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Jun
13
asked When practicing a song with frequently changing time signatures, what is the best way to count in?
May
19
answered How to prevent snare rattle?
May
7
awarded  Yearling
Nov
18
comment Practicing drums with metronome and not hearing it's tick
Ignore the answers suggesting to change something. It's a good thing! As soon as you can't hear the metronome anymore, you're perfectly on the spot. Consistently hearing the tick just after or before the stroke doesn't work, it's too difficult to decide if it was really precise (consistent enough). As long as you are able to hear the metronome when you're off the beat, there's no need to increase the volume. Anyway, closed headphones or another way of protecting your ear is never a bad idea.
Nov
8
answered I've learned the 40 essential rudiments for snare drum. Where do I go next?
Nov
8
answered How should I dampen timpani?
Aug
25
comment How to reliably execute a snare drum rimshot?
One should add that you should practise this with old sticks...
Aug
25
answered How to reliably execute a snare drum rimshot?
Aug
25
answered Understand how to build drum patterns with computer
Aug
17
comment Recommended book for learning Jazz Music in the piano
It's a very good book that gives you a good overview to start with. I'd recommend it!
Jun
1
answered Soundproofing a room for drum set practice
Jun
1
answered I am bored with a metronome, should I get a drum machine?
May
31
comment Performance practice of Viennese Waltz
Interesting... I have a book of a German drummer, Werner Schmitt (called Tanzmusik für Drummer, "Dance music for drummers"). He played a lot of dance music in big bands for professional dance championships. He claims that the drummer should - in contrast to the way classical orchestras play this music - enforce an exactly equal distribution of the beats in the Viennese Waltz to simplify dancing. I'm not a good dancer, so I don't know if he's right.
May
31
answered When is it proper (if ever) to extend time signatures (8/4 vs 4/4)?
May
31
answered Is this rhythm called a salsa or samba or something else?
May
26
awarded  Supporter
May
26
answered What's so special about minor and major scales?
May
26
answered Is reading notes without an instrument a good way to practice?
May
26
comment Why are orchestras tuned differently?
It should be added that besides organs also most tuned instruments of the percussion section (concert bells, xylophone, tubular bells, NOT timpani of course) can't change the tuning easily.
May
26
comment Why are orchestras tuned differently?
Wikipedia has a nice article about the history of the concert pitch and the reasons for changes