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    I can tap 4/4 with my foot while I tap 5/4 with my hand... But I cant tap 4/4 with my left hand and tap 5/4 with my right hand.. Anyone else get bored at work and try to practice simple patterns while sitting at the desk?

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    All the time... :-)


    That's what makes a drummer tick - constantly banging on something.

    I read that "....tapping your feet on the floor is actually practicing." in a book about double-bass drumming;
    Well... this is maybe wishful thinking as is 'Drumming is Exercising' (....it's not! A naive assumption, nothing more - We had a lenghy thread about it!), but it hasn't stopped me doing it, at any given opportunity!

    ...if only to drive the people near me nuts!


    "My best friends' name is J-SON. They used to call him 'Mr. Parse.' He has an 'Error'..!"

    http://www.vdrums.com/forum/core/cus...ar33631_4.jpeg

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        This reminds me of:

        The Roadies' Creed
        If it’s wet, drink it.
        If it’s dry, smoke it.
        If it moves, f**k it.
        If it doesn’t move…...
        ...PUT IT ON THE TRUCK.



        "My best friends' name is J-SON. They used to call him 'Mr. Parse.' He has an 'Error'..!"

        http://www.vdrums.com/forum/core/cus...ar33631_4.jpeg

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        • #5
          For some reason I do double bass alot better at work in my socks (not lifting up my heel) than when I do it on a real drum set.. its like the weightlessness of not pushing an actually pedal makes it easier

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          • #6
            Originally posted by hairmetal-81 View Post
            All the time... :-)


            That's what makes a drummer tick - constantly banging on something.

            I read that "....tapping your feet on the floor is actually practicing." in a book about double-bass drumming;
            Well... this is maybe wishful thinking as is 'Drumming is Exercising' (....it's not! A naive assumption, nothing more - We had a lenghy thread about it!), but it hasn't stopped me doing it, at any given opportunity!

            ...if only to drive the people near me nuts!
            You just don't play hard enough. Drumming like a man is exercise and tapping on the floor can absolutely improve your kick technique.
            TD50 Digital Pack, TD30 and TD9 Modules, custom made pads, Gen16 crashes, and hats plus a few other things that I'm not sure what to do with or why they're still in my kit. Bands: Espada http://www.musicaespada.com/ and JamCo https://www.facebook.com/JamcoEntertainment, https://www.jamcoband.com/

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            • #7
              I tap/play constantly at work. Lately since I joined a new band I've been listening to the cover songs I'm learning while actually going thru some of it slapping my hands on my thighs an using both feet for HH and bass. So when I go to practice, playing the song comes much easier.


              I think if you talk to 3Cup, there is an actual kit at her work, or used to be.
              K ;-)
              My bands: Alter Ego, Arcanum
              E Kit = Roland TDW-20s kit // Roland SPD-S// Pearl Demon Drives//
              A Kit = Tama Swingstar 5 pc (1981) w/roto toms (orig owner!) //Zildjians
              A Kit = Natal 6 pc with Paiste 2000 & Zildjian/MidiKNights/DrumSplitters

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              • #8
                i tap at work right up to the point where my colleagues turn around and say shut-up!! Have learnt to kick the shoes off, socks make less noise ;-)


                Roland TD-30KV, Pearl Demon Drive Double Pedal, Pearl H1000 hit hat stand, Shure SE530 IEMs, AKG K171 MKII Headphones, Mackie DLM PA, Yamaha MG102C mixer, Roland Studio Capture

                Natal Walnut kit (US Fusion X), Bosphorus Antique 16" Crash & 22" Ride, Bosphorus Gold Series 14" hats.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by campster View Post
                  i tap at work right up to the point where my colleagues turn around and say shut-up!! Have learnt to kick the shoes off, socks make less noise ;-)
                  When I tap at work, I don't kick off shoes, I knock my colleagues' socks off.. .



                  Last edited by hairmetal-81; 11-20-13, 05:18 PM.


                  "My best friends' name is J-SON. They used to call him 'Mr. Parse.' He has an 'Error'..!"

                  http://www.vdrums.com/forum/core/cus...ar33631_4.jpeg

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