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What are the challenges I might face when I switch from electronic drum-kit (Yamaha DD65) to an acoustic drum-set?
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Yes, there are several things that are different: You'll find out that a real drum and a real cymbal produce much more variants in sound than the electronic version, depending on many parameters of ...

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Is reading notes without an instrument a good way to practice?
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It certainly won't replace the time you need to practice with the piano, but it will definitely help. In addition it gives you create chances to build a theoretical background knowledge by analyzing ...

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How to prevent snare rattle?
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First of all, a bit of rattling is absolutely normal and I always have the impression that my toms don't sound right if the snare remains silent. There are a few things you can do to reduce the ...

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How can I develop an interesting or challenging 8-Beat rock rhythm?
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Listen! Listen to the music what it needs and listen to other drummers playing the same styles and you'll learn a lot. For a rock band, you usually want to keep a strong backbeat on 2 and 4, so you ...

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I am bored with a metronome, should I get a drum machine?
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It depends on what you want to achieve... If your focus is on improving your inner clock and your timing, I'd still recommend practicing with a metronome. The very short and boring clicking sound of ...

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How to properly tune drum heads?
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I can't believe nobody has mentioned the Drum Tuning Bible yet.

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What instrument is this and why is it held so strangely and played?
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It's a baroque trumpet, basically a historical version of a trumpet without valves. Probably they hold it like that because that was the way it was held at that time (think of musicians on a tower, ...

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Soundproofing a room for drum set practice
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If you want to prepare a room for practicing drums, there are two things to consider: The sound inside the room (what you hear): Within the practice room you usually have problems with the high ...

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Is this rhythm called a salsa or samba or something else?
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What you wrote down is the clave of a ryhthm called Bossa Nova, although you usually write it as two bar pattern. It's a Brasilian rhyhthm pretty close to samba, mostly slower.

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How should I dampen timpani?
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I discussed this topic with my teacher a few weeks ago because I also had problems with dampening the timpani. I never managed to do it without adding any noise from touching the head. He gave me ...

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I've learned the 40 essential rudiments for snare drum. Where do I go next?
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Rudiments are just the basic building blocks of rudimental drumming. The next logical step would be to combine those rudiments to pieces of music. I'd recommend getting the Charly Wilcoxon's book "The ...

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Understand how to build drum patterns with computer
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If you want the fast and easy way, use some commercial loops and you're done. If you really want to learn how to compose like a drummer, you need to put some effort in understanding what details are ...

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When is it proper (if ever) to extend time signatures (8/4 vs 4/4)?
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When you "listen" to music, how do you know the time signature? After all, time signature is just a means of writing down music in the most intuitive and readable way. As @Faza wrote in his comment, ...

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What's so special about minor and major scales?
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I personally use scales more like a concept of theoretically explaining and understanding music after it was written. The composers/artists write music that sound good and by coincidence you find out ...

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Drums - Having trouble playing bass 16th notes
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It could be a problem of your sitting position and your body balance. If you're sitting too low or unbalanced on the stool, you might get problems because you need one leg to stabilize yourself while ...

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150w 8ohm speaker on 300w 4ohm channel - have I done my maths right?
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If your amp is specified for 300W @ 4 Ohm, it means that your amp was designed for a speaker with 4 Ohm. Assuming a constant load, this would be about 9A @ 35V (rounded). It's a common ...

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How to reliably execute a snare drum rimshot?
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Besides the standard stick-on-stick trick, you can cheat a bit by adjusting your snare such that you have the perfect rimshot position with your left hand when you hit your thigh with your hand. For ...

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