View Full Version : Drum solos over time
04-07-2007, 01:46 PM
Ok here are a bunch of drum videos i've done, which one do you al like best and why,
04-08-2007, 02:13 AM
I liked them a lot exept for the first on because i didnt find that the fills fit into the rythim that you were playing.
How long have you been playing?
04-08-2007, 10:57 AM
WEll for each they differ I time, the old one where me at about 4 to 5 years of playing
and the newer ones are aout 5 to 6 years( spring break from school)
04-09-2007, 04:21 AM
very nice, fav..not really sure. But very nice sound quality.
What did you use to record it w/?
04-12-2007, 01:22 AM
I used my laptops mic lol, and recorded it with the msn quickcam= I don't have it with me so i'll post some more info on it when I get home.
04-12-2007, 04:13 PM
The grooves arent bad by any means, but the fills, especially in the first one, just fade in and out of time and disrupt your groove all the sudden. I think you are trying to insert just some cool licks in there and that shouldnt be the focus. You should be trying to enhance the grooves constantly. The grooves were really cool and besides a hicccup here and there, they were consistent. Play with a metrenome a little bit and just be conscious of playing musically and playing things that arent just "hot", but sound nice and musically coherent as well.
04-12-2007, 06:57 PM
I'll confess, I didn't watch all of them, I got enough I think though. On the plus side, you've got some very advanced chops, plenty of the stuff you did was impressive, problem was it wasn’t all that entertaining. You had a lot of hiccups, and restarts and stuff that shouldn't happen in solo or performance, that’s stuff you keep in the practice room. Clean things up, and get some structure off of the grove (as others suggested), and hold back just a little bit. You know where your threshold is…it’s that fine line between making something sound very clean and musical, and that place where you push too hard and make several of mistakes, stay on the clean side of that threshold, and you will be an entertainer.
Sure, I won’t dispute that the only way to get better skills and chops is to push it…but push it in practice. When you perform, even for a mini-cam, you have to think about that non-drummer out there that could give a ratzazz about drums…and think, what would it take to peek his interests. Musicality baby…musicality!
Incidentally, I myself need to practice what I preach…just figured if I said it out loud, I’d absorb some of it too…
04-12-2007, 07:38 PM
You have some pretty nice stuff in your arsenal. Im going to go out on a limb and say you are mainly gospel, and im going to stretch out some more and say you are from the east coast (i saw you sneak a little go-go in there).
I digged the polyrythm stuff you had going on on the last bit. You have a nice pocket although in a solo you should diversify a little more. (You'll get more licks as you get older, mean while i stole a few myself.) . And also like britt said, a solo need to flow and be coherant. Play a loop in your head and play along with it, that should help.
My favorite i think was either 3 or 4. Solo two sorta sounded like.. well.. an orgasm. Anyway, its great so see another drummer like me (afro-american) on the site. Welcome to drummerworld.
04-15-2007, 05:16 AM
THKS all, I am going to take into account what you all have given me, I want to improve just because drumming is the most fun instrument to play( what instrument can you beat the heck out of and get better at???!!!), you all keep up the good work and thks again for the helpful info, GOD BLESS YOU.
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