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Old 07-28-2006, 12:05 PM
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I'm pretty new drummer and slow..How should I train to get faster drummer?
I really need to know good advices because I like heavy metal and yeh I want to play drums FAST!
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Old 07-28-2006, 09:18 PM
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Hey Rewold,
Welcome to the forums. This is a great place to learn and start out playing the drums.

To get faster, it's all about practice. I was really slow as a beginner as well and I thought it was impossible to get as fast as some of the other great drummers out there. But with some work, it's defintely possible. You'd be surprised as to how fast you could get with a little work.

So here's something you can do every day to get fast on the drums:

First stretch out your hands, wrists, and fingers.
Play single strokes, RLRL, for two minutes straight.
Play double strokes, RRLL, for two minutes.
Play paradiddles, RLRRLRLL, for two minutes.

As you get quicker you can increase the times, but make sure you do this consistently and you'll see your stick speed increase dramatically. Tell us how it goes and good luck!
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Old 07-28-2006, 09:54 PM
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Make sure to take advantage of bounce. Try practising with weights on your wrist. In fact, I kept sweighted wristbands on for a straight month, except when I showered. Did wonders.
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Old 07-28-2006, 10:52 PM
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Also, to go along with what gyutae said, you can take those exercises to the feet. If you have a double pedal, paradiddles with your feet will speed up your legs fast!
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Old 07-31-2006, 12:13 PM
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Another thing to mention is that these exercises won't only improve your speed but your coordination as well. When I was first starting out, I couldn't do a paradiddle more than like three times without messing up the sticking. It takes time and practice but after a while it becomes second nature.
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Old 08-01-2006, 02:05 PM
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Before working on getting fast, work on having the right technique. You don't want to work on speed and compromise your technique and control. You'll regret this in the future.

So, work on the rudiments on the snare drum, not necessarily fast but with proper stick control and technique. Work your way up and the speed will come.
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Old 08-11-2006, 12:59 PM
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Brushes! I lived in an apartment complex with very thin walls and started using brushes to play...I've recently moved back to sticks and have found that my speed has increased considerably. Caveat - obviously I haven't been able to work on bounces and buzzes, but for single/double strokes this worked well for me.
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Old 08-11-2006, 01:57 PM
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Go to http://www.vicfirth.com

there is alot of info one bounces and double strokes there.
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Old 08-12-2006, 04:24 PM
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Basically, just practice all the normal exercises you do, and when comfortable, speed it up a few BPM. If you have patience, this is a really good way to get faster, and still ensuring the technique-part.
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Old 08-17-2006, 03:52 PM
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Thank you everybody! =D
I do the
Play single strokes, RLRL, for two minutes straight.
Play double strokes, RRLL, for two minutes.
Play paradiddles, RLRRLRLL, for two minutes.
with first hands and then with legs and I think I'm a bit faster already.
My left hand is still a bit problematic because it's slower than my right hand and the coordination is worse than my right hand
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