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Re: Training / Practice plan
« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2019, 02:37:42 PM »
I choose that video to show you three different positions you can hold your drum:
  • on the legs
  • between the knees,
    and at least
  • on a stand

All these positions are with its own playing technique, but it should be same (or similar) sounds, when you are using same drum.

This might be a powerful setting for some experiments with sounds.


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Re: Training / Practice plan
« Reply #16 on: January 30, 2019, 05:18:08 PM »
Thank you for the video post!!  Hey, another Toca drum player :).  I remember reading about his venture with Toca drums and his signature models, but I never looked into them very seriously.  It looks like they too are plastic like the one I have.

In regards to the playing styles - I’ve read about the between the knees style but this is the first I’ve seen it.  Very much like djembe playing style.  I would think that maybe dohola drum might suit this style well.  On the stand opens up very many different playing possibilities.  His example proves that well.

I’ve seen some players play on the leg traditional style, but in a standing position with the drum holding leg resting up on a chair or bench.  I do this at times when walking by my drum just for a quickie rhythm.  Balance is a bit tricky at first, but then you get it well enough.  I’ve also seen some players using a strap and standing while playing.  This looks interesting to me and something I may try one day.

Ok,.... off to the newbie thread soon....