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comment Practicing drums with metronome and not hearing it's tick
If you're trying to achieve a certain feel you might not want to be straight on the click beat every time - listen to something like The Roots "Dilla Joints"; Questlove is a master at playing around with the feel and getting ahead/behind deliberately. I can see not wanting to be dead on the click if you're playing with other musicians doing something like jazz, where the music should be as organic and flexible as possible.
Oct
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comment Is there a “standard” or “typical” drum kit layout?
+1 But I need to mention that putting the cymbals at "shoulder height or above" can result in very fast fatigue when playing. I've found the easiest thing to do is get your drums set up comfortably and get your cymbals set up fairly low so you can be as efficient as possible - obviously you need to be careful with the hi-hat, too low and you'll be slapping your sticks all the time!
Sep
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comment Will changing my grip help avoid wrist pain?
Thanks for the stretching suggestion, I haven't been very diligent about preparation. I have been taking ibuprofen post-show, but I'd prefer to prevent the pain rather than just cover it up.
Sep
28
comment Will changing my grip help avoid wrist pain?
Warming up would definitely help, I think I tend to just jump in with minimal prep-work. I also play a lot of rimshots and I'm thinking this could be causing stress too. Thanks!
Sep
28
comment Will changing my grip help avoid wrist pain?
I like the snapping technique, very energy conservative. I'll have to try out the JoJo technique. Thanks!
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accepted Will changing my grip help avoid wrist pain?
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