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There is not a specific worldwide and standard notation for this that can be recognized worldwide, but since there's no absolute notation standard for drums (unlike most of other instruments), you can do "whatever" you want, and use what is usually done for percussion: add a legend at the beginning of the piece (or in the preface); add a ...


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According to the Illinois State University Big Red Marching Maching Drumline 2017 Music Notation Guide, it should look just as described: two adjacent note heads on either side of a single stem. The double stop is also called a flat flam or a French flam. With regard to the latter, Gary D. Cook's Teaching Percussion, page 63 indicates "in some ...


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Kick Even at lower volumes, the kick isn't that loud, and it really needs reinforcement to have the low end that people expect. It's hard to get away from just miking the kick. Toms A lot of recorded toms de-emphasize the midrange frequencies (growl, on some drums/tunings). This is pretty easy to do on real drums by dampening the outer edges of the batter ...


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As a teacher, I don't expect blind, unquestioning obedience from students. However, when two different teachers recommend something, maybe you don't need a third opinion whether "it's OK"! No, I wouldn't recommend making a habit of watching TV while you practice as your default way of practicing. And yes, there can be danger in excessive mindless ...


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Well, the problem is that as you practice, your subconscious mechanism picks up repeated tasks. If you are still "fully present" (I'd call it "trying hard") once your subconscious develops capability, you end up with two brain systems struggling for control of the muscles of the body. You can see this clearly when you start learning a ...


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