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At every level, there are different schools of thought about technique--and not just about the technique itself, but how much physical technique actually matters. Even within the same group, where you'd expect people to play the same, you'll find wide variance in technique. It might help if you could identify why you're unsatisfied with your technique. Is ...


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Follow the Two basic ways of holding a drumstick: Traditional Grip Matched Grip Traditional Grip - One thing you need to remember is that the stick has to rest loosely on your hand. You only apply pressure on the stick at it's fulcrum(the thumb-index finger point as in the figure) to keep it from flying out as you play. Matched Grip - Hold your stick ...


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If I understand correctly, you are having trouble keeping your fingers on the sticks? Honestly, there Dvd that has essentially every applicable hand technique for drum-set and it is called Weapons for the modern drummer. This has everything from finger technique to moeller. Basically the idea is that you do not want to let your pinky ever leave the stick ...


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If you are gonna try for marching band, I think that if you are trying to get a snare part you ahould try to learn trad. But becasue everything else is played matched, if you want tenor or bass learn matched. I was able to pick up trad better than most people say its possible. I was playing as fast as matched in a few weeks with just short day to day ...


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One solution might be to take the volume of your band down to a level where you can practice just about anywhere without bothering anyone. Pick up a used electronic drumset, use amp sims for guitars/bass instead of amps, purchase a used mixer and a headphone distribution amp to run headphones to all your band mates so you can get the feeling of playing loud ...


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Most cities have rehearsal rooms, and most I have used have been very well soundproofed, so you may have just not found a good one. Hunt around - ask other bands where they practice. In city centres, practice rooms I have hired over the last 7 years have been anywhere from £20 for 3 hours to £50 for 4 hours, so not really a high cost. Aside from that, in ...



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