Switching from left to right hand setup :silent:

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Switching from left to right hand setup :silent:

Post  Mark [Admin] on Tue Aug 05, 2008 2:41 am

Ok, so i'm a southpaw witch means I have my drums set up left handed which makes things tricky on shared gigs and when other people want to play your kit. So, i decided to teach myself to play open handed on a right handed kit ala billy cobham, simon phillips and lenny white. It's much harder than I thought so I still have a left handed kit set up as well so I can wail. I liken it to re-learning my bass drum foot and hi-hat foot all over again so it's very humbling. Anyone else play like this?

Heres some pics of the setup. Kit is a 60's Rogers Citadel 20" bass, 14" floor tom and 12" rack tom in black onyx and 14x5.5" chrome over brass dynasonic. Cymbals from left 22" paiste sound creation dark ride, 20" 50's A zildjian crash/ride, 15" 50's A zildjian hi-hats and 22" 50's A zildjian crash/ride.

avatar
Mark [Admin]
Admin

Posts : 435
Join date : 2008-03-19

View user profile http://nzdrumforum.forumakers.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Switching from left to right hand setup :silent:

Post  Timi on Tue Aug 05, 2008 4:22 am

Every left handed drummer I know plays like that, makes things much easier live.

Its a bit weird for recording though as the kit is very one sided, you just need to be creative with overhead placement.

Timi

Posts : 6
Join date : 2008-08-02

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Switching from left to right hand setup :silent:

Post  firetomysoul on Tue Aug 05, 2008 7:07 am

i'm a right hander who first learnt to play matched right hand then open right hand,then matched left then matched right again, i dont boast at all about my skills, i know i'm no jojo mayer or anything but i can honestly say that i can change between open and matched without anyone noticing at all, freaked my tutor out at music school once doing it during an afro cuban groove
avatar
firetomysoul

Posts : 200
Join date : 2008-06-02
Age : 30
Location : West Auckland

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Switching from left to right hand setup :silent:

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum