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The unknown drum set. Part 1

This blog will be pretty long. It will describe my experience about tuning. It will talk about the different brand of drums out there. Also about the choice of skin for different situations. And then it will talk about the obvious truth that we don’t know and has been
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Subtle power 3

I’ll give you the very skinny: Start with 2 levels. Just 2 levels. And stick to them for awhile. One of those levels will be with the sticks at 1/2 an inch above the drum head, the other level is the stick up 10 inches above the drum head. Get yourself a page of accent (Did
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Subtle power 2

The dynamics by contrast is based upon the principle of emphasizing the difference between soft and loud. I’ll give you a for instance. Hit a snare three time as soft as possible, now hit it one time medium loud. Do you hear the difference? No? Then you did it wrong. Try it
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Subtle power

There are a few ways to demonstrate power on the drum set. The first and most obvious one is through brutal force. The principle being that the harder you hit, the louder the sound. That works only up to a certain extent. Because if you hit the skin too hard, you end up choking
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Hamilton 3

Ok, so, the French are present in Hamilton. The English also, but mainly the French. There is, of course, Lafayette. But they also talk about Voltaire and the French thinkers of the “Enlighten” century. The French, when they did their revolution, did it also in
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Hamilton 2

Hamilton was one of the guy who built this country. He created the american banking system as we know it. Good. Great! And hip-hop form is the form of choice to describe those uncertain times when the Americans claimed this land? Yes, it is! I would argue that there is no other
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Hamilton

The first big Opera of the 21st century has millions of dedicated fans. Ever since it started it was a sensation. Lin Manuel Miranda, its creator, has been recognized as a modern genius, the cast is celebrated everywhere, and, in the tradition of all the great Broadway musicals,
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When the inspiration is not there 2

Here is the method: doing crap. You go on the piano, on the drums, on the computer, on the pottery making thingy, and you say out loud: time to make crap! You know it won’t be good, and you do it anyway. You know it won’t be good and you work for an hour or two or 12.
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When the inspiration is not there 1

Every creator has to deal with writer’s block, as they are called, which describe a creator (not necessirily a writer, could be a pottery maker) that doesn’t feel the flow of idea coming to him. As always he sat down to do his deed, but nothing comes to his mind. Or,
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