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A Few Useful Links For A Great Kick Drum Sound

I’ve got a finicky old Slingerland bass drum that sounds amazing but it definitly needs constant attention.

Here’s a few useful links I used to get the kick sounding the way I like it. Read more about A Few Useful Links For A Great Kick Drum Sound

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Drummers Wanted / Available

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Drummers Wanted/Available

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DIY Practice Pad

If you don’t already have a practice pad laying around your living space, it turns out it is pretty quick and easy to make one on the cheap.

A little digging around online uncovered a few tutorials on how to make your own practice pad: Read more about DIY Practice Pad

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2014-02 rudiment set 01

Ok…we are going to try something different for the month of February. Instead of a rudiment of the day, we are going to do a set of three rudiments for a week.

Do them at a moderate, steady pace but play them until you can do them perfectly for a minute or two (or as long as you want).

Also, if you find yourself wandering from the rudiment mid-rudiment, go with it. Remember what you did and write it down. Try to make a pattern out of it. Have it ready to pull out when your bandmates look at you and say, “Just play some beat.” Read more about 2014-02 rudiment set 01

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2014-01-28 : rudiment of the day

The rudiment of the day is the Nine Stroke Roll. rrllrrll R!

nine stroke rolls rule
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2014-01-27 : rudiment of the day

The rudiment of the day is Single Drag Tap. Get on it!

single drag tap
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Want to write about drums and stuff?

We just wanted to let you know the door is open here at hey drummer, you rule! for people who want to write articles, interview drummers, or blog about drumming and/or music.

Pretty much the only rules we have for content for the site is try to keep it positive and try to avoid writing about overly written about drummers (Neil Peart, John Bonham, Keith Moon, Gene Krupa, etc.). They are great drummers but there are no shortage of articles about them. Read more about Want to write about drums and stuff?

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2014-01-26 : rudiment of the day

The rudiment of the day is the Flam Accent. You might notice today's rudiment is pretty similar to the rudiment from yesterday. Read more about 2014-01-26 : rudiment of the day

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2014-01-25 : rudiment of the day

The rudiment of the day is chutichuhs. It is a cool rudiment that is actually fun to practice but let's face it...not a big fan of the name. That being said, give it a go for a few minutes.

chutichus
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2014-01-24 : rudiment of the day

The rudiment of the day is the Triple Paradiddle. Do this before you start your weekend tonight.

triple paradiddle
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2014-01-23 : rudiment of the day

The rudiment for today is you creating your own rudiment and doing it for 5 minutes. You better be doing it with both hand...no favoring your strong hand!

"Hey wait a minute, is this just a lazy way to get out of posting one of the traditional rudiments because it is -12F/-24C outside?", you ask.

That is not the case at all, chumley. Creating your own ways to practice leads to learning how to write new and interesting beats. This leads you to having something to pull out at practice when the guitarist looks at you and says, "I don't know, just play something". Read more about 2014-01-23 : rudiment of the day

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Convert a spare drum into a table

There is this floor tom sitting in a corner that is doing nothing right now. It is the second floor tom from my 1960s Slingerland Buddy Rich kit that I don't really use.

I was thinking about temporarily putting a board on top of it and using it as a table but seriously there has to be something a little cooler than that. After a quick search I found this drum table idea from the Revolutionaries blog. Read more about Convert a spare drum into a table

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2014-01-22 : rudiment of the day

Here is the rudiment for today. It is the Triple Ratamacue. Sorry for not posting the rudiments for the last couple of days. We had a little snafu with the site and we couldn't add new content. If you were relying on the rudiment to motivate you to practice a little, we apologize but you do know you that in the long run you have to make yourself practice with or without a rudiment of the day.

triple ratamacue
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Roadtrip to see Superchunk

I just got back from a roadtrip from Minneapolis, MN to Madison, WI to see Superchunk play at FRZN Fest at the High Noon Saloon. It was nice to get out of town, listen to a ton of music on the way there & back, and go see a show at a place I have never been before in a room full of people I didn't know. Read more about Roadtrip to see Superchunk

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2014-01-18 : rudiment of the day

The rudiment of the day for 2014-01-18 is the Delayed Triple Paradiddle. Pick a moderate tempo and work on just doing this one comfortably and perfectly.

delayed triple paradiddle
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2014-01-17 : rudiment of the day

The rudiment of the day for 2014-01-17 is the Delayed Double Paradiddle. This rudiment has a strange wobble to it but once you figure it out, it is really fun to do.

delayed double paradiddle
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2014-01-16 : rudiment of the day

The rudiment of the day is the Double Drag Tap. Once you are told that this rudiment looks like four smiley faces in a row, it is hard to not see them.

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2014-01-15 : rudiment of the day

The rudiment for today is the Flam Paradiddle. Its pretty much a just a paradiddle with a flam as the first note. It's a little trickier than a flam (just a little).

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2014-01-14 : rudiment of the day.

The thing about today's rudiment is that it is crucial for you to master. With the Double Stroke Roll and the single stroke roll, you can master other rudiments or even make your own.

double stroke roll
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Six Stroke Roll

The rudiment of the day is the Six Stroke Roll. This rudiment seems like a good pattern for a bridge or something.

six stroke roll
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2014-01-12 : rudiment of the day

For some reason, this rudiment sounds like it ends to early or carries on too long. You be the judge.

eleven stroke roll
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2014-01-11 : rudiment of the day

Today's rudiment is the Inverted Flam Tap. Yet another stick twister of a rudiment. Take it slow and get it into your muscle memory before you try to speed it up.

inverted flam tap
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2014-01-10 : rudiment of the day

The Seven Stroke Roll is the rudiment to work out today. Be economic with your time and do this one leading with your weakest hand.

seven stroke roll
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2014-01-09 : rudiment of the day

Today is the Triple Stroke Roll. Left hand three times, right hand three times [repeat].

If you spend a lot of time at a desk, be sure you have stick within arms reach. You'd be surprised how many seconds of rehearsal you can sneak in while waiting for things to load.

Do some triple stroke rolls today
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2014-01-08 : rudiment of the day

The Delayed Paradiddle is a tongue twister of a rudiment. It looks simple but it has this little stutter when it switches from right hand to left hand. Good luck!

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2014-01-07 : rudiment of the day

Today's rudiment is the Thirteen Stroke Roll. It is a true test of counting patience due to its length but that's what drummers do...counting...lots of counting.

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2014-01-06 rudiment of the day

This rudiment really should have been called the Backwards Flam Paradiddle but someone in their infinite wisdom decided to call it the Single Flammed Mill.

Irrigardless of the name, do it for five minutes today!

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2014-01-05 : rudiment of the day

There is a polar vortex headed to Minnesota. It looks like a perfect excuse to stay inside and practice a little bit.

Today's rudiment is the Five Stroke Roll.

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