I everyone,I always wanted to film myself playing drums and being on drummergirls just give the little kick in the a** i was needing to do that. But there's a problem what do i need ? I've seen many…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by lisa fudge May 12, 2010.
Hi everyone!I'm lajeanette and i just arrived on this ning. And frankly i was amaze to see so much drummergirls and to see on the videos that here there are amazing musicians! I really appreciate the…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by lajeanette May 9, 2010.
I've started when i was 13, because my brother was a bass player and he wanted us to start a band. And i said : " why not!?" So i took lessons with a great enthousiasm, but after 2 years the passion was there and never left me ;)
Now I'm teaching drums for 6 years in my own school and I LOVE IT !!!
Describe Your Drum Kit:
It's a tamburo studio 18''13''8''10''12''14'' with ufip class series and paiste 2002 cymbals
Hi Lajeanette-Thanks for offering to watch my videos. I know I need lots of work. Can you make some suggestions? I don't take lessons, so whatever I can work on, I'd like to. Also, could you make some suggestions of how I might work on doing some "fancier" fills? Do you use a lot of rudiments for fills? Do you speak French? I speak very little. It's very poor.-Jessica G.
Hi Lajeanette-Thanks for the friend invite, and for your very helpful comments on my videos. I've learned that I need to practice much more with a metronome. I could tell, after I watched the film of the New Orleans groove, that I was losing time. With "Fool in the Rain", I was very tense and it showed. I had just learned it. Usually, I take things slowly, but I tried to speed up too soon. The most challenging thing for me is the technique. Thanks for your input.-Jessica G.
Lajeanette-I agree! I actually stopped using the metronome for a while, and beforehand, I wasn't really using it much at all, only when I did my rudiments or stickwork, not the exercises. I was afraid I might start to need it too much. Now, I intend to use it during more than this! I don't hate it though, I actually have fun improvising with it-I know, I'm crazy! It gives a sense of security. I hope to see some of your videos when you can post them.-Jessica G.
I read your response to Jessica where you said "'never stop drumming". I'm finally getting that into my head. I used to play until I made a mistake and then stop and start over again. It didn't accomplish what I wanted it to. At my level, I have to expect there will be mistakes and just hope that the rest of my playing will be worth listening to. I also liked your suggestion for your students to play with their eyes closed or in the dark. I have not tried that yet, but it sounds like a good idea. My instructor is telling me now to pay attention to moving with the music and not just hitting the drums - (more)
(continued) His phrase was "make love to the drums" which just made me laugh, but I know that he means "don't play drums like you were typing, show how you are getting into the music". All these things to remember!!!
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