Tag: practice

Roland SPD-30 Octapad!

Roland SPD-30 Octapad!

The Roland SPD-30 Octapad is a versatile electronic percussion system and musicians love it, even though it has some limitations. One of the features I like the most is what’s called phrase loop technology (it’s amazing)… The Octapad has a total of 50 kits and the MIDI controller / standalone electronic percussion kit will deliver you high …

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Independence Exercises!

Oh man. It’s time to talk about every drummer’s favorite aspect of practicing: developing limb independence! You know when you sit down at the kit after a hard day and you just can’t wait to tear into some slow, methodical, awkward grooves? Listen, I’m sorry, I don’t like writing about this stuff as much as …

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Ghost Note Exercises!

Ghost Note Exercises!

Ghost notes are a little like the drummer’s secret recipe for a tasty groove; people don’t necessarily know they’re there, but they make all the difference. For those of you who don’t know, ghost notes are essentially lighter strikes (often on the snare, but not always) that you can slot into beats to give them …

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