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17-02-2012, 2:01 PM
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I have an electronic kit and the brain has a built in click so I have been practicing with that and can keep it even up to about 170-180bpm but it all starts getting a little iffy from then on. I normally start at 80bpm and play for a minute or two then take it up in steps of 10bpm.
I usually play single stroke rolls, doubles and parididdles playing 8th notes. I usually do that for about 10-min or so before I play anything else on the kit.
As for sheet music I kinda have, we havent really covered it in the lessons so far but I have been using an app on my iPad called jammit and it has full sheet music for each song in it and I have been playing along to some diamond head on that, struggling with bits of it though!
Just so I can see if im understanding things right, if I can play 8th notes at 180bpm is that the equivilant of 16ths at 90bpm?
If thats right thats probably why I struggle with the break out song, its 16ths at about 160bpm...
E: I should say I can pretty much play the 16ths on the snare drum but I cant for the life of me on the hi-hat which is making me think it could be my technique? I guess the added bounce on the snare is making it easier for me than on the hi-hat?
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