night, it's pretty efficient & can be re-applied as often as necessary. Usually one application lasts an entire night.


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I would recommend trying something called "tennis overgrip". You can buy it at any store that sells tennis stuff. It is quite thin and very absorbent. You just wrap it around your sticks and you are good to go. It is quite thin and does not change the feel of your sticks nor does it make it harder to grip.


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I started in the drums world with Guitar Hero game. My brother gave me Wii as a present and I bought drum set for Guitar Hero. Except for distances (it is really small), it will give you a lot of training for coordination, but not for touch, of course...


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There's a guide, in Portuguese called Baterna http://aurelio.net/baterna/ (sorry, I am from Brazil, and this thing is the perfect answer for your question) that teaches people how to play drums without drums, if you can translate it with Google Translate or something, it is worth a read.


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At the end of the day its all down to technique and placement you can always expect to hit the bladed side of symbols when the swing up and down from hits which acts as an axe to cut through your sticks gradually. If you are playing metal for example that is a lot of hits in a short space of time. Its wood verses metal the sick will lose. The best way to ...


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The most cost effective method is pillow practice (or alternatively hit any object that makes the stick bounce easily although the lesser it bounces the better your technique will be with making up for lost motion.) practice paradiddles and any song riffs you know and even listen to new songs / genres to get a wide variety of techniques and progressions. ...


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Bob Broadley is right if you want to practice ONLY the stick technique : buy a pad. So you will be able to train your touch and etc... which is nice. Now, there are several things you can do if you want to improve your drumming in a more "evolved" way. First of all, buy a bass drum's pedal. This is always a good investment, since you will get used to your ...


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Use a practice pad. All the professional drummers I know use one regularly to practise stick technique and rudiments. Also, the drum teachers I know advise their pupils to use practice pad, particularly if they are unable to practise on a full kit.


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I wanted to add something from personal experience, but it was too large to comment, so I apologize if it doesn't answer the question properly. Nice answer @Kevin Johnsrude by the way. I'm a drummer and I play some piano too. When I was younger I tried several times to play both the drums and piano at the same time, in the same way as you suggest it. In ...


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As any material, wood/plastic/carbon fiber will become more and more breakable when they take some damages. You don't only hit the drum with the shaft when you do a rimshot. On cymbals (crash or charleston), you can have differents sounds by hitting with the different parts of the drumstick. If your stick is already weakened, then sometimes even one little ...


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I broke two of my drumsticks while hitting the crash cymbals. I personally prefer to set the crash at a high position and so I normally would hit it with the shaft of my stick and thus cause it to break.


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A book I've always liked for a no-nonsense introduction to playing keyboards is "How to play the piano despite years of lessons" by Ward Cannel and Fred Marx. In a very short period of time you can start playing chords to lead sheets and start reharmonizing.


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As a drummer, I'll recommend you the same thing as Charles did: listen to the songs you like and you want to get inspired from. Now if you want some typical beats in every genre, from the easiest to the hardest, Onlinedrummer.com is a good website where you can find some drum beats, how it is written (drumly speaking) and how it sounds. When I lack ...


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As a guitarist who also does some beatmaking/computer music production myself, I understand where you are coming from. I'm not a drummer, so I can't really offer solid theory per se, but I can give you some advice to get started. Listening to beats in songs you like is a great place to start. Listen for the kick drum, snare drum, and hi-hats. For rock, ...


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Consider this answer supplementary to the main answer of what you learn academically. Classes and lessons are only part of the value of college. Perhaps the most important thing in college or conservatory is the community itself. Music is not something you can learn in isolation, and just being a great player by itself is not going to have people calling ...


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A typical Bachelor of Music degree will consist of complete sequences in music theory, history, and ear training, regardless of your instrument or specialization. Some programs may even teach these areas all at once in a "general musicianship" sequence, but this is not very common. These sequences will generally last for two or three years, with the ...


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Here in UK with 240 volt supply we use 240 to 110 volt transformers to run 110 volt equipment. As the power required by your Spd-sx is minimal the cost for one will be reasonable Example


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No, not unless you have a cable several thousand miles long !! It's running on, probably, 9 volts DC, so all you need is a DC converter with the appropriate plug to fit physically and electrically in whatever country you need it for. The original one would be for 220 VOLTS, rather than watts ! You need to check also that the frequency is right - they're ...


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Try to make your bottom snare head tight and also the snare wire.Give some more importance to snare head.my suggestion is dry drum head. Don't place a monitor speaker direction straight to snare drum.


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IMO this is purely based on mental determination and physical fitness technique has little to do with your tiredness, although bad technique can wear your wrists more experiment with German grip, French grip, and American grip and see which one feels the best. You may not notice it but your cardio vascular fitness plays a big part in your drumming ...


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This Really Depends on the quality of the electronic drum kit your are buying, the thing you should look out for the most is how responsive the heads and cymbals are. I've plaid some shoddy electric kits in my time where it is delayed from the time you hit the pad to the sound playing it is very minute, the timing delay but for a drummer, the timing needs to ...



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