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  • Pedal Free Practicing?

    In short: Im looking for a way to warm up my ankles/legs before shows that requires nothing but me and the ground. Songs begin at 140-160bpm, which is still hard to jump into on the kicks for me. (16ths) Read on for explanation.



    So many nights I have practice, recording, or a show almost immediately after work. Not much time to get limber or warm up from my relatively sedentary office job. Its easy enough to get my hands and arms going with some tapping here and there, but what about my legs?



    Throughout the day Ill tap my feet to music when Ive got it playing, but it doesn
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  • #2
    Short pieces of that Neoprene pipe insulation stuff may work. Got any construction projects going on in your area? You can probably find a piece big enough in the trash bin.


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    • #3
      ...yeah...
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      www.facebook.com/merlincoryelldrums
      City - Metal from Portland, OR
      www.facebook.com/ndcity
      Mapex Drums; Zildjian & Sabian cymbals
      Axis &; Gibraltar Hardware, Evans & Remo Heads
      Alesis DM10; ProMark sticks
      ESP Guitars, Line6 Stuffs &; Junk

      In Requiem - Marko46

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      • #4
        You're on that Axis type technique. Pedals are designed to work more like a catapult than a boingy button.
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        • #5






          Quote Originally Posted by 1001gear
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          You're on that Axis type technique. Pedals are designed to work more like a catapult than a boingy button.




          You make as much sense as the last guy.



          Nonely.
          -Merlin Coryell-
          www.facebook.com/merlincoryelldrums
          City - Metal from Portland, OR
          www.facebook.com/ndcity
          Mapex Drums; Zildjian & Sabian cymbals
          Axis &; Gibraltar Hardware, Evans & Remo Heads
          Alesis DM10; ProMark sticks
          ESP Guitars, Line6 Stuffs &; Junk

          In Requiem - Marko46

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          • #6
            Wayo, foos it ak wyke a catapow THEN it ak mower wyke a weeyo. So yoewer schtompy fusbuton pedowing prolly starts late and has to cram to catch up. ESSSpeshowee on stweems of woels and metow schtuf.



            But since you're on bonehead, try an ace bandage. Make it weeeeyow tite and do onwy 4 a widdow wyo or your fwoots cAN hurt.
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            • #7
              God, I wish you would have computer failure. You become less and less useful here each day.



              Please keep your drivel off those of us asking actual questions you old troll.
              -Merlin Coryell-
              www.facebook.com/merlincoryelldrums
              City - Metal from Portland, OR
              www.facebook.com/ndcity
              Mapex Drums; Zildjian & Sabian cymbals
              Axis &; Gibraltar Hardware, Evans & Remo Heads
              Alesis DM10; ProMark sticks
              ESP Guitars, Line6 Stuffs &; Junk

              In Requiem - Marko46

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              • #8
                My my touchy touchy. Guy who plays in my area - pretty slammin rocker too says Portland has the best drummers so you got a lot to live up to. Srsly wanna be a C hack? Keep goin.

                You should try the Ace bandage though.
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                • #9
                  I think Portland just has a serious drought in drummers, hence people are easily impressed. The skill levels here arent any higher than anywhere else in the world; the only thing that Portland has a higher ratio in is beards.



                  That said some of the best drummers in the world ARE here, I mean, they have Grem and me for starters.



                  I still dont get what wearing the ace bandage will do for pedal free motion practice. Ellaboration?
                  -Merlin Coryell-
                  www.facebook.com/merlincoryelldrums
                  City - Metal from Portland, OR
                  www.facebook.com/ndcity
                  Mapex Drums; Zildjian & Sabian cymbals
                  Axis &; Gibraltar Hardware, Evans & Remo Heads
                  Alesis DM10; ProMark sticks
                  ESP Guitars, Line6 Stuffs &; Junk

                  In Requiem - Marko46

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                  • #10
                    It doesn't have or understand human anatomy, so the ace bandage makes sense conceptually to bots.

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                    • #11
                      Like this. Wrap foot and ankle so bandage resists pointing toes downward.
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                      • #12






                        Quote Originally Posted by Merlin Coryell
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                        In short: Im looking for a way to warm up my ankles/legs before shows that requires nothing but me and the ground. Songs begin at 140-160bpm, which is still hard to jump into on the kicks for me. (16ths) Read on for explanation.



                        So many nights I have practice, recording, or a show almost immediately after work. Not much time to get limber or warm up from my relatively sedentary office job. Its easy enough to get my hands and arms going with some tapping here and there, but what about my legs?



                        Throughout the day Ill tap my feet to music when Ive got it playing, but it doesn
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                        • #13
                          when my son was an infant, i rocked him incessantly. probably about 3-4 hours daily. i always put the weight on my right foot and pushed off, heel-up style. it was AMAZING what that did for my foot stroke. i was playing "double" singles i used to play with two feet with one foot.
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