In the previous episode, I have talked about the triple stroke roll. Please make sure to review that video for more information. In today’s episode, I introduce the multiple bounce roll, aka the “Buzz Roll.” Let me know if you have any questions and comments. (more…)
There is a lot of great music being written for concert snare drum and this piece definitely fits into that category. Bounce, for snare drum and pre-reorder audio was composed and performed by Anthony M. Di Bartolo. This performance was recorded, mixed and assisted by David DeLizza. Filming and video effects by Jeffrey Masino. Recording space – mSOUNd studios (Philadelphia, PA).
In the previous episodes, I have talked about how to develop the double stroke roll. (Double Stroke Rolls and 5,7,9 Stroke Rolls.) Please make sure to review those videos for more information. In today’s episode, I introduce the “concert style roll,” aka the Triple Bounce Roll. Let me know if you have any questions and comments.
In today’s episode we take the next step in our double stroke rolls and talk about 5, 7, 9 stroke rolls. When executing bounced strokes, make sure you are letting the stick do all of the work. If you have a good fulcrum, a relaxed grip and you allow the stick to bounce, over time you will develop a good sounding roll. Remember: One Arm Stroke, Two Bounces.
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The last two episodes have featured my reviews about different drum pads that are available. Check them out here:
In the videos, I talk about the two types of drum pads: rubber and drumhead. Both types of pads have their advantages and disadvantages. For most of my warmups, I use the bdl Percussion Pad, because I really like the feel and sound. If I am relaxed, I can hear the vibration of the stick. I have never had that experience with any other pad and that is one of the reasons that I endorse their drum pads. (Full Disclosure, I endorse bdl Percussion and Remo). In my studio, I use the Remo pad if a student is playing through a piece for the first time.
But remember, a drum pad will never replace a drum. It does have the same feel and if you always practice on a pad, your sound on a snare drum will suffer. In general, I use a drum pad for warmups and when I am learning or working on a new piece. If I am playing snare drum on a concert, I will make sure that I use a snare drum leading up to the performance.
Below are the links of the different pads that I used in the videos. Please support these companies. They are making great products.
Remo 8″ Practice Pad with Stand
Remo 6″ Practice Pad
In today’s video, I finish up the practice pad reviews. This video covers practice pads that have a drumhead. Practice pads are great for warming up, quiet practicing and when you are learning a new piece, but remember, nothing replaces the feel of a drum. (Full Disclosure: I endorse bdl Percussion Pads and Remo Practice Pads).
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