Twirling Drumsticks

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I don't know who put that up but here's how it should be watched...Live!
Thanks for finding and posting the live one! I thought there was one out there but failed to find it.
first Time I noticed Dino’s pants kinda matched the Warner Bros drum kit wrap.
 

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I'll take your Sonny Emory and raise you two Virgil Donati's (one very young), the second one isn't strictly stick twirling but you'll get the idea.

It's like, well they've learnt everything they can possibly master on a drumset, how else can they challenge themselves? Incredibly talented but not something that I ever have a desire to be able to do.





So true!

Once you've truly mastered the kit, why not work on some showmanship? When you're good, you can pull it off and it's cool IMO
 

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I doubt anyone will twirl during a studio recording, so that's a stupid thing to say. Whether you twirl or not during live performances is up to you and the type of audience you have. Why does it matter to us?

Joe Morello said it on one of his vids. I just repeated it for a laugh. Lightening up matters to me :)
 

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its interesting to watch drummers incorporate twirls or tricks into what there playing.no two people are the same,each one looks at thing’s differently. take a basic 4/4 beat, where the snare is on 2 and 4 and many a time 1 and 3 the snare hand rests.he or she can perform a trick in numerous area’s throughout the tune on 1 and 3 where normally the snare hand would rest.the variations are endless....
 

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I used to love to twirl my sticks back in the 80's but got out of the habit after that. I can still do it but it doesn't occur to me to do it while I'm playing anymore for some reason.

One of the coolest things I've seen a drummer do with sticks was back in the 80's when I was at App State. I could be remembering some of this wrong, but it was an opening band, I think maybe for Cheap Trick who was playing there, and I think the band name was "Elvis Brothers" or something like that. The drummer played standing up with just a bass, snare, and maybe a couple of cymbals. He was putting on a real show just with his playing, but then he would throw the stick down hard at the snare, making it bounce way up in the air. It must have gone up between 20 and 30 ft in the air while he was playing, and without looking he'd grab it as it came down not missing a beat. He did this over and over without ever missing.
 

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hound And jc ..remember, u guys had to walk before you could run.
 

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Why does anything matter to us? It's a part of drumming and it's worthy of discussion as much as what kind of sticks you use or what drums and cymbals you like.

Geez, you always come into a thread and then blow it off as "unimportant", "why does it matter", "who cares". Why do you come into them at all when it doesn't matter to you?
Lighten up, dude. See a previous post. I was responding to what Joe Morello said, "It doesn't record well." And, yes, I'm a BIG fan of Joe.
 
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Two days on the topic of twirling and showmanship and THIS video hasn't surfaced?!


If you can do it IN TIME and IN GROVE, and the show calls for it, I say go for it.
Although I don't see this working for too many jazz or church gigs. :laughing5:
 

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Two days on the topic of twirling and showmanship and THIS video hasn't surfaced?!


If you can do it IN TIME and IN GROVE, and the show calls for it, I say go for it.
Although I don't see this working for too many jazz or church gigs. :laughing5:

Yeah, that guy Is a real entertainer, and twirling definitely belongs in his act. Actually, I couldn't picture these guys without his twirling and antics.
 

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Two days on the topic of twirling and showmanship and THIS video hasn't surfaced?!


If you can do it IN TIME and IN GROVE, and the show calls for it, I say go for it.
Although I don't see this working for too many jazz or church gigs. :laughing5:
I want to punch him in the throat ....
 

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I bought these quite a few years ago for fun. It was fun for awhile...at home. : )
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That's cheating.

Like finding kleenex in a brassiere.

:p
 

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I bought these quite a few years ago for fun. It was fun for awhile...at home. : )
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I bought a pair , couldn’t spin with them .
BUT , there is a bigger better benefit.
They allow you to play very relaxed without interfering with technique . As long as you play matched ......
I need to dig mine back out ....
 

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its interesting to watch drummers incorporate twirls or tricks into what there playing.no two people are the same,each one looks at thing’s differently. take a basic 4/4 beat, where the snare is on 2 and 4 and many a time 1 and 3 the snare hand rests.he or she can perform a trick in numerous area’s throughout the tune on 1 and 3 where normally the snare hand would rest.the variations are endless....
Wait a minute .....
A hair band song about social injustice??
 


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