Saturday, February 26, 2011

Double Bass Lick Drum Lesson With Luke Snyder!

Check it out, this is an awesome little lick, and its super easy too! All you're going to be doing is alternating between four stroke rolls on the hands and feet. When you put them together it forms a constant roll that can be sped up to super speeds with very little effort! Here's a very short video that will show you exactly what I mean:

I hope you enjoyed this quick little lesson, and that this will give you something new to mess around with. I only started doing these very recently, and its proved to be a lot of fun! Let me know what you do with it, and post a video response on Youtube of you playing it WAY better than I can (because I'm sure you can!)

Drum on!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Drummer Spotlight: Zoltan Chaney

Every once in awhile, you run across a drummer who is very much unique. Zoltan Chaney is one of those drummers. I don't really remember how I first ran across him, I think perhaps someone had posted a link on Twitter. But I definitely remember my reaction. My jaw dropped. This guy is one of the greatest showmen I have seen. Its pretty much like watching a circus act. He makes huge, crazy motions, flailing and jumping around. He performs a couple of tricks that I have literally never before seen in my entire life. Check it out, the quality is very poor, but its still a fantastic video! This is on par with the "Drummer at the Wrong Gig."

Crazy, right? There's more videos of him on Youtube, its worth watching. You can also follow him on Twitter or check out his website,

So here's my question, does anyone else have a crazier style on the drums? If so, please leave a comment and let me know, because I'll have to see it to believe it!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Why Every Drummer Should Stack Cymbals

Stacking cymbals refers to mounting one or more cymbals on top of another cymbal. When you stack the cymbals together, they can vibrate against each other, creating a complex sound. This kind of sound is often referred to as being trashy. In some stacks, the sound can be so complex that it sound like white noise!

This stack is a 16" AAX-xplosion crash over a 18" PST5 china. I have them on 
an x-hat, and they are kept fairly tight. This created a very controlled and 
fast sound, that is perfect for quick stick work and responsive enough for very 
light playing.