Friday, November 28, 2008

Scams, Flams, & Paradiddles

Frank Rosaly plows through Wilcoxon solo #1. Another drummer says:

part one of Chad Taylor's beautiful suggestions:
Hey Frank. It is really hard to see your left hand because The high-hat cymbal is in the way. Your right hand looks really tight. Try loosening up your grip a little. Practice at about half that speed. Drop the accents, now try running it down with just playing with your fingers then just your wrists. Then combine the two.

Try playing it down where all the accents are done with your wrists and every thing else is down with your fingers. Then go back to using your arms, with incorporating everything else. Also it would be nice to hear that bad boy on the kit using the Dawson technique. (right hand accent floor tom, left hand accents mount tom, everything else on the snare. bass drum with the accents. Then move it up to the cymbals.
) Chad

Another other drummer, Ed Clery, runs the same solo down:

Then, live, of course, it sounds like grits and greasy chicken:

1 comment:

sun light said...

The paradiddle is the best thing to learn these well with because
it naturally executes them if you accent the first note of each
side. If you look at just the right hand: The first accent
(first stroke) is a down stroke (start high, end low) and the
next is the double stroke which are both taps. That stroke is
an up stroke.

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