jesse decarlo wrote:
To me, the biggest trick to a better snare sound is to NOT hit the rim.
You mean you don't like it, ever? I.e., no cross-stick during quiet parts, no rim shot right at the climactic break in the song? Or do you mean you just don't like it when players go for the rim shot on every 2 and 4?
mostly the latter.
actual corosstick parts are a different matter
but on 'open' snare hits, i want it to sound like a snare drum.. not like hitting a board