High tom, middle tom and low tom
Posted 27 July 2012 - 12:46 AM
Posted 27 July 2012 - 05:28 AM
It's also important to remember that often the exact tom you hit isn't really as important as playing the correct rhythm. In an audition, for example, if you're sight reading and it comes down to it ... forget the exact toms to hit and focus on the rhythm. Make up the toms as you see fit.
I remember Terry Bozzio explaining this technique in an audition he did. He decided that he was going to play the toms he saw fit but kept the rhythm the same. While other drummers fumbled over which toms to hit, he nailed the rhythms and got the job. Rhythm is vital.
Hope that helps!
Anyone else have anything to throw in?
Posted 31 July 2012 - 01:48 PM
Posted 01 August 2012 - 04:24 AM
Your software package probably allows you to customise the set up pretty much how you like. Since it refers to "hi mid" and "lo mid", I assume it has provisions to expand the selection to include "hi hi" and "lo hi".
I have this software that has 'hi mid tom', 'low mid tom', 'hi floor tom', and 'low floor tom'. Could you please tell me what each of them equal in terms of high tom, middle tom and low tom, as I'm not sure which of my three toms to use in each of these. Thanks!
The programme I use is Hydrogen. It comes with "Tom lo", "Tom mid", and "Tom hi". But, of course you can load up any other instrument or suite you can find/make.
Somewhere in your programme I suspect is more customisation available. Meanwhile, why not just set
hi mid tom = high
low mid tom = mid
low floor tom = low
, skipping the 'low floor tom' for now? You can always tweak it later.
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